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Use of ACE and ARBs in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
 

Webinar - Thursday, January 27, 2011 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. (CST)

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TMF Health Quality Institute is hosting this collaborative discussion on effective care management for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Representatives from four areas – nephrology, primary care, pharmacy and cardiology – focus on the treatment of diabetes, hypertension and CKD through the use of ACE inhibitors and ARB agents.

Presenters:
  • Horacio E. Adrogue, MD – Medical Director, Methodist Transplant Network and Pancreas Transplant Program; Chair of the Professional Education Sub-Committee for the Governor’s Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chester Fox, MD, FAAFP – Professor of Family Medicine, University at Buffalo; New York State Dept. of Health Task Force on Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Jacqueline Nolen, PharmD – Assistant Professor, Feik School of Pharmacy
  • James Atkins, MD – Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Texas Southwestern Medical School; Cardiologist, Parkland Health and Hospital System

Objectives:

  • Discuss the key points in the treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Explain the evidence-based treatment for blood pressure control and reduction of proteinuria among patients with CKD through use of ACE/ARBs
  • Interpret therapy and titration guidelines for angiotensin converting enzxyme (ACE) inhibitor and angiotensin receptor blocking (ARB) agents
  • Considerations in use of ACE/ARBs in special populations, such as, diabetes, hypertension, heart failure and coronary artery disease
  • Acknowledge potential side-effects and impacts on lab values for patients with diabetes, hypertension, and/or kidney disease

Who Should Attend:  Primary care physicians, nephrologists, cardiologists, pharmacists, dietitians, diabetes educators, nephrology nurses, nurse practitioners and physician assistants.

Questions?  Call Virginia Badgley at TMF, 1-866-439-8863 

 
 
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* This material was prepared by TMF Health Quality Institute, the Medicare Quality Improvement Organization for Texas, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The contents do not necessarily reflect CMS policy. 9SOW-TX-CKD-10-82. TMF Health Quality Institute is accredited by the Texas Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

TMF Health Quality Institute designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).™ Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. The presentation “Use of ACE and ARBs in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease” has been designated by TMF for 1.0 hour(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

TMF Health Quality Institute is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Texas Nurses Association, an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s commission on Accreditation. This activity provides 1.5 contact hours.

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