Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 2, Module 2 - 2016 (75Qs)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
10/01/16-09/30/19

Program Mission and Objectives

KSAP is a continuing medical education and Part 2 MOC product that will review the essentials of nephrology for fellows preparing for initial certification, practicing nephrologists preparing for recertification, and practitioners looking to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills.

This enduring material is composed of challenging, clinically oriented questions based on case vignettes.  Each question includes a detailed response that outlines both the approach to the clinical scenario at hand and the best answer.  References are provided from either recent well-done reviews from major and easily accessible journals or the classic original reference. Topics for inquiry are crafted from the ABIM Blueprint and the program will help the clinician assess his or her strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

 

Target Audience

  • Nephrology certification and recertification candidates
  • Practicing nephrologists

Original Release Date

 October 2016

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

 September 30, 2019

Estimated Time for Completion

 25 hours

Learning Objectives

  1. Apply physiologic principles in the diagnosis and management of fluid and electrolyte disorders.
  2. Analyze the spectrum of common renal parenchymal disorders.
  3. Appraise the various causes of secondary and resistant hypertension.
  4. Describe common complications of acute and chronic kidney disease in both outpatient and hospital settings.
  5. Illustrate appropriate therapy known to delay progression and limit long-term consequences of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Categorize treatment modalities and complications of end-stage kidney disease, including peritoneal, hemodialysis and renal transplant.

The American Society of Nephrology has a variety of learning opportunities for members including the premier publications, Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), distance learning with online features and the popular Board Review Course & Update. Since 2001, the Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP) has served as a strategy for nephrologists to keep knowledge up-to-date and earn both Continuing Medical Education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points.  ASN has recognized a need for material that covers basic principles of clinical nephrology that would be appropriate for individuals who are studying for the In-Training/In-Service examination or preparing for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) examination in the subspecialty of Nephrology. To this end, the concept of the Kidney Self-Assessment Program (KSAP) was developed. 

KSAP is a continuing medical education and Part 2 MOC product that will review the essentials of nephrology for fellows preparing for initial certification, practicing nephrologists preparing for recertification, and practitioners looking to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills.

 

This enduring material is composed of challenging, clinically oriented questions based on case vignettes.  Each question includes a detailed response that outlines both the approach to the clinical scenario at hand and the best answer.  References are provided from either recent well-done reviews from major and easily accessible journals or the classic original reference. Topics for inquiry are crafted from the ABIM Blueprint and the program will help the clinician assess his or her strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

Learning Objectives:

  1. Apply physiologic principles in the diagnosis and management of fluid and electrolyte disorders.
  2. Analyze the spectrum of common renal parenchymal disorders.
  3. Appraise the various causes of secondary and resistant hypertension.
  4. Describe common complications of acute and chronic kidney disease in both outpatient and hospital settings.
  5. Illustrate appropriate therapy known to delay progression and limit long-term consequences of chronic kidney disease.
  6. Categorize treatment modalities and complications of end-stage kidney disease, including peritoneal, hemodialysis and renal transplant.

Accreditation Statement

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

 

AMA Credit Designation Statement

The ASN designates this enduring material for a maximum of 25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This module of KSAP provides 25 MOC points.

 

Original Release Date

October 2016

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

September 30, 2019

 

Estimated Time for Completion

25 hours

 

Target Audience

  • Nephrology certification and recertification candidates
  • Practicing nephrologists

 

Method of Participation

  • Review the CME Information & Disclosures and click I Acknowledge.
  • Complete the online self-assessment activity.
  • Each participant is allowed two attempts at each question to pass the examination (>75% correct) for CME credit.
  • Answers and explanations are provided for each question as you take the examination.
  • To view completed questions, Click KSAP Exam, on the right hand side and select completed attempts or select Exam Results and Answer Key in the CME Center.  
  • After completion of exam, click Submit Exam button.
  • Click Continue to the CME Center, to claim CME.

 

Activity Evaluation, Claiming CME Credit, and MOC Points Instructions

From the KSAP platform, click the Claim CME button after completion of the examination. 
Click Enter Activity for KSAP: Kidney Self-Assessment Program.
Under the To Do List in the CME Center on the left navigation:

  • Click the Demographics & General Eval link, and enter your information.
  • For CME creditsClick the Claim Your Credits link, and check the Attestation Statement box.

    1. For CME credits, click CME Credits link and enter the number of CME credits commensurate with the extent of your participation in the activity.
    2. If you need a certificate, click the Print Your Certificate link.

Credits will be posted to your ASN Transcript immediately. View/Print Transcript at My CME Center.

For MOC points, respondents must meet the following criteria:

    1. Be certified by ABIM in internal medicine and/or nephrology and enrolled in the ABIM–MOC program
    2. Click the ClaimMOC Points link, and check the Attestation Statement box. 
    3. Enter your ABIM Candidate Number, and Date of Birth.
    4. ABIM will notify you when your MOC points have been added to your record.

MOC points will be applied to only those ABIM candidates who have enrolled in the MOC program. It is your responsibility to complete the ABIM MOC enrollment process.

