Date: December 7
Time: 1 - 2 p.m. (Central time)
Supported by: AstraZeneca
It is estimated that ~37 million US adults or approximately 1 in 7 adults have chronic kidney disease (CKD). Furthermore, this common diabetes complication is often undiagnosed in those with type 2 diabetes. Join us for this webinar, which will explore the progressive nature of CKD and the importance of early screening and diagnosis. SGLT2 inhibitors are the first treatment in 20 years to slow the progression of CKD in patients with type 2 diabetes and also in patients with hypertension. Our speaker will discuss these new treatment options for your patients and supporting data from the DAPA-CKD trial.
This webinar is educational in nature. CPEU credit is not available for this program.
- Describe the progressive nature of CKD and its link to significant mortality and morbidity.
- Highlight the importance of screening and diagnosis for CKD.
- Discuss new treatment options for patients with CKD and T2D and supporting data from the DAPA-CKD trial.
Maria O'Connor, PA-C, RD, CDCES
Maria O'Connor is a Certified Physician Assistant, Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Care Education Specialist. Maria joined Astra Zeneca as Sr. Medical Science Liaison in their Cardiovascular and Metabolic Medical Affairs division in 2014. Previously she was an endocrinology Pa. for 10 years at Rush University in Chicago, Ill. Aside from her direct patient care role; she was involved in research studies for children and adolescents with Type 2 diabetes and the education of physician assistant students at Rush University and Midwestern as a preceptor. Prior to that, she worked for 4 years as a registered dietitian with an emphasis in working with patients with end stage renal disease and diabetes.
She graduated with Physician Assistant Certification from Cook County Hospital in Chicago, Ill., her Masters of Science in Nutrition from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Ill. and her Bachelors of Science from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Ind. Maria currently lives in Chicago, Ill. with her husband, son and two daughters.