Faculty PhotoRenal Replacement Therapy
Charles L. Edelstein, MD, PhD, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, University Hospital Renal and Hypertension Clinic
Division of Renal Diseases
University of Colorado Denver
Aurora, Colorado 
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The Affordable Care Act and Its Impact on CKD (CKD)
Wendy Funk Schrag, LMSW, ACSW
Director of Advocacy and State Government Affairs
Fresenius Medical Care
Newton, Kansas

Faculty PhotoPreemptive Kidney Transplantation: Financial and Clinical Benefits
Raymond L. Heilman, MD
Chair, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Associate Professor of Medicine
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona
Faculty PhotoOutcomes of Early vs. Late Nephrology Referral in CKD
Hassan N. Ibrahim, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Director, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
University of Minnesota Medical School
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reducing Cardiovascular Risk for Patients With CKD
Mira T. Keddis, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Mayo Clinic
Phoenix, Arizona

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A New Approach for Evaluating Renal Function and Predicting Risk
William M. McClellan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Department of Epidemiology
Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia

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Palliative Care for Patients With End-Stage-Renal Disease
R. Sean Morrison, MD, FAAHPM
Director, National Palliative Care Research Center
Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Professor, Departments of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine,
and Internal Medicine
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, New York

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Epidemic of Childhood Obesity: Implications for Kidney Disease
Erinn T. Rhodes, MD, MPH
Director, Type 2 Diabetes Program
Director, Inpatient Diabetes Program
Director, Endocrinology Healthcare Research and Quality
Division of Endocrinology
Boston Children's Hospital
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusets

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CKD in Pediatrics: Management Strategies for Long-Term Complications and Transition to Adult Care Settings
Rebecca Ruebner, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Division of Nephrology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania;
The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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Ethical and Cultural Considerations in CKD
Robert P. Saylor, MD, MA
Director of Ethics Program, Mercy Health
Springfield Communities
Mercy Hospital Springfield
Springfield, Missouri

Faculty PhotoWhatever Happened to Fistula First?
Lawrence M. Spergel, MD, FACS
Director, Dialysis Management Medical Group
Clinical Advisor
Fistula First/Catheter Last Initiative
San Francisco, California
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Renal Transplantation: Expanding the Donor Pool Through Kidney Paired Donation 
Jeffrey L. Veale, MD
Director, Kidney Transplant Exchange Program
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
David Geffen School of Medicine;
University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
Los Angeles, California

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CKD as a Public Health Crisis
Jay B. Wish, MD
Professor of Medicine, CWRU School of Medicine;
Medical Director, Medical Quality
Medical Director, Hemodialysis
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Cleveland, Ohio


Management Strategies for CKD Patients
Speaker Invited


Conference Planning Committee

Sarah Chart-Hart, RN
Senior Director
OptumHealth Education

John Friedewald, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine and Surgery
Divisions of Nephrology and Organ Transplantation
Director, Clinical Research, Comprehensive Transplant Center
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University
Chicago, Illinois

Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Activity Manager
OptumHealth Education