Chronic Kidney Disease, Metabolic and Cardiovascular Disease: Insights into Present and Future Treatment
This activity consists of a recorded presentation from the "31st Annual National Clinical Conference" held in Bloomington, Minn., Oct. 17-19, 2022.
Our advancing understanding of the genomic and pathophysiological premises of chronic kidney disease (CKD) continues to elucidate its connections with metabolic and cardiovascular disease and its high levels of morbidity and mortality. Increasing in prevalence, CKD is present in 15 percent of adults, 40 percent of individuals with heart failure and 35 percent of those with diabetes. This activity examines current data about CKD, including its health outcomes and relationships with cardiovascular and metabolic disease. Treatment regimens aimed at delaying progression and their outcomes are reviewed, along with current knowledge regarding the pathophysiologic and genetic basis of this disease. Areas of emerging interest in research on potential new treatments targeting the causes of CKD are discussed, including genomic analysis, and their relevance to clinical care.
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This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of case managers, nurses, pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, physicians, psychologists, social workers, dietitians, and other health care professionals who are interested in chronic kidney disease.
At the end of this educational activity, participants should be able to:
- Define the relationship between CKD and cardiovascular, renal, and metabolic disease, and discuss disease progression and expected outcomes.
- Discuss the current understanding of the pathophysiologic and genetic basis of chronic kidney disease.
- Identify current treatment regimens for CKD, including the benefits and drawbacks of these therapies.
- Provide an overview of emerging therapies for CKD, including the targets of importance that have been identified, and their implications for clinical care and outcomes.
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN
Assistant Professor of Medicine (CHS)
Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Division of Nephrology-Transplant Medicine; Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
About the presenter
Fahad Aziz, MD, FASN, is a faculty member in the division of nephrology within the department of medicine where he serves as the program director for the nephrology fellowship. As a clinical nephrologist, Dr. Aziz cares for people living with a wide range of kidney diseases and disorders, including renal transplant recipients. In addition to certification in the practice of internal medicine and nephrology, he holds Hypertension Specialist Certification from the American Society of Hypertension. Dr. Aziz is a member of the American College of Physicians, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and the American Society of Transplantation (AST). During his residency training, he was awarded “Best Resident of the Year” on two occasions. He has presented clinical research at national medical conferences at ASN and AST professional society scientific meetings. As a medical educator, he has provided classroom instruction in nephrology topics to physician assistant students and nephrology fellows, as well as making continuing medical education presentations to clinicians.
Elizabeth Albert, MD
Clinical Activity Manager
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Rebecca Gleason, RN, CCM
Optum Health Education
Eden Prairie, MN
Jennifer Malin, MD, PhD
Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer
Optum Health Solutions
Eden Prairie, MN
Tina Rydland, PharmD
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The activity faculty and planners have no financial relationships to disclose.
Method for calculating CE credit
CE credit was calculated by the complexity of content.
In support of improving patient care, Optum Health Education is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the health care team.
Credit designation statements
This activity was planned by and for the health care team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.
The participant will be awarded up to 0.75 contact hour(s) of credit for attendance and completion of supplemental materials.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
This activity is approved for 0.75 contact hour(s) ([0.075] CEU) in states that recognize ACPE.
Attending the full program will earn 0.75 contact hour(s).
Unique Activity Number(s): JA0007123-0000-23-012-H01-P/T
Optum Health Education designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
The Commission for Case Manager Certification has approved this program for a maximum of 0.75 clock hour(s) for Certified Case Managers (CCM).
Completion of this RD/DTR profession-specific or IPCE activity awards CPEUs (One IPCE credit=One CPEU).
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Psychologists and social workers
Participants must have attended the entire Web-based activity and completed an evaluation to receive a certificate. Partial credit is not available.
Optum Health Education is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to offer continuing education for psychologists. Optum Health Education maintains responsibility for this program. 0.75 CE hour.
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A certificate of attendance will be provided to learners upon completion of activity requirements, enabling participants to register with licensing boards or associations that have not been preapproved for credits. To apply for credit types not listed above, participants should use the procedure established by the specific organization with which they wish to obtain credit.
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacists
- 0.75 ACPE - Pharmacy Technicians
- 0.75 AMA - Physicians
- 0.75 ANCC - Nurses
- 0.75 APA - Psychologists
- 0.75 Attendance - General Attendance
- 0.75 CCMC - General - Case Managers
- 0.75 CDR - Dietitians
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