Board Review Course & Update

BRCU 2017: General Information

Dates and Location

The course will be held July 29 – August 3, 2017 at the Fairmont Chicago, Millennium Park in Chicago, IL.

Learning Objectives

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)

Target Audience

  • 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 recertification exams.
  • Nephrology Fellows: Fellows seeking a detailed outline and discussion of what their current fellowship program should include.
  • FASN Candidates: The 61.75 CME credit hours earned at the BRCU can be applied towards the 70 hours required to qualify for FASN status.

Syllabus

Your BRCU registration fee includes a printed syllabus. The printed syllabus will be distributed onsite. No syllabus will be mailed prior to or after the course.

Accreditation and CME Credit Designation

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 61.75 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 61.75 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.

Attention U.S. Physicians

To ensure full compliance with the Open Payments (Physician Payments Sunshine Act), a provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PL 111-148), ASN reserves the right to provide information to applicable manufacturers and applicable Group Purchasing Organizations about U.S. physicians (and their immediate family members) who participate in selected ASN activities. To learn more, follow this link to the CMS Open Payments website. Additional information can be found at the American Medical Association's website.