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Kidney Health Equity Symposium

Location: Virtual

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Time: 8–4 p.m.

Contact: Lyndsey Loughran

About the Event

Racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in kidney disease are prominent in the United States. People of color experience higher incidence of kidney failure and other outcomes. The purpose of this symposium is to identify interventions that might narrow kidney disease disparities. The featured speakers for this event are Lilia Cervantes, University of Colorado; Deidra Crews, Johns Hopkins University; Paul Nader, Dell Medical School; Tessa Novick, Dell Medical School; Tanjala Purnell, Johns Hopkins University; and Donald Wesson, Baylor Scott & White and Dell Medical School.

The Kidney Health Equity Symposium is presented by the Department of Internal Medicine in partnership with the Department of Health Social Work, Central Health and CommUnityCare Health Centers.

Please submit any questions to For additional event information, email Lyndsey Loughran.

Register to attend the event.

Learning Objectives

By the end of this presentation, the audience participant should be able to:

  • Identify community-based resources to reduce kidney disease disparities and progression.
  • Recognize systemic challenges and changes necessary to reduce kidney disease disparities.
  • Advocate for improved health care access for marginalized populations with kidney disease.
  • Discuss strategies to improve equity in kidney transplantation.
  • Describe future opportunities for research on kidney disease disparities.

Target Audience

  • Primary: Physicians, residents, physician assistants, advanced practice registered nurses and registered nurses
  • Secondary: Medical students, community partners and policy makers


This activity has been designed to promote some of the following desired physician attributes and competencies:

  • ACGME: Patient Care, Professionalism, Medical Knowledge, Practice-based Learning and Improvement, and Systems-based Practice
  • IOM: Provide patient-centered care, Work in interdisciplinary teams, Use evidence-based practice and Apply quality improvement
  • IECC: Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-Based Practice, and Interprofessional Communication

Accreditation Statement

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School designates this internet live course for a maximum of 6.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This course has been designated by The University of Texas at Austin Dell Medical School for 6.75 credit(s) of education in medical ethics and/or professional responsibility.

7.5 CEUs are approved for Social Workers, LMFT, LPC and Psychologists by the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, University of Texas at Austin.