Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 3, Module 2 - 2017 (75Qs)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
09/22/17-08/31/20

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

September 2017

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

August 31, 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

September 2017

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

August 31, 2020

 

Estimated Time for Completion

25 hours

 

Target Audience

  • Nephrology certification and recertification candidates
  • Practicing nephrologists

 

Method of Participation

  • 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.

 

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 credits, Click the Claim Your CME Credits link, and check the Attestation Statement box.
    1. 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

Cynthia Denu-Clooca, MD 
University of North Carolina at Chapel
Chapel Hill, NC

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

Cybele Ghossein, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine 

Chicago, IL

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

Matthew Lynch 
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center 
Boston, MA

Adam Bass, MD
University of Calgary
Calgary, Alberta

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

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

Gerold McMahon, MD, FASN 
Brigham and Women's Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

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

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

Catherine A. Moore, MD
Strong Memorial Hospital 
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

Cynthia Denu-Ciooca, MD
Current Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel; Research Funding: Akebia; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Urology Association

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

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

Matthew Lynch, MD
Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Other Interests: Advance Medical

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

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

Carol A. Traynor, MBChB
Current Employer: Duke University

 

Staff Disclosure

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).

 

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Contact Information

For any questions concerning this activity, please contact ASN at 202-640-4660 or via email education@asn-online.org.

 

Copyright

Copyright © 2017 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)             

Carmichael Angeles, MD, FASN
John T. Mather Memorial Hospital
Stony Brook, NY

Yong-Lim Kim, MD, PhD
Kyungpook National University Hospital
Daegu, South Korea

Nabeel Aslam, MD, FASN
Mayo Clinic Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Steven Kraft, MD
Western Nephrology
Lafayette, CO

Mona B. Brake, MD
Robert J. Dole Veteran Affairs
Medical Center
Wichita, KS

Sheron Latcha, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Joline L. Chen, MD
Long Beach Veteran Affairs
Healthcare System
Orange, CA

Lawrence S. Moffatt, MD
Carolinas Medical Center
Charlotte, NC

Karen Ching, MD
Hawaii Permanente Medical Group
Honolulu. HI

Ajit Mahapatra, MD
The Permanente Medical Group
Santa Clara, CA

Armando Coca, MD, PhD
Hospital Clínico Universitario
Valladolid, Spain

A. Bilal Malik, MBBS
University of Washington
Seattle, WA

Scott D. Cohen, MD, FASN
George Washington University
Washington, DC

Ernest Mandel, MD
Brigham and Women's Hospital
Boston, MA

Alejandro Diez, MD
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Phuong-Thu Pham, MD
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Los Angeles, CA

William H. Fissell, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN

James M. Pritsiolas, MD, FASN
CarePoint Health - Bayonne Medical Center
Bayonne, NJ

Tibor Fulop, MD
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Jackson, MS

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

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

Pawan K. Rao, MD, FASN
St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center
Syracuse, NY

Ilya Glezerman, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Ahmad R. Tarakji, MD
King Saud University,
King Khalid University Hospital
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Carl S. Goldstein, MD, FASN
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, NJ

Katherine Twombley, MD
Medical University of South Carolina
Charleston, SC

Steven Gorbatkin, MD, PhD
Emory University and Atlanta Veteran Affairs Medical Center
Decatur, GA

Puchimada M. Uthappa, MBBS, FASN
Columbia Asia Hospital
Mysore, Karnataka, India

Amir Kazory, MD
University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

Nand K. Wadhwa, MD
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY

Connie Wang, MD
Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN

          

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