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February 10-11, 2017
Scottsdale Marriott at McDowell Mountains, Scottsdale, AZ
Endorsed by ISN and ERA/EDTA

Course Directors: Hatem Amer, M.D., FASN, FAST; Harini Chakkera, M.D., MPH, FASN; Ziad M. El-Zoghby, M.D., FACP; Mira T. Keddis, M.D.; Qi Qian, M.D. 

The 15th Annual Update in Nephrology and Transplantation is a two-day course designed to update participants on a range of nephrology topics relevant to current medical practice.  Through a combination of lectures, literature review and case-based presentations, this course will deliver up-to-date and cutting edge information that can be directly integrated into clinical practice.

Call for Abstracts
Abstract submissions are now being accepted for the 15th Annual Mayo Clinic Update in Nephrology and Transplantation Course. Abstracts should be based on original research in the field of Nephrology and Kidney and/or Pancreas Transplantation. Case reports will also be considered. Abstracts should consist of introduction, methods, results, and conclusion.  Case Reports should consist of introduction, case report, and discussion. Abstracts should be less than 500 words in total. Accepted abstracts will be presented at dedicated poster sessions.

Abstracts must be submitted by Monday, November 14, 2016, to be considered. Abstract authors will be notified via email by Monday, November 28, 2016.

Please submit abstracts via email.
Questions can be directed to Kathy Hegna Zelinske 507-266-1044

Registration Fees

 Early Bird Rate
on or before January 15, 2017
Regular Rate starting January 16, 2017
M.D., D.O., Ph.D, Pharm.D. (or international equivalent) (ISN members in good standing receive a 10% discount)$480.00$630.00
Physicians in Training$400.00$550.00
 N.P., P.A., R.N. $400.00$550.00
Mayo Clinic Employee$400.00$460.00
Ultrasound Workshop$250.00$350.00

Cancellation Policy
Written notification is required to cancel a course registration.  Refunds, less a $75.00 administrative fee, will be granted for requests received in writing prior to January 1, 2017.  No refunds after this date.

NOTE:  This refund date supersedes the general MSCPD refund policy.

Target Audience
This course is intended for all members of the nephrology community and will be of interest to nephrologists, nephrology physicians in training, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, internists, primary care physicians and other specialists who participate in the care of patients with kidney disorders and kidney and/or pancreas transplants.

Learning Objectives
Upon conclusion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • Appraise recent publications related to hypertension guidelines
  • Summarize recent developments in CKD and dialysis
  • Recognize complement mediated renal disease and its implication to transplantation
  • Recall short- and long-term issues for kidney donors

For the Bedside Ultrasonography Workshop:

  • Perform ultrasound of the kidneys, bladder, large vessels and lungs
  • Recognize common pathology detected by ultrasound examination
  • Review and apply the principles of central line placement

For the ABIM Medical Knowledge Module session:

  • Complete the Self-Evaluation of Medical Knowledge module, worth 10 points toward the ABIM Maintenance of Certification.

Attendance at this Mayo Clinic course does not indicate nor guarantee competence or proficiency in the performance of any procedures which may be discussed or taught in this course. 

Exhibit Opportunities
This course offers the unique opportunity for commercial companies to interact with health care providers and highlight their products and services. If you are interested in exhibiting at this course, please complete the exhibit forms in the sidebar and submit to Tracy Parks or 507-288-5620.


Course summary

Available Credit: 17.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Contact Phone: 507-288-5620

Contact Email: Tracy Parks


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