The Nephrology Board Review Course & Renal Pathology Workshop
The Apex Nephrology Board Review Course has been an annual event organized by Apex Academia – the academic arm of the Apex Kidney Foundation, since 2010. It is a rigorous but fulfilling, 4 day event, stretching over 12 hours each day, where the finest global faculty, teach in an interactive format. From the first course conducted in 2010, this course was conducted uninterrupted, until the pandemic disrupted the continuum. The upcoming one in ’23 is the 11th edition. This course has had affiliations with reputed teaching institutions like Massachusetts General Hospital, Cedars Sinai Hospital and now Johns Hopkins Hospital. This course has been historically endorsed by virtually every major Nephrology societies including, The Indian Society of Nephrology, The International Society of Nephrology, The American Society of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society and The Renal Pathology Society.
11.00am - 8.30pm
This workshop is a practical approach to Native and Transplant kidney biopsy interpretation as well as understanding diagnostic terminologies from the perspective of clinical management. The sessions will be intensely interactive, engaging and focussed on generating a confident audience participation. The pathologists will teach and discuss real world kidney biopsy patterns and be assisted by clinicans, to discuss clinical management of some interesting and difficult clinical scenarios, all with active delegate participation. By the time you complete your participation in this session, you will not only familiarise yourself with pathology patterns and terminologies but will also be able to develop a level of skill at clinico pathological correlations, the ability and comfort to independently look and think through kidney biopsy slides and the confidence to question a renal pathology report.
1.30 pm - 2.15pm
4.45pm - 5.00pm
8.30pm - onwards
7.30am - 12.00pm
This participative workshop, will serve to consolidate the understanding of several aspects of management of a transplant patient. They will be exposed to concepts such as; using HLA as a horoscope, infection & immunological surveillance in transplant, approaches to prolong graft survival and several other topics. The audience will work together and explore various case scenarios with the faculty. By the end of the session, they would develop the conviction to handle challenging transplant cases.
12.00pm - 12.15pm
12.15pm - 1.15pm
1.15pm - 2.00pm
2.00pm - 2.45pm
2.45pm - 3.30pm
How to interpret a Lipid profile report. When and how to treat.
3.30pm - 4.15pm
4.15pm - 4.30pm
4.30pm - 7.30pm
Humans have an internal ocean and when that sea deviates from its composition nephrologists are called on to shepherd this ocean back to homeostasis. Join Dr. Topf and the team, in channeling your inner Poseidon and learn modern tricks to mastering the internal ocean.
7.30pm - 8.30pm
8.30pm - onwards
7.30am - 8.15am
8.15am - 9.00am
9.00am - 10.00am
10.00am - 10.15am
10.15am - 1.15pm
By bringing together experts in the field, this session would empower the audience to review the state-of-art knowledge of AKI. Some of the themes that would be covered include, AKI in the setting of cirrhosis/heart failure/ARDS. This entire session would be founded on clinical case scenarios with active audience engagement.
1.15pm - 2.00pm
2.00pm - 4.00pm
This conversation between two bone experts would help the audience understand how to analyse layers of imagery and complex blood reports to understand what is happening within the bones of our patients with CKD and how to mitigate this. The discussions would involve case scenarios and the audience would be encouraged to actively participate in the proceedings.
4.00pm - 4.15pm
4.15pm - 5.00pm
5.00pm - 7.30pm
This high octane workshop will transform fluid-electrolyte-acid-base-disorders from being confusing, demanding and taxing into an exciting, stimulating, inspiring and elevating experience
7.30pm - 8.30pm
8.30pm - onwards
7.30am - 9.30am
This session, conducted by two stalwarts, would be an immersive experience on some of the contentious issues in PD. The delegates would be engaging themselves on how to deal with real world challenges in this area.
9.30am - 11.30am
This session would cover contemporary issues in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation. Topics like, Permissive hypercreatininemia, the relevance of ‘incremental dialysis’ in India, navigating the devil and the deep sea with MRAs, throwing the kitchen sink for resistant Nephrotic syndrome, and many such topics will be debated by a bunch of dynamic panelists. The audience would have an opportunity to dive into these spirited discussions.
11.30am - 12.15pm
Anticoagulation in kidney disease. Making a choice and making it right!
12.15pm - 1.00pm
Acute renal failure-Acute kidney Injury-Acute kidney repair-Acute kidney success. The direction Science is taking
1.00pm - onwards
This will be an interplay between the audience and the faculty which includes Suceena Alexander, Joel Topf, AK Bhalla, Swapnil Hiremath and Sanjeev Gulati, mediated by Abirami Krishnan and Aditya Nayak.
While conducting this session they would raise finer points in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation and elicit viewpoints from the faculty, while simultaneously encouraging the audience to add to that discussion string or even initiate new ones. The collective wisdom of the group will lead to meaningful,
and entertaining discussions. The experience of this Townsquare, will only leave everyone enlightened.
When giants interact, magic happens!
The complicated topic of CKD-MBD leaves us asking more questions than we have answers for. By asking pointed questions, eliciting specific answers, illustrating a situation with examples and guiding the discourse in a direction which satisfies ambiguities in our understanding of the subject, this interview promises to be a captivating experience.
