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Deep Dive: Acute Kidney Injury and Organ Crosstalk During Critical Illness

Explore diagnostic tools and therapeutic interventions to improve outcomes in patients with AKI.

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In-Person Deep Dive

Saturday, January 20, 2024
Phoenix Convention Center
Phoenix, Arizona, USA
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mountain Time
The course includes a half-day of in-person eduation and up to 3.75 hours of accredited continuing education credit.

More than 50% of patients develop acute kidney injury (AKI) in the ICU during critical illness. Mortality among patients with AKI and multiorgan failure in the ICU is reported to exceed 50%. Understanding physiologic interactions between the kidney and other organs, including the heart and lungs, is of utmost importance to streamline management strategies during AKI. Approximately 2% to 30% of AKI survivors in the ICU progress to end-stage renal disease. Patients who recover renal function during their ICU stay also have a significant risk of developing progressive renal dysfunction. This half-day course will review these complex interactions and explore appropriate and timely diagnostic tools and adjusting therapeutic interventions to improve outcomes in patients with AKI.

This Deep Dive is offered as a Critical Care Congress precourse. Attend in conjuntion with Congress and save. A la carte registration is also available.
Upon completion of the course, you will be able to:
  • Describe pathophysiologic mechanisms behind AKI in critically ill patients
  • Evaluate complex mechanisms responsible for organ crosstalk in critically ill patients with AKI
  • Appraise pathophysiology and mechanisms of disease progression in cardiorenal syndromes
  • Analyze the pathophysiology of kidney-mediated lung injury and lung-mediated kidney injury
  • Evaluate disease-driven variations in pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medications as well as impact on dosing


By January 20, 2024
Congress Attendee ​$299
SCCM Member a la carte ​$399
Nonmember a la carte $499

Payment Information

  • American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa credit cards are accepted.

  • Check or international money order, payable to SCCM, may be used to register via mail only.

  • Fees must be paid in U.S. funds and checks must be drawn on a U.S. bank.

  • For information on paying via wire transfer, please contact SCCM Customer Service at +1 847 827-6888.

  • Inquiries can be emailed to

Cancellation Policy 

Registrants may be eligible for refunds of activities at SCCM’s discretion. If you have not accessed the activity’s materials, have not completed a significant portion of the activity, and/or the content does not meet your needs, you may be eligible for a refund. A registrant’s cancellation of an in-person activity may incur a fee, at SCCM’s discretion. To reschedule an in-person activity, please contact SCCM Customer Service at least 30 days before the activity. If SCCM cannot hold an activity as intended, SCCM shall not be liable for any costs, expenses, or fees related to cancellation of travel and attendance associated with the event.


7:30 a.m. – 8:00 a.m. Breakfast
8:00 a.m. – 8:10 a.m. Welcome and Opening Remarks
Aanchal Kapoor, MD
8:10 a.m. – 8:50 a.m. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) in the ICU: Risk Classification and Management
Javier A. Neyra, MD, MS
8:50 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Hepatorenal Syndrome: How to Better Diagnose and Manage It
Aanchal Kapoor, MD
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m. Break
9:45 a.m. – 10:20 a.m. Lung-Kidney Dynamic Interplay During Critical Illness
Kianoush Kashani, MD, MS, FASN, FCCP
10:20 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. Cardiorenal Syndrome: How to Optimize Management
Pranav Garimella, MBBS, MPH, FASN
11:00 a.m. – 11:40 a.m. Pharmacologic Considerations During Critical Illness With Failing Kidneys
Gretchen L. Sacha, BCCCP, PharmD
11:40 a.m - 12:00 p.m. Questions and Answers and Course Wrap-Up
All faculty

Subject Matter Experts

Pranav Garimella, MBBS, MPH, FASN
Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine
Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Director, Acute Dialysis Services
University of California San Diego
La Jolla, California, USA

Aanchal Kapoor, MD
Critical Care Specialist
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Cleveland, Ohio, USA

Kianoush Kashani, MD, MS, FASN, FCCP
Mayo Foundation
Rochester, Minnesota, USA
Javier A. Neyra, MD, MS
Associate Professor
University of Alabama Birmingham
Birmingham, Alabama, USA

Gretchen L. Sacha, BCCCP, PharmD
Critical Care Clinical Specialist
Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, Ohio, USA
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Continuing Education

Earn up to 3.75 hours of accredited continuing education credit. More information will be available soon.

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Phoenix, Arizona, USA

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