Agenda

Every effort is made to publish a final agenda, however, all sessions are subject to change

Thursday, April 25

7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:45 am – 8:00 am

8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration/Exhibit Hall/Posters
Welcome
New Era of Treatment for Kidney Disease
Kumar Sharma, MD
Chief, Division of Nephrology, UT Health
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Ethics of Patient Choice: To Dialyze
or Not to Dialyze

Flavio Alvarez, MD
Renal Associates, PA
Dr. Alvarez
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Snacks/Exhibit Hall/Posters
A Closer Look at Self-Care Dialysis
Richard Gibney, MD
Medical Director
Central Texas Nephrology Associates, Waco
Dr. Gibney
11:30 am – 12:30 pm
12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
TKF Luncheon
Disaster Preparedness
Javoszia Sterling, ESRD Network, Dallas
Beatrice Williams, ESRD Network, Dallas
Disparities in Hispanic Healthcare
Rajeev Raghaven, MD
Associate Professor of Medicine
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston
2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Snacks/Exhibit Hall/Posters
Barriers to Transplantation
Jennifer Milton, BSN, CCTC, MBA
Executive Director
University Transplant Center, San Antonio
Jennifer Milton
4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
The Status and Future of the Artificial Pancreas
Barbara Walz, RN
UT Health
Barabara Walz, RN

Friday, April 27

7:00 am – 8:00 am
7:45 am – 8:00 am
8:00 am – 9:00 am
Registration/Exhibit Hall/Posters
Welcome
Creative Solutions for Nutritional Success
Susan B. Smith, MS, RD, CDE
Renal and Diabetes Education Specialist
Susan Smith, MS, RD, CDE
9:00 am – 10:00 am
Advances in Diabetic CKD Patient Care
Sonika Gupta, MD
Barbara Walz, RN
10:00 am – 10:30 am
10:30 am – 11:30 am
Snacks/Exhibit Hall/Posters
Innovations in Cardio/Renal Patient Care

Shweta Bansal, MD, FASN