KIDNEYcon 2017 featured a fun and educational Jeopardy. The game was a battle between 4 teams composed of fellows and residents from around the country. The ultimate winner was team APOL1. Watch the video features KIDNEYcon Co-director Shree Sharma and Manisha Singh.
Dr Diane Bricco from UAMS has been added to the faculty for the Kidney Biopsy Academy workshop. Since most renal biopsies in the US are done by radiology, she will provide perspective on how nephrologists can better interact with interventional radiologists to optimize the information obtained from the renal biopsy.
We are excited to have Dr Bharat Sachdeva join Dr Sharma on the faculty for the Interventional Nephrology workshop at KIDNEYcon. Dr Sachdeva is Associate Professor of Medicine and Fellowship Program Director, Nephrology at LSU Health Sciences Center in Shreveport, Louisiana. He completed his internship at Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Internal medicine residency, and Nephrology fellowship at LSUHSC-Shreveport. Dr. Sachdeva has presented at several national and International Interventional Nephrology meetings and chaired the Interventional meeting at National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and American Society of Nephrology (ASN).
Twenty medicine residents and nephrology fellows applied for a travel grant to attend KIDNEYcon 2017. The review committee was so impressed with the quality of applicants, they decided to fund ten awards vs. the originally planned nine. Congratulations to the travel award winners listed below:
1) Pablo Garcia, resident - St. Peter's University
2) Xavier Fernando Vela Parada, fellow - Massachusetts General Hospital
3) Rob Rope, fellow - Stanford University
4) Sam Kant, resident - University of Maryland
5) Nathaniel Reisinger, fellow - University of Pennsylvania
6) Robert Lorch, resident - Baylor University
7) Gebran Khneizer, resident - St. Louis University
8) Sayna Norouzi, resident - St. Louis University
9) Swetha Kanduri, fellow - University of Mississippi
10) Zhabiz Solhjou, resident -University of Central Florida
KIDNEYcon travel grant applications are due February 17th. UAMS will fund nine competitive awards to cover travel costs for residents and fellows who attend the conference. For more information on how to apply, please visit the KIDNEYcon registration page.