VASA 2016 Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium

2016 Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium XV
Hyatt Regency Chicago Hotel
Chicago, Illinois
May 12-14, 2016

Accreditation Information

This continuing medical laboratory education activity is recognized by the American Society for Clinical Pathology as meeting the criteria for 20.25 hours of CMLE credit. ASCP CMLE credits are acceptable to meet the continuing education requirement for the ASCP Board of Registry Certification Maintenance Program.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, and Vascular Access Society of the Americas. The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 10.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies
  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Professionalism
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This activity is offered for up to a maximum of ANCC 20.0 contact hours The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This activity is offered for up to a maximum 24.1 KBN contact hours for nurses who attend all sessions (5/12/16 = 6.6 KBN [5.5 ANCC], contact hours 5/13/16 = 9.1 KBN [7.5 ANCC] contact hours, 5/14/16 = 8.4 KBN [7.0 ANCC] contact hours Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-797-799. In order to receive credit for this 3 day conference, participants will complete the CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Needs Statement
This symposium is convened to gather individuals who are interested in vascular access and to promote excellence in the care of patients with end stage kidney disease.

At the conclusion of this symposium, the participant should be able to:
  1. Describe optimal use of arteriovenous fistulas, grafts, and venous catheters for hemodialysis access
  2. Identify the role for peritoneal dialysis and techniques for PD catheter insertion
  3. Describe how to manage venous stenosis associated with grafts and fistulas, including optimal use of venous stents
  4. Explain how to avoid and manage fistula needle site aneurysms
  5. Discuss cardiologic issues related to arteriovenous hemodialysis access
  6. Report about the dialysis access management and health care delivery systems in other countries
  7. Describe changes in regulatory and reimbursement models that may affect dialysis access management in the USA
  8. Restate how to monitor and improve dialysis access outcomes to deliver high quality care and minimize risk
Target Audience
This symposium is designed for all transplant, vascular and general surgeons, nephrologists, interventional radiologists and nephrologists, nurses, and allied health professionals who are interested in the management of vascular access.

Faculty Disclosure
All planners, speakers, authors, and reviewers involved with content development for continuing education activities provided by the University of Kentucky are expected to disclose any real or perceived conflict of interest related to the content of the activity. Detailed disclosures will be included in participant materials or given prior to the start of the activity.

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Vascular Access Society of the America

VASA promotes dialysis access through educational and research activities designed to enhance patient care and promote the highest standards of medical practice.

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