Dive deep into the ocean of ‘Fluids, electrolytes & acid base balance’, where Joel Topf, along with Juan Carlos will make you smell, taste and feel the experience of handling these elements in a fun way.
You are guaranteed to fall in love with the subject and embark on a lifetime journey of handling these elements in your professional practice, with confidence.
From the position of a clinician treating pathology reports, you will be able tore position yourself to the intersection of pathology and clinical nephrology, able to interpret kidney biopsies better, questioning the diagnoses made by your renal pathologists and treat your patients with confidence.
You will experience the performance of Renal pathologists, Shree Sharma and Geetika Singh who will tango with Clinical nephrologists, Suceena Alexander and Juan Carlos, enriching your understanding of renal pathology and its application to patientcare.
You will be left wanting for more.
On a variety of engaging topics by Manisha Sahay, Narayan Prasad, Chirag Parikh and MB Agarwal, Succinctly and effectively peeling off layers of confusion and misunderstanding, and expound the topic in theory and practice.
From the master ‘Tweetorialist’ himself, Tony Breu will conduct two of these sessions covering two hitherto un-tweeted teaching points in Nephrology.
In special interest areas of Transplantation by Sanjay Agarwal & Jeremy Chapman, AKI by Chirag Parikh, Juan Carlos & Tony Breu, and Peritoneal dialysis by Georgi Abraham & Rajashekhar Chakravarty.
Get ready to seek, to question, to demand and to dismiss explanations, answers and theories, in this healthy engagement with distinguished experts.
Delivered by Chirag Parikh, will chart the evolution of AKI as a concept and look into the crystal ball to predict how we would be managing, in the future, this most common of renal problems in practice.
Embedded seamlessly into the course would be a competition for Fellows. The top two scorers would get an opportunity to spend 2 weeks at the Department of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, in an all expenses covered trip.
in a format unlike any you have ever seen,
with content that stimulates your intellect,
an opportunity to be recharged,
a chance to interact with global leaders
to discuss with renowned teachers
raise the bar
broaden your horizons
sharpen your skills.
experience – ApEx Pāthshālā ”
I must congratulate you on a fantastic choice of topics. Your faculty is also very impressive.
Keep up the great work.
I am first time attending apex and i was very much happy after 40hrs for using effectively time for gaining knowledge. Everything was planned well and executed very well on time, i could see all faces of delegates after 40hrs glowing and halo around their heads.
Thank you very much and grateful to AKF for enlightening us and in future i will not miss single Apex course academia.
I would like to congratulate you for the real success of this program( i.e an exclusive focus on academic scientific discussion). A knowledge seeker should have the eagerness to hear, desire to voluntarily and happily undergo austerity, So he should not be bothered about any personal inconvenience. There was no scope to point out any deficiency in that aspect.
I personally feel that ambience and venue should be comfortable enough to keep the audience focused for long time on the lectures, in meetings such as this.
Congrats to your team for organizing so thoughtful, clinically rich experienced conference. I will love to come back again and again.
I have attended last two Apex and my experience was wonderful. It is so well planned and executed. All topics r well chosen so as to maintain the interest through out the course.
Thank you for your patience in answering various questions from me when i first applied. I appreciated you helped to arrange my hotel stay and to pick me up from the airport. I wasn’t sure what to expect when i first applied.
However, very soon, i knew it was a right choice. The hotel was comfortable and spacious. I was reassured of the safety and the security at the conference location. It is also very near the airport. I benefited from the experience of various international speakers and Indian doctors. The lectures were enlightening. The questions asked were stimulating to the mind and i enjoyed participating.
The local food is special and is something i would not find in Singapore. It is the first time i heard the national anthem of India and got to know India from the people whom I spoke to. I made a lot of friends from India, China and Africa. Hopefully i would see them again in other conferences.
All in all, it is a rewarding and memorable experience.
Let me congratulate the ApEx team for having completed its 10th year.
Ralph Marston quotes “excellence is not a skill it is an attitude”. Take a one Idea, makeup that one Idea in your life- think of it, dream of it , live on that Idea- said by Swami Vivekananda . ApEx is a path & an epitome of a new paradigm in the realm of teaching. The punctuality is a Masterpiece. Strength & growth come only through continuous effort and struggle said by Napoleon Hill. All the talent in the world won’t take you anywhere without one’s team. Your team is a strong parapet, their hospitality is exemplary. You are creating an excellence and trying to hammer even the cold iron with daunting effort through your innovation. Sir I am sure , you and the team will carve a niche and pave a way to others to emulate in the years to come. The overwhelming key of ApEx’s success is speakers. They shot cannons and their volley of back to back lectures were adorable.
Mr. Prakash Shirodkar, course coordinator needs a special mention. Consistency and communication is really everything to call a man a gentleman. His commitment is evident and he tries to outsmart the previous one with his heart, mind and soul into ApEx.
Over all it is a pleasing experience and I leave each time with indelible memories of ApEx and Hyatt ‘s elegance. God must bestow you and your team with His abundant blessings.
Prof. Kamel Kamel is the master of master in Elemental physiology . A man to be remembered for his poise and professorial intelligence. I bow and scrape and salute him.
ApEx gives everyone the breath of fresh air in Nephrology. Bye. Going back with rejuvenated mood.