Archives: September 10 – 19, 2010

International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) — NOW AVAILABLE

The 15th Annual International Pediatric Nephrology Association meetings will be held from August 29 – September 2, 2010 in New York, NY. Nephrology On-Demand will bring you highlights of the meetings and special sessions.

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3rd Annual Pediatric Nephrology Senior Fellows Conference — ABSTRACTS DUE SEPTEMBER 15

It is our pleasure to announce the 3rd Annual Pediatric Nephrology Senior Fellows Conference. This conference will take place on January 25, 2011 in association with the 13th Annual Renal Research Institute International Conference titled: Dialysis & Advances in CKD (Jan. 26-28, 2011), in Miami, FL

To be eligible for a travel scholarship, pediatric fellows are required to:

a) make a 4-day commitment to attend both: the Pediatric Nephrology Program (Jan. 25) and the 13th RRI Conference meeting (Jan. 26-28) plus travel time,
b) Obtain a letter confirming fellowship status and endorsement for attendance to both programs by their fellowship program director,
c) Submit an original first author abstract by September 15, 2010 that relates to issues seen in children, adolescents and /or emerging adults with CKD (maximum 250 words, independent of title and authors). This abstract could describe one of the following:
1) Original research
2) Illustrative case series
3) Case report with defined contribution to patient care or research directions
4) Continuous quality assurance project (design and/or outcome)

Please send your abstracts to Dr. Maria Ferris by clicking here.


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  • 1. Type of patients who do not receive a benefit from rapid reduciton in blood pressure
  • 2. arteriolar dilator that is used with caution in patients with coronary ischemia because of reflex tachycardia
  • 3. selective beta-receptor antagonist with 1-2 minutes onset of action
  • 4. anti-hypertensive medication that is contraindicated in acute heart failure
  • 5. Which of the following is *NOT* a risk factor for developing hypertensive crisis: smoking; diabetes, gender, obesity, inactivity, proteinuria, CKD, age
  • 6. Type of edema found in hypertensive encephalopathy
  • 7. Leakage from these cause cerebral edema in hypertensive crisis patients
  • 8. Severe hypertension causing headache, nausea, vomiting, and non-localizing neurologic symptoms


  • 9. anti-hypertensive medication used especially in eclamptic patients
  • 10. Class of medications associated with white matter edema
  • 11. African-americans are this times more likely to develop hypertensive crises than Caucasian-american counterparts
  • 12. an arteriolar vasodilator that is thought to be safer in patients with coronary ischemia because, theoretically, it does not cause reflex tachycardia
  • 13. venodilator that leads to tolerance
  • 14. anti-hypertensive medicaiton that, in some studies, is useful in increasing renal artery blood flow and hastening recovery from renal ischemia
  • 15. useful in patients with pheochromocytoma
  • 16. both an arteriolar and veno-dilator
  • 17. Process whereby arterial diameter changes with changes in systemic blood pressure
  • 18. an excellent medicine to use in patients with scleroderma renal crisis
  • 19. Acronym for the syndrome characterized by cerebral edema of the white matter and diagnosed exclusively through CT or MRi

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Abstract Submissions — UPDATED SEPTEMBER 9, 2010

Keep your eyes on Nephrology On-Demand for more information on the following meetings:

International Forum on Quality and Safety in Healthcare — Abstract Deadline September 24, 2010
NKF Spring Clinical Meeting 2011 — Abstract Deadline December 3, 2010
North American Society for Dialysis and Transplantation 2010 — Abstract Deadline May 28, 2010
Southern Society for Clinical Investigation 2011 — Abstract deadline expected to be October 2010
ACP Medical Student Abstract Competition 2011 — deadline expected to be early-December 2010
ACP Resident and Fellows Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced; check back in August 2010 for more information
ISN Abstract Competition 2011 — expected deadline not yet announced
American Transplant Congress 2011 — expected to be open in September 2010
International Society of Blood Purification — Abstract Deadline July August 30, 2010
Evidence 2010 — Abstract Deadline August 6, 2010

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