Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 3, Module 1 - 2017 (75Qs)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
06/30/17-06/30/20

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

June 2017

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

June 30, 2020

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.

 

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Statement

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 25.0 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

 

Original Release Date

June 2017

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

June 30, 2020

 

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 Claim MOC 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, FASN
Deputy Education Director, KSAP
Dartmouth University
Lebanon, NH

Anil K. Agarwal, MD, FASN
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Adam Bass, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

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

Koyal Jain, MD
University of North Carolina Kidney Center
Chapel Hill, NC

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

Geroid McMahon, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
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, FASN
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI

Leonardo Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Joslin Diabetes Center
Boston, MA

Fahad Saeed, MD, FASN
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY

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

Carol Traynor, MBChB
Duke University
Durham, NC

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; Research Funding: Otsuka, Akebia, Fibrogen, Cormedix; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Kidney Foundation of Ohio-Board of Directors, International Journal of Nephrology, Journal of Vascular Access, The open Urology and Nephrology Journal; Other Interests: Chair at Medical Advisory Board IPRO renal network

Adam Bass, MD
Current Employer: University of Calgary

Clay A. Block, MD
Current Employer: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center; Consultancy: Rox Medical

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD
Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Other Interests: National Kidney Foundation, ESRD Network

Cybele Ghossein, MD
Current Employer: Northwestern University-Feinberg School of Medicine; Research Funding: Baxter

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

Koyal Jain MD
Current Employer: University of North Carolina Kidney Center

Jason M. Kidd, MD
Current Employer: VCU Medical Center; Honoraria: Virginia Geriatrics Society

Geroid McMahon, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Glaxo Smith Kline; Other Interests: Irish Society of Nephrology

Rebeca D. Monk, MD
Current Employer: University of Rochester NY, Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Kidney Foundation

Catherine A. Moore MD
Current Employer: Strong Memorial Hospital; 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

Leonardo Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital; Reseach Funding: Bristol Meyers Squibb; Honoraria: Alexion

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Atrius Health/ Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates

Fahad Saeed, MD, FASN
Current Employer: University of Rochester Medical Center

Carol A. Traynor, MBChB
Current Employer: Duke University

 

Staff Disclosures

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA—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 © 2017 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

              

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

Edmund Huang, MD
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, CA

Naheed Ansari, MD, FASN
Jacobi Medical Center Bronx NY
New Rochelle, NY

Quresh Khairullah, MD, FASN
St Clair Nephrology
Roseville, MI

Krishna Baradhi, MD, FASN
University of Oklahoma
Tulsa, OK

Farrukh Koraishy, MD, PhD
Saint Louis University
Saint Louis, MO

Emmy Bell, MD, MPH
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Vineeta Kumar, MD
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL

Pooja Budhiraja, MBBS
University of kansas medical center
Kansas City, KS

Norbert Lameire, MD, PhD
University Hospital
Gent, Belgium

W. James Chon, MD
Univ of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS)
Little Rock, AR

Naveed Masani, MD
Wintrop University Hospital
Mineola, NY

Jason Cobb, MD
Emory University School of Medicine
Atlanta, GA

Ellen McCarthy, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center, Kidney Institute
Kansas City, KS

Kevin Curran, MD
Kevin A Curran, MD, PA
Canton, TX

Kirtida Mistry, MBChB
Children's National Medical Center
Washington, DC

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

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

Maurizio Gallieni, MD, FASN
University of Milano
Milano, Italy

Roberto Pisoni, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Aditi Gupta, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Mohammad Quasem,MD
Upstate Medical University, Binghamton Clinical Camus
Binghamton, NY

Hernan Rincon-Choles, MD
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, OH

Dario Roccatello, MD
San Giovanni Hospital and University of Torino
Torino, Italy

Helbert Rondon-Berrios, MD, FASN
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA

Anthony Valeri, MD
Columbia University Medical Center
New York, NY

Mario Rubin, MD, FASN
University of Maryland
Baltimore, MD

Allen Vander, MD, FASN
Kidney Center of South Louisiana
Thibodaux, LA

Mark Saddler, MbChB
Mercy Regional Medical Center
Durango, CO

Jon Von Visger, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Hitesh Shah, MD, FASN
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Great Neck, NY

Dawn Wolfgram, MD
Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, WI

Michiko Shimada, MD, PhD, FASN
Hirosaki University
Hirosaki, Japan

Sri Yarlagadda, MD
University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas City, KS

Ignatius Tang, MD, PharmD, FASN
University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Brian Young, MD
Santa Clara Valley Medical Center
San Jose, CA

Hung-Bin Tsai, MD
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei City, Taiwan

Mario Zarama, MD, FASN
Kidney Specialists of Minnesota, PA
St. Paul, MN

          

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