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KIDNEYcon 2019

April 12-14

KIDNEYcon 2019 will be held in Little Rock, AR on April 12-14. The workshops will be held Friday on the campus of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) located at 4301 West Markham Street. Friday night's dinner and JEOPARDY! competition and Saturday’s scientific and research talks will occur at the Robinson Center, William Grant Still Ballroom, located at 426 W. Markham St.  For questions regarding registration, contact Kelly Bulloch at 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                           


In support of improving patient care, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

 AMA Designation Statement

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences designates this live activity for a maximum of 20.5 ANCC contact hours. Nursing contact hours will be awarded for successful completion of program components based upon documented attendance and completion of evaluation materials.

Disclosure Information

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.

Robinson Center/DoubleTree Hotel

Robinson Center/DoubleTree Hotel



The Friday evening and Saturday portions of the conference will be held at the Robinson Center, a historic facility featuring a conference center overlooking the Arkansas River.  The Robinson Center is physically connected to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel.  Conveniently located in the heart of downtown Little Rock’s Rivermarket district, the hotel is only a few blocks from the President Clinton Library, restaurants, boutiques, museums, galleries, and night life.  Amenities include complimentary in-room high speed internet, valet parking, a fitness center and full service business center, Made Market, and Bridges Restaurant and Lounge. 

A limited number of guest rooms have been reserved at the DoubleTree Hotel at a reduced rate of $94.00 per night.  The room block will be held until March 19, 2019; however, it may be filled prior to this date.  To ensure availability, we recommend booking your room as soon as possible.  For reservations, visit or call the hotel directly at #501-372-4371 or toll free #800-222-8733, and use the reservation code “K-Y-V.”

Travel Grants for Residents and Fellows

UAMS will fund ten conference travel grants for internal medicine or pediatric residents and adult or pediatric nephrology fellows.  Each grant will cover the conference registration fee plus airfare and up to three nights lodging at the DoubleTree, not to exceed $850. 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) “What are some ideas you have to improve nephrology education?”  Applications must be emailed to Kelly Bulloch at by 5 pm on February 15, 2019, 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, including contact information.


A refund will be made upon written request prior to March 11, 2019; however, $100 will be retained for administrative costs. No refunds will be made after March 11. 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 or hotel 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 hypertension, acute kidney injury, glomerular disease, and chronic kidney disease, as well as provide strategies to enhance clinical research and enthusiasm for the field of nephrology at all academic levels. The inclusion of a diverse group of presenters, the use of social media to promote the meeting and as an educational tool, and the hands-on nature of the course seem very likely to appeal to trainees and get them into the field and excited about research. The content for the 2019 KIDNEYcon meeting was carefully selected based upon evaluation feedback from the 2016 - 2018 KIDNEYcon meetings, statistical evidence presented by Arkana Laboratories, and recommendations from several national nephrologists who are considered experts in their respected fields.  KIDNEYcon will include a hands-on workshop that helps physicians understand the pathway to becoming a physician scientist, a workshop that teaches how to navigate professional development, and workshops dedicated to Kidney Pathology, Acid/Base Fluids and Electrolytes, and how to correctly perform kidney biopsies. By incorporating interactive techniques such as the five workshops listed above, 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. The strategies outlined will lead to improved patient outcomes. This conference also 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

Electronic Syllabus

We're going green!  In our efforts to "go green," the syllabus will be available online.