  

Faculty

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD
Education Director, KSAP
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Clay A. Block, MD
Deputy Education Director, KSAP
Dartmouth University
Lebanon, NH

Anil K. Agarwal, MD
Ohio State University
Wexnar Medical Center
Columbus, OH

Neera K. Dahl, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Cynthia J. Denu-Ciocca, MD
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Chapel Hill, NC

Cybele Ghossein, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

Jason M. Kidd, MD
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, VA

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Gearoid M. McMahon, MbChB
NHLBI/Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA

Rebeca D. Monk, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

Catherine A. Moore, MD
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY

James E. Novak, MD, PhD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Samir Parikh, MD, FASN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Kenneth M. Ralto, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Vinod Raman, MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Sylvia E. Rosas, MD, MS, FASN
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD
VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH

Adam M. Segal MD, FASN
Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
Boston, MA

Amy Nicole Sussman, MD
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ

 

Faculty, Planner, and Staff Disclosures

It is the policy of American Society of Nephrology (ASN) that all individuals in a position to control the content of ASN’s sponsored CME activities are expected to provide full disclosure for both themselves and their spouse/partner, and to indicate to the activity audience any financial or other relationship held by themselves or their spouse/partner 1) with the manufacturer(s) of any commercial product(s) and/or provider(s) of commercial service(s) discussed in an educational presentation; and 2) with any commercial supporter(s) of the activity. All responses should reflect activities within the previous 12 months. This disclosure information is collected in accordance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Participants should note that the use of products outside U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approval indications. 

The intent of this policy is not to prevent expert faculty with relevant relationship(s) with commercial interest(s) from involvement in CME, but rather to ensure that ASN CME activities promote quality and safety, are effective in improving medical practice, are based on valid content, and are independent of control from commercial interests and free of commercial bias. In addition, all faculty members were instructed to provide balanced, scientifically rigorous, and evidence-based presentations.

ASN requires all individuals in a position to control content for the KSAP to complete faculty disclosure forms on the ASN website. Responses are listed below.

 

Faculty Disclosures

Anil K. Agarwal, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Ohio State University; Consultancy: Ad hoc consultancy to Amgen; Research Funding: Otsuka, Amgen, Shire, Akebia Pharmaceuticals, Fibrogen, Merit medical; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Kidney Foundation of Ohio-Board of Directors, Journal of Vascular Access-Associate Editor; Other interest/relationships: National Kidney Foundation of Ohio- Chair, Medical Advisory Board, IPRO renal network- Chair, Medical Advisory Committee.

Clay A. Block, MD

Current Employer: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Consultancy: Rox Medical, Cibiem

Neera K. Dahl, MD

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine

Cynthia J. Denu-Ciocca, MD

Current Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel; Research Funding: Amgen; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Urological Association

Cybele Ghossein, MD

Current Employer: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Honoraria: Optimum Health; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Baxter Acute Advisory Board

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Education Director, KSAP, American Society of Nephrology

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Current Employer: VCU Medical Center

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center

Gearoid M. McMahon, MbChB

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital; Scientific Advisor/Me mbership:ASN-KSAP; Other interests/ Relationships: Irish Society of Nephrology

Rebeca D. Monk, MD

Current Employer: University of Rochester NY

Catherine A. Moore MD

Current Employer: Strong Memorial Hospital; Consultancy: VisualDx; Honoraria: Visual Dx- Nephrology Section Editor; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Logical images- Visual Dx

James E. Novak, MD, PhD

Current Employer: Henry Ford Health System; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

Samir Parikh, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Consultancy: Merck, Alkermes, Stemcentrx, Vasomune;  Ownership Interest : Eunoia;  Honoraria : ASN

Kenneth M. Ralto MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Vinod Raman MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Research Funding; Brystol-Meyers Squibb, Honoraria: Alexion

Sylvia E. Rosas MD, MS, FASN

Current Employer: Joslin Diabetes Center; Research Funding: NIH Janssen Bayer; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Kidney Early Education Coordinating Panel Scientific Advisory Board, National Kidney Foundation

Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD

Current Employer: VA Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASN Hypertension Advisory Group

Adam M. Segal MD, FASN

Current Employer: Atrius Health/ Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates; Honoraria: Amyloidosis Foundation

Amy Nicole Sussman MD

Current Employer: University of Arizona

 

Staff Disclosures

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA—nothing to disclose

Alisha Workman—nothing to disclose

Lisa Netha—nothing to disclose

View the full ASN Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy.

 

Corporate Support

There is no Commercial Support for KSAP (Kidney Self-Assessment Program).

 

Copyright

Copyright © 2015 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Mustafa Ahmad, MD, FASN
King Fahad Medical City
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Gopal Basu, MD
Christian Medical College
Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

Mona B. Brake, MD, FASN
Robert J. Dole VA Medical Center
Wichita, KS

Bulent Cuhaci, MD, FASN
American Hastanesi
Istanbul, Turkey

Rajiv Dhamija, MD
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center
Downey, CA

Mahmoud El-Khatib, MD
University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Lynda A. Frassetto, MD, FASN
University of California at San Francisco
San Francisco, CA

Mohammad Reza Ganji, MD
Tehran University
Tehran, Iran

Duvuru Geetha, MD, FASN
Johns Hopkins University
Baltimore, MD

Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Galveston, TX

Naveed Masani, MD
Winthrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Kevin McConnell, MD
Jefferson Nephrology, Ltd
Charlottesville, VA

Sumit Mohan, MD
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Macaulay A. Onuigbo, MD, FASN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN

Kevin P. O'Reilly, MD
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Malvinder Parmar, MB, MS, FASN
Northern Ontario School of Medicine
Timmins, ON, Canada

Pairach Pintavorn, MD, FASN
East Georgia Kidney and Hypertension
Augusta, GA

Pawan K. Rao, MD, FASN
St. Joseph Hospital
Syracuse, NY

Bijan Roshan, MD, FASN
Kidney Associates of Colorado
Denver, CO

Mohammad G. Saklayen, MBBS
Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine
Dayton, OH

Mohammad N. Saqib, MD
Lehigh Valley Hospital
Orefield, PA

Ignatius Yun-Sang Tang, MD
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Chicago, IL

Wajeh Qunibi MD, FACP
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX

Mario Javier Zarama, MD
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota, PA
Saint Paul, MN

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