Pharmacists are being increasingly integrated into team-based care models, especially in the primary care setting. More clinical and laboratory data are also becoming available to community pharmacists with health information exchange initiatives. Therefore, pharmacists are looking for opportunities to expand their skill set in screening and management of chronic kidney disease as well as contemporary approaches and controversies in drug dosing.
The NKF Spring Clinical Meeting offers pharmacists a diverse menu of continuing education options to advance their skills and knowledge base in kidney disease. Programming is available in formats such as case-based, work­ shop, and traditional knowledge-based delivery, offering pharmacists many options to choose from. The multidis­ ciplinary approach to programming at SCM15 allows pharmacists who are new to practicing nephrology or those incorporating kidney disease care into their ambulatory care settings to facilitate their integration into team-based care. For long-time nephrology pharmacy practitioners, the programming at SCM15 is cutting edgand innovative, giving them tools to enhance their practice. SCM15 is also an optimal venue for pharmacist to present data from
their practice-based and translational research programs enhancing opportunities for collaboration.