KIDNEYcon 2018 will be held in Little Rock, AR on April 6-7, 2018. This year, three exciting venues will host the overall conference. The workshops will be held Friday and Saturday morning on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) located at 4301 West Markham Street. The KIDNEYcon Education Summit will be held Friday afternoon in the Great Hall of the Clinton Presidential Center. Friday night's dinner and JEOPARDY! competition and Saturday's clinical conference will be held at the Little Rock Marriott located at 3 Statehouse Plaza in Downtown Little Rock. Registration will open January 10, 2018. For questions regarding registration, contact Courtney Bryant at Bryantcourtneye@uams.edu or call 501-661-7962. For all other questions, contact Kelly Bulloch at Kwbulloch@uams.edu or call 501-686-7175.
Residents, Students, and Fellows
Friday Only $75
Saturday Only $75
Friday & Saturday $125
Conference Pricing for Physicians
Friday Only $300
Saturday Only $300
Friday & Saturday $500
REGISTRATION OPENS JANUARY 10, 2018
2018 AGENDA COMING SOON!
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In accordance with the ACCME Essentials Standards, anyone involved in planning or presenting at this educational activity will be required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the healthcare industry. This information will be made available to participants at the beginning of the activity. Speakers who incorporate information about off-label or investigational use of drugs or devices will be asked to disclose that information at the beginning of their presentation.
The Friday afternoon portion of the conference will be held at the Clinton Presidential Center, which houses the Clinton Library and gives visitors a first-hand look into the life and work of the 42nd president. The Friday evening and Saturday afternoon portion of the conference will be held at the Little Rock Marriott. Conveniently located in the heart of Downtown Little Rock’s River Market District, the hotel is only a few blocks from the Clinton Library, restaurants, boutiques, museums, galleries, and night life. Amenities include complimentary in-room high speed internet, valet parking, a concession shop, fitness center, business center, Starbucks, and the Heritage Grille Steak and Fin Restaurant.
A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at the Little Rock Marriott at a reduced rate of $120 per night. The room block will be held until March 17, 2018; however, it may be filled prior to this date. To ensure availability and the discounted rate, we recommend booking your room as soon as possible. For reservations, call the hotel directly at #501-906-4000.
Travel Grants for Residents and Fellows
UAMS will fund nine conference travel grants for internal medicine or pediatric residents and adult or pediatric nephrology fellows. Each grant will cover airfare and up to three nights lodging at the Little Rock Marriott, not to exceed $665. Residents must submit a paragraph about “why you are interested in nephrology and why you should receive this travel grant.” Nephrology fellows should write a paragraph describing either 1) “the most interesting/challenging case you have seen in fellowship and how it has changed the way you practice nephrology,” or 2) “the ethics of dialysis decisions related to DNR.” Applications must be emailed to Kelly Bulloch at firstname.lastname@example.org by 5 pm on February 16, 2018, and should be typed, single spaced, using 11 pt. font, and not to exceed 1 page in length. Applicants should attach a copy of their CV, as well as a cover page with contact information.
A refund will be made upon written request prior to March 5, 2018; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after March 5. We reserve the right to cancel the program if necessary. Full registration fees will be refunded for cancelled programs. UAMS cannot be responsible for reimbursement of airline or other transportation fares, hotel or rental car charges, including penalties.
STATEMENT of NEED and course description
The educational content of KIDNEYcon is relevant to adult and pediatric nephrologists, transplant surgeons, and primary care practitioners including internal medicine, pediatric, and family physicians, as well as medical residents and fellows in training. The conference will provide participants with the tools to correctly identify and determine optimal prevention and treatment of patients with acute kidney injury and liver disease and kidney stones. The content for the 2018 KIDNEYcon meeting was carefully selected based upon evaluation feedback from the 2017 KIDNEYcon meeting, statistical evidence presented by Arkana Laboratories regarding renal biopsy results, and recommendations from several national nephrologists who are considered experts in their respected fields. The conference will include hands-on workshops in Kidney Biopsy, Vascular Ultrasound, Interventional Nephrology, Renal Pathogy, Patient Communication Skills, and Acid/Base Fluids and Electrolytes. The strategies outlined will lead to improved patient outcomes. By incorporating interactive techniques such as the six workshops listed above, audience response system, case-based discussion, and Q&A with the expert panel, attendees will be able to closely engage with faculty for a more effective delivery of guidelines for problem solving strategies that can be directly implemented in their practice. Many advances in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney diseases have been made recently, and this conference will provide updates in areas that are highly relevant to the daily practice of physicians who treat patients with kidney disease. This conference serves as a platform for sharing ideas and facilitating collaborative multi-center research projects among academic and community based nephrologists.
Americans with Disabilities Act
It is the policy of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences not to discriminate against any person on the basis of disability. If you feel you need services or the auxiliary aids mentioned in this act in order to fully participate in this activity, please contact Kelly Bulloch at email@example.com.
We're going green! In our efforts to "go green," the syllabus will be available online.