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New VIRTUAL KHAKY Renal Conference 2020

In light of current restrictions and limitations and exercising an abundance of caution for the safety of our healthcare providers, KHAKY will host the 2020 Renal Conference online! Still the same great quality speakers, relevant/cutting edge topics and informational exhibits that we have always provided.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 (All times EDT)

Technology Host - IEEE-Region 3
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This conference is intended as a networking and multi-disciplined learning opportunity for all renal healthcare providers.

7:30-8:00                                                  Login access opens

8-8:50           Understanding Home Hemo Dr. Michael Kraus, Indiana Univ. and Dr. Ramsey Nassar, Univ. of Kentucky

8:50-9:40      “On the Horizon” – Future of DialysisDr. Peter Sawaya, Univ. of Kentucky

9:40-9:50                                                  Break

9:50-10:40    Suicide by Stopping DialysisDr. Cecil Peppiatt, Univ. of Kentucky

10:40-11:30   Domestic ViolenceDr. Kimberly Mudd-Fegett, DSW, Campbellsville Univ.

11:30-12:00                                              Lunch Break

12:00-12:50   COVID 19 and Acute Kidney DiseaseDr.Javier Neyra, Univ. of Kentucky

12:50—1:40   Dialysis in AKI Patients Dr.Javier Neyra, Univ. of Kentucky

1:40-1:50                                                  Break

1:50-2:40      Advancing American Kidney DonationDeborah Dewalt, RN, IPRO

Concurrent Breakout Sessions * (Times to be determined):

*TBA              Update on KDOQI Nutrition Guidelines Rachael Majorowicz, RD, Mayo Clinic

*TBA              Finding a Living DonorLeigh Ann Saylor, Executive Director, Mulligan’s Second Chance at Life


Disclosures: Dr. Michael Kraus is also associated with Fresenius/NxStage. No other relevant financial relationships have been reported by any other speakers/planners.

Conference Objectives: Expanded use of home treatment and new dialysis options; awareness of psychological dialysis fatigue and it’s risk to reduce suicide by stopping dialysis;  understanding and awareness of domestic violence to identify patients and care givers at risk; application of best practice for considering in-home dialysis for patients with acute kidney disease; broader understanding of the impact of Covid-19 on kidney health as well as considerations for treatment protocal adjustments; increased knowledge of government activity to expand/advance organ donation.

Credentialing: This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Southern Kentucky AHEC and Kidney Health Alliance of Kentucky. Southern Kentucky AHEC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Kentucky AHEC designates this live activity for a maximum of 8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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