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.