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Upon completion of this educational activity, participants will be better able to:

  • Apply expert consensus recommendations to identify and classify patients with ADPKD
  • Prioritize treatment strategies in the management of patients with ADPKD
  • Assess the risk of disease progression in patients with ADPKD
  • Recognize knowledge gaps and construct a plan to integrate recent evidence into practice

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Dr. Louis-Philippe Girard, MD, MBT, FRCPC Nephrologist and Clinical Associate Professor,
Department of Medicine, University of Calgary,
Calgary, AB

This activity is an Accredited Self-Assessment Program (Section 3) as defined by the Maintenance of Certification Program of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and approved by The Canadian Cardiovascular Society and The Canadian Society of Nephrology. You may claim a maximum of 1.5 hours (Credits will be updated accordingly in MAINPORT). ID# 00013621

This learning program is brought to you by the CPD Network, a not-for-profit physician organization.



Internationally renowned expert, Dr. Daniel Bichet answers your questions on ADPKD - its pathophysiology, workup and management. Dr. Daniel Bichet is the Director of the Clinical Research Unit at l'Hôpital Sacré-Coeur in Montreal. He is also a Professor of Medicine at l'Université de Montréal.

Since 1987 Dr. Bichet has been studying nephrogenic diabetes insipidus at l'Hôpital du Sacré Coeur in Montreal. This hereditary kidney disorder appears at birth and causes episodes of severe dehydration in newborns. Late diagnosis or lack of treatment can result in kidney failure. Through research funded by The Kidney Foundation, Dr. Bichet and his research team have identified the gene that causes this type of diabetes and they have developed a blood test to detect it. More recently, he has applied some of the knowledge gained in the study of nephrogenic diabetes insipidus to a new study on polycystic kidney disease, a more common hereditary condition. For his work, Dr. Bichet recently was awarded The Kidney Foundation's Medal for Research Excellence, which is presented annually to a Canadian resident who is recognized nationally and internationally for excellence in kidney-related research.

Ask Dr. Bichet

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