Board Review Course & Update

BRCU 2016: General Information

A Prescription for Success

The timing of the ASN Board Review Course & Update (BRCU) in July maximizes participants' readiness for the ABIM Nephrology Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examinations on November 9, 2016. This course provides a timely, comprehensive, and thorough update for practicing nephrologists.

At the conclusion of this activity, the participant will be able to 1) interpret the fundamental concepts of nephrology in the areas of kidney function/structure; fluid and electrolytes; glomerular/vascular disorders; tubulointerstitial disorders; bone/mineral metabolism, and stones; hypertension; AKI and ICU nephrology; CKD, ESRD, and dialysis; and transplantation; 2) formulate diagnostic and therapeutic options for the management of kidney disease; and 3) test individual medical practice competence against a series of simulated patient/case scenarios. (Core Competencies: Patient Care and Medical Knowledge).

Dates and Location

The course will be held July 30 – August 4, 2016 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior Nephrologists: Practicing nephrologists in all key areas of the specialty. The course also benefits pediatric nephrologists, intensivists, and hospitalists.
  • Board Examination Participants: Individuals are thoroughly prepared for upcoming Certification and MOC exams.
  • Nephrology Fellows: Fellows seeking a detailed outline and discussion of what their current fellowship program should include.
  • FASN Candidates: The 62.0 CME credit hours earned at the BRCU can be applied towards the 70 hours required to qualify for FASN status.

BRCU Format

Each BRCU topic section and its applicable time allocation are patterned after the ABIM nephrology examination blueprint.

Lectures, interactive case discussions, and panel Q&A sessions are integral parts of the BRCU program. Relevant physiology and pathophysiology are blended with clinical discussions aimed at reviewing, updating, and preparing for the Board Certification and MOC Examinations.


Your BRCU registration fee includes a printed syllabus. The printed syllabus will be distributed onsite.

Accreditation and CME Credit Designation Statements

American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASN designates this live activity for a maximum of 62.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

ABIM MOC Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 62.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Statement from ABIM

This course has been developed as an original and independent educational offering based on the public ABIM examination blueprint and is not approved or endorsed by ABIM. In accordance with ABIM policy, no ABIM Board members have been involved in the development of this course. ASN cannot guarantee that attending this course will result in passing the ABIM examination.