Board Review Course & Update

Board Review Course & Update 2010

Archived Information from Previous Courses

Accreditation and CME Credit Designation

ASN is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

ASN designates this educational activity for a maximum of 65.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

A Prescription for Success

The timing of the ASN Board Review Course & Update (BRCU) in late August maximizes participants' readiness for the ABIM Nephrology Board Certification and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Examinations, November 4, 2010 (also May 17, 2011 for MOC only). After completion of the course and the self-assessment test, participants have nearly three full months to fill in any newly discovered gaps in their knowledge. This course provides a timely, comprehensive, and thorough update for the practicing nephrologist.

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.

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.
Renal Fellows: Fellows seeking a detailed outline and discussion of what their current fellowship program should include.
Fellowship in ASN: The 65.75 CME credit hours earned at the BRCU can be applied towards the 70 hours per year required to qualify for FASN status.

New 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 2010 BRCU program. Relevant physiology and pathophysiology are blended with clinical discussions aimed at reviewing, updating, and preparing for the 2010 Board Certification and MOC Examinations.


Participants receive a comprehensive syllabus containing outlines of lectures, explanatory text, copies of key slides, and updated bibliographies. Also included is a color CD ROM of Dr. Helmut Rennke's session "Pathology of Glomerulonephritides."

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.

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Faculty Listing

Chair, Education Committee

Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN
University of North Carolina Kidney Center
Chapel Hill, NC

ASN Education Directors

John M. Burkart, MD
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Marc A. Pohl, MD
The Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH


Zalman S. Agus, MD
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

Gerald B. Appel, MD, FASN
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Phyllis August, MD
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
New York, NY

William M. Bennett, MD, FASN
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Portland, OR

Tomas Berl, MD, FASN
University of Colorado Health Sciences Center
Denver, CO

David A. Bushinsky, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Rochester, NY

William G. Couser, MD, FASN
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Thomas A. Depner, MD
University of California Davis
Sacramento, CA

Thomas D. DuBose, Jr, MD, FASN
Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center
Winston-Salem, NC

Michael Emmett, MD
Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN
University of North Carolina Kidney Center
Chapel Hill, NC

Agnes B. Fogo, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Richard J. Glassock, MD
Los Angeles, CA

William L. Henrich, MD, FASN
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX

Donald E. Hricik, MD
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH

Stephen M. Korbet, MD, FASN
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Warren L. Kupin, MD
University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL

Julia Lewis, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

Ajit Limaye, MD
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Charmaine E. Lok, MD
University Health Network-Toronto General Hospital
Toronto, ON, Canada

Douglas J. Norman, MD
Oregon Health and Science University
Portland, OR

Jean L. Olson, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Paul M. Palevsky, MD, FASN
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine VA Pittsburgh Healthcare
Pittsburgh, PA

Beth M. Piraino, MD
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Asghar Rastegar, MD
Yale University
New Haven, CT

Helmut G. Rennke, MD
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Stuart M. Sprague, DO, FASN
North Shore University health System
Evanston, IL

Richard H. Sterns, MD
Rochester General Hospital
Rochester, NY

John B. Stokes, MD, FASN
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA

Marshall L. Stoller, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Charuhas V. Thakar, MD
Cincinnati VA Medical Center
Cincinnati, OH

Ashita J. Tolwani, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Stephen J. Tomlanovich, MD
University of California San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Raymond R. Townsend, MD
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA

Jerry Yee, MD, FASN
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

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