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2017 Frank M. Norfleet Forum for Advancement of Health: African Americans and Kidney Disease in the 21st Century

Purpose of symposium

The goal of the 2017 Norfleet Forum is to convene a group of internationally renowned experts to discuss the various aspects of chronic kidney disease among African Americans.  The Symposium will promote awareness of chronic kidney disease among members of the local community, will enhance knowledge among healthcare professionals and lay community members about cutting edge concepts of kidney disease among African Americans, and will allow local experts to interact with leading scientists in the field and jump-start valuable collaborations.


Learning Objectives

  1. Describe
    the frequency of chronic kidney disease in African Americans in the general
    population, and its consequences.
  2. Characterize
    the genetic mutations responsible for chronic kidney disease in African
    Americans and their clinico-pathologic presentation.
  3. Recognize
    non-renal diseases with genetic background, and their impact on morbidity and
    mortality in African Americans
  4. Describe
    early life exposures contributing to the high burden of chronic kidney disease
    in African Americans.
  5. Describe
    potential interventions to decrease the incidence and prevalence of chronic
    kidney disease and cardiovascular disease in African Americans.


Target Audience

Physicians, Registered Nurses and Community Health Providers


Parking is available in the Peabody garage for $16 per day. Parking is also available in downtown parking garages near the hotel as well.


There is no charge for this symposium however
registration is required. Online registration available at www.uthsc.edu/cme 


UTHSC reserves the right to alter, reschedule, or cancel this program should circumstance so dictate. 


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. 


The University of Tennessee College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of
8 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 

Disclosure Statement

The University of Tennessee College of Medicine is committed to providing CME that is balanced, objective, and evidence-based. In accordance with the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) Essentials and Standards, all parties involved in content development are required to disclose any real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity. The University of Tennessee has established mechanisms to resolve conflicts of interest should they arrive. Any potential conflict of interest or off label use will be disclosed to the audience prior to the activity.



Samuel E. Dagogo-Jack, MD DM MSc FRCP

Robert L. Davis, MD MPH

David S. Hains, MD

Csaba P. Kovesdy, MD

L Darryl Quarles, MD

Frances A. Tylavsky, DPH MS BS


Fri, March 24, 2017
07:00 AM - 04:00 PM


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