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 2015 UAB CRRT Academy was held August 19-20, 2015.
2015 CRRT Academy Program

Previous year's programs
2013 CRRT Academy program
2014 CRRT Academy Program

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 20-22, 2016.


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

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 was held October 10, 2014.   Online REGISTRATION   download 2014 Programpdf button

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.

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.