Prevalence and Burden of Anemia in CKD

Ushering in a New Era in the Treatment of Chronic Kidney Disease and Anemia: Appreciating The Patient Burden, Exploring Pathways and Pathogenesis, Reflecting on the New and Emerging Data


Ajay K. Singh MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA (Chair)

Senior Associate Dean for Postgraduate Medical Education

Director, Master in Medical Sciences in Clinical Investigation (MMSCI) Program

Harvard Medical School

Cambridge, Massachusetts

Edgar V. Lerma, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Jay B. Wish, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

Chief Medical Officer for Outpatient Dialysis

Indiana University Health

Indianapolis, Indiana

Program Overview

Relatively recent advancements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of CKD-associated anemia has led to the discovery of viable treatment targets, yet nephrologists may lack awareness of these therapeutic developments. Additionally, certain healthcare disparities may limit comprehensive management across the broader population of patients with anemia and CKD, consequently increasing the global burden of this complication. To ensure appropriate care and outcomes for patients, nephrologists require up-to-date education on the pathophysiology of anemia and CKD, burden of disease, current and emerging treatment options, and barriers to care.

Target Audience

This educational activity has been designed for US-based nephrology healthcare professionals (HCPs), including nephrology physicians, physician assistants (PAs), nurse practitioners (NPs), and residents.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
  • Summarize the prevalence and burden associated with anemia in patients with CKD


Physician Accreditation Statement

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 Global Education Group (Global) and Iridium Continuing Education (Iridium). Global is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physician Credit Designation

Global Education Group designates this enduring material for a maximum of 0.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Instructions to Receive Credit

In order to receive credit for this activity, the participant must
  • Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures Complete the pretest
  • View the broadcast
  • Complete the posttest with a score of 70% or higher

A statement of credit will be issued within four weeks of receipt of a completed activity evaluation form.

Fee Information and Refund/Cancellation Policy

There is no fee for this educational activity.

Contact Information

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Disclosures of Conflicts of Interest

Global Education Group (Global) adheres to the policies and guidelines, including the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE, set forth to providers by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and all other professional organizations, as applicable, stating those activities where continuing education credits are awarded must be balanced, independent, objective, and scientifically rigorous. All persons in a position to control the content of an accredited continuing education program provided by Global are required to disclose all financial relationships with any ineligible company within the past 24 months to Global. All financial relationships reported are identified as relevant and mitigated by Global in accordance with the Standards for Integrity and Independence in Accredited CE in advance of delivery of the activity to learners. The content of this activity was vetted by Global to assure objectivity and that the activity is free of commercial bias.

All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.

The faculty have the following relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies:
Ajay K. Singh, MBBS, FRCP (UK), MBA (Chair)
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Zydus

Edgar V. Lerma, MD
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Akebia, AstraZeneca, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Otsuka, Vifor
Honoraria: Akebia, AstraZeneca, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Otsuka, Vifor
Speakers’ Bureau: Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Otsuka, Vifor

Jay B. Wish, MD
Consulting Fee (e.g., Advisory Board): Akebia, Amgen, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, Disc Medicine, Fibrogen, GlaxoSmithKline, Otuska, Rockwell Medical, Vifor
Honoraria: Akebia, Amgen, AstraZeneca, CSL Behring, Disc Medicine, Fibrogen, GlaxomithKline, Otuska, Rockwell Medical, Vifor
Speakers’ Bureau: Akebia, AstraZeneca
The following planners and managers involved in the development of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies to disclose.

The planners and managers at Global Education Group have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Iridium staff and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Disclosure of Unlabeled Use
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA. Global and Iridium do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of patient conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Iridium Continuing Education.
This educational activity is supported by an educational grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

Credit Amount: 0.25
Credit Type: CME
Release: 9/14/22
Expiration: 9/14/23