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Board Review Course & Update

BRCU 2020: General Information

Dates and Location

The course will be held July 18-23, 2020 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 and structure; fluid and electrolyte disorders; glomerular and vascular disorders; potassium and acid base; tubulointerstitial disorders and nephrolithiasis; CKD, ESRD, and dialysis; hypertension; AKI, ICU nephrology, and pharmacology; bone and mineral metabolism; and transplantation;
  2. Formulate diagnostic and therapeutic options for the management of kidney diseases; 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 65.25 CME credit hours earned at the BRCU can be applied towards the 70 hours required to qualify for FASN status.

Printed Course Books

Your BRCU registration fee includes printed course books - three volumes with preliminary slides and references. These books will be distributed onsite. No books will be mailed before or after the course.

Registration - What's Included

  • Exam-focused curricula with expert faculty, patterned after the ABIM nephrology examination blueprint
  • Printed course books - three volumes with preliminary slides and references (onsite only)
  • PDF of all preliminary slides and references distributed online 1 week prior to BRCU
  • Complimentary online access to all lectures online after the course (streaming media and downloadable audio)
  • Online practice exam with 300+ questions
  • Complimentary continental breakfasts (daily) and lunches (Saturday-Tuesday)

Accreditation and CME Credit Designation

The 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 65.25 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 65.25 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.