Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 1, Module 1, Update (March 2018)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
03/01/18-02/28/21

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

March 2015

Last Review Date

October 2017 to January 2018

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

Februrary 28, 2021

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.    

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

March 2015

 

Last Review Date

October 2017 to January 2018

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

February 28, 2021

 

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

 

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
Andrew S. Bomback, MD
Columbia University
New York, NY
Clay A. Block, MD, FASN
Deputy Education Director, KSAP
Dartmouth University
Lebanon, NH
Steven C. Cheng, MD
Washington University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
Anil Agarwal, MD, FASN
Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Neera K. Dahl, MD
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
Pravir Baxi, MD
Rush University
Chicago, IL
Tejas P. Desai, MD
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC
Cybele Ghossein, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA
Scott J. Gilbert, MD, FASN
Tufts Medical Center
Lexington, MA
Ernest I. Mandel, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN
Hofstra North Shore Long Island Jewish
School of Medicine
Great Neck, NY
Finnian R. Mc Causland, MbChB, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD, FASN
The University of Florida
Jacksonville, FL
Dianne McKay, MD
University of California
San Diego, CA
Noritaka Kawada, MD, PhD
Osaka University
Toyonaka, Osaka, Japan
Martina M. McGrath, MbChB, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
Jason M. Kidd, MD
VCU Medical Center
Richmond, VA
Gearoid M. McMahon, MbChB
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Boston, MA
Eugene C. Kovalik, MD
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC
Rebeca D. Monk, MD
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY
Michelle W. Krause, MD
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Little Rock, AR
Suzanne M. Norby, MD, FASN
Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN
Samir Nangia, MD, FASN
Dallas Renal Group
Chapel Hill, NC
Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
James E. Novak, MD, PhD
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, MI
Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,
Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA
James J. Paparello, MD
Northwestern University
Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL
Bijan Roshan, MD, FASN
Kidney Associates of Colorado
Denver, CO
William F. Pendergraft, III, MD, PhD
University of North Carolina Kidney Center
Chapel Hill, NC
James F. Simon, MD
Kidney Associates of Colorado
Denver, CO
Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD
VA Medical Center
Dayton, OH
Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN
Duke University
Durham, NC
Scott L. Sanoff, MD
Duke University
Durham, NC
Ihab M. Wahba, MD, FASN
University of Pennsylvania
Wynnewood, PA
Heidi M. Schaefer, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN
Suzanne Watnick, MD
Portland VA Medical Center
Portland, OR
Scott Westphal, MD
University of Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE

 

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

Pravir Baxi, MD

Current Employer: Rush University

Clay A. Block, MD

Current Employer: Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Consultancy: I have participated in the patient safety monitoring committee for the company Rox Medical and Cibiem. I am not involved in the study design or implementation. My role has been to comment on the medical antihypertensive regimen and renal function of patients who are interested in enrolling, or who have medical problems that may need to be investigated. I am paid on a hourly basis for this work.

Andrew S. Bomback, MD

Current Employer: Columbia University; Consultancy: OmerosChemocentryx; Research Funding: ChemocentryxAchillion; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, UpToDate

Steven C. Cheng, MD

Current Employer: Washington University School of Medicine; Ownership: MerckPfizer; Research Funding: Fresenius Medical Care; Honoraria: American Board of Internal Medicine

Neera K. Dahl, MD

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Consultancy: Otsuka

Tejas P. Desai, MD

Current Employer: East Carolina University - Brody School of Medicine; Ownership: Nephrology On-Demand Analytics NOD Analytics

Cybele Ghossein, MD

Current Employer: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Research Funding: Baxter

Scott J. Gilbert, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Tufts Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Am Journal of Kidney Disease, Primer on Kidney Diseases, Medical Advisory Board for the National Kidney Foundation

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Education Director for KSAP

Kenar D. Jhaveri, MD, FASN

Current Employer: North Shore/LIJ Health System, Hofstra Medical School; Consultancy: Astex pharmaceuticals; Scientific Advisor/Membership:American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Journal of Onconephrology, Clinical Kidney Journal NDT

Pradeep V. Kadambi, MD, FASN

Current Employer: The University of Florida; Honoraria: UpToDate; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Journal of Transplantation and Stem Cell Biology, University of Florida Jacksonville Physicians, Inc

Noritaka Kawada, MD, PhD

Current Employer: Osaka University

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Current Employer: VCU Medical Center; Honoraria: Virginia Geriatrics Society (spoke at conference)

Eugene C. Kovalik, MD

Current Employer: Duke University Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASN Clinical Practice committee

Michelle W. Krause, MD

Current Employer: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Consultancy: Ardea Biosciences; Scientific Advisor/Membership: National Board of Medical Examiners Step 3 Chronic Illness Section Committee

Stewart H. Lecker, MD, PhD, FASN

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center

Ernest I. Mandel, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School; Consultancy: Decker IP; Other Interests: Spouse - Law Firm includes Fresenius Kidney Care and DaVita among clients

Finnian R. McCausland, MbChB, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Martina M. McGrath, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital

Dianne McKay, MD

Current Employer: University of California; Ownership and Interests: Home Dialysis Therapies of San Diego; Research Funding: Veloxis; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Society of Transplantation

Gearoid M. McMahon, MbChB

Current Employer: NHLBI/Brigham and Women's Hospital; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASN – KSAP, Scientific Coordinator for the USA and Canada for the ASCEND Trial - Glaxo Smith Kline; Other Interests: Irish Society of Nephrology

Rebeca D. Monk, MD

Current Employer: University of Rochester NY; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Medical Advisory Board for the local chapter of the National Kidney Foundation- I do not get paid for this.

