RWJBarnabas Health Children’s Kidney Center Annual Symposium at Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Prevention & Treatment of Kidney Disease in Children

Early recognition and treatment of renal disorders in children can delay progression and may even prevent the development of chronic renal failure, minimizing neurological deficits and growth retardation. Recent technological breakthroughs and better understanding of pediatric kidney disease has led to improved care of infants and children with various nephropathies.

This program has been specifically designed to provide an update for pediatricians, pediatric urologists, pediatric subspecialists and nurses regarding renal disease from the neonatal period to late adolescence.

Topics and Presenters

Lecture: Living Donor Kidney Transplant: Advances and Innovations

Marie Morgievich, APN.C, CCTC

Director of Clinical Services & Living Donor Institute, Renal & Pancreas Transplant Division, Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Lecture: Precision Medicine in Children: Novel Diagnoses and Therapeutic Approaches

Pankaj Agrawal, MD, MMSc

Attending Neonatologist; Division of Newborn Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital;

Director, Neonatal Genomics Program, Boston Children’s Hospital;

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Lecture: Effective Listening in Healthcare

Sandra Bodin-Lerner, MA

Public Speaking Coach, Be Compelling, LLC;

Adjunct Professor, Kean University

Lecture: Cysts in Kidneys: How to Evaluate

Isabel Roberti, MD, PhD

Director, Children’s Kidney Center, RWJBarnabas Health;

Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Learning Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  • Define the process and options for compatible and incompatible living donor and pediatric recipient pairs in living donor kidney transplant.
  • Understand the new tools available for diagnosing children with various conditions and the usefulness of genetic tests available in clinical practice.
  • Discuss the various barriers to effective communication and listening skills required between the medical professional and patient/parent.
  • Recognize cystic kidney lesions and understand the evaluation process required to optimize management of the underlying condition.

CME Information

CME certification has been requested.

To register for this free event, register online or call 1.888.724.7123

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