The UC San Diego School of Medicine, Division of Nephrology-Hypertension, invite you to attend the 38th Annual Advanced Nephrology: Nephrology for the Consultant conference to be held January 23-26, 2019 at the Hilton Bayfront in downtown San Diego, California. 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. The first day of the course includes the 16th Annual Nephrology Young Investigators Forum (YIF), held on Wednesday, January 23. This bonus session will feature research presentations by nephrology fellows training in the Western United States and provide a glimpse into the research of these energetic future nephrologists.


  • Update on Glomerulonephritis
  • Kidney Pathology Review
  • Trends in Hemodialysis Access
  • Update in Advanced Resuscitation
  • Nephro-Oncology Review and Update
  • Important Considerations in the Management of Hemodialysis and Peritoneal Dialysis Patients with ESRD
  • Current Consideration of Management of Patients with CKD
  • Update on Management of Bone and Mineral Disorders in CKD and ESRD Patients
  • Up-to-Date Guidelines for the Management of Acute Kidney Injury
  • Current Consideration of the Care of Kidney Transplant Recipients
  • Review of Current Medical Literature
  • Young Investigators Forum (YIF)

Target Audience

The target audience for this course includes nephrologists, nephrology internists, fellows, physician assistants, nurse practitioners and other allied health professionals in the field of nephrology.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Interpret and assess questions regarding diagnosis and management of various kidney disorders (glomerulonephritis, electrolyte disorders, acute kidney injury) faced by nephrologists on a daily basis
  • Interpret kidney biopsy pathology
  • Describe the newest treatment strategies and guidelines for blood pressure management
  • Evaluate and treat patients with bone and mineral metabolism disorders
  • Integrate the most up-to-date treatments for polycystic kidney disease into practice
  • Evaluate patients with nephrologic complications of oncology treatement
  • Recognize new therapeutic strategies in patients with chronic and end stage kidney disease treated by hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Identify new and controversial issues presented in this year's nephrology literature
  • Integrate the pathophysiology, diagnosis and new treatments of glomerular diseases
  • Identify situations that require immunosuppression change after kidney transplantation
  • Discuss new regulations in the arena of kidney transplantation

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