KIDNEYcon
Transforming Kidney Care and Research

About

"Transforming Kidney Care and Research"

KIDNEYcon Mission

KIDNEYcon is an annual two day educational event with a mission of fostering enthusiasm for careers in nephrology among residents and fellows and to provide educational updates on relevant kidney topics. An additional focus is to develop collaborative research projects between academic and private nephrologists.

The first KIDNEYcon was held in Little Rock on April 8-9, 2016. The nephrology career advocacy mission utilizes hands-on workshops in hot topics of nephrology and the encouragement of active discussion during educational sessions. The research advocacy mission is fostered by asking speakers to focus on issues that facilitate collaborative research, including half-hour sessions for discussion of research and a special research-oriented session on Sunday morning of the conference. The educational mission is supported by talks by nationally prominent speakers within specific areas of nephrology. The intimate setting of the meeting allows for close interactions with nephrologists who are thought leaders in the field in a way that is not possible at large meetings. The UAMS College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 17 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. We anticipate that the meeting will continue to grow and serve as a sounding board and advocate for advancements in nephrology. 

Support

We would like to thank the following companies for support of the 2016 KIDNEYcon meeting through unrestricted educational grants:
Alexion
Nephropath

We would like to thank our 2016 exhibitors:
Alexion
Amgen
Baxter
Bristol-Myers Squibb
GE
Genentech
Keryx
NxStage
Novo Nordisk
Otsuka
Oxford Immunotec
Relypsa
Takeda

Connect with us

 
 

KidneyCON Director

John Arthur, MD, PhD, FASN

 

Education

University of Iowa College of Medicine
MD, 1990
PhD Pharmacology, 1990

Duke University Medical Center
Residency in Medicine, 1990-93
Fellowship in Nephrology, 1993-96

Academic Position

Professor and Chief of Nephrology
Associate Director, Translational Research Institute
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Research Interests

  • Prognostic Biomarkers
  • Proteomics
  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Chronic kidney disease
  • Diabetic nephropathy
 
 

 
 
 

KIDNEYcon Co-Director

Shree Sharma, MD, FASN

 

Education

All India Institute of Medical Sciences
MD, 2005

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency in Pathology, 2007-2010

Columbia University Medical Center
Fellowship in Renal Pathology, 2007-2010

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Residency in Pathology, 2011-2012

Academic Position

Nephropathologist, Arkana Laboratories
Little Rock, AR

Research Interests

Acute kidney injury

Chronic kidney disease

 
 

 
 
 

KIDNEYcon Education Director

Matthew Sparks, MD

 

 

Education

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
MD, 2003
Residency in Medicine, 2003-06
Chief Resident, 2006-07

Duke University Medical Center
Fellowship in Nephrology, 2007-10
Biomedical Scholar, 2010-11

Academic Position

Assistant Professor
Duke University Medical Center

Research Interests

AT1 angiotensin receptors in blood pressure control
Endothelin β-Arrestin Signaling in Hypertension
Medical Education