This is the schedule from the 2018 program. 2019 program not yet available.

Monday, August 06, 2018
6:45am to 7:15am Registration and Continental Breakfast
7:15am to 7:30am Welcome/Announcements

Drs. Joseph Bonventre, Anil Chandraker, Gearoid McMahon, and Jamil Azzi


7:30am to 8:30am Renal Physiology for the Boards

Dr. Melanie Hoenig

8:30am to 9:00am Basic Concepts of Immunology in Autoimmune Kidney Disease

Dr. Ramon Bonegio

9:00am to 9:45am Renal Pathology in 2018: Part 1

Dr. Helmut Rennke

9:45am to 9:50am Stretch
9:50am to 10:35am Renal Pathology in 2018: Part 2

Dr. Helmut Rennke

10:35am to 10:55am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

10:55am to 11:40am Current Approaches to Urine Sediment Analysis

Dr. Martina McGrath

11:40am to 12:20pm Challenging Pathology Cases

Dr. Helmut Rennke

12:20pm to 12:25pm Stretch
12:25pm to 1:10pm IgA Nephropathy

Dr. Gerald Appel

Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham with Catered Lunch (optional add-on)

1:10pm to 2:10pm Renal Pathology Complex Cases

Drs. Helmut Rennke and Gearoid McMahon


2:10pm to 2:55pm Membranous Nephropathy

Dr. David Salant

2:55pm to 3:40pm Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis

Dr. John Niles

3:40pm to 3:45pm Stretch
3:45pm to 4:30pm Update on Lupus Nephritis

Dr. Gerald Appel

4:30pm to 5:15pm Glomerulonephritis: Questions & Answers Session

Dr. Gerald Appel

5:15pm to 5:35pm Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

5:35pm to 6:20pm Metabolic Management of Kidney Stones

Dr. Gary Curhan

6:20pm to 6:25pm Stretch
6:25pm to 7:10pm Anemia Management: Update and Best Practices

Dr. Ajay Singh

7:10pm to 7:40pm Must-Know Clinical Images in Nephrology

Dr. Ajay Singh


7:40pm to 8:40pm Welcome and Networking Reception

Join faculty and colleagues for refreshments and networking

Tuesday, August 07, 2018
6:45am to 7:15am Continental Breakfast


7:15am to 8:15am Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia

Dr. David Mount


8:15am to 9:15am Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders Questions & Answers Session: Part I

Dr. Alan Yu

9:15am to 9:20am Stretch
9:20am to 10:05am Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia

Dr. David Mount

10:05am to 10:25am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

10:25am to 11:10am Acidosis

Dr. Alan Yu

11:10am to 11:55am Alkalosis

Dr. Alan Yu

11:55am to 12:00pm Stretch
12:00pm to 12:50pm Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham

Dr. David Mount

Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham with Catered Lunch (optional add-on)

12:50pm to 1:50pm Challenging Cases

Drs. David Mount and Peter Czarnecki


1:50pm to 2:35pm Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders Questions & Answers Session: Part 2

Dr. Alan Yu

2:35pm to 3:20pm Genetics and Kidney Disease

Dr. Friedhelm Hildebrandt

3:20pm to 3:25pm Stretch
3:25pm to 4:10pm Update on Polycystic Kidney Disease

Dr. Peter Czarnecki

4:10pm to 4:55pm Pediatric Nephrology

Dr. Michael Somers

4:55pm to 5:15pm Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

5:15pm to 6:00pm Pregnancy and Renal Disease

Dr. Ravi Thadhani

6:00pm to 6:45pm Dialysis Vascular Access: Assessment and Complications

Dr. Dirk Hentschel

6:45pm to 7:15pm Geriatric Nephrology

Dr. Ernest Mandel

Wednesday, August 08, 2018
6:45am to 7:00am Continental Breakfast


7:00am to 7:30am Update on Renovascular Disease

Dr. Joseph Garasic

7:30am to 8:15am Management of Hypertension after SPRINT

Dr. Richard Glassock

8:15am to 9:00am Secondary Hypertension: Primary Aldosteronism and Pheochromocytoma

Dr. Anand Vaidya

9:00am to 9:05am Stretch
9:05am to 9:50am Cardiovascular Disease and Renal Disease

Dr. David Charytan

9:50am to 10:50am Nephrology Board Review Practice 1

Dr. David Charytan

10:50am to 11:10am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY - Morning Sessions

