Latest Renal Physicians Association Stories

2014-05-29 12:28:41

WASHINGTON, May 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On May 30(th), nephrologists and kidney patients from across the country will convene in Washington to participate in the Renal Physicians Association's (RPA) annual Capitol Hill Day. Coordinated in collaboration with the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), RPA's Capitol Hill day offers kidney patients and nephrologists the opportunity to advocate on issues impacting the delivery of effective and appropriate kidney disease...

2014-05-01 12:32:14

WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today RPA joins 14 other kidney organizations to promote changes in kidney care on Capitol Hill. Participants in Kidney Community Advocacy Day represent health professionals and kidney patients and will meet with elected officials and their staff to discuss issues that will improve the treatment and quality of life for millions of Americans: increasing federal investment in kidney research, and extending lifetime immunosuppressive drug...

2014-04-14 12:37:35

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association released a free iPad app to assist nephrologists with shared decision-making (SDM) and pain and symptom management for acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients at the point of care. Adam Weinstein, MD, a RPA Board Member and the leader of the app development team, explains that the RPA SDM Toolkit app is an interactive, workflow-driven...

2014-04-08 12:31:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) acknowledged the expertise and contributions of Balboa Nephrology Medical Group, Inc., based in San Diego, with its 2014 Exemplary Practice Award during the association's annual meeting, March 20-23, 2014, in Baltimore, Maryland. RPA President Dr. Robert Kossmann recognized the Balboa practice for its excellence in transplant care, home therapies, vascular access placement, clinical...

2014-02-04 12:28:38

ROCKVILLE, Md., Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Renal Physicians Association (RPA) will host its 40(th) Anniversary Gala on Saturday, March 22, 2014 at 7:00PM in the Holiday Ballroom of the Hilton Baltimore, in Baltimore, MD. During the celebration, RPA will recognize the growth of the association since its humble beginnings when a group of nephrologists met in Chicago in July 1973 and identified the need for an organization to advocate for and protect the nephrology...

2011-08-11 13:31:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Leaders of major U.S. kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces this week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health...

2011-04-04 13:50:00

ROCKVILLE, Md., April 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Dr. Alvin (Woody) Moss presented the recommendations included in the Renal Physicians Association (RPA) 2nd edition of its Clinical Practice Guideline on Shared Decision-Making in the Appropriate Initiation of and Withdrawal from Dialysis at the association's annual meeting in Washington, DC, in mid-March. An April 1, 2011 New York Times article addressing issue of end-of-life care for kidney failure patients noted, "Kidney...

Word of the Day
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'