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Western Society of Pediatric Nephrology (WSPN) Annual Meeting
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Activity Name: Western Society of Pediatric Nephrology (WSPN) Annual Meeting
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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.

Course 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.
Location Information
Meeting Location: UCLA Luskin Conference Center
Location Address: 425 Westwood Plaza
Location City: Los Angeles
Location State: CA
Location Postal Code: 90095
Location Country: US
Activity Information
Start Date: 10/13/2017
End Date: 10/14/2017
  • $100 - Physicians, Researchers, and Nurses
  • $25 - Fellows, Residents, and Medical Students
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Credit Information
Credit Amount: 7
Credit Unit: Credits
Accreditation: ACCME - Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education > AMA PRA Category 1 Credit
Activity Learning Format: Live Activity
Sponsor Name: David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Office of Continuing Medical Education
Sponsor Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Sponsor City: Los Angeles
Sponsor State: CA
Sponsor Postal Code: 90024
Sponsor Country: US
Contact Information
Contact Name: Eloisa Ayala
Contact Address: 10920 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1060
Contact City: Los Angeles
Contact State: CA
Contact Postal Code: 90024
Contact Country: US
Contact Phone: 310-794-2620
Contact Email:

Type:     Live Activity
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