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Craig G. Hurwitz, M.D.

Dr. hurwitz lectures

 

American Nephrology Nurses Association Conference:(Oct,2017)

Saratoga, NY

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.  Disordered mineral metabolism with disturbances in phosphorous, calcium, PTH and Vit D pathways is thought to play a role as a "CKD specific cardiovascular risk factor."  Our understanding of secondary hyperparathyroidism and phosphorous regulation has undergone a paradigm shift with the discovery of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and it's co-receptor Klotho in the last 10 years. Numerous studies have linked elevated FGF23 levels to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in CKD patients even in the earlier stages of CKD.  This exciting talk will shed light on our NEW understanding of mineral metabolism disorder in CKD and its potential role in our patient's cardiovascular risk profile. Click HERE to view this presentation with powerpoint online.

 

 

Explore Primary Care Conference:(May,2017)

Plattsburgh, NY

The Explore (Experience and Professional Learning Opportunities Result in Excellence). Dr. Hurwitz has partnered with the National Kidney Foundation to present "CKDInform." This is a program designed to update primary care physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants in the early detection and management of patients with chronic kidney disease. This is the first of three lectures designed to improve care and slow progressive disease.

 

California Dialysis Council:(April 3-5,2014)

Cardiovascular disease is the main cause of mortality in patients with chronic kidney disease.  Disordered mineral metabolism with disturbances in phosphorous, calcium, PTH and Vit D pathways is thought to play a role as a "CKD specific cardiovascular risk factor."  Our understanding of secondary hyperparathyroidism and phosphorous regulation has undergone a paradigm shift with the discovery of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) and it's co-receptor Klotho in the last 10 years. Numerous studies have linked elevated FGF23 levels to adverse cardiovascular outcomes in CKD patients even in the earlier stages of CKD.  This exciting talk will shed light on our NEW understanding of mineral metabolism disorder in CKD and its potential role in our patient's cardiovascular risk profile.

 

National Kidney Foundation

Dr. Hurwitz was an expert panelist at the 2012 NKF spring meeting during the dialysis management physician course. His lecture entitled "Roadmap to EMR Optimization and a Data Driven QAPI Program" was focused maximizing how we use our EMR's to improve quality care in dialysis units.

 

Invited Lectures:
1999                Resident Research Grand Rounds: “Calcium sparks activate large transient KCa currents in renal artery smooth muscle cells”

2000                Invited lecture: “Diuretic Resistance” 
Grand Rounds - Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, New York. 

2000                Research Seminar: “Mechanosensitive Ion channels:  STRETCH”. University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

2001                Research Seminar: “Ion channels in the Proximal Tubule”. 
University of Vermont, Burlington, Vermont.

2002                Invited Lecture: “COX-2 and the Kidney”
Grand Rounds – Phelps Memorial Hospital, Sleepy Hollow, New York.

2004*               Invited Lecture: “Potassium is of the Soil”
Northeast Tristate Chapter of American Nephrology Nurses Association

2005*               Invited Lecture: “Diabetes and the Kidney: Optimizing Renoprotection”
EXPLORE Diabetes regional conference – SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

2005                Invited Lecture: “Diabetes and the Kidney: Optimizing Renoprotection”
Grand Rounds – Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, New York

2005                Invited Lecture: “Chronic Kidney Disease – Cardiorenal risk reduction”
Grand Rounds – CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, New York

2006                Invited Lecture:  “Hypertension in the Young Adult”
SUNY Plattsburgh Health Clinic – SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

2006**             Invited Lecture: “Diabetes and the Kidney: Optimizing Renoprotection”
American Association of Diabetes Educators 33rd annual meeting
Los Angeles, California.

2006*               Invited Lecture: “Chronic Kidney Disease – Nursing management”
Northeast Tristate Chapter of American Nephrology Nurses Association

2007                Invited Lecture: “Intradialytic Hypotension – The Perfect Storm”
CVPH Medical Center – Dialysis Nursing In-service

2007*               Invited Lecture: “Diabetes and the Kidney: Optimizing Renoprotection”
EXPLORE Diabetes NY regional conference – SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

2008*               Invited Lecture:  “Cardiorenal Syndrome”
EXPLORE Heart Disease.  NY regional conference – SUNY Plattsburgh, NY

2009*               Invited Lecture:  “Optimizing Renal Protection in the Diabetic Patient”
Adirondack Society of Physician Assistants – 21st mtng, Lake Placid, NY

2010                Invited Lecture:  “Urine Trouble – Proteinuria & Hematuria”
SUNY Plattsburgh Health Clinic – SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

2010                Invited Lecture:  “CKD and the Bone-Vascular Axis”
Grand Rounds – CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh, New York

 

2010                Invited Lecture: “Intradialytic Hypotension – The Perfect Storm”
VISONEX User Group Meeting – Chicago Illinois

2010*               Invited Musical Presentation: “Laughter and Music are the Best Medicine”
Explore regional conference – SUNY Plattsburgh, New York

2011                Invited Lecture: “Optimizing Dialysis Rounds using EMR”
VISONEX User Group Meeting – Chicago Illinois

2012**             Invited Lecture:  “Roadmap to EMR Optimization And a Data Driven QAPI Program” , NKF Spring Clinical Meeting - Course, Washington, D.C.

2013                Invited Lecture: “CKD and the Bone-Vascular Axis”
VISONEX User Group Meeting – Chicago Illinois

*   = State Regional Lecture
**  =  National Lecture