Course Information
Western Society of Pediatric Nephrology (WSPN) Annual Meeting

UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Los Angeles, California
October 13, 2017 to October 14, 2017


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Course Description

The Western Society of Pediatric Nephrology (WSPN) conference is an annual conference for pediatric nephrologists from the Western United States. The conference will include lectures, presentations and discussions on diverse topics in pediatric kidney diseases including state-of-the-art research, therapies and potential future directions. The agenda includes sessions on renal transplantation, CKD-MBD, nephrotic syndrome and its genetics.

Target Audience

The Western Society of Pediatric Nephrology (WSPN) conference is targeted toward pediatric nephrologists, trainees (fellows, residents and medical students interested in a career in pediatric nephrology), researchers and nurses.

Registration Information

Early enrollment is advised.

Online

To enroll click here

By Mail

Send the completed enrollment form to:

Office of Continuing Medical Education
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting
10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Los Angeles, CA 90024-6512

By Fax

Fax the enrollment form with charge card information and your authorizing signature to the Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA at (310) 794-2624

By Phone

Use your MasterCard, VISA, American Express, or Discover. Call (310) 794-2620.

Registration Fee

  • $100 - Physicians, Researchers, and Nurses
  • $25 - Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students

Refunds

Cancellations must be received in writing by Friday, September 29, 2017. No refunds will be granted after that date. If, for any reason, the course must be cancelled, discontinued, or rescheduled by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, a full refund will be provided.

Faculty

Course Chair

Ora Yadin, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Faculty

Gabriel Danovitch, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Robert Ettenger, MD
Distinguished Research Professor, Emeritus
Department of Pediatrics, Division of Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Richard Fine, MD
Distinguished Service, Professor of Pediatrics
Stony Brook University School of Medicine, NY
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Keck School of Medicine, USC

Mark Hanudel, MD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Stanley Jordan, MD
Professor of Pediatrics
Director, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Medical Director, Human Leukocyte Antigen and Transplant Immunology Laboratory
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Marciana Laster, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Meghan Pearl, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Isidro Salusky, MD
Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
Chief, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Associate Dean for Clinical Research
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Kate Wesseling-Perry, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
UCLA Mattel Children's Hospital
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Program Agenda

Friday, October 13, 2017

5:00 - 8:00 pm Welcome Reception

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Laureate Meeting Room
7:00 am Registration and Breakfast
8:00 am Introduction
Ora Yadin, MD
Session 1: Renal Transplantation
8:10 am Reflections on 50 Years of Pediatric Renal Transplantation
Richard Fine, MD
8:50 am Immunosuppression for Pediatric Renal Transplantation in 2017
Robert Ettenger, MD
9:30 am Coffee Break
9:45 am How Do We Get a Highly Sensitized Patient to Transplantation?
Stanley Jordan, MD
10:25 am Immune Monitoring of Pediatric Renal Transplant Recipients
Meghan Pearl, MD
11:00 am Kidney Trafficking and Transplant Tourism
Gabriel Danovitch, MD
12:00 pm Lunch
Session 2: Bone and Mineral Disorders in CKD
1:00 pm FGF-23: What Is It and Why Is It Important to Pediatric Nephrologists?
1:40 pm Anemia of CKD and FGF-23: How Are They Connected?
Mark Hanudel, MD
2:10 pm Break
2:20 pm Racial-Ethnic Differences in Markers of Mineral Metabolism in Children with CKD
Marciana Laster, MD
2:45 pm So How Do We Treat MBD in Our CKD Patients?
Isidro Salusky, MD
Session 3: The Challenging Nephrotic
3:10 pm The Challenges in the Treatment of the "Difficult" Nephrotic Patient
Ora Yadin, MD
4:00 pm Fellows' Presentations and Awards
4:30 pm Business Meeting and Adjourn

Objectives

At the conclusion of this intensive, one-day symposium, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize and treat bone and vascular complications in children with chronic kidney disease.
  • Describe the most recent advances in post-transplant maintenance and induction immunosuppression and how these may be applied in pediatric renal transplantation.
  • Apply the most successful desensitization guidelines for sensitized patients awaiting renal transplantation.
  • Understand the critical role played by FGF-23 in pediatric patients with chronic kidney disease.
  • Advocate for post-transplant immune monitoring in the successful management of post-transplant outcomes in pediatric kidney transplant recipients.
  • Apply the newest approaches to the treatment of challenging patients in their practice with nephrotic syndrome.

Accreditation

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Medical Education, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA designates this live activity for a maximum of 7 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits TM. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Disclosures

The FDA has issued a concept paper which classifies commercial support of scientific and educational programs as promotional unless it can be affirmed that the program is "truly independent" and free of commercial influence. In addition to independence, the FDA requires that nonpromotional, commercially supported education be objective, balanced, and scientifically rigorous. The policy further states that all potential conflicts of interest of the CME staff and faculty be fully disclosed to the program's participants. In addition, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education policy now mandates that the provider adequately manages all identified potential conflicts of interest prior to the program. We at UCLA fully endorse the letter and spirit of these concepts.

Miscellaneous

Location

UCLA Luskin Conference Center
425 Westwood Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 90095
(855) 522-8252

Surrounded by iconic UCLA landmarks, the Luskin Conference Center pulses with the energy of a vibrant campus community by day, while its hotel accommodations offer a comfortable place to recharge at night. Every day, new innovations are sparked right here at UCLA, and the Luskin Conference Center is at the heart of it all. With more than 25,000 square feet of versatile, thoughtfully-executed event space and 254 graciously appointed guest rooms—many of which offer inspiring views of lush, landscaped grounds and historic architecture - the center offers facilities that are simultaneously warm and welcoming, coolly functional and technologically impressive.

For more information, visit the hotel's website at www.luskinconferencecenter.ucla.edu

Parking and Directions

Parking at the Lot 8 structure is $12.00 for the day. Please remember to pay for your parking at the pay station machine. You will need to know your license plate number when paying for your parking.

Valet parking is available in front of the Luskin Conference Center at a rate of $28.00 for the day.