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Career Advancement and Professional Development Workshop

KIDNEYcon 2019 will feature a new workshop addressing professional navigation skills, focused on the needs of fellows and junior faculty.  The Career Advancement and Professional Development Workshop is sponsored by Women in Nephrology.

What do I want to do in my career? How do I achieve my professional goals? For both private practice and academic nephrologists, this workshop aims to provide practical tips on negotiation, work-life balance, advocating for yourself, identifying mentors and sponsors, establishing a national reputation, planning for promotion and tenure, and establishing a research program. Discover the skills you need to become a leader in your practice, your institution, and the field of nephrology.

Come find some answers with us at the Career Advancement and Professional Development Workshop at KIDNEYcon 2019! 

The course will be directed by Drs. Manisha Singh of UAMS, Michelle Rheault from the University of Minnesota, Silvi Shah from the University of Cincinnati, and Lisa Curtis from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

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New workshop just added to #KIDNEYcon 2018

House Staff to Physician Scientist:  How Do I Get There From Here?

This is a hands-on course designed to encourage residents and fellows to understand the pathway to a successful career as a physician scientist. Attendees will learn and practice strategies to identify mentors, improve the mentoring relationship and select and initiate research projects. They will learn how to migrate through various milestones including NIH mechanisms such as T32 training fellowships, F31 and F32 fellowships and mentored training awards including K08, K23 and VA Career Development Awards. We will also review the importance of the Aims page and break up in small groups to critically review in a group setting. Additional components of the workshop will help trainees understand how to maximize their chances of receiving internal grants and grants from specialty societies. At the end of the workshop, the attendees should have a strong understanding of the career development pathway from House Staff to Early Career Scientist and a strategy for navigating it.

This course will be led by Drs. Luis Juncos from the University of Mississippi, John Arthur from UAMS, Matthew Sparks from Duke, and Brent Wagner from the University of Texas at San Antonio.

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John Duronville joins the faculty for the #KIDNEYcon Kidney Biopsy Academy

John Duronville will join the faculty for the KINDEYcon Kidney Biopsy Academy. John is a faculty member at Duke University Medical Center. He has an interest in kidney biopsies and directs the Duke Nephrology Kidney biopsy service. We are excited to have John join the KIDNEYcon faculty. As our conference continues to grow we are delighted to add more individuals passionate about hands-on education. Please welcome John to the team.

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Shree Sharma to lead a hands-on kidney pathology workshop

KIDNEYcon 2019 will feature a hands-on pathology workshop. Attendees will travel to Arkana Labs for the workshop, where seasoned nephropathologists will teach them the basics of how to go through kidney pathology cases using multi-head scopes. At the end of the workshop attendees will have confidence in going through cases. This will be a dynamic workshop so sign up early. 

The workshop will be lead by Drs. Shree Sharma, Alejandro Best, and Chris Larsen, all nephropathologists at Arkana labs.

Hands-on interventional nephrology workshop at #KidneyCon

Interventional Nephrology is a growing subspecialty. This is a hands-on course that will allow the participant to gain more familiarity in the maintenance of arteriovenous fistula and graft health. The workshop will only be held on Saturday. The course is taught by Drs. Mukesh Sharma and Michael Gersch of the Arkansas Renal Group in Hot Springs, Arkansas, Dr. Bharat Sachdeva of Louisiana State University and Dr. Ishwinder Sidhu of Dialysis Associates in Fort Worth, Texas.

Joel Topf to lead a hands-on workshop on acid/base, fluids, and electrolytes at #KIDNEYcon

Joel Topf, @kidney_boy, 2017 recipient of the ASN Robert Narins award and author of The Fluid, Electrolyte And Acid-base Companion will lead a half-day workshop focused on diagnosis and treatment of acid/base and electrolyte disorders. Participants will go through cases and learn fundamental skills (and advanced skills) that will solidify and push your current knowledge base. This is a must attend workshop. 

This course will be led by Joel Topf of St. Clair Nephrology, Detroit, MI with support from John Asplin from Litholink, and David Goldfarb from NYU.