11:10am to 11:45am Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury

Dr. Joseph Bonventre

11:45am to 12:25pm Acute Kidney Injury Syndromes

Dr. Sushrut Waikar

12:25pm to 12:30pm Stretch
12:30pm to 1:15pm Cancer and Acute Kidney Injury

Dr. Albert Lam

Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham with Catered Lunch (optional add-on)

1:15pm to 2:15pm Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham

Drs. David Steele and David Leaf

ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY - Afternoon Sessions

2:15pm to 2:45pm Paraprotein-Induced Kidney Injury

Dr. Albert Lam

2:45pm to 3:45pm Clinicopathological Conference

Drs. Mark Sarnak, Joel Henderson and Martina McGrath

3:45pm to 4:25pm Cardiorenal and Hepatorenal Syndromes

Dr. David Steele

4:25pm to 4:45pm Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

4:45pm to 5:30pm FSGS: A Lesion, Not a Disease

Dr. Richard Glassock

5:30pm to 6:10pm Interstitial Nephritis: Overview for the Boards

Dr. Li-Li Hsiao

6:10pm to 6:50pm ICU Nephrology and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies

Dr. Peter Czarnecki

KEYNOTE DINNER LECTURE (optional add-on)

6:50pm to 8:00pm The Fault Is Not in Our Stars, but May Be in Our Embryos

Dr. Barry Brenner

Thursday, August 09, 2018
6:45am to 7:00am Continental Breakfast

TRANSPLANTATION - Morning Sessions

7:00am to 7:45am Why Do We Reject a Transplant?

Dr. Jamil Azzi

7:45am to 8:30am Transplant Immunosuppression for the Boards

Dr. Steven Gabardi

8:30am to 8:35am Stretch
8:35am to 9:20am Immunological Assessment Pre- and Post-Transplant

Drs. Melissa Yeung and Indira Guleria

9:20am to 10:05am Early Post-Transplant Management

Dr. Anil Chandraker

10:05am to 10:45am Late Post-Transplant Medical Complications

Dr. Leonardo Riella

10:45am to 11:05am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

11:05am to 11:35am Late Loss of the Kidney Transplant

Dr. Andrew Siedlecki

11:35am to 12:15pm Infections in Transplant Recipients

Dr. Sarah Hammond

12:15pm to 1:15pm Transplant Cases: Board Review Practice

Drs. Melissa Yeung and Edgar Milford

Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham with Catered Lunch (optional add-on)

1:15pm to 2:15pm Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham

Drs. Leonardo Riella and Anil Chandraker

TRANSPLANTATION - Afternoon Sessions

2:15pm to 2:55pm Pre-Transplant Evaluation of Recipients

Drs. Sayeed Malek and Jamil Azzi

2:55pm to 3:40pm Donor Evaluation

Dr. David Wojciechowski

3:40pm to 4:10pm Thrombotic Microangiopathies

Dr. Jean Francis

4:10pm to 4:30pm Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

4:30pm to 5:30pm Transplant Board Review

Dr. Leonardo Riella

5:30pm to 6:30pm Must-Know Board Zebras

Dr. Emily Robinson

Friday, August 10, 2018
6:45am to 7:00am Continental Breakfast

DIALYSIS - Morning Sessions

7:00am to 7:40am Dialysis Dosing

Dr. J. Kevin Tucker

7:40am to 8:20am Mineral and Bone Disease

Dr. David Bushinsky

8:20am to 8:25am Stretch
8:25am to 9:10am Dialysis: A Case-Based Clinical Review and Update

Dr. J. Kevin Tucker

9:10am to 9:55am Pearls in Mineral and Bone Disease

Dr. David Bushinsky

9:55am to 10:25am Renal Ultrasound for the Clinical Nephrologist

Dr. Adina Voiculescu

10:25am to 10:40am Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

10:40am to 11:25am Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology: A 2018 Update

Dr. Gearoid McMahon

11:25am to 12:10pm Peritoneal Dialysis

Dr. Joanne Bargman

Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham with Catered Lunch (optional add-on)

12:10pm to 1:10pm Challenging Cases

Drs. Albert Lam and Gearoid McMahon

DIALYSIS - Afternoon Sessions

1:10pm to 2:00pm Peritoneal Dialysis Complications

Dr. Joanne Bargman

2:00pm to 2:40pm Poisonings and Intoxications: What a Nephrologist Needs to Know

Dr. Timothy Erickson

2:40pm to 2:55pm Coffee Break

Refreshments provided

2:55pm to 3:40pm Nephrology Board Review Practice 2

Dr. Finnian McCausland

3:40pm to 4:15pm How to Pass the Boards

Dr. David Leaf

4:15pm Closing Remarks and Adjournment

Course Directors