Samir Nangia, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Dallas Renal Group; Consultancy : FMC – Velphoro; Ownership and Interests: Joint Venture Partner - USRC & FMC; Honoraria: American Board of Internal Medicine

Suzanne M. Norby, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Mayo Clinic; Honoraria: National Board of Medical Examiners, Massachusetts Medical Society

James E. Novak, MD, PhD

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

James J. Paparello, MD

Current Employer: Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine; Honoraria: Baxter - One time payment to participate in national training meeting

William Franklin Pendergraft, III, MD, PhD

Current Employer: University of North Carolina Kidney Center

Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Honoraria : ASN as BRCU; Scientific Advisor/Membership: CJASN, AJKD, Clinical Nephrology, Journal of Onco-Nephrology, Kidney International

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN

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

Bijan Roshan, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Kidney Associates of Colorado

Mohammad G. Saklayen, MD

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

Scott Leonard Sanoff, MD

Current Employer: Duke University; Consultancy: Wife (medical oncologist at the University of North Carolina):amgen—consulting; Research Funding: Wife (medical oncologist at the University of North Carolina):bayer-research funding novartis--research funding (ended but within past year); Patents and Inventions: JHU Evidence-based practice Center 2014. I was a Key Informant regarding development of the following study: Comparative Effectiveness of Tacrolimus Monitoring and Treatment for Renal Transplantation

Heidi M. Schaefer, MD

Current Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center

James F. Simon, MD

Current Employer: Cleveland Clinic; Consultancy: Consultant agreement, Regulus Therapeutics, Novelmed Therapeutics; Research Funding: Site investigator for Mentor study funded by Genetech.Site investigator for Athena study funded by Regulus TherapeuticsSite investigator for Podocyte study funded by Mallinkrott; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Alport Syndrome Foundation - Medical Advisory committee; Speakers: Alexion Pharmaceuticals

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Duke University, Durham VA Medical Center; Consultancy: PWN Health; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Media and Communications Committee -ASN,Editorial Board- American Journal of Kidney Diseases, KCVD Membership & Communications Committee- AHAKCVD Scientific & Clinical Education, Lifelong Learning Committee (SCILL)- AHANKF North Carolina- Medical Advisory Board

Ihab M. Wahba, MD, FASN

Current Employer: University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine,Philadelphia VA Medical Center; Honoraria: AMES publishing reviewer for patient brochures on kidney diseases

Suzanne Watnick, MD

Current Employer: Northwest Kidney Centers, Puget Sound VA Medical Center; Consultancy: Cricket Health;Ownership and Interest: Cricket Health, Scientific Advisor/Membership: CJASN Editorial Board, ASN Policy and Advocacy Committee, Cricket Health; Other Interests: CMO of Northwest Kidney Centers, a not-for-profit organization

Scott Westphal, MD

Current Employer: University of Nebraska 

 

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).  

 

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Copyright

Copyright © 2018 American Society of Nephrology (ASN).    

Carmichael Angeles, MD, FASN

John T. Mather Memorial Hospital

Stony Brook, NY

 

Kisra Anis, MBBS

Jacobi Medical Center,

Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY

 

Joline L. Chen, MD

Long Beach Veteran Affairs

Healthcare System

Orange, CA

 

Karen Ching, MD

Hawaii Permanente Medical Group

Honolulu. HI

 

Gabriel Contreras, MD

University of Miami

Miami, FL

 

Alejandro Diez, MD

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

Carl S. Goldstein, MD, FASN                                

Rutgers University                

New Brunswick, NJ

 

Amir Kazory, MD                   

University of Florida             

Gainesville, FL

 

Sheron Latcha, MD               

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center        

New York, NY 

 

A. Bilal Malik, MBBS            

University of Washington   

Seattle, WA

 

Lawrence S. Moffatt, MD   

Carolinas Medical Center   

Charlotte, NC 

 

Macaulay A. Onuigbo, MD

Mayo Clinic     

Rochester, MN

 

Phuong-Thu Pham, MD      

David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA      

Los Angeles, CA

 

Pawan K. Rao, MD, FASN   

St. Joseph's Hospital and Health Center          

Syracuse, NY

 

Ahmad R. Tarakji, MD         

King Saud University,

King Khalid University Hospital                            

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

 

Katherine Twombley, MD 

Medical University of South Carolina                

Charleston, SC

 

Connie Wang, MD                 

Hennepin County Medical Center                      

Minneapolis, MN

 

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