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Master Class: Saving the Kidneys

​Explore the vital aspects of critical care nephrology through this four-hour case-driven, practical, and forward-thinking half-day master class.


Master Class: Saving the Kidneys

Tuesday, September 13, 2022

1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Central Time

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Explore the vital aspects of critical care nephrology through this case-driven, practical, and forward-thinking half-day master class.  

Topics covered include: 

  • Why is the definition of AKI wrong?
  • Why do we now care about fluid overload so much?
  • Can biomarkers be used to manage patients instead of just for prediction of AKI?
  • De-resuscitation
  • Teamwork makes the dream work in critical care nephrology 
  • Practical management of kidney dysfunction in critically ill patients: drugs, nutrition, and fluid 


Register by phone or sign up online.
SCCM Members
By September 13, 2022
Select Member – Physician ​$319
Select Member – Healthcare Professional ​$305
Professional Member – Physician $339
Professional Member – Healthcare Professional and Fellow* $325
Associate Member – Physician $379
Associate Member – Healthcare Professional $360

* Fellows must be a member of SCCM's Sponsored Fellow Program.

By September 13, 2022
Physician ​$449
Healthcare Professional ​$405

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


Subject to change.
1:00 p.m. – 1:05 p.m. Welcome
1:05 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. AKI: Symptoms, Syndrome, Scourge Misunderstood 
1:25 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. AKI Biomarkers: A New Way to Use Tools You Have 
1:45 p.m. – 2:05 p.m. Fluid Is the Problem . . . Isn't It? 
2:05 p.m. – 2:25 p.m. Patients With AKI Still Need Medicine . . . and Food! 
2:25 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. The Team-Based Mission of AKI
2:45 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Break
3:00 p.m. – 3:20 p.m. Biomarker-Based Enrichment to Target AKI 
3:20 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. Patients on RRT Still Need Medicine . . . and Food!
3:40 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. De-resuscitation: Taking the Kitchen Sink off of a Face 
4:00 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. AKI, RRT, and a Quality Improvement Mission 
4:20 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. AKI and RRT Biomarker Panel: A Kidney-Focused “Blood Gas”?
4:40 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Wrap-Up and Q&A

Invited Subject Matter Experts

Subject to change

Rajit Basu, MD, MS, FCCM
Rajit Basu, MD, MS, FCCM

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago 
Chicago, Illinois, USA
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Erin F. Barreto, MSc, PharmD, FCCM 
Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Medicine 
Mayo Clinic 
Rochester, Minnesota, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Michael J. Connor Jr, MD
Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine & Nephrology 
Emory University School of Medicine 
Atlanta, Georgia, USA 
Author Royalties – UpToDate, Inc; Organizer & Faculty – University of Alabama Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Academy, Consultant – Vifor Pharma, Inc.

Dana Fuhrman, DO, MS 
Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC 
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Theresa Mottes, CPNP, RN, MSN 
Nurse Practitioner 
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital 
Chicago, Illinois, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Natalja L. Stanski, MD 
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics 
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center 
Cincinnati, Ohio, USA 
No relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose

Continuing Education

CE/ACE and MOC points are available. Physicians, nurses, and physician assistants are eligible to receive up to 3.75 credit hours.

Learning Objectives  

  • Evaluate and determine the applicability of biomarkers in practical acute kidney injury (AKI) management
  • Apply lessons to modify nutrition, medications, and fluid in the management of patients with AKI
  • Discuss the precision AKI and fluid overload phenotype
  • List the benefits of a cohesive team-based approach to managing critically ill patients with AKI

Target Audience   

This continuing education activity is intended to meet the needs of all practitioners who care for critically ill patients, including: 

  • Advanced practice nurses 
  • Anesthesiologists 
  • Clinical nurse specialists 
  • In-training practitioners 
  • Nurse educators 
  • Pharmacists 
  • Physicians 
  • Physician assistants 
  • Research scientists 
  • Surgeons 

Type of Activity   

Live case-driven, practical, and forward-thinking activity


SCCM supports recommendations that will promote lifelong learning through continuing education. SCCM promotes activities that encourage the highest quality in education that will enhance knowledge, competence, or performance in critical care practice. This activity will meet the following competencies:  

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge 

Claiming Credit  

You can access the pretest, course materials, and posttest; complete your evaluation; and claim your ACE credit by logging in to your MySCCM account with your SCCM Customer ID and password, then clicking on the icon for the course you are enrolled in under the MyLearning tab. If needed, you can click "Forgot my password" to reset your secure password.   

Credit Hours  

Accreditation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.   

Designation Statement: The Society of Critical Care Medicine designates this enduring educational activity for a maximum of 3.75 AMA PRA Category 1 credit™. Physicians should claim only those hours of credit that they actually spent in the educational activity.  

Nurses: The Master Class: Saving the Kidneys activity has been approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider No. 8181, for up to 3.75 contact hours.   

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Description automatically generatedPharmacists: The Society of Critical Care Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This enduring educational activity provides up to 3.75 contact hours of continuing education credit.   

PLEASE NOTE: All live Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) credits must be claimed by November 12, 2022. After this date, credits will not be accepted by ACPE.  

SCCM reports to a continuing pharmacy education (CPE) tracking service, CPE Monitor, which will authenticate and store data for completed CPE units received by pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. The tracking system will make CPE data for each participant available to the state boards of pharmacy where the participant is licensed or registered. After CPE units are processed by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) and the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), pharmacists and pharmacy technicians will be able to log in to a comprehensive electronic profile to access information about their completed CPE.  

Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physicians Assistants (AAPA) accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants can receive a maximum of 3.75 Category 1 credits for completing this activity.   

Maintenance of Certification   

Successful completion of this accredited continuing education (ACE) activity, which includes participation and a passing score of 70% in the evaluation component/posttest, enables the participant to earn up to 3.75 medical knowledge maintenance of certification (MOC) points in the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Anesthesiology (ABA), and American Board of Surgery (ABS) MOC programs. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of ACE credits claimed for the activity. It is the ACE activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit. ABS requires participants to self-report credit if audited.  

This course meets the requirements for MOC for up to 3.75 credits. 

SCCM Grievance Procedures Policy 

To provide due process in the evaluation and mediation of grievances concerning ACE activities, this Grievance Procedures Policy was developed. Grievances may concern, but are not limited to, the awarding of credit for individual participation and/or registration fees issues.  

  • A written complaint or grievance should be submitted to the Education Department. 
  • The Education Department will attempt to resolve the grievance of the complainant. 
  • If the initial response is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the CEO/EVP for action. 
  • If the response from the CEO/EVP is unsatisfactory to the complainant, the matter will be referred to the SCCM Executive Committee. The ruling of the Executive Committee will be final. 

Sponsorship Opportunities

The Critical Care Ultrasound: Adult course provides opportunities for sponsors to bring their marketing message and information about their products and services directly to key members of the intensive care/critical care unit team.
Multiple opportunities are available to target your company’s goals and meet your budget when you become a sponsor.
Find Other Sponsorship and Advertising Opportunities
Contact Desiree Ng at +1 847 827-7188 for more information.