Transforming Kidney Care and Research
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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.

Matt Sparks- KIDNEYcon Education Director

Shree Sharma to lead a hands-on kidney pathology workshop

2018 KIDNEYcon will feature a hands-on pathology workshop. This will be lead by Shree Sharma, co-director of KIDNEYcon and nephropathologist at Arkana labs. This workshop will teach attendees the basics of how to go through kidney pathology cases. Multi-head scopes will be used to go through cases with the help of a seasoned nephropathologist. At the end of the workshop attendees will have confidence in going through cases. This will be a dynamic workshop so sign up early. 

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 two half-day workshops 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.

The Kidney Biopsy Academy workshop returns for #KIDNEYcon 2018

One of the most popular workshops of KIDNEYcon is the Kidney Biopsy Academy. The hands-on course utilizes: kidney ultrasound simulation using SonoSim® Ultrasound Training; real time ultrasound of kidneys in simulated, live human subjects; kidney anatomy with plasticine-embedded torso sections from human cadavers; kidney anatomy with dissected cadavers; US-based PKB simulation with mannequin (Blue Phantom™); US-based renal biopsy in lightly-embalmed cadavers; and tissue retrieval adequacy examination by microscope and smartphone camera.

The Kidney Biopsy Academy is directed by Juan Carlos Velez from the Ochsner Clinic and Vandana Niyyar from Emory University.  They are assisted by Shree Sharma from Arkana Laboratories and Manisha Singh, Diane Bricco and Kevin Phelan, all from UAMS.