The Human Genome Project illuminated the connection between genes and how our bodies work. This workshop focuses on the genetic basis for two common comorbidities in patients with chronic kidney disease — diabetes and hypertension. Attendees explore how genetics may affect the development of and complications associated with hypertension and diabetes as well as treatment plans.
Contact hours available until 4/22/17.
Requirements for Successful Completion: Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation. You will be able to print your CNE certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.
Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Planning Committee Disclosures: • Denise Murcek – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Dawn Koonkongsatian – Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Melissa Nesmith-Vester – Employee, Aegerion • Elizabeth St. John - Employee, Fresenius Medical Care • Kyra Trappett – Employee, DaVita
There are no other disclosures to declare.
Commercial Support and Sponsorship: No commercial support or sponsorship declared.
Accreditation Statement: American Nephrology Nurses’ Association is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
ANNA is a provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, provider number CEP 00910.
Objectives: • Explain how genes and proteins are expressed and regulated. • Discuss two different genomic-wide association studies in diabetes. • Review studies linking specific genes to the development of diabetes. • Discuss epigenetics and its importance in complex disease such as diabetes. • Discuss the genetic factors involved in the development of hypertension.