G.P.N. - Wadi N. Suki Symposium: New Horizons in Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation - 2023

November 7, 2023

In-Person and Virtual attendance options available

The annual Wadi N. Suki Symposium serves as a pivotal platform for healthcare professionals, researchers, and experts to converge and explore the latest advancements in the field of nephrology. With a focus on groundbreaking perspectives and innovative approaches, the symposium aims to illuminate fresh pathways in the understanding, treatment, and management of kidney diseases. Attendees can anticipate insightful discussions, informative sessions, and unparalleled networking opportunities, making this event an essential gathering for those dedicated to shaping the future of kidney care.

This symposium is supported in part by the Renal Research Inc. Endowment for Kidney Transplantation Research and Education.

Conference Highlights

  • Novel strategies for enhancing renal allograft acceptance
  • Strategies for Delaying the Progression of CKD
  • Managing the complex diet of a Dialysis Patient: Scientific Insights and Practical Nutrition Strategies
  • Changing the Landscape of ESRD Care: Financial Shifts and Impacts on Stakeholder

FEES

IN-PERSON

FEE

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)*

$280

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area) (NO CME Option)**

Complimentary (Click here to register)

Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)

Complimentary

Physician (HM Physicians, including MPAQ and ACO PCPs)

Complimentary

Allied Health Care Professionals (HM and external)

Complimentary

Residents / Fellows / Students

Complimentary

 

 

VIRTUAL

FEE

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)*

$280

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area) (NO CME Option)**

Complimentary (Click here to register)

Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)

$50

Physician (HM Physicians, including MPAQ and ACO PCPs)

$50

Allied Health Care Professionals (HM and external)

$20

Residents / Fellows / Students

$20

* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.
**Private physicians located within the Greater Houston Area may attend this activity in-person or virtually for no fee, but will not receive CME credit.

 

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.25 Attendance
  • 8.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 8.50 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 8.15 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 8.15 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • 6.50 Transplant Coordinators
    The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has assigned the following Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) to the following Houston Methodist Transplant Center educational program: G.P.N. - Wadi N. Suki Symposium: New Horizons in Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation - 2023 | Fri, 07/21/2023 - 8:00am | 6.50 Category 1 CEPTCs
Course opens: 
07/21/2023
Course expires: 
12/07/2023
Event starts: 
11/07/2023 - 7:30am CST
Event ends: 
11/07/2023 - 5:00pm CST
Cost:
$280.00
TIMEPRESENTATIONSPEAKER(S)
6:30 AMRegistration  
7:15 AMLeadership WelcomeA. Osama Gaber, MD, FACP
7:22 AMSymposium Introduction from Scientific Planning ChairWadi N. Suki, MD, FACP & Tariq Shafi, MD
 MEDICINE GRAND ROUNDS
Moderator:  Eleftherios Mylonakis, MD, PhD, FIDSA
7:30 AMNovel Strategies for Enhancing Renal Allograft AcceptanceJames F. Markmann, MD, PhD
8:15 AMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
 Plenary Session I: Strategies for Delaying the Progression of CKD
Moderators:  
8:30 AMSGLT2 Inhibitors: Good for the Kidneys, Heart and Vascular SystemGeorge Bakris, MD
9:15 AMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
9:30 AMThe Role of MRAs and ERAs in Delaying CKD ProgressionRajiv Agarwal, MD, MS
10:15 AMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
10:30 AMBreak 
 Plenary Session II: Graham Guerriero Lecture
Moderators: A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACP
10:45 AMGraham Guerriero LectureMarwan S. Abouljoud, MD
11:30 AMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
11:45 AMChronic Kidney Disease in TexasRita Littlefield
12:00 PMLunch 
 Plenary Session III: Managing the complex diet of a Dialysis Patient: Scientific Insights and Practical Nutrition Strategies
Moderator: Linda W. Moore, PhD, RDN, CCRP
12:45 PMTBDKamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD
1:15 PMChallenge: How to Make the “Feast” a Reality.
Sample Menus and Ideas
Linda W. Moore, PhD, RDN, CCRP
1:45 PMHow to Eat on a SNAP Budget on Dialysis – Is It Even Possible?Eliza W. Kinsey, PhD, MPH, MS, MA
2:15 PMCase PresentationsJennifer A. Carretin, MSW, LCSW, CCTSW
2:45 PMKey Takeaways: Three Things to do to Make a Positive ChangePanel Discussion
3:15 PMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
3:30 PMBreak 
 Plenary Session IV: Changing the Landscape of ESRD Care: Financial Shifts and Impacts on Stakeholder
Moderator: Tariq Shafi, MD
3:45 PMState of the Art Lecture:
The Changing Landscapes of Pre-ESRD Care
TBD
4:15 PMPanel Discussion: What Are the Unintended Consequences and How we can Work Together to Overcome ThemTBD
4:45 PMQuestion and Answer Discussion 
5:00 PMAdjourn
LIVE (in-person) and LIVESTREAM (virtual) attendance options are available.
6670 Bertner Avenue
John F. Bookout Auditorium, 2nd Floor
Houston

LIVE (in-person attendance) will be held in the Houston Methodist Research Institute, 6670 Bertner Avenue, Houston, Texas 77030). 

