Activity Details

Free CME
0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Released: November 27, 2019
Expires: November 26, 2020
15 minutes to complete

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Target Audience

Diagnostic and interventional radiologists

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the radiographic features of ADPKD and how they differ from other renal conditions
  • Discuss optimal strategies for use of MRI in evaluating potential candidates for initiating ADPKD therapy and for monitoring the course of disease progression over time

Activity Description

A concise, 15-minute Video Curbside Consult activity will provide a relaxed, casual atmosphere for two expert faculty – one radiologist and one nephrologist – to discuss effective partnering for improving care for patients with ADPKD. Faculty will be filmed using comfortable and inviting staging to match the collegial style of their discussion. The activity will use video interspersed with interactive questions to engage learners and measure their levels of knowledge and understanding at multiple points. Content will focus on the role of the radiologist in the ADPKD care continuum, including initial diagnosis and ongoing monitoring for disease progression.

Statement of Educational Need

Radiologists are challenged to conduct appropriate imaging studies of patients with renal disease, including ADPKD. Radiologists are underutilizing MRI for monitoring progression of ADPKD and are unaware of the most accurate methods for conducting such imaging studies.


  • Brief introduction of ADPKD
  • Need for nephrologist-radiologist partnership
  • Role of radiologists in the ADPKD care continuum
    • ADPKD diagnosis
      • When to suspect ADPKD
      • Establishing an ADPKD diagnosis
      • Guidelines for different age cohorts
      • Use of ultrasound versus other imaging options
    • Monitoring and measurement of ADPKD disease progression
      • When and how often is imaging needed?
      • Use of MRI versus other imaging options (abdominal ultrasound and computed tomography)
  • Recommendations for ongoing radiologist-nephrologist communication
  • Summary of key teaching points


Gary Israel, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
  • Disclosure:
    • Nothing to disclose

Neera Dahl, MD
Yale University School of Medicine
New Haven, CT
  • Disclosure:
    • Consultant/Independent Contractor: Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    • Advisory Board: 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:

Lindsay Borvansky    Nothing to disclose
Andrea Funk    Nothing to disclose
Liddy Knight    Nothing to disclose
Ashley Cann    Nothing to disclose
Ron Schaumburg    Nothing to disclose
Nicola Sirdevan    Nothing to disclose

Conflict of Interest Policy/Disclosure Statement

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.

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 activity for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions for Receiving Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, participants must complete the activity. Participants must also score at least 70% on the posttest and complete the activity evaluations.

Fee Information & Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Statement of Commercial Support

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

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.

Contact Information for Questions About the Activity

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

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