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Anemia in Patients with CVD and CKD: Current Management and Potential Role of HIF-PHIs Regional

A CME-certified, ABIM MOC and MIPS-eligible Activity

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Thursday, October 6, 2022

6:00 - 7:00 PM CT (7:00 - 8:00 PM ET / 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT)

Wednesday, December 7, 2022
5:15 - 6:15 PM CT (6:15 - 7:15 PM ET / 3:15 - 4:15 PM PT)

Thursday, December 8, 2022
6:00 - 7:00 PM CT (7:00 - 8:00 PM ET / 4:00 - 5:00 PM PT)


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Pathophysiology of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Health Outcomes, Quality of Life, and Functioning in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease and Anemia
  • Current Management of Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Agents in Late-Stage Development for Managing Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Q&A Session


Anemia in CKD is associated with poor CV outcomes, increased risk of CKD progression, decreased health-related quality of life (HRQOL), and increased healthcare resource utilization. Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents have been the standard of care for treating anemia in CKD but are associated with CV safety concerns; other therapies include red blood cell transfusions and iron administration but each potentially has severe adverse events.

Hypoxia-inducible factor-prolyl hydroxylase inhibitors (HIF-PHIs) are promising novel agents in development for treating CKD-associated anemia. These oral agents increase endogenous erythropoietin production, improve iron absorption and mobilization, and decrease hepcidin production in the liver.

Anemia in Patients with CVD and CKD: Current Management and Potential Role of HIF-PHIs will provide cardiologists with information about the etiology of anemia in CKD, the effects on CV disease, HRQOL, and function, advantages and limitations of current management strategies, and the efficacy and safety data for HIF-PHIs in late-stage development for the management of CKD-related anemia.

Associate Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology
Associate Director of Preventive Cardiology
Ciccarone Center for the Prevention of Heart Disease
Division of Cardiology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

Matthew Weir, MD
Professor and Chief
Division of Nephrology
Department of Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Baltimore, MD

This activity is intended for cardiologists, who are clinicians responsible for managing patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease.

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  • Discuss the etiology of anemia in chronic kidney disease
  • Summarize how anemia affects functioning, quality of life, and health outcomes, for patients with cardiovascular disease and chronic kidney disease
  • Assess the benefits and limitations of available modalities for treating anemia in chronic kidney disease
  • Describe the mechanism of action of and efficacy and safety data for agents in late-stage development for the management of anemia of chronic kidney disease

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 USF Health and Rockpointe. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 Medical Knowledge MOC points and patient safety MOC credit in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program. It is USF Health’s responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

To receive CME credit and/or MOC points, you MUST pass the post-test and complete the evaluation. For ABIM MOC points, your information will be shared with the ABIM through USF Health’s ACCME Program and Activity Reporting System (PARS). Please allow 6-8 weeks for your MOC points to appear on your ABIM records.

Participants will earn MOC Points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. USF Health will submit within 60 days the Participant’s MOC Points. No MOC certificates will be provided. Participants with questions regarding their Points, should contact USF Health at 

Completion of this accredited CME activity meets the expectations of an Accredited Safety or Quality Improvement Program (IA_PSPA_28) for the Merit-based Incentive Payment Program (MIPS).

USF Health adheres to the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited Continuing Education. All individuals in a position to influence content have disclosed to USF Health any financial relationship with an ineligible organization. USF Health has reviewed and mitigated all relevant financial relationships related to the content of the activity. The relevant financial relationships are listed below. All individuals not listed have no relevant financial relationships.

The faculty, authors, and content developers reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Erin D. Michos, MD- Advisory Board or Panel: AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Esperion, Novartis, Novo Nordisk, Pfizer

Matthew Weir, MD- Advisory Board or Panel: Boehringer Ingelheim, Novo Nordisk, Bayer, Merck, AstraZeneca, GSK, Janssen, Vifor, and Akebia.

The planners and mangers reported the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Terry A. Glauser, MD, MPH: No relevant financial relationships to disclose
USF Health OCPD Staff: No relevant financial relationships to disclose.

The Nurse Planner and content reviewer report the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Alicia Ann Canalejo, MSN, ARNP-C: No relevant financial relationships to disclose

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  • Windows 10, 8.1 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows 7 (32-bit/64-bit)
  • 512 MB of RAM (1 GB recommended)
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There is no fee for this activity. To receive credit, participants must register, view the live CME/MOC activity in its entirety, and then complete the post-test, with a score of 70% or better, and evaluation. The estimated time for completion of this activity is one hour. To receive a certificate, participants must demonstrate mastery of the presented material via the post-test. Participants are allowed to take the post-test multiple times.

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Jointly provided by USF Health and Rockpointe


This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

The information provided by this CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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