Novel Mechanisms and Emerging Agents for Anemia of CKD: Best Practices for Evidence-Based Care Across Specialties

Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI

Javier Morales, MD, FACP, FACE
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Vice President and Principal Clinical Trials Investigator
Advanced Internal Medicine Group PC
East Hills, New York

Eugene E. Wright, Jr., MD
Medical Director for Performance Improvement
Charlotte Area Health Education Center
Charlotte, NC

This online activity with an integrated case-based learning component will enable clinicians to recognize emerging targets in the management of anemia of chronic kidney disease (CKD) through an understanding of the underlying pathophysiology and clinical trials evaluating novel therapies. By integrating these data with the current standards of care in the management of anemia of CKD, clinicians will be better able to understand the role of multiple healthcare professionals in the management of this common complication of CKD. Additionally, the integrated case-based activity within this program will ensure that healthcare professionals can readily translate learnings to patient interactions, ensuring that patients and the healthcare team are aware fully aware of emerging therapeutic alternatives.

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of nephrologists, internal medicine physicians, family medicine clinicians, and other members of the multidisciplinary care team.

Learning Objectives
Upon the completion of this program, attendees should be able to:

  • Define novel targets in the management of anemia of CKD, such as hypoxia-inducible factor, in the context of disease pathophysiology
  • Analyze clinical trials evaluating novel modalities for the treatment of CKD and evaluate efficacy and safety in the context of clinical considerations
  • Utilize best practices for provision of multidisciplinary care in patients with anemia associated with CKD


Med Learning Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This CME activity was planned and produced in accordance with the ACCME Essentials.


Med Learning Group will designate this online program for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the online activity.

Purpose: This program would be beneficial for nurses involved in the treatment of anemia of chronic kidney disease.

CNE Credits: 1.0 ANCC Contact Hour.

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.

Awarded 1.0 contact hour of continuing nursing education of RNs and APNs.

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.


Faculty Member Disclosures
Robert Provenzano, MD Dr. Provenzano is a consultant, a member of Speakers Bureau, and conducts research for Fibrogen and AstraZeneca.
Javier Morales, MD Dr. Morales is a consultant for Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, Bayer, and Zealand. He is a member of a Speakers Bureau for Novo Nordisk, Boehringer Ingelheim, Eli Lilly, and Bayer. He has also conducted research for Novo Nordisk.
Eugene E. Wright, Jr., MD Dr. Wright is a consultant and a member of Speakers Bureau for Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lilly, and Sanofi.

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.

Staff Planners and Managers
The staff, planners, and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME/CE activity:

  • Matthew Frese, MBA, General Manager of Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Christina Gallo, SVP, Educational Development for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Douglas Cox, MSN, MHA, RN, UMA/CCM – LNP, has nothing to disclose.
  • Michael Page, PharmD, Medical Director for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Lauren Welch, MA, VP, Accreditation and Outcomes for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Lisa Crenshaw, Senior Program Manager for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.
  • Aimee Meissner, Accreditation and Outcomes Coordinator for Med Learning Group, has nothing to disclose.

Med Learning Group requires that faculty participating in any CME activity disclose to the audience when discussing any unlabeled or investigational use of any commercial product or device not yet approved for use in the United States.

During this lecture, the faculty may mention the use of medications for both FDA-approved and non-approved indications.

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this online activity. To receive CME/CNE credit, participants must:

  1. Read the CME/CNE information and faculty disclosures.
  2. Participate in the online activity.
  3. Complete posttest and evaluation form online.

Participants will receive their certificate as a downloadable file.

Med Learning Group makes every effort to develop CME activities that are science based. This activity is designed for educational purposes. Participants have a responsibility to use this information to enhance their professional development in an effort to improve patient outcomes. Conclusions drawn by the participants should be derived from careful consideration of all available scientific information. The participant should use his/her clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic decision-making before applying any information, whether provided here or by others, for any professional use.

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