Intensive Review of Nephrology

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

Explore the most challenging clinical problems in renal medicine with this comprehensive review of vital nephrology topics. Ideal for MOC.

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Explore Vital Topics in Nephrology

Intensive Review of Nephrology is a case-based, comprehensive look at new developments and updates in the field. Led by renowned nephrologists, lecturers shed light on state-of-the-art practices, clinical challenges, and a wide array of topics, including membranous nephropathy, acidosis, alkalosis, genetics and kidney disease, pediatric nephrology, acute kidney injury syndromes, geriatric nephrology, and more. This CME program will help you to better:

  • Summarize currently recommended nephrology guidelines
  • Explain the differential diagnosis of complex clinical presentations of renal disorders
  • Incorporate current therapeutic options for specific renal disorders
  • Interpret up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice
  • Describe pathophysiological mechanisms for renal disease management
  • Prepare for ABIM Nephrology certification/recertification examinations

Expand Your Skills

Available online or via audio MP3 CDs, Intensive Review of Nephrology provides a maximum of 46.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits and 46.50 ABIM MOC points and access to unbiased, evidence-based content and case-based reviews so you can expand your knowledge and incorporate the latest guidelines into your daily practice.

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 Director:
Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Anil K. Chandraker, MD
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Jamil R. Azzi, MD
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Gearoid M. McMahon, MB BCh
Harvard Medical School
Brigham and Women's Hospital

Credits: Earn a maximum of 46.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ and 46.50 ABIM MOC points

Glomerulonephritis

  • Renal Physiology for the Boards - Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
  • Basic Concepts of Immunology in Autoimmune Kidney Disease - Ramon G. Bonegio, MD
  • Renal Pathology in 2019: Part 1 - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • Renal Pathology in 2019: Part 2 - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • Current Approaches to Urine Sediment Analysis - Martina M. McGrath, MB BCh
  • Challenging Pathology Cases - Helmut G. Rennke, MD
  • IgA Nephropathy - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Membranous Nephropathy - Laurence H. Beck, Jr., MD, PhD
  • Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis - John L. Niles, MD
  • Update on Lupus Nephritis - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Glomerulonephritis: Questions & Answers Session - Gerald B. Appel, MD
  • Metabolic Management of Kidney Stones - Gary C. Curhan, MD, ScD
  • Anemia Management: Update and Best Practices - Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA
  • Must-Know Clinical Images in Nephrology - Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA

Electrolytes and Acid Base

  • Workshop: Hyponatremia and Hypernatremia - David B. Mount, MD
  • Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders - Questions & Answers Session - Part 1 - Alan S.L. Yu, MB, BChir
  • Hypokalemia and Hyperkalemia - David B. Mount, MD
  • Acidosis - Alan S.L. Yu, MB, BChir
  • Alkalosis - Alan S.L. Yu, MB, BChir
  • Cases from Renal Grand Rounds at The Brigham - David B. Mount, MD
  • Electrolyte and Acid Base Disorders - Questions & Answers Session - Part 2 - Alan S.L. Yu, MB, BChir
  • Genetics and Kidney Disease - Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
  • Update on Polycystic Kidney Disease - Ronald D. Perrone, MD
  • Pediatric Nephrology - Michael J.G. Somers, MD
  • Pregnancy and Renal Disease - Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH
  • Geriatric Nephrology - Ernest I. Mandel, MD
  • Nephrology Board Review Practice 1 - Finnian R. McCausland, MB BCh, MMSc, FRCPI

CKD and General Nephrology

  • Update on Renovascular Disease - Joseph M. Garasic, MD
  • Management of Hypertension after SPRINT - Richard J. Glassock, MD
  • Secondary Hypertension: Primary Aldosteronism and Pheochromocytoma - Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc
  • Cardiovascular Disease and Renal Disease - Finnian R. McCausland, MB BCh, MMSc, FRCPI
  • Liver and the Kidney - Andrew S. Allegretti, MD, MSc

Acute Kidney Injury

  • Pathophysiology of Acute Kidney Injury - Joseph V. Bonventre, MD, PhD
  • Acute Kidney Injury Syndromes - Alice Sheridan, MD
  • Cancer and Acute Kidney Injury - Albert Q. Lam, MD
  • Paraprotein Induced Kidney Injury - Albert Q. Lam, MD
  • Clinicopathological Conference - Richard J. Glassock, MD, Joel M. Henderson, MD, PhD, and Martina M. McGrath, MB BCh
  • FSGS: A Lesion, Not a Disease - Richard J. Glassock, MD
  • Nephrology Board Review Practice 2 - Mallika Mendu, MD, MBA
  • ICU Nephrology and Continuous Renal Replacement Therapies - David J.R. Steele, MB BCh
  • Interstitial Nephritis: Overview for the Boards - Julie M. Paik, MD, ScD, MPH
  • How to Pass the Boards - David E. Leaf, MD, MMSc

