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Controversies in nephrology: reconsidering race and eGFR

Presented by Nwamaka Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN on March 25, 2021

The use of race, a social construct, to define kidney function is wrong and has been challenged by clinicians and researchers alike. This session will review current practice patterns and implications of using race in eGFR equations.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES
At the conclusion of this presentation, participants will be able to

  1. Review history of estimating glomerular filtration rate equations
  2. Describe pitfalls of using race in estimating glomerular filtration rate equations
  3. Discuss future approaches to defining kidney function without race

CE ACCREDITATION
ASCLS is approved as a provider of continuing education programs in the clinical laboratory sciences by the ASCLS P.A.C.E. ® Program. The instruction level for this activity is Intermediate. One (1) P.A.C.E. ® contact hour and one (1) Florida credit hour in the area Chemistry/General will be awarded to participants. ASCLS P.A.C.E.® is accepted by the ASCP/ASCLS/AGT Board of Certification and all states, including Florida and California, as an approved provider of continuing education for recertification and licensure. ASCLS is an approved provider with CE Broker for Florida licensees.

LEVEL OF INSTRUCTION
This intermediate-level program is appropriate for laboratory professionals working in clinical, public health and academic settings.