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