OFFICE OF CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION

2nd Annual Cardio Renal Connections Conference


  • Description
  • Conference Highlights
  • Registration
  • Location
  • Exhibitor
  • EXPLORE San Antonio



Course Description

This activity is a unique meeting bringing together clinicians and scientists to explore the complex relationships between the heart and kidney. The interplay between the kidneys and the cardiovascular system is complex. The close relationship of renal function and cardiac function has given rise to the concept of cardio-renal syndromes. This interplay extends beyond these syndromes and manifests itself in the form of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and peripheral vascular disease. With the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and aging of the United States population, physicians will continue to face a growing number of patients with renal and cardiovascular disease. This interprofessional CE program will serve to help foster education and discussion about the intersection of these two pathophysiologic systems.

Who Should Attend?

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals who specialize in cardiology and nephrology.

 

Learning Objectives
At the end of this educational activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the role of salt in the development of HTN
  • Understand the management of HTN in patients with heart and kidney disease
  • How to prevent progression of CKD and manage ailments like AFib in CKD patients
  • How to approach and manage the heart failure patients with worsening renal function or ESRD
  • How to manage diuretic resistance and hyponatremia in the heart failure patients
  • Identify the epidemiology, risk factors and prevention methods of AKI
  • Understand the role of novel biomarkers to detect AKI and guide treatments
  • Understand the role of novel therapies in relation to the CKD and CVD patients
  • Understand the role of renal denervation and renal artery stenting in the current era


 

FRIDAY AM: GENERAL SESSION
• Clinical approach to patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)
• Management of dyslipidemia in CKD patients
• Update on antihypertensive therapy
• Role of Na and K in HTN
• How do we manage atrial fibrillation and CKD


FRIDAY PM: HEART FAILIURE AND RENAL DISEASE

• Management of diuretic resistance
• Approach to worsening renal function in heart failure (HF) patients
• Management of hyponatremia
• Update on novel agents for HF


FRIDAY DINNER

Ethical Challenges in Management of Patients with Cardiac and Renal Disease


SATURDAY AM: ACUTE KIDNEY INJURY

• Acute kidney injury (AKI) after coronary and peripheral procedures
• AKI following TAVR: Is it a concern?
• Emerging biomarkers for AKI detection: Are they ready for primetime?
• Prediction models for AKI — do they work?


SATURDAY PM: RENOVASCULAR DISEASE

• Vascular calcification: implications for interventional therapy
• Approach to resistant hypertension
• Renal denervation: Is it still viable?
• Renal considerations in abdominal aortic disease therapy
• Renal artery stenting — should we be doing this procedure?

Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PHD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA


FEATURED SPEAKERS


Roxana Mehran, MD

Mt. Sinai School of Medicine and Chief Scientific Officer
Cardiovascular Research Foundation
New York, NY


David Ellison, MD

Oregon Clinical and Translational Research Institute
Portland, OR


Peter A. McCullough, MD

Baylor University Medical Center
Dallas, TX


Mark Drazner, MD

Clinical Chief of Cardiology
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX


William Henrich, MD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Steven R. Bailey, MD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


W. Brian Reeves, MD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio
San Antonio, TX


Roberto Trevino, MD

Founder, Social & Health Research Center and South Alamo Medical Group
San Antonio, TX


Somjot S. Brar, MD

Kaiser Permanente Cardiology
Los Angeles, CA

 

Program Registration Information

Fee Types
Registration Fees
Physicians
$200
Nurses
$125
Other Health Care Professionals
$125
Students, Residents, Fellows
$25







REGISTER NOW

The registration fee includes access to all sessions; continental breakfast, breaks, lunch; and access to downloadable handouts from the UT Health Science Center CME website. Hard copy handouts will NOT be available.


The Office of Continuing Medical Education reserves the right to limit enrollment and cancel any course no less than one week prior to the activity. Should circumstances make this necessary, your registration fee would be refunded in full. If you must cancel, the registration fee will be refunded less a 25% handling charge (of the registration fee you selected) if notice is received by April 1, 2017. Cancellations received after April 1, 2017 will not be refunded. For additional information, call the office of Continuing Medical Education at (210) 567-4491 or 1-866- 601-4448. You can also register using the registration form.


Continuing Medication Education:

The UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.

American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare professionals receiving a certificate of attendance should consult with their licensing board for information on applicability and acceptance.


Contact
Office of Continuing Medical Education
Email : cme@uthscsa.edu
Phone: (210) 567-4491 or 1(866) 601-4448


Continuing Nursing Education:

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Contact
Continuing Nursing Education
E-mail: BorgfeldJ@uthscsa.edu
Phone: 210-567-0234   



 

Conference Location

La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, TX 78256
Telephone: (210) 558-6500

Hotel Accommodations
La Cantera Hill Country Resort
16641 La Cantera Parkway
San Antonio, Texas
Phone: (210) 558-6500
https://www.destinationhotels.com/la-cantera-resort-and-spa  


Situated atop one of the highest points in all of San Antonio, you'll find La Cantera Hill Country Resort. It's a place where peace and tranquility flourish. Where emerald fairways and sparkling pools are the only things interrupting the scenic vistas overlooking the Texas Hill Country. A place where you'll find a new sense of relaxation, whether you're staying for business or for a well-deserved vacation. Welcome to La Cantera Hill Country Resort.

Room Rate: $249.00 plus 16.75% tax
Reservation deadline: March 29, 2017


A block of rooms has been reserved and will be held until March 29, 2017 at the special rate. If rooms remain in the block after March 29, 2017, they will be returned to the hotel’s general inventory and the group rate may not be available. When making your reservation, please specify that you will be attending the “UT Health Science Center San Antonio Cardio Renal Connections” in order to qualify for the group rates. Reservations can be made by phone at (210) 558-6500.




Exhibitor Form

The UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, School of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Cardiology would like to request your support as an exhibitor for the Cardio Renal Connections conference scheduled for April 28-29, 2017 at La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio, Texas.  

This conference brings together clinicians and scientists to explore the complex relationships between the heart and kidney. The interplay between the kidneys and the cardiovascular system is complex. The close relationship of renal function and cardiac function has given rise to the concept of cardio-renal syndromes. This interplay extends beyond these syndromes and manifests itself in the form of hypertension, metabolic syndrome, and peripheral vascular disease. With the epidemic of obesity, diabetes, and aging of the United States population, physicians will continue to face a growing number of patients with renal and cardiovascular disease. Our CME program will serve to help foster education and discussion about the intersection of these two pathophysiologic systems.


As an exhibitor you will be listed on the online syllabus, website, conference signage, and course materials that will be handed to approximately 150 attendees. To confirm your support, please complete the enclosed Exhibitor Registration Form. Space is limited and will be distributed on a first come, first serve basis.


Feel free to contact our office if you need additional information. Thank you in advance for your support. We look forward to hearing from you.   

Sincerely,
UT Health Science Center San Antonio School of Medicine
Office of Continuing Medical Education



 



EXPLORE San Antonio

 

San Antonio is a tapestry of Mexican and American history. From exciting events to restaurants and attractions, San Antonio offers a unique diversity. But the city is also known for its beauty, with excellent examples of Southwestern architecture and a plush landscape rarely seen in such an arid environment, due in part to the San Antonio River that runs through the downtown area. Whether you simply want to remember the Alamo, stroll down the famous River Walk in Downtown San Antonio or sample the Tex-Mex cuisine, you'll find this Texas vacation spot has a charm that is distinct from any other American city. To explore San Antonio's attractions, local culture, restaurants, shopping, events and more, visit http://www.visitsanantonio.com/index.aspx.