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2018 Onco-Nephrology Symposium
Dec. 7, 2018
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dan L. Duncan Building (CPB), Floor 8
1155 Pressler Street
Houston, Texas 77030
7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
Ethics .50 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM
This symposium should be of value to nephrologists, oncologists, advanced practice
providers, and nurse practitioners.
- Conference Brochure
- Conference Agenda
- Conference Speakers/Committee
- Call for Abstracts Information
Agendas are subject to change because we are always striving to improve the quality of your educational experience. MD Anderson may substitute faculty with comparable expertise on rare occasions necessitated by illness, schedule conflicts and so forth.
Please let us know what specific topics, issues or questions you wish to see addressed or emphasized in this activity. Fax CME/Conference Management at 713-794-1724 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. All responses will be forwarded to the Program Chair for consideration.
Kidney disease is common in patients with cancer. As cancer treatments advance in efficacy and scope, their effects on the kidney and bodily homeostasis become increasingly complex to diagnose and manage. There exists a very real need for nephrologists and trainees to develop proficiency in the recognition and therapy of the unique renal syndromes that arise in the setting of cancer.
The goal of this symposium is to inform physicians and advanced practice providers about the current best practices, in the hopes of improving their approach to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer-associated kidney disorders.
By presenting a spectrum of evidence-based recommendations, we endeavor to effect a positive change. We anticipate that participants will be able to apply these lessons to refine their practices and, hopefully, improve patient outcomes.
After attending the symposium, participants should be able to:
- Diagnose the common renal complications arising from cancer and its treatments (Knowledge, Competence);
- Prevent or treat nephrotoxicity associated with cancer (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Recognize and treat electrolyte disorders in patients with cancer (Knowledge, Competence, Performance);
- Learn about the role of a nephrologist in kidney cancer (Knowledge);
- Implement strategies for discussing dialysis at the end-of-life care (Knowledge, Competence, Performance, Patient Outcomes).
- Case Study
- Questions and Answer Sessions
- Poster Sessions
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The session entitled, Ethics: Dialysis, A Palliative Perspective, has been designated by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center for .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.
CME Certificates and Attendance Verification Certificates
Certificates awarding AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ or certificates documenting attendance will be will be emailed when an individual completes the online CME Verification process after the conference.
Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 7.25 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 credit.
Participant completion data will be shared with and transmitted to the ACCME on the participant’s behalf.
In order to receive MOC points, you must pass the post-test with a score of 70% or higher.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has implemented a process whereby everyone who is in a position to control the content of an educational activity must disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest that could potentially affect the information presented. MD Anderson also requires that all faculty disclose any unlabeled use or investigational use (not yet approved for any purpose) of pharmaceutical and medical device products. Specific disclosure will be made to the participants prior to the educational activity.
- Pre-registration is now closed, on-site registration opens at 7:30 am on Friday, December 7. The conference will begin at 8:00 am and adjourn at 5:00 pm.
- Advance registration is encouraged as space and materials are limited.
- Physicians (MDs/DOs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $300
- RNs/NPs/PAs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $125
- MDACC Faculty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $100
- MDACC Staff/Trainees . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$50
- All Students/Fellows/Residents . . . . . . . . $100
- ISN Members . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . $270
Evening Reception on Friday, December 7, 2018
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We accept the following forms of payment:
- Check (payable through U.S. Banks only)
- Money Order
- Credit Cards (MasterCard, VISA and American Express)
If you register online, a receipt/confirmation letter will be automatically emailed to the email address you list on the registration form. If you register by fax or mail, a receipt/confirmation letter will be sent to you within 10 working days of the receipt of your fee.
The registration fee, minus a $50 administrative handling fee, is refundable if a written request is received on or before Friday, October 26. No refunds will be granted after that date. The request for a registration refund must include the tax identification number of the company or institution if registration was paid by a company or institutional check.
CME/Conference Management reserves the right to cancel activities prior to the scheduled date, if low enrollment or other circumstances make it necessary. Each registrant will be notified by mail, e-mail, or the contact numbers as given on the registration form. In case of activity cancellation, liability of CME/Conference Management is limited to the registration fee. CME/Conference Management will refund the full registration fee.
CME/Conference Management reserves the right to limit the number of participants in a program and is not responsible for any expenses incurred by an individual whose registration is not confirmed and for whom space is not available.
For additional information, please contact CME/Conference Management at 713-792-2223 or toll-free at 866-849-5866.
- A block of rooms has been reserved for conference attendees at the Houston Marriott Medical Center located at 6580 Fannin Street, Houston, Texas.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested. The hotel phone number is 1-800-228-9290.
- Early hotel reservation is suggested and the room block cutoff date is November 15, 2018.
- When you make reservations, be sure to mention the group name: Onco-Nephrology Symposium 2018 to be assured of receiving the special meeting rate of $109 for a standard guest room. Please add 17% Texas state and local taxes.
(prices are subject to change and may vary depending on location of the conference)
- Houston is served by two airports, George Bush Intercontinental (IAH) and William P. Hobby (HOU).
- Taxicabs are available at an estimated cost of $50-60, to or from William P. Hobby Airport or George Bush Intercontinental Airport.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between George Bush Intercontinental Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $27 one-way and $54 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826 or online at www.supershuttle.com.
- Super Shuttle operates a shuttle bus between William P. Hobby Airport and the Houston Marriott Medical Center for $24 one-way and $48 round-trip. For more information, call 713-523-8888 or toll-free at 800-258-3826 or online at www.supershuttle.com.
Parking for the Cancer Prevention Building is available under the Mays Clinic Building, which is adjacent to the Cancer Prevention Building. Valet parking ($15/day) is available by entering ENTRANCE 7, at Richard J.V. Johnson Boulevard at Holcombe Blvd. (South side of Holcombe Blvd.) Self-Parking ($12/day) is available in the Mays Clinic Garage through ENTRANCE 5, which is located off Bertner Avenue. Bertner Avenue is adjacent to Mays Clinic and crosses Holcombe Blvd. Please remember to bring your parking ticket with you as you must pay for parking before you leave the garage.
Photographing, audio taping and video taping are prohibited.