This symposium is approved by the RPA. It is NOT part of the official RPA Annual Meeting as planned by the RPA Program Committee.
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Hepatitis C virus (HCV) causes chronic renal disease and places patients at increased risk of complications and death. The nephrology team has an important role to play in HCV patient management. This CME-certified satellite symposium will inform renal physicians and dialysis directors about HCV management in patients with chronic kidney diseases, including the importance of early diagnosis and treatment, as well as issues related to pre- and post-transplant status.
Welcome and Introductions
Impact of HCV and Available Treatment Options for Patients with Kidney Disease
Approach to Treatment in Kidney Transplant Candidates
Closing Remarks and Q&A
This activity is intended for attendees of the Renal Physicians Association Annual Meeting and other clinicians who care for patients with renal impairment and HCV.
At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to demonstrate the ability to:
- Summarize the impact of HCV infection as both a cause of kidney disease and a contributor to its progression into ESRD
- Summarize available evidence and clinical trial data on the impact of direct-acting antivirals to treat HCV in patients with kidney disease and patients on dialysis
- Review strategies to minimize transmission and eradicate HCV in patients with kidney disease and ESRD
- Discuss issues relevant to the HCV-infected kidney transplant candidate and recipient including the option to use HCV-positive donors and how that impacts on the timing for treatment of the recipient
||Roy D. Bloom, MD
Professor of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
Medical Director, Kidney Transplant Program
Penn Transplant Institute
David Roth, MD
William W. Anderson Professor of Nephrology
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
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This program is supported by an educational grant from Merck.
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