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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Nephrologists as Primary Care Physicians

November 04, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: WF1 Tangerine, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Patients with advanced kidney diseases are medically complex and receive care from many physicians to manage comorbidities. Patients living with kidney diseases are at risk for fragmentation of care and poor outcomes. For patients with advanced kidney diseases, many of the traditional primary care duties are managed by their nephrologist. This session provides a review of common general medical conditions encountered by nephrologists in the care of patients with advanced kidney diseases.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Summarize lipid management strategies for patients with advanced kidney diseases
  • Outline the current evidence-based recommendations for immunizations in patients with kidney diseases
  • Describe cancer screening and key dilemmas in kidney diseases
  • Examine the data for the diagnosis and management of depression in patients with kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • CKD Non-Dialysis
  • Dialysis


  • Jeffrey S. Berns, MD, FASN
  • Mallika L. Mendu, MD, MBA, FASN


  • Lipid Management in Patients with Kidney Diseases
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Roy O. Mathew, MD, FASN
  • Immunization in CKD
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Snigdha Reddy, MD
  • Cancer Screening in Dialysis Patients
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mitchell H. Rosner, MD, FASN
  • Approach to Depression Screening and Treatment in Kidney Diseases
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Susan Hedayati, MD, MS, FASN