Symposium will help primary care practitioners learn more about detection and prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease

In an effort to help primary care practitioners (PCPs) and other healthcare professionals learn more about Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), the National Kidney Foundation, with the support of Passport Health Plan, is presenting “CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention Symposium” from 7:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday, October 20, at the Marriott Louisville East. ***UPDATE: This event is being rescheduled until early 2019 — stay tuned for more details, or email***

CKDinform is a collection of evidence-based resources provided in a diverse “toolbox” that will enable them to recognize CKD earlier and develop treatment protocols to slow progression.

Physicians, nurses, advanced practitioners, and other clinicians who care for people with CKD are invited to sign up for a morning of learning and networking. As a bonus, all those in attendance can earn up to 3.0 CME/CEs for just $25. Breakfast is included.

Register at or contact Alana Miller by sending an email to or calling (502) 585-5433.

The National Kidney Foundation is the largest, most comprehensive and longstanding organization dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease.


Passport sponsors educational symposium for medical professionals to learn more about chronic kidney disease

Passport is sponsoring a live professional education symposium called, “CKDinform: Early Detection and Prevention” for primary care practitioners (PCPs) to learn more about chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) event takes place on Saturday, November 11, at the Marriott Louisville East, 1903 Embassy Square Blvd., in Louisville.

The 3-hour symposium focuses on the unique role that PCPs play in managing CKD patients. Topics will include the burden of CKD to the population, modifiable CKD risk factors, screening methods, and interpretation of test results. Evidence-based treatment recommendations and management plans for CKD will be presented, and the program will also address the need for timely referral to nephrologists, in addition to the importance of patient education and counseling.

It  is designed for physicians (primary care, cardiologists, endocrinologists), nurses, advanced practitioners, and other clinicians who care for people with CKD.

Attendees at the event will earn up to 3.0 continuing medical education/continuing education (CME/CE) credits/contact hours. Registration in advance is $25; registration at the door will be $30.

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