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Kidney Week

Special Session

Embracing Technology: Nephrology 2.0

October 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Innovative technologies and social media have become ubiquitous, and it is not surprising that both continue to revolutionize medicine. Because nephrology is at the forefront of this movement, this session offers an overview of the uses of social media for the healthcare professional in nephrology and its subspecialties, innovations in education, and the impact of social media use on clinical practice, networking, and academic career advancement.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the use social media as a healthcare professional, including considerations of professionalism on social media platforms
  • Evaluate innovative tools in nephrology medical education and their appropriate use in the modern teaching setting
  • Highlight the use of social media to engage the global nephrology community in improving clinical practice and contributing to academic advancement

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Tejas Desai, MD
  • Samira S. Farouk, MD, MS, FASN


  • Innovating the Way We Teach and Learn Nephrology
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Timothy Yau, MD
  • Interventional Nephrology Through Social Media
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Aisha Shaikh, MD
  • Changing the Practice of Nephrology Globally with Tweets and Hashtags
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Arvind Conjeevaram, MD
  • The New-Age Physician and Leveraging Social Media
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kimberly D. Manning, MD