Many CKD patients also experience complex and compounding burdens of disease, particularly once they progress to the stage of requiring hemodialysis. This notably includes anemia (aCKD), which is associated with a reduced quality of life and increased morbidity and mortality. Encouraging clinical trial data have recently emerged for hypoxia-inducible, factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor (HIF-PHI) therapeutics for patients on dialysis for CKD. This novel, targeted therapy is now FDA-approved and appears promising; healthcare providers should receive a data update on it. In addition, we recognize that the progressive and incurable nature of CKD remains a challenging journey for patients, specifically those undergoing dialysis. Optimal care and support of these patients and their caregivers are characterized by guidelines-concordant management of the kidney disease and related comorbidities, as well as a thorough understanding of stubborn disparities in the healthcare system that result in unequal access to high-quality care and improved outcomes.
Nephrologists, other internists, primary care providers, NPs and PAs, pharmacists, and other healthcare providers who care for patients with chronic kidney disease that is dialysis-dependent
- Understand the pathophysiology of chronic kidney disease anemia, unmet patient needs, and the overall burden of disease for patients on hemodialysis
- Analyze clinical trial data and clinical applications for hypoxia-inducible, factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor (HIF-PHI) therapeutics for patients on hemodialysis for CKD
- Collaborate with the healthcare team to address care disparities in the management of patients with CKD-associated anemia undergoing dialysis
I. Introduction, Welcome, Objectives – Jay Wish, MD
II. Stage 5 CKD Pathophysiology, Burden of Disease, and Unmet Patient Needs, and the Progression to Dialysis Dependency – Sophia Ambruso, MD
III. Science, Clinical Trial Update, and Potential Clinical Applications for Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Prolyl Hydroxylase Inhibitor (HIF-PHI) Therapeutics for Patients on Hemodialysis for CKD – Robert Provenzano, MD
IV. Strategies to Address Care Delivery Disparities in the Management of Patients with CKD-Associated Anemia Undergoing Dialysis – Christine Chmielewski, NP and Jay Wish, MD
V. Faculty Panel Discussion – Jay Wish, MD and Faculty
Jay B. Wish, MD (Course Chair)
Medical Director, Out-Patient Dialysis Unit
Indiana University Hospital
Chief Medical Officer for Dialysis, IU Health
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
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|Faculty||Relationship Identified With:|
|Jay B. Wish, MD (Course Chair)
|Consultant/Advisor: Akebia; AstraZeneca; Dexcel Pharma; Disc Medicine; GlaxoSmithKline; Otsuka Pharmaceuticals
Speaker’s Bureau: AstraZeneca; Akebia; GlaxoSmithKline
|Christine M. Chmielewski, MS, CRNP
|Consultant/Advisor: GlaxoSmithKline; Vifor
Speaker’s Bureau: AstraZeneca
|Robert Provenzano, MD
|Consultant/Advisor: GlaxoSmithKline; FibroGen, Inc.
Stocks: Organic Arthritis; Nephroceuticals; Vasc-Alert
|Sophia Ambruso, MD
|Consultant/Advisor: AstraZeneca; GlaxoSmithKline|
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