Geriatric Nephrology Symposium Scheduled for September 13-Earn CME/CNE Credit

Join the LSU Department of Internal Medicine Sections of Nephrology and Hypertension & Geriatric Medicine for a Geriatric Nephrology Symposium. Erwin Aguilar, PharmD., MSC, MPH, received a grant from the American Society of Nephrology to host this activity.

Tuesday,Cover Page Advertisement 08.15.16 September 13 from 7 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.  at LSU School of Nursing/Allied Health Building, Seminar Room # 1.

If you are interested in attending, register by contacting Tracy Hood at 568-4498 or

To access the brochure for the activity, please click here:Brochure

This symposium will focus on the progression of renal disease in the elderly, and the advances in geriatric nephrology clinical practice that may improve caring for patients.  The symposium is a half-day designed to expand communication between the geriatrician, nephrologist, nursing and other health care providers managing patients with kidney disease.   Polypharmacy consideration may further complicate treatment options for health care providers.

Learners will have the opportunity to engage in didactic lectures from experts in geriatrics, nephrology, internal medicine and family medicine.  As a result of attending this activity, learners will:

  • Construct new research questions based on updated scientific and clinical advances in geriatric nephrology-related disciplines.
  • Learn strategies to address renal toxicity due to polypharmacy in the elderly
  • Identify recent advances in hypertension in the elderly and clinical research in geriatric nephrology.
  • Be able to describe and translate advances in the areas of general nephrology, dialysis, mineral bone disease issues in the elderly, transplantation and hypertension into new standards and approaches to clinical care of geriatric patients with kidney diseases and related disorders.

Accreditation-The Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement- The Louisiana State University School of Medicine-New Orleans designated this live educational activity for a maximum of 4.25 AMA PRA Category 1™ credits.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CNE Credit Designation Statement-LSU Health New Orleans School of Nursing, Faculty Development, Continuing Nursing Education & Entrepreneurial Enterprises is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.  Nursing participants can earn up to 4.25 continuing nursing education contact hours; participants must attend the entire session and must complete the evaluation.