LIVESTREAM information will be provided to registered learners. 

COURSE DIRECTOR
A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACP, FAST
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Department of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist
 
SCIENTIFIC PLANNING CHAIRS
Wadi N. Suki, MD, FACP 
Emeritus Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute
Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship Program
Houston Methodist
 
Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS
Acting Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute
Head, Division of Kidney Diseases, Hypertension & Transplantation,
Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
 
GUEST SPEAKERS
Marwan S. Abouljoud, MD
Director
Professor of Surgery
Henry Ford Transplant Institute
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, MI
 
Rajiv Agarwal, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
 
George Bakris, MD
Director, Comprehensive Hypertension Center
Professor of Medicine
The University Chicago Medicine
Chicago, IL
 
Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, MPH, PhD
Chief, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Adjunct Professor of Epidemiology
University of California, Irvine Medical Center
Torrance, CA 
 
Eliza W. Kinsey, PhD, MPH, MS, MA
Assistant Professor 
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA
 
James F. Markmann, MD
Chief, Division of Transplantation
Surgical Director, Liver, Pancreas and Islet Transplant Programs
Clinical Director, MGH Transplant Center
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA
 
HOUSTON METHODIST SPEAKERS
Jennifer A. Carretin, MSW, LCSW, CCTSW
Transplant Social Worker,
TSBSWE Board Approved Supervisor
Houston Methodist JC Walter Jr. Transplant Center 
 
MODERATORS
A. Osama Gaber, MD, FACP, FAST
John F., Jr. and Carolyn Bookout Presidential Distinguished Chair in Surgery, Department of Surgery
Chair, Department of Surgery
Professor of Surgery, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Program Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Department of Surgery
Houston Methodist
 
Linda W. Moore, PhD, RDN, CCRP
Associate Research Professor of Nutrition and Transplantation in Surgery, Academic Institute
Associate Research Member, Research Institute
Houston Methodist
 
Charles and Anne Duncan Presidential Distinguished Chair,
Department of Medicine
Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute
Full Member, Research Institute
Chair, Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist
 
Tariq Shafi, MD, MHS
Acting Professor of Medicine, Academic Institute
Head, Division of Kidney Diseases, Hypertension & Transplantation,
Department of Medicine
Houston Methodist

Available Credit

  • 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit

    Houston Methodist is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Houston Methodist designates this Live activity for a maximum of 8.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • 8.25 Attendance
  • 8.50 Nursing Contact Hours

    Houston Methodist is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

    Houston Methodist will award 8.50 Nursing Continuing Professional Development contact hours for this activity. Participants must attend the activity in its entirety and complete the continuing education evaluation.

  • 8.15 Social Work
    The program has been approved for 8.15 CE contact hours for Social Workers through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners.
  • 6.50 Transplant Coordinators
    The American Board for Transplant Certification (ABTC) has assigned the following Continuing Education Points for Transplant Certification (CEPTCs) to the following Houston Methodist Transplant Center educational program: G.P.N. - Wadi N. Suki Symposium: New Horizons in Kidney Disease, Dialysis and Transplantation - 2023 | Fri, 07/21/2023 - 8:00am | 6.50 Category 1 CEPTCs

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Price

Cost:
$280.00
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FEES

IN-PERSON

FEE

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)*

$280

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area) (NO CME Option)**

Complimentary (Click here to register)

Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)

Complimentary

Physician (HM Physicians, including MPAQ and ACO PCPs)

Complimentary

Allied Health Care Professionals (HM and external)

Complimentary

Residents / Fellows / Students

Complimentary

 

 

VIRTUAL

FEE

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area)*

$280

Physician (Private physician located inside the Greater Houston Area) (NO CME Option)**

Complimentary (Click here to register)

Physician (Private physician located outside the Greater Houston Area)

$50

Physician (HM Physicians, including MPAQ and ACO PCPs)

$50

Allied Health Care Professionals (HM and external)

$20

Residents / Fellows / Students

$20

* In compliance with HM’s policy on Physician Non-Monetary Compensation regarding “Stark Law,” private physicians who reside and/or practice medicine within the Greater Houston Area are required to pay the full Fair Market Value registration fee.
**Private physicians located within the Greater Houston Area may attend this activity in-person or virtually for no fee, but will not receive CME credit.