Choose 2 Half-Day Workshops to Attend
1. Kidney Biopsy Academy (KBA)
Proficiency in percutaneous kidney biopsy is required for accreditation in nephrology. Medical practice trends have diminished the interest and exposure of nephrology fellows to kidney biopsies. Approximately 14% of renal biopsies are inadequate for diagnostic purposes because of technical reasons related to the biopsy. The goal of this course is to provide training in percutaneous renal biopsies to residents, fellows, and practicing physicians.
The hands-on KBA workshop 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
Tissue retrieval adequacy examination by microscope and smartphone camera.
Results from the 2016 workshop were presented as an abstract, "An Integrated Pathology and Ultrasonography-Based Simulation Is an Effective Educational Tool for the Performance of a Kidney Biopsy" during an oral presentation at the 2016 ASN meeting.
The KBA is directed by Drs. Vandana Niyyar from Emory University and William Whittier of Rush University. They are assisted by Drs. Shree Sharma and Nicholas Cossey from Arkana Laboratories, and Manisha Singh and Kevin Phelan from UAMS.
2. Nephrology Business and Leadership/Professional Development*
*Will be offered Friday morning
A workshop addressing professional navigation skills, focused on the needs of fellows and junior faculty.
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. Diana Mahbod with the Dallas Renal Group, Manisha Singh with UAMS, Michelle Rheault from the University of Minnesota, Silvi Shah from the University of Cincinnati, Lisa Curtis from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.
3.Vascular Ultrasound for Assessment of Volume Status
Assessment of intravascular volume status in critically ill patients is difficult but important to guide the management of clinical care. Recently, ultrasound based techniques like inferior vena cava diameter and collapsibility and echocardiographic techniques like velocity time index have emerged as useful tools in volume assessment. This course will demonstrate techniques to assess volume.
The objectives of this course are to:
1) Understand the fundamentals of bedside ultrasound
2) Learn ultrasonographic technique using SonoSim® Ultrasound Training
3) Identify the inferior vena cava from the subcostal view
4) Perform IVC measurement on standardized patients
The course will be directed by Drs. John "Terrill" Huggins of MUSC, Nithin Karakala of UAMS, and Nathaniel Reisinger from Penn.
4. Acid/Base Fluids and Electrolytes Workshop
This is a hands-on course focused on hands-on learning. Participants will go through cases and learn fundamental skills for evaluation and management of acid base disturbances and electrolyte derangements.
This course will be taught by Drs. Joel Topf (@kidney_boy) of St. Clair Nephrology, Detroit, MI and Roger Rodby of Rush University Medical Center.
5. Kidney Pathology Workshop
This will be an interactive workshop using multihead microscopes. Attendees will travel to Arkana Laboratories where pathologists will present and discuss cases.
This workshop will be led by Drs. Shree Sharma, Chris Larsen, and Alejandro Best, all with Arkana Laboratories in Little Rock, AR.
6. Urine Microscopy
The course is taught by Drs. Juan Carlos Velez with the Ochsner Clinic and Jay Seltzer with Missouri Baptist Medical Center.