Working to Improve Patient Care – Third Annual Nephrology Update

The Nephrology Update Continuing Medical Education course is back for its 3rd year. The course is designed for healthcare professionals involved in the care of patients with kidney disease. This year, the event will be held at the Auditorium at City Place, 1 Cityplace Drive, St Louis, MO, March 24, 2018, 7:30 – 11:30 am.

Aimed at improving the care of patients, the course is co-planned and implemented by Washington University School of Medicine and the National Kidney Foundation (NKF). The American Medical Association, American Nurses Credentialing Center, and Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education provide credits for the course.

Course Chair, Assistant Professor of Medicine Timothy Yau, MD, says, “We have some of the best teachers in the world here at Washington University and are excited to share this knowledge with providers who can make a positive impact for patients with kidney disease. We are pleased to continue our partnership with the NKF.”

On the agenda: Review and Update in Kidney Disease Management

  • Timothy Yau, MD, Primary Care Approach to CKD Detection, Management, and Delaying Progression
  • Dan Coyne, MD, Management of Anemia in CKD and Dialysis
  • Patricia Kao, MD, Hypertension Update
  • Steven Cheng, MD, Update on Novel Potassium Binding Agents
  • Seth Goldberg, MD, Bone and Mineral Disease
  • Brent Miller, MD, Home Modalities for Renal Replacement Therapy

If you’d like to see what the physicians will be working on, check out the brochure here.

FREE Community Health Fair at St. Cecilia’s 10/22

The Laborers’ Local 110 is holding its annual St. Cecilia’s Church Community Health Fair on Sunday, October 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 5418 Louisian Ave., St. Louis, MO 63111.

Attendees will have access to FREE:

  • kidney function tests
  • cancer screenings
  • blood sugar screening
  • cholesterol screening
  • blood pressure check
  • HIV & Hepatitis C screening
  • EKG Heart Health Test
  • vision screening
  • hearing tests
  • Physicians will be on site for free consultations
  • Free geriatric screenings.

Additionally, there will be information on citizenship, health and nutrition, immigration, education, healthcare insurance and more.

Sponsors:

  • LiUna
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • Latinos en Axion
  • LAMP
  • RxOutreach
  • Center for Hearing & Speech
  • City of  St. Louis
  • St. Louis University

Community Organizations Team Up to Offer Free Health Care Screenings

The National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Laborers Local 660, Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service and other health-focused organizations are joining forces to offer a free health fair on Saturday, September 16, 2017, at Saints Joachim and Ann Care Service located at 4116 McClay Rd. Saint Charles, MO, from 9am to 1pm.

The NKF will offer free kidney screenings as part of its KEEP Healthy Program. This community-based initiative helps educate the public about the kidneys, risk factors for kidney disease, and steps to take to keep kidneys healthy and reduce risk.

Participants will have access to screenings for hearing, blood pressure, blood glucose and cholesterol, as well as albumin-to-creatinine ratio urine tests for individuals at risk of kidney disease. Hepatitis C and HIV testing will be available. Flu shots will be offered to the uninsured.

Nurses, physicians and advanced practitioners will be on hand to review health screening results with participants. Information concerning health insurance options, free/reduced cost medical services and prescription medicine will also be provided.

This event is open to the public and all services are free of charge. Interpreters will be available on site, provided by LAMP (Language, Access, Multicultural People). Participants can enter a free raffle to win a $50 grocery gift card.

Anyone interested in volunteering for the event should contact Sal Valadez at 319-383-6200 salvaladez85@gmail.com. General volunteers and interpreters are always needed!