Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Come to KIDNEYcon April 7-8 2017 for hands on learning

When- April 7-8, 2017
Where- Little Rock, Arkansas
Who should attend- Internal Medicine Residents, Pediatric Residents, Adult and Pediatric Fellows, Attending Nephrologists

**if you are an adult nephrology fellow and interested in coming please note that you should take the in-service exam  April 5 or 6. talk to your program director or coordinator

Travel Grants- Available to Adult and Pediatric Residents and Fellows (DUE DATE Feb 17th)


Mission Statement
KIDNEYcon is an annual two day educational event with a mission of fostering enthusiasm for careers in nephrology among residents and fellows and to provide educational updates on relevant kidney topics. An additional focus is to develop collaborative research projects between academic and private nephrologists.
Director- John Arthur, MD, PhD
Professor and Chief of Nephrology
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Co-Director- Shree Sharma, MD
Arkana Laboratories, LIttle Rock, AR

Education Director- Matthew A. Sparks, MD
Assistant Professor and Associate Program Director
Duke University

KIDNEYcon is an annual conference designed to provide updates in the latest advances in kidney care in a hands-on collaborative format. A key component of KIDNEYcon's mission is to build enthusiasm for the field of nephrology among residents and fellows. We also aim to facilitate collaborative research projects among participants of the conference. The conference is a platform for nephrologists and medicine trainees to interact with experts from across the nation and learn about and discuss recent advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease. The conference consists of Friday workshops targeted primarily to medicine residents, nephrology fellows and early stage nephrologists and a Saturday scientific and clinical conference with broader applicability.

KIDNEYcon 2017 will feature four interactive hands-on workshops
  1. The Kidney Biopsy Academy 
  2. Vascular Ultrasound for Assessment of Volume Status Workshop 
  3. Interventional Nephrology Workshop
  4. Social Media in Nephrology Workshop 
The Saturday session will be an educational meeting with multiple interactive sessions featuring case-based studies and audience response technology, followed by Q & A sessions with the expert panel.
One of the first duties of the physician is to educate the masses — Sir William Osler

Please consider coming to the conference. I am really excited about this years conference and our goal is to break the mold of the traditional conference. You will leave KIDNEYcon with more confidence and knowledge.

Matt Sparks

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