Empowering Care Teams to Improve Awareness, Understanding and Engagement

Webinar Series

The University of Missouri’s new Kidney Disease ECHO will offer free webinars on Thursdays from noon to 1 p.m. on the following dates.

  • Aug. 15: Medication Management, by Cate Rudder, PharmD, Kilgore’s Medical Pharmacy
  • Sept. 5: Cardiovascular Risk in CKD/CKD Risk in Cardiovascular Disease, by Kunal Malhotra, MD, University of Missouri, and Wally Bender, MD, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Oct. 3: Screening diagnosis & risk stratification, by Wally Bender, MD, Golden Valley Memorial Hospital
  • Oct. 17: Avoiding insult to injuries, by Yolanda Thompson-Martin, DNP, RN, ANP-C, FNP, Renal Nurse Practitioner
  • Nov. 7: Diabetes management in CKD (pitfalls), by Stephen Brietzke, MD, FACP, FACE
  • Nov. 11: Non-pharmaceutical treatment of HTN (Diet, Exercise, Smoking Cessation), by Jennifer Jackson, BSN, RN, CDE, CPT and Lisa Miller Schinke, MBA, RDN, CSR, LD

Click here to download webinar flyer.

Click below to register for Kidney Disease webinars and ECHO sessions.



The Kidney Disease ECHO will help primary care providers improve:

  • Early detection of chronic kidney disease (CKD).
  • Co-management of CKD with diabetes and hypertension through best practices.
  • Understanding of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality.
  • Management of complex CKD patients.

Curriculum for Case-Based Learning and Discussion:

  • Screening Diagnosis and Risk Stratification
  • Avoiding Insult to Injuries
  • Diabetes Management in CKD (Pitfalls)
  • Non-Pharmaceutical Treatment of HTN (Diet, Exercise, Smoking Cessation)
  • Pharmaceutical Rx of Refracting HTN
  • Medication Management of CKD
  • Empower CKD Patients Through Self-Management
  • Low Sodium Diet
  • Edema Management
  • CKD-MBD Management
  • Anemia Management
  • Prognosticating CKD Progression Using Risk Equation
  • When to Refer CKD Patients to the Nephrologist
  • Co-management of CKD

Click here for full schedule.

Meet the Expert Team

Walter Bender, MD, Nephrologist

Leanne Peace, MSW, LCSW, Social Worker

Lisa Miller Schinke, MBA, RDN, CSR, LD, Dietitian

Cate Rudder, PharmD, Pharmacist

Yolanda Thompson-Martin, APN, Renal Nurse Practitioner

Preethi Yerram, MD, MS, FASN, Nephrologist

Kunal Malhotra, MD, Nephrologist

Elizabeth Montgomery, Senior Project Director, Chronic Kidney Disease Primary Care Initiative, National Kidney Foundation

Jennifer Jackson, BSN, RN, CDE, CPT, Diabetes Educator

Cathy Ashbaugh, RN, CNS, Transplant Nurse

Marian Carr, LPC, PsyD, Patient Advocate

Bill Buck, Patient Advocate

Michael Kinkade, MD, Primary Care Physician

Click here to download Kidney Disease ECHO flyer.

Previous Webinars

“Evaluating CKD Impact in Primary Care Practice/Population” by Elizabeth Montgomery, National Kidney Foundation, and Michael Kinkade, MD, SSM Health

Due to Zoom technical difficulties, we are not able to post the video from the July 18 webinar, “Strategies to Integrate CKD Care in Primary Care” at this time. We hope to have it available soon. Thank you for your patience.

CME Information

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Office of Continuing Education, School of Medicine, University of Missouri designates this live educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.