Pri-Med Nashville

Nashville, TN | December 15-16, 2020

Music City Center

Urine the Loop: Updates in Nephrology


In this interactive case-based lecture, the faculty will answer the question “what is kidney disease?” and identify the common tests used to diagnose this often silent disease. Additional slides will be devoted to interpreting urinalysis. The faculty will discuss diabetic kidney disease (DKD), the leading cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and how to manage it. The management portion of this lecture will emphasize the importance of renin-angiotensin aldosterone system (RAAS) inhibition and hypoglycemic agents in slowing the progression of CKD. You will receive an overview of common medications that require additional monitoring and learn more about renal replacement therapy in patients with comorbid diseases.

Learning Objectives

Diagnose kidney disease with cost-effective and appropriate testing

Recognize the national burden of diabetic kidney disease (DKD), and identify strategies to treat patients with DKD

Describe the principles of safe medication prescribing for patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD)

Apply shared decision-making principles to treat patients with advanced CKD and co-morbid disease


Rajeev Raghavan, MD

Dr. Raghavan is a nephrologist at the Baylor College of Medicine (BCM), in Houston, TX. He is a nationally recognized educational leader. He is an invited member of educational work-groups at the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and Accreditation...

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