EM1910H "Tools to Improve Survival in Dialysis: Doing the Most with a Half-Way Technology" (IM GR-100419)

Nearly all healthcare professionals will encounter patients with end-stage renal disease. This lecture will discuss how to optimally manage these patients in order to increase their survival.

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Target Audience

UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.

Learning Objectives

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

  • Estimate when a pre-dialysis patient should have vascular access planning.
  • Understand the impact of metabolic bone disease on cardiac outcomes.
  • Manage the blood pressure of a dialysis patient.
  • Know the differences of cardiac risk factor management between ESRD patients and the general population.
  • Identify the benefits of home hemodialysis.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA
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Michael Concepcion, M.D. Michael Concepcion, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology

Dr. Michael Concepcion is originally for Los Angeles, CA. He received his undergraduate degree from University of California, Los Angeles, and his medical degree from University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He completed his internal medicine resident at UT Southwestern, and his nephrology fellowship at UT Southwestern. He joined the faculty in July 2014, working primarily at Dallas Veteran’s hospital.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA


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