Distance Learning Courses: Renal WeekEnds Online 2010

Course Description

Renal WeekEnds (RWE) 2010 provides a comprehensive overview of Renal Week 2009. The fundamental aspects of the basic sciences that have potential for future integration into clinical medicine are presented alongside translational research and novel clinical breakthroughs in renal medicine. Six disciplines of nephrology are presented by respected experts in this format: acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation, hypertension, end-stage renal disease, glomerular disorders, and clinical nephrology. State-of-the-art information is cogently gauged against the prevailing body of knowledge, in evidence-based fashion, and summarized succinctly. A personalized Q & A session with the faculty melds these intellectual discussions with the practicing nephrologist.

Original Release Date

April 2010

Termination Date

January 31, 2011

Estimated time to complete RWE Online

9.5 hours


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 9.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Upon completion of the online attestation and evaluation, CME credit will be posted to your ASN transcript within two to three weeks.

Educational Objectives

At the end of the session, the participant will be able to be able to: 1) identify new discoveries and forefronts in basic science that have potential importance in nephrology; 2) comprehend those novel translational medical therapies that will apply to future practice; 3) construct novel clinical research questions based upon the materials presented; 4) delineate best practices, based on quality of evidence that should be used in the learner’s practice; and 5) determine those clinical advances in hypertension, glomerular disorders, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, and end-stage renal disease that are transferable to daily practice.

Target Audience

  • Physicians
  • Researchers
  • Physicians-in-Training
  • Other Health Professionals

Course Faculty List/Disclosure

Faculty at ASN Renal WeekEnds dissects and clarifies key presentations from ASN Renal Week 2009 in San Diego.

Anupam Agarwal, MD, FASN
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Disclosure: Scientific Advisor or Membership: Genzyme Renal Innovations Program Review Board

Michael Allon, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL
Disclosure: Consultant: Angiotech, Cormedix; Scientific Advisor or Membership: editorial board of JASN and CJASN

William M. Bennett, MD, FASN
Legacy Good Samaritan Hospital
Portland, OR
Disclosure: Consultant: Novartis Oncology; Research Funding: Atellas, Otsuka; Honoraria: ABIM, Baylor University, UpToDate; Scientific Advisor or Membership: NDT

Donald E. Hricik, MD
University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH
Disclosure: Research Funding: Wyeth Pharmaceuticals

Stephen M. Korbet, MD, FASN
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL
Disclosure: Nothing to Disclose

Raymond R. Townsend, MD
University of Pennsylvania
School of Medicine
Villanova, PA
Disclosure: Consultant: GSK, Roche, Merck, Daiichi-Sankyo; Research Funding: Novartis, NiCox; Honoraria: Merck, Bristol Myers-Squibb, Novartis.

Jerry Yee, MD, FASN
2010 Renal WeekEnds Education Director
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Disclosure: Employer: Henry Ford Foundation Health Systems; Consultant: Amgen, Merck, Pericor, Watson, AMAG; Research Funding: Amgen; Honoraria: Genzyme, Merck, Amgen, AMAG, Watson; Scientific Advisor or Membership: National Kidney Foundation; Interests/Relationships: Amgen, Merck, Patent from Henry Ford Hospital: dialysis surveillance and anemia management software, National Kidney Foundation Editor-in-Chief, Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

Disclosure Statement

It is the policy of ASN that all individuals in a position to control the content of ASN’s sponsored CME activities are expected to provide full disclosure for both themselves and their spouse/partner, and indicate to the activity audience any financial or other relationships held by themselves or their spouse/partner 1) with the manufacture(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial service(s) discussed in an educational presentation; and 2) with any commercial supporter(s) of the activity. All responses should reflect activities within the last 12 months. The intent of this disclosure information prior to participation in the educational activity, in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) guidelines. Further, ASN requires all faculty to disclose any planned discussion of investigational and/or off-label use of pharmaceutical products or devices within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of pharmaceutical products or devices within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside Federal Drug Administration-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approval indications. There may be discussion of unapproved of off-label use of product(s) during the presentation.

The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert faculty with relevant relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) from involvement in Continuing Medical Education (CME), but rather to ensure that ASN CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial interests and free of commercial bias. In addition, all faculty members were instructed to provide balanced, scientifically rigorous, and evidence-based presentations.

ASN requires all individuals in a position to control content for Renal WeekEnds 2010 to complete faculty disclosure. Responses are listed above:

View the full ASN Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy.

Hardware/Software Requirements

Any computer running Windows, Mac OS, or Unix machines are supported.

System Requirements
For a successful viewing experience, the following hardware and software are required:

  • Broadband cable, DSL or high-speed Internet connection
  • Internet Explorer version 7 or higher or equivalent modern browser
  • 533 MHz or faster processor
  • At least 512 MB RAM
  • Adobe Reader 10
  • Adobe Flash Player v. 9 or higher

Method of Participation

  • Listen and view the streaming media with slides.
  • Complete the CME evaluation.

Medium or Combination of Media Used

  • Streaming media video of slides with audio


  • ASN Member = $250
  • ASN Fellow-in-Training (Nephrology) = $50
  • Nonmember = $325

Refund Policy

All sales are final.

RWE 2010 Live Activity Participants

If you previously completed and received credit for the live CME activity, Renal WeekEnds 2010, please note that you will not receive credit for completing this activity.

Privacy Policy/Confidentiality

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Contact Information

For any questions concerning this activity, please contact ASN at 202-659-0599 or via email to email@asn-online.org.

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