Anemia of Chronic Kidney Disease: How It Happens and What to Do About It
Anemia of chronic kidney disease (AoCKD)—while a common complication—poses a challenge for many clinicians in primary care. Closer screening and earlier initiation of treatment have the potential to lower the risks of mortality and morbidity associated with this condition, improve quality of life, and reduce healthcare disparities, yet many clinicians fall short of these goals. This brief session gives you the tools you need to identify this condition early and initiate appropriate and effective treatment. Primary care clinicians play an integral role in improving health outcomes in this serious complication, and attending this session is a key step in achieving this goal.
Program Director, Internal Medicine
HCA Houston Healthcare
Professor, University of Houston
College of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine
Health Sciences Clinical Professor
UC Irvine Department of Family Medicine
Assistant Dean for Culture and Community Education
Executive Director, UC Irvine Program in Medical Education for the Latino Community
UC Irvine School of Medicine
The following relevant financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty, and all have been mitigated by Pri-Med Institute.
Rajeev Raghavan, MD, M.Ed., FASN: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Charles Vega, MD, FAAFP: No relevant financial relationships disclosed.
Shira Page, NP (Planner): Stockholder for Abbott, Gilead, Lilly, Merck, Moderna, Ovid Therapeutics, Pfizer, and Vertex.
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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 is approved for 0.46 contact hour of continuing education, which includes 0.23 hours of pharmacology.
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American Kidney Fund, Inc.
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