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Hypertension and Renal Insufficiency

Date of Release
May 2016

Period of Validity
May 2016 - May 2017

Educational Need
This course is designed to provide the primary care physician, advanced practice provider and specialty physician the latest updates in the evaluation and management of patients with resistant hypertension.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Discuss the rationale for current blood pressure targets in CKD patients
  • Appreciate the differing recommendations by different guidelines due to the paucity of high quality clinical trials.

Bibliographic Sources to Allow for Further Study
KDIGO Blood Pressure Work Group. KDIGO clinical practice guideline for the management of blood
pressure in chronic kidney disease. Kidney Int 2012 · 2(Suppl): 337-414.
James PA, Oparil S, Carter BL, et al. 2014 evidence-based guideline for
the management of high blood pressure in adults: report from the panel
members appointed to the Eighth Joint National Committee ( JNC 8). JAMA.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education (CME) for physicians.

The University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.50 AMA PRA Category Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Planning Committee and Author/Speaker Declarations

The ACCME Standards of Commercial Support require that presentations be free of commercial bias and that any information regarding commercial products/services be based on scientific methods generally accepted by the medical community. All of the planning committee members (listed here) have declared that they have no financial interests or relationships to disclose:
John D. Bisognano, MD, PhD
Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH

The following authors/speakers have disclosed financial interests/arrangements or affiliations with organizations that could be perceived as real or apparent conflict of interest in the context of the subject of their presentation(s).  Only the current arrangements/interests are included:
Scott E. Liebman, MD, MPH: Speaker declared no financial interest or relationship exists.

Commercial Support
We Gratefully Acknowledge Educational Grants from the Following Companies:
No commercial funds have been received to support this educational activity

Contact Information
For questions regarding certification or credit reports:
University of Rochester Medical Center
Center for Experiential Learning
Phone: (585) 275-7666

Registration Fees

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Criteria for Successful Completion of this Activity Include:

  • Review the webcast
  • Completion of  the self-assessment / program evaluation*

*The self-assessment / program evaluation must be completed in one sitting.


  • Will be available for download immediately following completion of the program evaluation.
  • Participants must download and save or print certificates before exiting the course.
  • Please remember to send a copy of your certificate to your credentialing office and to keep a copy for your records.


Self Assessment/Evaluation