The third in a series of four innovative AACC case study-based webinars will explore the circumstances around a patient who had kidney failure, received a kidney transplant, then unexpectedly redeveloped kidney failure. The faculty for this program—William Winter, MD, and Marc Zumberg, MD—will examine how this progression of events related to the patient’s anemia and hemolysis.
While the live webinar session will take place on October 7, 2016 starting at 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, details about the case will be revealed in a four-day run-up to the live sessions. During this online discovery phase, Winter will progressively reveal the patient’s history and lab findings and reports, while also posing questions of participants and responding to their inquiries about the case. Both Winter and Zumberg will discuss the case and field participants’ questions during the live webinar, offering various hypotheses about the patient’s condition before revealing the definitive diagnosis.
Winter explained to CLN Stat that in the discovery phase he expects to discuss the interaction of hemolytic and other hematologic/immunologic disorders that can damage the kidney. During this period he also will post materials, respond to participants’ questions, and otherwise discuss the case.
Winter—a professor of pathology, immunology and laboratory medicine, pediatrics, and molecular genetics and microbiology at the University of Florida in Gainesville—is an active AACC member and has a long history of teaching both with AACC and at the University of Florida. In addition to being a top 25 contributor to AACC Artery, the association’s online private member community, where he posts thoughtful and detailed responses to colleagues’ practice-related inquires, Winter has contributed to numerous AACC and AACC Academy (formerly NACB) educational programs.
In fact, the idea for this case-based webinar developed from Winter’s and Zumberg’s hematology-related teaching collaboration at the University of Florida. Like Winter, Zumberg—a professor of medicine at the University of Florida—has a strong commitment to education, and earlier this year was honored by his University of Florida Department of Medicine colleagues with an Excellence in Teaching Award. In his clinical practice, Zumberg has dealt with cases similar to the one that will be presented, Winter told CLN Stat.
Join this education dream team for a master class—worth 3.0 ACCENT or CME credits—in exploring the link between hemolysis, hematologic factors, and kidney disease. Register online for this unique case discussion.