Minnesota, Dakotas, Iowa & Nebraska

Primary Care Strategies for Kidney Disease

Saturday, November 16, 2013
Westin Galleria
3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435

The Primary Care Strategies for Kidney Disease symposia will update the busy health care professional on methods of identification and intervention to delay the progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD). Primary care practitioners from all over Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Iowa will be invited to hear experts on different topics concerning CKD.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discuss how to manage a patient that has had a kidney removed
  • Define racial disparities in kidney disease
  • Recognize systemic diseases that affect the kidneys
  • Review JNC VIII hypertension guideline
  • Discuss nutrition goals for patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Review specialized diets including vegetarian, diabetic, and renal
  • Restate the definition and classifications of Cardiorenal Syndrome (CRS)
  • Explain each discipline's responsibility for various aspects of care for a dialysis patient
  • Display how different aspects of care interact to offer best possible care for kidney patients

*** NEW FOR 2013!!***

  • Website access at no additional charge for day of event to include the following:
    • Program Agenda, speaker presentations and materials, speaker biographies and disclosures, sponsor recognition
    • Patient resources and materials
    • Smartphone apps: eGFR Calculator, Albuminuria Screening for Patients with Diabetes, Management of CVD in Patients with Reduced Egfr
    • Live Webinar access for virtual registrants interested in learning about kidney disease as it applies to primary care providers

Program at a Glance:

7:30am-8:00am - Registration, breakfast, exhibits and welcome

8:00am-8:30am - Care for a Living Kidney Donor - Junaid Syed, MD, Avera Nephrology Sioux Falls

8:30am-9:00am - Impact of Diet and Nutrition on CKD - Mary Wolff, RD, CSR, LD, DaVita

9:00am-9:30am - Racial Disparities in CKD - Saugar Maripuri, MD, Hennepin County Medical Center

9:30am-9:45am - Break and exhibits

9:45am-10:15am - Hypertension Guideline Update - Paul Drawz, MD, University of Minnesota

10:15am-11:15am - Interdisciplinary Care Panel Discussion - Deb Mielke, MD, Fairview; Sandra Snell, RN, Care Coordinator, Fairview Brooklyn Park; Allyson Schlichte, Pharm D, Fairview Pharmacy; Allyson Hart, MN, University of Minnesota; Gene Dickey, Transplant Recipient

11:15am-11:30am - Break and exhibits

11:30am-12:00pm - Renal Manifestations of Systemic Diseases - Randa El Husseini, MD - HealthPartners

12:00pm-12:30pm - Insurance, Bundling, Reimbursement, Medicare/Medicaid - Patrick LaCombe, Optum

12:30pm-1:00pm - Cardiorenal Syndrome - John Gray, MD, Kidney Specialists of Minnesota

1:00pm-1:30pm - Q&A, closing comments, evaluations

Join us on Saturday, November 16, 2013 for a CME/CE Symposia at the Westin Galleria located at 3201 Galleria, Edina, MN 55435 from 7:30AM-1:30PM (CST). Click here for directions to the hotel

Pricing is as follows which includes breakfast, snacks, CME/CE credits and wireless internet access:

Early Bird Registration: $25 (must be received by September 12, 2013)

Regular Registration: $40 (must be received by October 31, 2013)

Late/On-Site Registration: $55 (received on/after November 1st or day of registration)

***For those outside the Twin Cities area*** Please join us as a virtual attendee via webinar. Registration is $50 and will include access to the day-of website.

Register Online

A block of rooms have been set aside for anyone requiring hotel accommodations and any out-of-towners interested in joining us. Please contact the Westin Hotel directly at 952.567.5000 and let them know you are with the National Kidney Foundation group to receive the event rate.

Target Audience: Physicians, Family Physicians, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners and Pharmacists.

CME/CE Information:

The National Kidney Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM.

Family Physician
Application for CME credit has been filed with the American Academy of Family Physicians. Determination of credit is pending.

Physician Assistant
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for Category I credit from AOACCME, Prescribed credit from AAFP, and AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.

Nurse Practitioner
This program will be submitted to the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners.

The University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Pharmacy, is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Attendance at the entire knowledge-based program and completion of the program evaluation are pre-requisites for receiving continuing education credit.


Please contact Kristin Bellows at KristinB@Kidney.org or by phone at 651.636.7300 for more information or if you would like to sponsor this event.

Thank you to our sponsors:

Silver Sponsors

Bronze Sponsor

Astellas, Fresenius Medical Care, Mar Cor Purification, Questcor Pharmaceuticals, Inc; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Supporting Sponsor

American Regent, InterMed Consultants, Ltd; Minnesota Vascular Surgery Center

Conference Supporter

Avera Transplant Institute

This course may receive support, in part, by educational grants from industry. At this time, a complete listing of commercial supporters is not available. Appropriate acknowledgment will be given to all supporters at the time of the educational activity.