2022 CPIP-J Case 10: Chemistry – Removal of Race from Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Equations - CPIP1010W.2022
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Learn about the impact race-based medicine can have on medical decision-making, using the example of renal function assessment with eGFR. Current recommendations for implementing new eGFR equations without a race parameter, and potential laboratory management approaches and challenges related to implementing new equations, will be addressed.

Credit Type: CME
Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes
Launch Date: October 17, 2022
Expiration Date: October 16, 2025 11:59 PM (CT)
Pricing: Junior Member Fee: $10.00
MOC Category: Medical Knowledge, Patient Care

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Race-based medicine, defined as altering medical care based on a patient’s race, contributes to healthcare disparities for people of color. A recent cultural focus on social justice issues has heightened calls to improve healthcare equity. This has led the nephrology community, in collaboration with laboratory medicine experts, to update guidelines to eliminate use of race in estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) equations. This activity explores the impact of this change on laboratories and strategies for implementation of this change.

This clinical pathology activity is intended for pathologists.

After completing this activity, you should be able to:

  1. Examine the context and consequences of race-based medicine.
  2. Describe the impact of race-based estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) reporting.
  3. Explain current recommendations for the use of eGFR equations without a race parameter.
  4. Identify potential laboratory management approaches and challenges related to implementation of new eGFR equations.

Amy B. Karger, MD, PhD, FCAP

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Accreditation: The College of American Pathologists (CAP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CME Category 1: The College of American Pathologists designates this internet enduring material educational activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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This activity and evaluation are available October 17, 2022, and expire October 16, 2025, at 11:59 PM (CT). Upon completion of the activity your credit will be awarded. Your certificate may be downloaded from your Transcript.

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2022 CPIP-J Case 10: Chemistry – Removal of Race from Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate (eGFR) Equations