The Brigham Renal Board Review Course

Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women's Hospital Board Review

Prepare for board exams with this comprehensive update of renal medicine and its subspecialties. Includes bonus textbook.

If your primary viewing mode will be on a computer or tablet, we recommend the Online Video package. In addition to online access, you will receive a USB with MP4 files. Use the USB to watch offline or import into iTunes and other media players and then synch to your mobile device, laptop or desktop. Plus you save $130 including standard shipping charges vs the DVD package.

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A Comprehensive Nephrology Update

Recorded during the highly-rated annual live event, The Brigham Renal Board Review Course provides critical updates on basic principles, changing guidelines and therapeutic strategies. Throughout this CME program, emphasis is placed on the practical application of physiological principles to the understanding and management of clinical problems and board exam preparation, helping you to better:

  • Summarize current/recommended nephrology guidelines in clinical practice
  • Explain the differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations of patients with renal disorders
  • Identify/integrate current therapeutic options for specific renal disorders
  • Review and interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice
  • Describe pathophysiological mechanisms as they apply to management of renal disease
  • Apply learning objectives to the ABIM Nephrology certification/recertification examinations

Discover New Guidelines

A clinically based review, this learn-at-your-own-pace course in nephrology provides a maximum of 47 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits. Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, it provides access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge, incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice, and prepare for board exams.

View our full list of Topics/Speakers, Faculty, Accreditation and Media Format information.

Quick Facts

Provider: Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Course Directors:
Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Chief, Renal Division
Chief, Division of Engineering in Medicine
Department of Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Past-President, American Society of Nephrology

Jamil R. Azzi, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Renal Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Anil Chandraker, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Director, Renal Transplant Clinics
Physician, Renal Division
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gearoid M. McMahon, MB BCh
Instructor in Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Associate Physician, Renal Division
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Credits: Earn a maximum of 47 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

Glomerulonephritis

  • Renal Physiology for the Boards - Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
  • Renal Pathology 101 - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • Renal Pathology 102 - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • Urine Sediment Analysis - Martina M. McGrath, MD
  • Pathology Cases for the Boards - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • IgA Nephropathy - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Membranous Nephropathy - Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, PhD
  • RPGN - John L. Niles, MD
  • Lupus Nephritis - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Board Review Questions – GN - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Geriatric Nephrology - Ernest I. Mandel, MD
  • Anemia Management for the Boards - Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Clinical Images for the Boards - Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Workshop: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia - David B. Mount, MD

Electrolytes and Acid Base

  • Electrolyte and Acid Base – Practice I - Alan S.L. Yu, MD, MB, BChir
  • Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia - David B. Mount, MD
  • Acid Base I – Acidosis - Alan S.L. Yu, MD, MB, BChir
  • Acid Base II – Alkalosis - Alan S.L. Yu, MD, MB, BChir
  • Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham - David B. Mount, MD
  • Electrolyte and Acid Base – Practice II - Alan S.L. Yu, MD, MB, BChir
  • Genetics and Kidney Disease - Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease - Peter G. Czarnecki, MD
  • Pregnancy and Renal Disease - Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH
  • Pediatric Nephrology - Michael J.G. Somers, MD
  • Kidney Stone Cases - Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD

CKD and General Nephrology

  • Renovascular Disease - Joseph M. Garasic, MD
  • Hypertension: An Overview - John P. Forman, MD, MSc
  • Secondary Hypertension - John P. Forman, MD, MSc
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Renal Disease - David M. Charytan, MD, MSc
  • CKD Epidemiology - Gearoid M. McMahon, MB BCh
  • Nephrology Board Review 1 - David M. Charytan, MD, MSc

Acute Kidney Injury

  • Pathophysiology of AKI - Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
  • AKI Syndrome - Sushrut S. Waikar, MD, MPH
  • AKI and Cancer - Albert Q. Lam, MD
  • Paraprotein Induced Kidney Injury - Albert Q. Lam, MD
  • CPC - Mark J. Sarnak, MD, MS; Vanesa Bijol, MD; Martina McGrath, MD
  • Cardiorenal and Hepatorenal Syndromes - David J.R. Steele, MD
  • Interstitial Nephritis: Overview for the Boards - Li-Li Hsiao, MD, PhD
  • ICU Nephrology and CVVH for the Boards - Kenneth B. Christopher, MD

Transplantation

  • Why Do We Reject a Transplant? - Jamil R. Azzi, MD
  • Transplant Immunosuppression for the Boards - Steven Gabardi, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP
  • Immunological Assessment Pre and Post Transplant - Melissa Y. Yeung, MD
  • Early Post Transplant Management - Jamil R. Azzi, MD
  • Late Post Transplant Medical Complications - Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD
  • Late Allograft Loss - Andrew M. Siedlecki, MD
  • Infections in Immunocompromised Host - Sarah P. Hammond, MD
  • Transplant Cases for the Boards - Melissa Y. Yeung, MD; Edgar L. Milford, MD
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation of Recipients - Jamil R. Azzi, MD; Sayeed Malek, MD, FACS
  • Donor Evaluation - Eliot C. Heher, MD
  • HUS/TTP - Jean M. Francis, MD
  • Cutting Edge in Transplantation - Reza Abdi, MD
  • Transplant Board Review - Leonardo V. Reilla, MD, PhD
  • Must Know Board Zebras - Emily S. Robinson, MD, MPH

