PRIMARY CARE SYMPOSIUM – Focusing on Nephrology and Oncology

Friday, February 22, 2019  |  11:00 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.
Las Colinas Country Club | 4400 N. O’Connor Rd. | Irving, TX 75062

CME Course for Primary Care Practitioners 
3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits | Includes 1 Credit in Ethics and/or Professional Responsibility Education

The symposium is designed to provide practitioners with the knowledge they need to identify and treat patients diagnosed with kidney disease or cancer.

11:00 a.m.   Registration & Lunch
11:30 a.m.   Welcome & Announcements, Alexander Liang, M.D., and R. Steven Paulson, M.D.
11:45 a.m.   GFR/eGFR: Filtering Out the Confusion, Michael R. Wiederkehr, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N.
12:30 p.m.   Resistant Hypertension, Cindy L. Corpier, M.D.
  1:15 p.m.   Updates in Gynecologic Oncology 2019, Reagan M. Street, M.D., MMS
  2:00 p.m.   Afternoon Break
  2:15 p.m.   Introduction to CAR-T Cell Therapy, Houston Holmes, M.D.
  3:00 p.m.   Holistic Management of a Serious Illness, Catalina Sanchez Hanson, M.D.
  4:00 p.m.   Closing Remarks

REGISTRATION FEES: $25 per registrant (includes meals and conference materials)

ONLINE REGISTRATION: Register via credit card.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  This conference is targeted for practitioners specializing in family practice, internal medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology.

PURPOSE AND CONTENT:  This conference is designed to offer attendees updates on kidney disease and cancer, its management, and treatment options that can be utilized in everyday practice to help patients to make choices and improve patient outcomes.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES:  At the conclusion of this conference, participants will be able to:
• Identify the stages and management of chronic kidney disease (CKD)
• Understand the current management therapies in resistant hypertension
• Identify immunotherapy treatment options utilizing a patient’s own blood cells to fight cancer
• Review the current diagnoses and treatment options of cancers related to a woman’s reproductive organs
• Identify and provide holistic palliative care as a model of ethical care
• Be able to communicate effectively concerning the complex care of seriously ill patients

 Alexander Liang, M.D., R. Steven Paulson, M.D., Houston Holmes, M.D., Michael R. Wiederkehr, M.D., F.A.C.P., F.A.S.N., Reagan M. Street, M.D., MMS, Cindy L. Corpier, M.D., and Catalina Sanchez Hanson, M.D.

PLANNING COMMITTEE:  Ed Bryson, Mollyn Shew, Sandra Simpson, Laura Sturdivant, Breck Yakulis, and Alison Zvolanek.

 The Texas Medical Association designates this live activity for a maximum of 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. This activity has been approved for 1 credit in ethics and/or professional responsibility education.

  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 Texas Medical Association, Dallas Nephrology Associates and Texas Oncology. The Texas Medical Association is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

REGISTRATION INFORMATION: The seminar is open to physicians and other health professionals. Advance registration and payment are required in order to confirm your reservation. Registration is limited to seating capacity. Registration ends on February 21, 2019, at 5 p.m. Walk-in registrants will be accepted based on seating availability and payment can be made by checks payable to Dallas Nephrology Associates, 1420 Viceroy Drive, Dallas, TX 75235. There will be no refunds allowed after February 21, 2019.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:  For the convenience of those attending, lunch and breaks are provided at no additional cost.  As the temperature in the room may vary, it is advisable to bring a jacket to ensure your comfort during the sessions.  For additional information or questions, please send email to or call 214.579.6810.



About Dallas Nephrology Associates

For over 45 years, Dallas Nephrology Associates (DNA) has been caring for patients with kidney disease, hypertension, transplants, and complicated electrolyte disorders.  While much has changed over the years, one thing remains constant, DNA’s pledge to provide our patients with expert personalized care, using the most advanced treatments and state-of-the-art technologies. Equally important is our excellent team of providers and support staff who care for our patients with compassion and dedication.  DNA has over 85 specialized physicians and over 25 conveniently located offices across the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex.  For a complete list of our physicians and providers, visit

About Texas Oncology

For more than 30 years Texas Oncology has provided treatment and hope to people throughout the state. As a pioneer of community-based cancer treatment, we have a presence in just about every corner of Texas — including yours. With more than 175 sites of service and 420 physicians across the state, we can help you in the fight of your life. The practice delivers high-quality, high-touch care to help cancer patients achieve “More breakthroughs. More victories.”® in their fight against cancer. Texas Oncology is an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends.