2018 Nephrology Symposium


Optimal ESRD Starts: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  • Genesis of Optimal ESRD starts metric: Creation, current state, and future direction
Acute Kidney Injury (AKI):

  • Review current data from ASSESS_AKI
  • Discus KP specific data
  • Discuss strategies to consider for implementation of findings
  • New tools and processes to identify patients at risk
  • Relation to progression to ESRD and connection to Optimal ESRD Starts measure
Early Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) management

  • CRIC study review and updates
  • Discuss KP specific data review
  • Programs in KP and outside to consider for implementation to reduce number of CVC HD starts and improve Optimal ESRD Starts
A Fresh Look at Dietary Approaches to CKD

  • Dietary modifications to slow down the progression of CKD
Hot Topic: What's new in the hemodialysis access world

  • Review recent literature, professional society guidelines and recommendations for hemodialysis vascular access placement and maintenance
PD Catheter Placement by Interventional Radiology

  • Valuable Options for Growing PD programs
Outcomes of the THRIVE PD study:

  • Review PD outcomes from THRIVE PD data
  • Discuss opportunities to promote the “PD First” policy in patient selection and education
Panel discussion / Open forum

  • Reflect on materials presented; Discuss ‘next steps’ to promote Optimal ESRD Starts in your region
  • Implementation of KP NW prediction model
  • Shared discussion of best practices for improving patient care
  • What we learned / take-aways from the Nephrology Symposium

Accreditation Designation Statement
The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Statement
The Kaiser Permanente National CME Program designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits.™ Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Performance/Implementation Expectations: at the conclusion of this session, learners will be able to:

  • Utilize the information shared to improve outcomes in Optimal ESRD Starts;
  • Increase accurate staging of CKD and use of prediction models;
  • Engage patients with progressive CKD who chooses the path to renal replacement therapy using shared decision making;
  • Coordinate surgical and clinical services to support patients in their care.

Nurses and Physician Assistants – Attendees may report up to 8 hours toward continuing education requirements for license renewal. ‘CME’ can be written in lieu of the provider number on all licensure renewal applications.

Day 1: 4
Day 2: 4

Total: 8

Target Audience: Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Nurses in the specialties of Nephrology.

In compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, all reasonable efforts will be made to accommodate persons with disabilities at the meeting. If you have any special dietary or accommodation needs, please notify the meeting planner listed, prior to the symposium in the Department of Physician Education at (626) 405-4630 or tie-line 8-335-4630. This advance notice will help us serve you better.