Dialysis

  • Dialysis Dose - J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • MBD Overview for the Boards - David Bushinsky, MD
  • Dialysis: An Overview for the Boards - J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Pearls in MBD - David Bushinsky, MD
  • Renal Ultrasound for the Boards - Adina S. Voiculescu, MD
  • Dialysis Vascular Access - Dirk M. Hentschel, MD
  • Peritoneal Dialysis: An Overview - Joanne M. Bargman, MD, FRCPC
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Complications - Joanne M. Bargman, MD, FRCPC
  • Poisonings and Intoxications - Albert Q. Lam, MD
  • Nephrology Board Review Practice 2 - Melissa Y. Yeung, MD
  • Nephrology Board Review Practice 3 - Finnian R. McCausland, MD
  • How To Pass The Boards Session - David E. Leaf, MD

Course Directors

Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD

  • Samuel A. Levine Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Renal Division
  • Chief, Division of Engineering in Medicine
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Past President, American Society of Nephrology

Anil K. Chandraker, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Renal Transplant Clinics
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • President, American Society of Transplantation

 

Jamil R. Azzi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gearoid M. McMahon, MB, BCh

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Faculty

Reza Abdi, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Vanesa Bijol, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Renal Pathologist
  • Department of Pathology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David M. Charytan, MD, MSc

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Kenneth B. Christopher, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Professor of Epidemiology
  • Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Senior Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Peter G. Czarnecki, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

John P. Forman, MD, MSc

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Steven Gabardi, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Abdominal Organ Transplant Specialist
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Departments of Pharmacy Services/Transplant Surgery/Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Joseph M. Garasic, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Peripheral Vascular Intervention
  • Division of Cardiology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Sarah P. Hammond, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Division of Infectious Disease
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Eliot C. Heher, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Dirk M. Hentschel, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Interventional Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD

  • Warren E. Grupe Professor of Pediatrics in the Field of Nephrology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Li-Li Hsiao, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Albert Q. Lam, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David E. Leaf, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sayeed Malek, MD, FACS

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Director of Transplant Surgery
  • Department of Surgery
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ernest I. Mandel, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Finnian R. McCausland, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Martina M. McGrath, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Edgar L. Milford, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Tissue Typing Laboratory
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

David B. Mount, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Clinical Chief, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Staff Physician, Division of General Internal Medicine
  • VA Boston Healthcare System

John L. Niles, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Helmut G. Rennke, MD

  • Professor of Pathology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Renal Pathology Laboratory
  • Department of Pathology
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Emily S. Robinson, MD, MPH

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Andrew M. Siedlecki, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA

  • Senior Associate Dean, Global and Continuing Education
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Director, Office of Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Michael J.G. Somers, MD

  • Associate Professor of Pediatrics
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

David J.R. Steele, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General Hospital

J. Kevin Tucker, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Joint BWH-MGH Nephrology Fellowship Program
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Adina S. Voiculescu, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Sushrut S. Waikar, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Constantine L. Hampers Distinguished Chair in Renal Medicine
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Melissa Y. Yeung, MD

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Guest Faculty

Gerald B. Appel, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine
  • Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Director of Clinical Nephrology
  • Columbia University Medical Center
  • New York, NY

Joanne M. Bargman, MD, FRCPC

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Toronto
  • Director, Peritoneal Dialysis Program
  • University Health Network
  • Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

David Bushinsky, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Physiology
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine
  • Chief, Nephrology Division
  • University of Rochester Medical Center
  • Rochester, NY

 

Jean M. Francis, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Mark J. Sarnak, MD, MS

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Director of Research, Division of Nephrology
  • Associate Director, Research Training Program
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Alan S.L. Yu, MD, MB, BChir

  • Harry Statland and Solon Summerfield Professor of Medicine
  • Director, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
  • and The Kidney Institute
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • Kansas City, KS

Accreditation

The Harvard Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 47 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Date of Original Release: October 1, 2016
Termination Date: January 31, 2019 (Please note that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)
Estimated Time to Complete: 47 hours

CME credit is awarded upon successful completion of a course evaluation and post-test.

Disclosure

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Essential Areas, Standards, and Policies. It is HMS’s policy that those who have influenced the content of a CME activity (e.g. planners, faculty, authors, reviewers and others) disclose all relevant financial relationships with commercial entities so that HMS may identify and resolve any conflicts of interest prior to the activity. These disclosures will be provided in the activity materials along with disclosure of any commercial support received for the activity. Additionally, faculty members have been instructed to disclose any limitations of data and unlabeled or investigational uses of products during their presentations.

Disclosure information for all individuals in control of the content of the activity is located on the disclosure statement.

Learning Objectives

After viewing this program, participants will be better able to:

  • Summarize current/recommended nephrology guidelines in clinical practice
  • Explain the differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations of patient with renal disorders
  • Identify/integrate current therapeutic options for specific renal disorders
  • Review and interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice
  • Describe pathophysiological mechanisms as they apply to management of renal disease
  • Apply learning objectives to the ABIM Nephrology certification/recertification examinations

ACGME Competencies

This course is designed to meet one or more of the following Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Competencies:

  • Patient Care and Procedural Skills
  • Medical Knowledge
  • Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

Target Audience

The target audience for The Brigham Renal Board Review Course is clinical and academic nephrologists, internists, pediatricians, and primary care physicians/trainees preparing for ABIM nephrology certification/recertification examinations and/or seeking a comprehensive update in renal medicine and its subspecialties.

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