Activity Details

0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
0.5 Contact Hour(s)
Released: December 31, 2018
Expires: December 31, 2019
30 minutes to complete

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In Partnership With

Statement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

Terms of Offering

This activity was released on 12/31/18 and is valid for one year. Requests for credit must be made no later than 12/31/19.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of nephrology and primacy care HCPs involved in the treatment of patients with ADPKD.

Statement of Need/Program Overview

Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD) is a chronic inherited progressive condition in which renal cysts develop and expand, eventually leading to severe loss of kidney function. Complications include pain, hypertension, and cardiovascular disease. Unless patients undergo dialysis or transplantation, ADPKD is inevitably fatal. Because it is a genetically transmitted disease, there is a 50/50 chance that each child of a parent with ADPKD will develop the disease. Management of ADPKD has evolved significantly in recent years; in 2018, the first drug indicated for slowing progression of the disease was approved.

ADPKD is considered a rare disease, but with a prevalence of approximately 1:1000, the odds are high that most primary care practices have 1 or more patients with the condition – whether or not it has been diagnosed. Primary care providers would benefit from education that raises their awareness of ADPKD, explains strategies for managing the disease and its complications, and provides them with tools to promote and preserve optimal patient health for as long as possible.

This unique online Clinical Comparison CME/CE activity allows learners to learn about ADPKD, discover evidence-based treatment strategies, apply their learning in a series of interactive real-world challenges, receive feedback on their choices, and compare their choices with those of their peers. The content of the program was developed, in part, through interviews with ADPKD patients and their caregivers, who shared their insights and what they wish their clinicians knew about the disease, its management, and its impact on their lives.

Educational Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Identify clinical approaches for the early recognition, efficient evaluation, and timely diagnosis of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD)
  • Identify data-driven approaches to the comprehensive care of patients with ADPKD
  • Recognize which patients with ADPKD are most likely to benefit from currently available and emerging therapies for ADPKD


Brittany P. Cavanaugh, DO
Professor of Internal Medicine
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Neera Dahl, MD
Associate Professor of Nephrology
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, Connecticut

Physician Accreditation Statement

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education. Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Nursing Continuing Education

Global Education Group is accredited with distinction as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.

This educational activity for 0.5 contact hours is provided by Global Education Group. Nurses should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Global Contact Information

For information about the accreditation of this program, please contact Global at 303-395-1782 or

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must read the activity information, review the activity in its entirety, and complete the online post-test and evaluation. Upon completing this activity as designed and achieving a passing score on the post-test, you will be directed to a web page that will allow you to receive your certificate of credit via e-mail or you may print it out at that time.

System Requirements

Microsoft Windows 2000 SE or above.
Flash Player Plugin (v7.0.1.9 or greater)
Internet Explorer (v5.5 or greater), or Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

MAC OS 10.2.8
Flash Player Plugin (v7.0.1.9 or greater)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Disclosure of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) requires instructors, planners, managers, and other individuals and their spouse/life partner who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose any real or apparent conflict of interest they may have as related to the content of this activity. All identified conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted by Global for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies mentioned in the materials or used as the basis for content, and appropriateness of patient care recommendations.

The faculty reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Brittany P. Cavanaugh, DO
Nothing to disclose

Neera Dahl, MD
Has been a Consultant/Independent Contractor and a member of the Speakers’ Bureau for Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.

The planners and managers reported the following financial relationships or relationships to products or devices they or their spouse/life partner have with commercial interests related to the content of this CME activity:

Ashley Marostica, RN, MSN: Nothing to disclose
Lindsay Borvansky: Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk: Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight: Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann: Nothing to disclose
Tom Garry: Nothing to disclose
Shirley V. Jones, MBA: Nothing to disclose
Mike LoPresti: Nothing to disclose
Ron Schaumburg: Nothing to disclose

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use

This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global Education Group (Global) and Global Academy for Medical Education do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.


Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

Copyright © 2018 by Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, Frontline Medical Communications Inc. and its Licensors. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form, by any means, without prior written permission of the Publisher. Global Academy for Medical Education, LLC, the accredited provider or the Publisher will not assume responsibility for damages, loss, or claims of any kind arising from or related to the information contained in this publication, including any claims related to the products, drugs, or services mentioned herein.

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