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Harvard Comprehensive Updates in Nephrology 2024

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Updates, advances and practical information you can use now to screen, diagnose and manage patients with kidney disease

With more than 50 interactive lectures and case-based sessions, this program provides a comprehensive update of the most important changes now impacting Nephrology with guidance on how to incorporate these changes into your clinical practice to optimize patient care and improve outcomes.

Many practicing nephrologists and physicians find it difficult to keep up with the rapid scientific and technological advances in renal care because medicine is changing at a faster pace than ever before. This live-streaming and fast-paced educational offering is taught by world-renowned experts and Harvard Medical School’s leading clinical faculty. The most important updates and advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases will be taught, including practical information that you can use now to provide exceptional patient care.

Highlights of this program include:

  • Latest guidelines and management options for hypertension
  • Expert discussions on the management of IgA Nephropathy, Membranous Nephropathy, Minimal Change Disease and FSGS
  • Up-to-date guidance on genetic testing and its role in the CKD clinic
  • Comprehensive overview of kidney transplantation including infections, malignancies, and well-recognized general complications
  • Important updates on immunosuppressive therapies for kidney transplant recipients, including novel therapies
  • Best practices for managing dialysis access and peritoneal dialysis, including complications
  • State-of-the-art sessions on the physiology of electrolyte and acid base disorders


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1. State-of-the-Art Approaches to Small-Vessel Vasculitis – Ronald J. Falk, MD

2. Renal Disease and Pregnancy* – S. Ananth Karumanchi, MD

3. Membranous Glomerulopathy and Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, Minimal Change Disease – Ronald J. Falk, MD

4. IgA Nephropathy and H-S Purpura: Individualizing Therapy – Ronald J. Falk, MD

5. Prevention and Treatment of Common PD Complications: An Interactive Session Q&A – Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN

6. Detours in Hypertension: Evaluation and Management* Q&A – Bradley M. Denker, MD

7. Prevention and Treatment of Acute Kidney Injury: A Comprehensive Primer* – Paul M. Palevsky, MD

8. Optimizing Renal Support in Acute Kidney Injury: Case-Based Discussions – Paul M. Palevsky, MD

1. On-Demand Acid-Base: Elementary Issues – Michael Emmett, MD

2. The Anion Gap: An Enduring Concept for Over 100 Years – Michael Emmett, MD

3. Case-Based Workshop: Acid-Base Clinical Cases – Michael Emmett, MD

4. Relation Between Salt and Water – Richard H. Sterns, MD

5. Case-Based Workshop: Fluid and Electrolytes – Richard H. Sterns, MD

6. The Management of the Incidentally Discovered Adrenal Mass – Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc

7. Endocrine Hypertension: Primary Aldosteronism and Pheochromocytoma – Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc

8. Ophthalmology Update for the Nephrologist Q&A – Deborah S. Jacobs, MD

9. Pathology and Mechanisms of Glomerular Diseases Q&A – Astrid Weins, PhD, MD

10. The Forgotten Compartment: Tales from the Tubulointerstitium Q&A – Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

1. Updates on the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease* Q&A – Bradley M. Denker, MD

2. Advanced Kidney Disease in Vulnerable Patients: Prognosis and Treatment Decision Conversations* Q&A – Robert A. Cohen, MD, MSc

3. Immunosuppressive Management in Acute Infection and Malignancy in Renal Transplantation* – Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP

4. Human Xenotransplantation* – Daniel C. Brennan, MD, FACP

5. Amyloidosis: A Primer for the Nephrologist Q&A – Ashish Verma, MBBS

6. APOL1-Associated Kidney Disease – Martin Pollak, MD

7. Comprehensive Genetic Analysis in Nephrology – Ali Gharavi, MD

8. Hemodialysis Delivery: Complications and the Barriers to Adequate Dialysis* Q&A – J. Kevin Tucker, MD

9. Disorders of Potassium Balance: Something Old and Something New* Q&A – Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

10. Advances in Phosphate Homeostasis Management Q&A – Myles S. Wolf, MD, MMSc

1. What’s New? Controversies in Salt and Water Q&A – Mark L. Zeidel, MD

2. Management of the Failing Kidney: Best Practices for Care* – Martha Pavlakis, MD

3. Maintenance of Immunosuppression in Renal Transplantation – Martha Pavlakis, MD

4. Noninfectious Complications of Renal Transplantation – Martha Pavlakis, MD

5. A Comprehensive Overview of Hypertension Management in 2024 Q&A – Bradley M. Denker, MD

6. Novel Dialysis Modalities for Chronic Patients – John Danziger, MD

7. Case-Based Workshop: Problems in Dialysis – John Danziger, MD

8. Challenges in Dialysis Access Q&A – Amy R. Evenson, MD, MPH

1. Management of Nondiabetic Chronic Kidney Disease – George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN

2. Management of Hypertension in Nephropathy and Diabetes: An Update – George L. Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN

3. Challenging Clinical Questions: Case-Based Session Q&A – Robert S. Brown, MD

4. Anemia in CKD and ESKD: What We Know and What We Are Learning Q&A – Jeffrey H. William, MD

5. Case-Based Workshop: Challenging Cases in Glomerular Disease Q&A – Helmut G. Rennke, MD

6. Treating Lupus Nephritis in 2024 – Gerald B. Appel, MD

7. Renal Aspects of Dysproteinemias – Gerald B. Appel, MD

8. Case-Based Workshop: Challenging Glomerular Biopsy Cases – Gerald B. Appel, MD

1. Selected Management Issues in Nephrotic Syndrome – Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS

2. Management of Polycystic Kidney Disease – Peter G. Czarnecki, MD

3. Diuretic Strategies in CHF, NS, Cirrhosis and CKD – Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS

4. Diagnosis and Management of Thrombotic Microangiopathies – Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MS

5. What Urologists Wish Nephrologists Would Know Q&A – Peter Steinberg, MD

6. A Comprehensive Look at Renal Stones: Strategies and Treatment Options Q&A – Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD

7. Highlights from the GlomCon Conferences Q&A – Ali Poyan Mehr, MD, Isaac Stillman, MD

8. Challenging Cases in Renal Disease: An Interactive Session Q&A – Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD

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