Monday, 06 April 2020 09:05

ISN CME Program Contributes to Meeting Targeting Kidney Health in the Caribbean

The 12th Annual International Conference on Nephrology & Hypertension was organized by the Caribbean Institute of Nephrology, in Kingston, Jamaica, in January 2020.

The conference, themed “Targeting Together Caribbean Kidney Issues,” was coordinated by Dr. Everard Barton from the University of the West Indies, Jamaica. Through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, the ISN supported two speakers at the event: Dr. Frank Brosius, Professor of Medicine and Interim Chief of Nephrology at the University of Arizona; Professor Emeritus-Active Internal Medicine and Physiology at the University of Michigan, USA; and Dr. Guillermo Garcia Garcia, Hospital Civil de Guadalajara,Mexico; Co-Chair of the World Kidney Day Steering Committee and member of ISN Education Working Group,

The conference addressed issues such as cardiovascular and sickle cell disease in the Caribbean, new advances in the management of diabetic kidney disease in patients in the Caribbean, the status of kidney transplant, acute kidney injury and metabolic diseases in the Caribbean, peritoneal dialysis, mineral bone disease, the Caribbean Renal Registry and the scaling up of the Caribbean health care system.

The aim was to enhance collaboration between Caribbean states on kidney diseases and to educate health care providers on risk factors, prevention, and management of kidney diseases, as well as to improve peritoneal dialysis and maintain a regional kidney transplant program within the Caribbean.

ISN is pleased to have been able to support the Caribbean Institute of Nephrology toward improving nephrology care in the region.

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