2020 Virtual Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium

2020 Virtual Vascular Access for Hemodialysis Symposium

October 8: Allied Health Pre-Conference and Global Dialysis Forum
October 9-10: Symposium
Virtually, Everywhere


Accreditation Information

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 19.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the 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, Systems-based practice

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 18.65 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 22.38 KBN contact hours for nurses who attend all sessions (10/8/20 = 6.6 KBN [5.5 ANCC], contact hours 10/9/20 = 7.7 KBN [6.45 ANCC] contact hours, 10/10/20 = 8 KBN [6.7 ANCC] contact hours    Provider #: 3-0008-12-21-0105-0106-0107. 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.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 19.25 hours of participation.

Learning Objectives
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the factors predictive of fistula outcomes, optimal surgical & interventional techniques to create and/or maintain fistula
  • Explain current graft surgery techniques, materials, & devices
  • Describe current catheter technologies & best practices for catheter site care
  • Identify suitable patients for peritoneal dialysis; understanding of surgical and percutaneous methods for peritoneal dialysis catheter implantation
  • Outline systems and processes of care to coordinate & communicate between key providers involved in dialysis access care

Target Audience
Physicians, Medical Assistants/Technicians, Nurses, Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, Vascular Surgery Fellows

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.

An Equal Opportunity University

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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