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 and Indira Guleria, PhD
  • Early Post-Transplant Management - Anil K. Chandraker, MD
  • Poisonings and Intoxications: What a Nephrologist Needs to Know - Timothy B. Erickson, MD
  • Late Loss of the Kidney Transplant - Andrew M. Siedlecki, MD
  • Infections in Transplant Recipients - Sarah P. Hammond, MD
  • Transplant Cases: Board Review Practice - Melissa Y. Yeung, MD and Edgar L. Milford, Jr., MD
  • Pre-Transplant Evaluation of Recipients - Jamil R. Azzi, MD, and Sayeed Malek, MD, FACS
  • Donor Evaluation - Kassem Safa, MD
  • Thrombotic Microangiopathies - Jean M. Francis, MD
  • Late Post-Transplant Medical Complications - Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD
  • Transplant Board Review - Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD
  • Must Know Board Zebras - Emily S. Robinson, MD, MPH

Dialysis

  • Dialysis Dosing - J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Mineral and Bone Disease - David Bushinsky, MD
  • Dialysis: A Case-Based Clinical Review and Update - J. Kevin Tucker, MD
  • Pearls in Mineral and Bone Disease - David Bushinsky, MD
  • Chronic Kidney Disease Epidemiology: A 2019 Update - Gearoid M. McMahon, MB BCh
  • Peritoneal Dialysis - Joanne M. Bargman, MD, FRCPC
  • Peritoneal Dialysis Complications - Joanne M. Bargman, MD, FRCPC
  • Renal Ultrasound for the Clinical Nephrologist - Adina S. Voiculescu, MD
  • Dialysis Vascular Access: Assessment and Complications - Dirk M. Hentschel, 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
  • Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation
  • Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Jamil R. Azzi, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director, Kidney Transplant Fellowship
  • Transplantation Research Center
  • 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

Andrew S. Allegretti, MD, MSc

  • Instructor in Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Director of ICU Nephrology
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Massachusetts General 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

Timothy B. Erickson, MD

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

Steven Gabardi, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Abdominal Organ Transplant Specialist
  • 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

Indira Guleria, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's 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

Dirk M. Hentschel, MD

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

Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD

  • William E. Harmon Professor of Pediatrics Nephrology
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Chief, Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Pediatrics
  • Boston Children’s Hospital

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

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

Albert Q. Lam, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Part-time, Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician, Renal Division
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

David E. Leaf, MD, MMSc

  • Assistant Professor of 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, MB BCh, MMSc, FRCPI

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

Martina M. McGrath, MB BCh

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

Mallika Mendu, MD, MBA

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

Edgar L. Milford, Jr., 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

Julie M. Paik, MD, ScD, MPH

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

Kassem Safa, MD

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

Alice M. Sheridan, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Nephrology
  • Department of Medicine
  • Mount Auburn Hospital

Andrew M. Siedlecki, MD

  • Assistant Professor of 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 for Postgraduate Medical Education
  • Director, Master in Medical Sciences in
  • Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) Program
  • Harvard Medical School
  • 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, MB BCh

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

Ravi I. Thadhani, MD, MPH

  • Visiting Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Vice Dean and Professor of Medicine
  • Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Los Angeles, CA

J. Kevin Tucker, MD

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

Anand Vaidya, MD, MMSc

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Hypertension
  • Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Adina S. Voiculescu, MD

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

Melissa Y. Yeung, MD

  • Assistant Professor of 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 Section, Department of Medicine
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Ramon G. Bonegio, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Renal Section
  • 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
  • Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
  • Renal Section, Boston Medical Center
  • Medical Director Pancreas Transplant Program
  • Renal Division, Department of Medicine
  • Brigham and Women’s Hospital

 

Richard J. Glassock, MD

  • Professor Emeritus
  • Department of Medicine
  • Geffen School of Medicine
  • University of California
  • Los Angeles, CA

Joel M. Henderson, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology
  • Boston University School of Medicine
  • Director, Renal Pathology and Electron Microscopy Laboratories
  • Boston Medical Center
  • Laboratory Director, Framingham Heart Study
  • Boston, MA

Ronald D. Perrone, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • Scientific Director
  • Clinical and Translational Research Center
  • Tufts CTSI
  • Physician, William B. Schwartz Division of Nephrology
  • Tufts Medical Center
  • Boston, MA

Alan S.L. Yu, 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.

The Harvard Medical School designates this enduring material for a maximum of 46.50 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, 2019
Termination Date: January 31, 2022 (Please note that AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ will no longer be issued for the activity after this date)
Estimated Time to Complete the Activity: 46.50 hours

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

ABIM Medical Knowledge MOC Points

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 46.50 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC points.

On the course evaluation page please indicate "Yes" when asked if you would like to receive ABIM MOC points for your participation in this enduring activity. You will then be required to provide your ABIM ID # and your Date of Birth. Points earned will equal the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 Credits ™ claimed.

HMS will upload the participant data, including the points earned, directly to the ABIM so that it will appear on the ABIM diplomates transcript. These points will not appear on your certificate provided at the end of this enduring activity.

Disclosure Policy

Harvard Medical School (HMS) adheres to all ACCME Accreditation Criteria 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 in the PDF and printed syllabus.

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 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

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 Intensive Review of Nephrology 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.