Division of nephrology

SouthEastern Kidney Disease Consortium


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Statement of Need
The educational content of this activity is relevant to adult & pediatric nephrologists, transplant surgeons and primary care practitioners including internal medicine, pediatric and family physicians. The conference will provide participants with tools to correctly identify and determine optimal prevention and treatment of patients with acute and chronic kidney disease and ESRD. The conference will provide strategies to deal with complex renal problems such as optimal fluid management of ICU patients, the effect of acute kidney injury on progression of chronic kidney disease, management of glomerulonephritis and new approaches to dealing with dialysis vascular access. The strategies outlined will lead to improved patient outcomes. By incorporating interactive techniques, such as audience response system and case based discussion, attendees will be able to closely engage with the faculty for a more effective delivery of guidelines for problem solving strategies that can be directly implemented in their practices. Many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases have been made recently. This conference will provide updates in areas that are highly relevant to the daily practice of physicians who treat patients with kidney disease.

Course Description
This course is designed for nephrologists and other physicians interested in the treatment of patients with Kidney Disease. The meeting will consist of educational sessions in the areas of acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, chronic kidney disease and end stage renal disease as well as planning sessions to discuss collaborations in research and clinical issues.

Credit Designation
The Medical University of South Carolina designates this live educational activity for the maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Electronic Syllabus
We’re going green! In our efforts to “go green”, the syllabus will be provided electronically (either USB or CD). Efforts will be made to also have the syllabus online. Information will be mailed to you the week prior to the conference so that you may download a copy. A printed syllabus is available upon request at the time of your registration for an additional fee of $15.00.

Course Faculty and Moderators (2014)

John Arthur, M.D., Ph.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Amy C. Dwyer, M.D.
Univeristy of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Andrew Shaw, M.B.B.S., F.R.C.A.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Frederic Billings, M.D., M.S.C.I.
Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN
Crystal Gadegbeku, M.D., F.A.H.A.
Temple University
Philadelphia, PA
Titte Srinivas, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Milos Budisavljevic, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Susan Hogan, Ph.D., M.P.H.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
James Tumlin, M.D., C.C.R.P.
University of Tennessee
Chattanooga, TN
Ruth Campbell, M.D., M.S.P.H.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Julie McGregor, M.D.
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, NC
Juan Carlos Velez, M.D.
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC
Lakhmir Chawla, M.D.
George Washington University
Washington, DC
Brad H. Rovin, M.D.
Ohio State Univeristy
Columbus, OH

Accomodations Information
The Francis Marion Hotel, historic Charleston’s landmark full service hotel, is in the heart of Charleston’s historic district. Located at the newly restored Marion Square, the Francis Marion Hotel is only a few blocks from the Charleston Visitor Center, South Carolina Aquarium, restaurants, boutiques, galleries, museums, antique shops and night life. The hotel offers valet parking, spa, concierge, retail shops and the Swamp Fox Restaurant & Bar. A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at The Francis Marion Hotel in downtown Charleston, South Carolina at a reduced rate of $19.00 per night. The room block will be held until August 6, 2014; however, the room block may be filled prior to this date. In such a case, neither the discounted rate nor guest room availability can be guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend you make your reservation as soon as possible. For reservations, call the hotel directly at 843-722-0600 or toll free 877-756-2121.

Americans With Disabilites Act
It is the policy of the Medical University of South Carolina not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disabilities. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this continuing medical education activity please call Elizabeth Shewfelt at 843-792-6109 or via email shewfelt@musc.edu, or attach a note to your registration.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with Essential and Standards of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education through sponsorship of the Medical University of South Carolina. The Medical University of South Carolina is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Disclosure Information
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.

About the SEKDC
In 2012, we formed the Southeastern Kidney Disease Consortium. The consortium consists of Nephrologists in the Southeastern United States dedicated to improving patient care, research, education and communication among physicians who care for patients with kidney disease. The SEKDC is sponsored by the South Carolina Renal Disease Biomarkers SmartState Program (formerly South Carolina Centersof Economic Excellence Program). The consortium is directed by Dr. John Arthur in the Division of Nephrology.

The goals of the SEKDC are to:
• Provide a forum for communication among nephrologists in the southeast.
• Disseminate clinical information to enhance prevention and treatment of kidney disease.
• Promote research collaborations between academic and private nephrologists.
• Facilitate communication with Federal agencies and National Societies to enhance research and patient care.

To contact the SEKDC:
John Arthur, MD, PhD
DCI Research Chair, Division of Nephrology
Director of SEKDC and Proteomics Laboratory
Medical University of South Carolina

Elizabeth Shewfelt
Program Coordinator, Division of Nephrology
Medical University of South Carolina


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