Self-Assessment Self-Assessment

KSAP Volume 2, Module 1, Update (August 2019)

Credits/Points:
CME 25.0, MOC 25
Availability:
08/21/19-07/30/22

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 25, 2016

Last Review Date

December 2018 to April 2019

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

 July 31, 2022

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 25, 2016

 

Last Review Date

December 2018 to April 2019

 

CME Credit and MOC Termination Date

July 31, 2022

 

 

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 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

Clay A. Block, MD
Education Director, KSAP

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Hanover, NH

 

James E. Novak, MD, PhD
Deputy Education Director, KSAP

Henry Ford Hospital

Detroit, MI

 

Kelly A. Birdwell MD

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, TN

 

Andrew S. Bomback, MD
Columbia University

New York, NY

 

David M. Dewolfe, MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

 

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

 

Neetika Garg MD
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston, MA

 

Scott J. Gilbert, MD, FASN
Tufts Medical Center

Lexington, MA

 

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

 

Jason M. Kidd, MD
VCU Medical Center

Richmond, VA

 

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

New York, NY

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

 

Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FASN
Associates in Nephrology

Berwyn, IL

 

Matthew R. Lynch MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

 

Ernest I. Mandel, MD, FASN
Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

 

Finnian R. Mc Causland, MbChB, FASN

Brigham and Women’s Hospital,

Harvard Medical School

Boston, MA

 

Martina M. McGrath, 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 J. Paparello, MD
Northwestern University

Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL

 

Amay Parikh MD, FASN

Florida Hospital Medical Group

Maitland, FL

 

Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN
Yale School of Medicine

New Haven, CT

 

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

 

Mala Sachdeva MD

Northwell Health System

Great Neck, NY

 

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

 

Joseph Tremaglio MD

Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

Boston, MA

 

Ihab M. Wahba, MD, FASN
Samaritan Kidney Specialists

Corvallis, OR

 

Rimda Wanchoo MD

Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Great Neck, NY

 

 


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

Kelly A. Birdwell, MD

Current Employer: Vanderbilt University Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: American Society of Nephrology Education Committee, American Society of Transplantation Kidney Pancreas Community of Practice

 

Clay A. Block, MD

Current Employer: University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Consultancy: Rox Medical, Cibiem

 

Andrew S. Bomback, MD

Current Employer: Columbia University; Consultancy: Omeros, Chemocentryx; Research Funding: Questcor, Alexion; Honoraria: National Kidney Foundation, Kidney & Urology Foundation of America, UpToDate

 

David M. Dewolfe, MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Cynthia J. Denu-Ciocca, MD

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

 

Neetika Garg MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Scientific Advisor/Membership: BMC Nephrology

 

Scott J. Gilbert, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Tufts Medical Center; Scientific Advisor/Membership: Am Journal of Kidney Disease

 

Melanie P. Hoenig, MD

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

 

Jason M. Kidd, MD

Current Employer: VCU Medical Center

 

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center 

 

Matthew R. Lynch MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deconess Medical Center

 

Edgar V. Lerma, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Associates in Nephrology; Research Funding : ZS Pharma; Honoraria: UpToDate, McGraw-Hill Publishing, Elsevier Publishing, ACP PIER; Scientific Advisor/Me mbership: Journal of Clinical Liipidology, International Urology and Nephrology Journal, Seminars in Nephrology, Prescribers Letter, Renal and Urology News, ASN Kidney News, Otsuka Pharmaceuticals, Malinkrodt (formerly Questcor), ZS Pharma

 

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, Research Funding: Rx Foundation, Other:  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

 

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

 

James J. Paparello, MD

Current Employer:  Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

 

Amay Parikh MD, FASN

Current Employer: Florida Hospital Medical Group

 

Mark A. Perazella, MD, FASN

Current Employer: Yale University School of Medicine; Scientific Advisor/Membership: CJASN- Associate Editor

 

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

 

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

 

Mala Sachdeva MD

Current Employer: Northwell Health System

 

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

 

Joseph Tremaglio MD

Current Employer: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 

Ihab M. Wahba, MD, FASN

Current Employer: University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine Philadelphia VA Medical Center

 

Rimda Wanchoo MD

Current Employer: Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

 

 

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).

 

Copyright

Copyright © 2019 American Society of Nephrology (ASN)

Kamal E. Ahmed, MD, FASN

Yuma Nephrology

Yuma, AZ

 

Nasimul Ahsan, MD, FASN

North Florida/South Georgia VA Health System

Gainesville, FL

 

Jafar Al-Said, MD, FASN

Bahrain Specialist Hospital

Manama, Bahrain

 

Naheed Ansari, MD, FASN

Jacobi Medical Center/Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Bronx, NY

 

Ruth C. Campbell, MD

Medical University of South Carolina

Charleston, SC

 

Kevin A. Curran, MD

Fresenius Medical Care & US Renal Care Dialysis Facilities

Canton, TX

 

Carl S. Goldstein, MD, FASN

Robert Wood Johnson Medical School

New Brunswick, NJ

 

Steven M. Gorbatkin, MD, PhD

Emory University

Atlanta, GA

 

Ashik Hayat, MD, FASN

Taranaki Base Hospital

Newplymouth, Taranaki, NZ

 

Ekambaram Ilamathi, MD, FASN

State University of New York

Stony Brook, NY

 

Talha Hassan Imam, MD

Kaiser Permanente

Fontana, CA

 

Apurv Khanna, MD

SUNY Upstate Medical University

Syracuse, NY

 

Nicolae Leca, MD

University of Washington

Seattle, WA

 

Orfeas Liangos, MD, FASN

Klinikum Coburg

Coburg, Bayern, Germany

 

Meyer Lifschitz, MD

Shaare Zedek Medical Center

Jerusalem, Israel

 

Ashraf Mikhail, MBBCh

Morriston Hospital

Swansea, Wales, UK

 

Lawrence S. Moffatt, Jr., MD

 Carolinas Medical Center

Charlotte, NC

 

Shahriar Moossavi, MD, PhD, FASN

Wake Forest School of Medicine

Winston-Salem, NC

 

Koosha Mortazavi, MD

Vista Del Mar Medical Group

Oxnard, CA

 

Thangamani Muthukumar, MD

Cornell University

New York, NY

 

James M. Pritsiolas, MD, FASN

CarePoint Health Medical Group

Bayonne and SUmmit, NJ

 

Mohammad A. Quasem, MD

Universal Health Services Hospitals

Binghamton, NY


Joel C. Reynolds, MD, FASN

San Antonio, TX

 

Mario F. Rubin, MD, FASN

University of Arizona

Tucson, AZ

 

Ehab R. Saad, MD, FASN

Medical College of Wisconsin

Milwaukee, WI

 

Bharat Sachdeva, MBBS

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center

Shreveport, LA

 

Mark C. Saddler, MBChB

Durango Nephrology Associates

Durango, CO

 

Allen W. Vander, MD, FASN

Kidney Center of South Louisiana

Thibodaux, LA

 

Nand K. Wadhwa, MD

Stony Brook University

Stony Brook, NY 

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