Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 4, Module 1 - (July 2018)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
07/25/18-06/30/21

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

July 2018

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

June 30, 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.

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

July 2018

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

June 30, 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

Clay A. Block, MD, FASN
Deputy Education Director, KSAP
VA Medical Ctr/ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Lebanon, NH

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

Adam Bass, MD
Alberta Health Services
Calgary, Alberta

Pravir Baxi, MD
Rush University Medical Center
Chicago, IL

Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Columbia University
New York, NY

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

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

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

Pradeep V. Kadambi MD, MBA, FASN
The University of Florida
Jacksonville, FL

Amir Kazory, MD, FASN
The University of Florida
Gainsville, FL

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

Daphne H. Knicely, MD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Rockville, MD

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

Geroid McMahon, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital 
Boston, MA

Catherine A. Moore MD
Strong Memorial Hospital
Rochester, NY

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

Mark A Perazella, MD, MS
Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Kalyani Perumal, MD, MS
County Health & Hospitals Systems
Chicago, IL

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

Adam M. Segal MD, FASN
Lahey Health and Medical Center
Burlington, MA

Robin Shah, DO
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH

Matthew A Sparks, MD, FASN
Duke University/ Durham VA Medical Center
Durham, NC

Ihab M. Wahba, MD, FASN
University of Pennsylvania/ Philadelphia VA Medical Center
Philadelphia, PA

Scott G. 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 Agarwal, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Ohio State University; Research Funding: Akebia Pharmaceuticals, CorMedix, GSK, St. Jude Medical, Rox Medical; Scientific Advisor/Membership: ASDIN, NKF, Journal of Vascular Access, The Open Urology and Nephrology Journal, International Journal of Nephrology; Other Interests: ASDIN, NKF, ASN, RPA

Adam Bass, MD
Current Employer: Alberta Health Services; Honoraria: College of Family Physicians of Alberta

Pravir Baxi, MD
Current Employer: Rush University Medical Center

Clay A. Block, MD
Current Employer: VA Medical Ctr/ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; Consultancy: Rox Medical, Cibiem

Andrew Bomback, MD, MPH
Current Employer: Columbia University; Consultancy Agreements: Chemocentryx; Research Funding: Chemocentryx, Achillion; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, UpToDate; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Achillion

Neera Dahl, MD, PhD
Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Consultancy Agreements: Otsuka Pharmaceuticals; Scientific Advisor/Membership: PKD Foundation; Speakers Bureau: Otsuka, Tolvaptan; 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, GSK

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

Pradeep V. Kadambi MD, MBA, 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 

Amir Kazory, MD, FASN
Current Employer: The University of Florida; Honoraria: Annual Dialysis Congress, Otsuka America Pharmaceutical Inc, CHF Solutions Inc.

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

Daphne H. Knicely, MD
Current Employer: Johns Hopkins University   

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center    

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

Catherine A. Moore MD
Current Employer: Strong Memorial Hospital

James E. Novak, MD, PhD
Current Employer: Henry Ford Health System; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Advances in Chronic Kidney Disease

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

Kalyani Perumal, MD, MS
Current Employer: Cook County Health & Hospitals Systems

Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN
Current Employer: Brigham and Women's Hospital/ Harvard Medical School; Research Funding: Brystol-Meyers Squibb   

Adam M. Segal, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Lahey Health and Medical Center

Robin Shah, DO
Current Employer: Ohio State University

Matthew A Sparks, MD, FASN
Current Employer: Duke University/Durham VA Medical Center; Consultancy Agreements: PWN Health; Research Funding: Duke University; Scientific Advisor or Membership: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;

Scott G. Westphal, MD
Current Employer: University of Nebraska Medical Center

 

Staff Disclosure

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA—nothing to disclose

Lisa Netha Xayavong—nothing to disclose

View the full ASN Conflict of Interest and Disclosure Policy.  

 

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

 

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Copyright

Copyright © 2018 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)        

Mustafa Ahmad, MD, FASN

King Fahad Med City

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Naheed Ansari, MD, FASN

Jacobi Medical Center Bronx NY

New Rochelle, NY

 

Nabeel Aslam, MD, FASN

Mayo Clinic Florida

Jacksonville, FL

 

Krishna Baradhi, MD, FASN

University of Oklahoma

Tulsa, OK

Emmy Bell, MD, MPH

University of Alabama at Birmingham

Birmingham, AL

 

Mona B. Brake, MD

Robert J. Dole Veteran Affairs

Medical Center

Wichita, KS

 

Armando Coca  , MD, PhD

Hospital Clínico Universitario

Valladolid, Spain

 

Patrick Cunningham, MD, FASN

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL

 

Kevin Curran, MD

Kevin A Curran, MD, PA

Canton, TX

 

Tibor Fulop, MD                       

University of Mississippi Medical Center

Jackson, MS

 

Maurizio Gallieni, MD, FASN

University of Milano

Milano, Italy

 

Duvuru Geetha, MD, FASN  

Johns Hopkins University      

Baltimore, MD 

Basu Gopal, MBBS, FASN     

Royal Adelaide Hospital         

Adelaide, Australia

 

Steven Gorbatkin, MD, PhD

Emory University and

Atlanta Veteran Affairs Medical Center

Decatur, GA

 

Aditi Gupta, MD

University of Kansas Medical Center

Kansas City, KS

 

Quresh Khairullah, MD, FASN

St Clair Nephrology

Roseville, MI

 

Yong-Lim Kim, MD, PhD        

Kyungpook National University Hospital

Daegu, South Korea

 

Farrukh Koraishy, MD, PhD

Saint Louis University

Saint Louis, MO

 

Steven Kraft, MD                     

Western Nephrology              

Lafayette, CO

 

Norbert Lameire, MD, PhD

University Hospital

Gent, Belgium

 

Ernest Mandel, MD                 

Brigham and Women's Hospital                             

Boston, MA

 

Naveed Masani, MD

Wintrop University Hospital

Mineola, NY

 

Roberto Pisoni, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

 

Wajeh Y. Qunibi, MD             

University of Texas Health Science Center        

San Antonio, TX

 

Ignatius Tang, MD, PharmD, FASN

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

 

Hung-Bin Tsai, MD

National Taiwan University Hospital

Taipei City, Taiwan

 

Puchimada M.  Uthappa, MBBS, FASN              

Columbia Asia Hospital          

Mysore, Karnataka, India

 

Jon Von Visger, MD

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

Nand K. Wadhwa, MD           

Stony Brook University          

Stony Brook, NY

 

Dawn Wolfgram, MD

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

 

Brian Young, MD

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

San Jose, CA

 

 

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