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41st Annual Advanced Nephrology: Nephrology for the Consultant

Course Description

The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension presents the 41st Annual Advanced Nephrology: Nephrology for the Consultant conference to be held virtually on January 20-22, 2022.

This course has been designed with the practicing nephrologist in mind, providing clinically relevant, up-to-date practice and management guidelines on a range of nephrology topics that should prove valuable in the day-to-day practices of nephrology.


  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • APOL1 risk alleles and kidney disease
  • Monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance
  • Nutrition in CKD and dialysis
  • KDIGO Practice Guideline for blood pressure management in CKD
  • Practical considerations for home dialysis
  • Phosphorus binders in CKD and dialysis
  • Updates in renal indications for plasmapheresis
  • Steroid sparing immunosuppression in kidney transplantation
  • Review of Current Medical Literature

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes nephrologists, internists, fellows, residents, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals who encounter conditions relevant to nephrology in the clinical setting

Educational Objectives

At the completion of this conference, participants will be able to:

  • Appropriately evaluate patients considering home dialysis
  • Optimally manage blood pressure in patients with chronic kidney disease
  • Describe how hepatitis C and HIV may lead to kidney disease
  • Effectively evaluate the patient presenting with suspected or confirmed monoclonal gammopathy of renal significance
  • Discuss the evidence behind protein restriction in CKD
  • Provide nutrition recommendations for patients on dialysis
  • Describe the relationship between APOL1 risk alleles and kidney disease
  • Recognize renal indications for plasmapheresis
  • Identify new and high-impact findings presented in this year’s nephrology literature


Thursday, January 20, 2022

​8:00 am
​Introduction & Overview
​8:05 am 
​5:15 pm 
​Adjourn for the Day

Friday, January 21, 2022

​8:00 am
​8:05 am
​4:55 pm
​Adjourn for the Day

​Saturday, January 22, 2022 ​

​8:00 am
​8:05 am
​12:20 pm
​Final Adjournment

Detailed Agenda

UC San Diego Course Directors

Course Director

Tyler B. Woodell, MD, MCR
Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
University of California San Diego

Course Advisor

Joachim H. Ix, MD, MS
Professor of Medicine and Chief
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
University of California San Diego

Complete Faculty List 


Register Online


On or Before
December 31, 2021

On or After
January 1, 2022

Physicians and Industry$450
Residents and Fellows
Allied Health Professionals
UC San Diego Faculty and Staff
UC San Diego School of Medicine Alumni

Online registration closes Monday, January 17, 2022

Cancellation Policy: The full course tuition is refundable, less $50 if your cancellation is received in writing, on or before January 14, 2022. No refunds will be allowed after this date.
In the unlikely event that the course is canceled, UC San Diego is responsible only for a full refund of the registration fee.

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The University of California San Diego School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 

AMA: The University of California San Diego School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 18.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society.  

Nurses: For the purpose of recertification, the American Nurses Credentialing Center accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ issued by organizations accredited by the ACCME. For the purpose of relicensure, the California Board of Registered Nursing accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™.  

Pharmacists: The California Board of Pharmacy accepts as continuing education for pharmacists coursework which meets the standard of relevance to pharmacy practice and is accepted as continuing education by the Medical Board of California. 

ABIM MOC: Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 18.25 Medical Knowledge MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

Disclosure Statement: It is the policy of University of California San Diego Continuing Medical Education to ensure that the content of accredited continuing education and related materials is accurate, balanced, objective, and scientifically justified. Education must be free of the influence or control of ineligible companies, and protect learners from promotion, marketing, and commercial bias.  All persons in a position to control the content of accredited education must disclose all financial relationships held with ineligible companies, prior to assuming a role in the activity. Those relationships deemed relevant to the education, are mitigated prior to the activity through one of the following strategies: 1) divesting the financial relationship, 2) altering the individual’s control over content, and/or 3) validating the content through independent peer review. Persons who refuse or fail to disclose are disqualified from participating in the activity. Activities are evaluated by participants and peer reviewers to determine if the content was free of bias and met acceptable scientific standards. This information is considered in future activity planning. 

Exhibitor Opportunities  

Exhibit Fee - $1000

  • Listed on virtual exhibit hall page with hyperlink to vendor website.
  • Acknowledged in Course Syllabus
  • Two complimentary admissions to virtual conference
  • Live chat with attendees via Zoom room at appointed time. *Vendor to supply zoom link.

Please read the UC San Diego CME Exhibitor Policy  then apply to be an 

Please note: Payment is due in full prior to the start of the program and no refunds will be issued for cancellations. Credit Card is the preferred method of payment.

For more information about exhibit opportunities, please contact:

Bermellyn N. Imamura, CMP
Program Manager

Contact Us

UC San Diego School of Medicine
Continuing Medical Education
9500 Gilman Drive, MC0947
La Jolla, CA 92093-0947
Phone: (858) 534-3940 or (888) 229-6263
Fax: (858) 534-1896

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