George Bakris, MD, FASH, FASN, FAHA
Professor of Medicine
Director, American Heart Association Comprehensive Hypertension Center
University of Chicago Medicine
Robert Toto, MD
Medical Director of the Multi-Specialty Clinic at UT Southwestern Medical Center
Associate Dean of Clinical and Translational Research in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Director of the Center for Translational Medicine
Medical Director of UT Southwestern’s Multi-Specialty Clinic
In this comprehensive and interactive CME activity, we will be presenting important topics in the area of diabetic kidney disease. The program includes slide-based material interspersed with interactive questions and case studies to enhance learning. The focus is on kidney disease in the diabetic patient, specifically mechanisms of disease, diagnosis and evaluation, and therapeutic options.
This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of cardiologists and other healthcare practitioners to ensure recognition of CKD risk in patients with T2D and novel strategies for modifying cardiovascular and renal risk in patients with T2D.
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:
- Review the mechanistic features of novel mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists and differentiate these therapies from earlier mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists
- Evaluate CKD risk in patients with T2D and clinical data with novel mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists to manage the risk of renal deterioration
- Summarize strategies for the management of hyperkalemia in patients receiving mineralocorticoid receptor antagonists
Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour(s) of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
CREDIT DESIGNATION STATEMENT
Med Learning Group designates this enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the virtual enduring activity.
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
NURSING CREDIT INFORMATION
Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the care of patients with chronic kidney disease.
CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.
CNE ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
Ultimate Medical Academy/Complete Conference Management (CCM) is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional education development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.
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In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Standards for Commercial Support, educational programs sponsored by Med Learning Group must demonstrate balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor. All faculty, authors, editors, staff, and planning committee members participating in an MLG-sponsored activity are required to disclose any relevant financial interest or other relationship with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial services that are discussed in an educational activity.
DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Dr. George Bakris is a consultant for Merck, Bayer, Vifor Pharma, Ionis, Alnylam, Astra Zeneca, Horizon, and Bayer. He has received grant/clinical trials research support from Bayer, Quantum Genomics, DiaMedica Therapeutics, and Novo Nordisk.
Dr. Robert Toto has worked as a consultant for Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bayer, Reaata, Medscape, ACI, Vifor, and AstraZeneca. He also received contracted research fees from NIH.
CME Content Review
The content of this activity was independently peer reviewed.
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
CNE Content Review
The content of this activity was peer reviewed by a nurse reviewer.
Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN
Ultimate Medical Academy/CCM – Lead Nurse Planner
The reviewer of this activity has nothing to disclose.
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During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and nonapproved indications.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR PARTICIPATION AND CREDIT
There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this enduring activity. To receive CME credit participants must:
- Read the CME/CE information and faculty disclosures.
- Participate in the enduring activity.
- Submit the evaluation form.
You will receive your certificate on program completion.
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