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Intensive Review of Nephrology

The Comprehensive Clinical Update and Board Review

With over 70 interactive lectures, case discussions, and board preparation sessions, this CME program provides a comprehensive review of state-of-the-art nephrology practices offered by the clinical faculty of Harvard Medical School.

It offers accelerated learning for:  

Clinicians seeking a practical and comprehensive review that ensures they are up to date across all major areas of nephrology: 

  • The latest options for diagnosis: what to choose, when, and why
  • Current evidence-based treatment and care management strategies to optimize patient outcomes
  • Improved approaches to common and complex clinical challenges
  • Navigating clinical controversies
  • How to avoid medical mistakes
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 Physicians preparing to certify or recertify and are seeking a thorough, proven preparatory course in advance of their taking the Nephrology ABIM board examination:

  • Daily board review questions and sessions
  • Sessions to guide efficient preparation and study
  • Comprehensive syllabus and home study guide
  • Test-taking strategies and skills development
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OUTCOMES-DRIVEN EDUCATION

Incorporating recent advances in renal medicine into day-to-day practice enables physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to deliver optimal patient care and improve patient outcomes. The challenge for most clinicians is that the amount of new information can be overwhelming, and determining what is relevant and important cannot always be readily ascertained.

Intensive Review of Nephrology synthesizes this information and presents it efficiently and effectively to ensure you are current with state-of-the-art practices and the best ways to apply them to the diagnosis and treatment of your patients.

► For those who are preparing to certify or recertify, we complement this education with board examination preparation.

This special nephrology course spans all areas of nephrology. Sessions are led by nationally renowned speakers who are experts in their respective fields of nephrology. Highlights include:

  • ELECTROLYTES and ACID BASE
  • GLOMERULONEPHRITIS
  • ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY
  • CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE
  • GENETIC KIDNEY DISEASE
  • VASCULAR DISEASE
  • HYPERTENSION
  • END-STAGE RENAL DISEASE
  • TRANSPLANTATION
  • METABOLIC MANAGEMENT of KIDNEY STONES 
  • CANCER and the KIDNEY
  • PREGNANCY and RENAL DISEASE 
  • PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGY for the ADULT NEPHROLOGIST
  • CASE-BASED PRESENTATIONS

In the course of a week, you get an accelerated learning experience that is impactful and inspiring. You also have ample opportunity to pose your specific questions and to develop long-lasting professional relationships with our distinguished faculty. 


NEW | Hands-On Workshop

Vascular Access for Dialysis
Updates and Skills Advancement for Physical and Ultrasound Examination

Dirk M. Hentschel, MD and Adina Voiculescu, MD

Friday • August 9, 2019 2:45pm – 5:30pm

Enrollment is limited so that faculty can provide live, small-group instruction and hands-on experience with patients and ultrasound equipment. Registrations accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.

This special hands-on workshop is led by national leaders in vascular access for dialysis. It provides nephrologists with both updates and direct skills development.

Updates include:

  • An intensive update of state-of-the-art practices for vascular access 
  • Best practices to avoid and to resolve vascular access complications
  • Guidance to lower access-related costs
  • Strategies to lower morbidity and mortality
  • Criteria to optimize clinical decision-making related to diagnosis of access dysfunction, “fistula first, catheter last,” and when to use a graft

Small-group, hands-on instruction affords participants ample opportunity to learn from, practice, and pose questions to Harvard Medical School faculty.  Working in groups of no more than five people, interactive instruction is provided with the assistance of patients and ultrasound equipment. Participants will:

  • Explore and gain experience with state-of-the-art techniques for physical exam, auscultation and application of Doppler ultrasound for access flow measurements
  • Get tips to increase proficiency with troubleshooting vascular access concerns reported by staff

Of special note:

  • Hands-on instruction groups will support the needs of both advanced and novice practitioners.
  • Participants will rotate among four stations, each with a different patient, to gain exposure to different pathologies and the opportunity to measure flows in different accesses.
  • Seating for this program is limited.
  • Light refreshments will be provided.
  • This new program is hosted on site.
  • To be assured a place in this program, early registration is strongly advised.