CRRT Academy

This annual symposium is open to nephrology and pulmonary/critical care fellows, clinicians, nurses, pharmacists, and anyone interested in obtaining a practical understanding of CRRT.

The 2014 UAB CRRT Academy will be held August 20-21, 2014.

2014 CRRT Academy Program
2014 Registration Form

Previous year's programs
2013 CRRT Academy program

Home Dialysis Academy

The University of Alabama has hosted the Home Dialysis Academy (previously the Peritoneal Dialysis Academy) for the last ten years.  The course is a 3-day course held at the University campus.  The purpose of HDA is to provide a platform for trainee physicians in nephrology to learn and master the basic concepts of peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis by didactic lectures, hands on workshops, and interactive problem sessions.  Ultimately, this academy aims to improve the utilization of home modalities and improve the comfort level of nephrologists with home modalities of dialysis.

The program has been endorsed by the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and is offered to all Nephrology Fellows/Programs in the United States.

This year's HDA will be held January 28-30, 2015.


Sponsored by educational grants and gifts from Baxter Healthcare Corps and DaVita Inc.

Nephrology Essentials for the Advanced Practitioners

This conference is designed for the Advanced Practitioner to help evaluate, diagnose and treat patients with renal disease. Topics range from chronic kidney disease, anemia management, renal access, PKD, transplant and renal emergencies. All topics are presented by practitioners and physicians specializing in nephrology.

The 2014 program will be held October 10, 2014.   Online REGISTRATION   download 2014 Programpdf button

  Double Tree Hotel
808 South 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35205

REGISTRATION FEE:    $25.00 per person    [Fees are non-refundable]

Registration by Mail:

Please download the program details and fill the form. Mail this form and payment to :
Katrina Moore,

UAB Division of Nephrology,
638 Tinsley Harrison Towers,
1900 University Blvd, South,
Birmingham, AL 35294-0007

You can also fax this completed form to  FAX NO.: 205-996-5858 or  
by calling Katrina Moore at 205-975-7583.

·To advance the knowledge of health care providers involved in the care of patients with kidney disease.
·To provide a didactic program directed at relevant topics impacting the progression of chronic kidney disease.

Alabama Board of Nursing (ABN): 7.6
ABN Pharmacology: 3.4
ANCC:  6.33

ANCC Pharmacology: 2.83

Partial credit will not be given.  You must attend the entire day to obtain credit.  Alabama nurses will need to scan their nursing licenses to obtain credit.

UAB Hospital's Nursing Continuing Education Department is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the Alabama Board of Nursing (Provider Number: ABNP0055, Expiration date: June 1, 2017).

UAB Hospital’s department of Nursing Education and Professional Development is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by The Alabama State Nurses Association, and accredited approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (Provider Number: 5-69, Expiration date: June 1, 2017).




7:00 - 8:00

Registration/Continental Breakfast

8:00– 8:15


Dana Rizk, MD

Lisa L. Farris, DNP, CRNP

8:15 - 9:15

JNC 8 Implications For Nephrology

Eric Judd, MD

9:15 - 10:15

Complex Management Issues In Diabetic Nephropathy

Emmy Bell, MD

10:15 - 10:45


10:45 - 12:00

Peritoneal Dialysis—Adapting  and Expanding the Modality

Eric Wallace, MD

12:00 - 1:00


1:00 - 2:00

Transitional Care in CKD to ESRD

Timmy Lee, MD

2:00 - 3:00

Intersection of  Kidney  and Pulmonary Disease

DeNay Kirkpatrick, DNP, CRNP

3:00 - 3:10


3:10 - 4:10

Approaching the Management of CKD in Primary Care

Beverly Barlett, CRNP

4:10 - 4:30



The Stephen Rostand/Edwin Rutsky Lecture

Stephen-RostandThe Rostand/Rutsky lectureship is an annual presentation delivered at the Fellow's Graduation Ceremony. Speakers for this lectureship are selected by a committee in the Division of Nephrology of distinguished alumni.

Stephen G. Rostand, MD is Professor of Medicine, Emeritus in the Division of Nephrology at the University of Alabama School of Medicine where he has served for more than 35 years. His major interests have been in heart disease in chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and kidney disease particularly in African Americans. He is also interested in factors contributing to the increased susceptibility of African Americans for cardio-renal disease. He has published more than 75 peer-reviewed papers, editorials, and book chapters. In addition he serves as the Principal Investigator for the UAB Clinical Center for the African American Study of Kidney Disease and Hypertension (AASK) and its subsequent AASK cohort Study and has since its inception. He has also helped mentor and train numerous post-doctoral fellows in Nephrology.


The Thomas Andreoli Lecture

andreoliThis annual lecture series has been named The Thomas E. Andreoli Lecture Series. Presenters are selected by distinguished members of the Division of Nephrology.

Thomas E. Andreoli, MD was a Distinguished Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, and the Nolan Professor and ChairEmeritus of Internal Medicine at the University of Arkansas College of Medicine.   He received his M. D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University and trained in Internal Medicine and Physiology at Duke University and at the NIH.  After five years on the Duke faculty, he joined UAB as Director of Nephrology in 1970. He served as Editor of the American Journal of Physiology:  Renal Physiology and Kidney International.