On Tuesday, June 19, 2007, over 165 allied medical professionals attended KUFA’s ’Renal Dilemmas: Facing Expected and Unexpected Challenges,’ an all day-symposium hosted at the NY Hall of Science in Queens, NY. The multidisciplinary program brought together a significant faculty of healthcare professionals – leaders in their respective fields - to confront the critical issues of recognizing, assessing and responding to natural and other disasters affecting the dialysis and transplant populations.
The program addressed challenges confronting the renal / transplant patient as well as the renal medical ‘team’: preparing the patient and family to confront a renal diagnosis, minimizing the progression of chronic kidney disease, developing palatable renal diets, minimizing the impact of obesity on adolescents with CKD, dealing with the difficult or violent patient, expanding criteria for transplantation, and preventing and resolving medication-related problems in dialysis patients.
James Winchester, MD, Chief, Division of Nephrology & Hypertension at Beth Israel Medical Center and Professor of Clinical Medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and a world renowned nephrologist offered welcoming remarks. The plenary panel discussion on disaster preparedness was moderated by Michael G. Perillo, DC, MPH, New York State Department of Health, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Representative.
The Kidney & Urology Foundation offers professional medical education programs to help clinical professionals achieve excellence in their care of patients with kidney and urologic diseases. Our ‘team’ included an outstanding multidisciplinary planning committee and nationally recognized speakers:
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» Transplantation - Dealing with the Landmine by Shamkant Mulgaonkar, MD, FASN
» Emergency Management - Dealing with the Internal and External by John Mahalko
» Impact of Obesity on Adolescents with CKD - From Diagnosis Through Transplant by Lauren Graf
» Keeping Pre-ESRD Patients Pre-ESRD - Using the Health Belief Model by Nancy Roth, PhD
» Preventing and Resolving Medication-Related Problems in Individuals on Dialysis by Dr. Wendy L.
» From the Inside Looking Out by Barbara Richter, RN, BSN, MA
» The ESRD Network and a Patient's Perspective on a Disaster by Dawn P. Edwards
» Integration with Local Response During Disasters by Mary Mahoney
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