Challenging Cases in CKD Anemia: The Kidneys and Heart as Linked Parts – Clinical Brief #2

 

 

PROVIDER STATEMENT

This educational activity is provided by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc.

DISCLOSURE OF COMMERCIAL SUPPORT

This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Anemia is a common disease sequela of chronic kidney disease (CKD) that can worsen and complicate the bidirectional disease continuum between CKD and cardiovascular disease. Anemia in CKD can be treated, which can extend the lives of CKD patients, reduce hospitalizations, and improve quality of life. However, anemia in CKD is persistently undermanaged because current treatments are in and of themselves linked with increased risk for major cardiovascular events. They are also injectable or intravenous and definitely invasive, which no doubt limits patient acceptance. This program will focus on the importance of recognizing the burden and impact of CKD-related anemia.

FACULTY CO-CHAIRS


Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRC
P, MBA
Nephrologist
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Senior Associate Dean
Postgraduate Medical Education
Harvard Medical School
Boston, Massachusetts


Kirsten L. Johansen, MD

Chief of Nephrology
Hennepin Healthcare
Professor of Medicine
University of Minnesota
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Release date: November 10, 2022
Expiration date: November 10, 2023
Estimated time to complete activity: 15 minutes
TARGET AUDIENCE

This educational activity has been designed for nephrologists, endocrinologists, cardiologists, and internal medicine physicians involved in the management of patients with CKD.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

Upon completion of this educational activity, participants should be able to:

  • Correlate the pathophysiology of anemia in CKD with viable therapeutic targets
DIRECTIONS TO LEARNER

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period of November 10, 2022 through November 10, 2023, participants must:

  • Read the learning objectives
  • Complete the pretest
  • Study the educational activity
  • Complete the posttest and the evaluation form

A statement of credit will be issued only upon receipt of a completed activity evaluation form and a completed posttest with a score of 100%.

MEDIA

Internet

ACCREDITATION STATEMENT

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CREDIT DESIGNATION

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For information about ACCME accreditation of this activity, please contact Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. at (855) 835-4004 or cme@integrityce.com.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST

Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified relevant financial relationships are thoroughly vetted by Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The following faculty/planners reported the financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they have with ineligible companies related to the content of these CME activities:

Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP, MBA
Chair, Editorial Board: Nephrology Times
Consultant: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Zydus

Kirsten L. Johansen, MD
Advisory Boards: Akebia, GlaxoSmithKline, Vifor Pharma

The Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Integrity Continuing Education, Inc. does not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

PRIVACY POLICY

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MINIMUM SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

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Operating Systems: Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 10, and Mac OS
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DISCLAIMER

The information provided at this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a physician relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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