IgA Nephropathy

Physicians may not always include or consistently apply an evidence-based best-practice approach or methods in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease or co-morbid complications associated with chronic kidney disease. This course will help physicians incorporate current evidence-based recommendations in IgA nephropathy and glomerular disease testing when making decisions about treatment options to improve patient outcomes and efficiency of care.

Target Audience

Nephrologists, Emergency Medicine Physicians, Family Medicine Physicians, Internists, Hospitalists, Cardiologists, Endocrinologists, Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, Laboratory Personnel and other interested healthcare professionals.  

Learning Objectives

  • Describe the epidemiology and clinical features of of IgA nephropathy.  
  • Identify and explain the pathogenesis of IgA nephropathy. 
  • Implement optimal treatment plans for the different patterns of IgA nephropathy. 
Additional information
Bibliography: 

Cattran, D. (2016). Treatment and prognosis of IgA nephropathy. UpToDate. Retrieved from http://www.uptodate.com/contents/treatment-and-prognosis-of-iga-nephropathy?view=prin

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance
Course opens: 
04/01/2016
Course expires: 
03/01/2019

Gerald B. Appel, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Director of Clinical Nephrology
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, New York 

Gerald B. Appel, M.D., has indicated that he is on the speakers' bureau for Takeda and Genentech; receives grant support from Regulus and BristolMyersSquibb and he is a consultant for Regulus, BristolMyersSquibb, Merck, Pfizer, Genentech, Takeda, and OMerks. Dr. Appel's presentation will include mention of investigational or off-label usage.

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

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Baptist Health South Florida is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Baptist Health has been re-surveyed by the ACCME and awarded Commendation for 6 years as a provider of CME for physicians.
              
Baptist Health South Florida designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 Florida Board of Laboratory Personnel
  • 1.00 Nurse Practitioners
  • 1.00 General certificate of attendance

Accreditation Period

Course opens: 
04/01/2016
Course expires: 
03/01/2019
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