Virtual CME Program
1.00 CME/CE Credit
Addressing Health Disparities in the Care of Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease
Health disparities related to kidney disease are significant, particularly as they relate to African American populations who have a four-fold increased risk for kidney failure when compared to majority populations. Hispanic/Latino and Native American populations also see an increased risk for kidney problems related to a higher prevalence of diabetes and hypertension. We will review the best strategies for early detection, risk stratification, and the treatment of chronic kidney disease.
- Describe the racial/ethnic disparities in chronic kidney disease prevalence, progression, and management
- Identify patients who are at higher risk for chronic kidney disease due to genetic and epigenetic differences
- Review strategies for improving timely diagnosis and treatment of chronic kidney disease
Gregory L. Hall, MD
Medical Director, Cutler Center for Men, University Hospitals of Cleveland
Associate Professor of Integrative Medical Sciences, Northeast Ohio Medical Center, Rootstown, OH
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine, Northeast Ohio Medical Center, Rootstown, OH
Assistant Clinical Professor in Medicine, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, OH
Executive Director, National Institute for African American Health, Cleveland. OH
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Gregory L. Hall, MD: Independent Contractor for AstraZeneca
Sean C. Gaines, DO: No relevant financial relationships disclosed
Moderator, non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
AMA PRA Category 1 Credits
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 Pri-Med Institute and American Kidney Fund. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Accreditation Standards of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners® (AANP) through the joint providership of Pri-Med Institute and American Kidney Fund. Pri-Med Institute is accredited by the AANP as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.
This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0 hours of pharmacology.
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Supporters and Partners
Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
American Kidney Fund, Inc.
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