10235 - Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS), Proteinuric Kidney Disease, and Emerging Treatments

Course Directors

Rajeev Raghavan, M.D., Baylor College of Medicine
Joshua Zaritsky, M.D., Ph.D., St. Christopher's Hospital for Children


This course reviews proteinuric kidney diseases and current treatments for Primary FSGS and Post-Transplant Recurrence with particular attention to lipoprotein-apheresis, a novel and potentially transformative therapy for this otherwise difficult to treat disease


AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™

Opus Medicus designates this Internet enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Credits

In addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™, Opus Medicus designates this course for Specialty Board MOC Program Credits:

1.0 ABIM MOC Points1

Accreditation Statement

Opus Medicus is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Tuition Fees

Course & Credits: Free

Course Dates

Offered Date: 21-Jan-2021
Expiration Date: 21-Jan-2024


After taking this course, participants are expected to understand:

1. The pathophysiology of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS).

2. Epidemiology ahd clinical presentation.

3. Histologic subtypes.

4. Treatment options and efficacy, including lipid apheresis.


1. Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) Nomenclature.

2. FSGS histologic subtypes.

3. FSGS causes.

4. FSGS epidemiology and clinical presentation.

5. FSGS therapeutic options.

6. The role and efficacy of lipid apheresis as a treatment of FSGS.

Specific topics covered in this AMA PRA Categogy 1 Credit™ online CME course include Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis, FSGS, and lipid apheresis.

American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) / Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Competencies

☑  Patient Care (PC)
☑  Medical Knowledge (MK)

Financial Relationship Disclosure and Content Attestation

Dr. Rajeev Raghavan, course director, attests that he has no financial relationships with a commercial entity offering healthcare related products and/or services. Dr. Joshua Zaritsky, course director, discloses that he has a consulting relationship with Kaneka Pharma America, LLC and attests that they have had no influence on the content of this course. Dr. Paul VanderLaan, reviewer, discloses that he has consulted in an advisory capacity for Gala Therapeutics, Caris Life Sciences, Foundation Medicine, Flatiron Health, Intuitive Surgical, and Clearview Healthcare Partners. He attests that none of these entities have had an influence on the course content or his review thereof. Dr. Steven R. Tahan, Education Committee Chair, attests that commercial entities with which he has relationships do not offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the content of this course. No other person who has provided content for or who can influence the content of this course has disclosed financial relationships with commercial entities that offer healthcare-related products or services relevant to the course content. Financial support for this course has been received from Kaneka Pharma America, LLC, which has had no influence on the course content.

Supported Computer Hardware and Software Configurations2

Supported client computing platforms include:

A broadband Internet connection is required (e.g., cable, DSL, and 3G or 4G wireless). The course presentation is automatically scaled to the size of the display, from 800x480 pixels (minimum supported) to 1920x1200 pixels. On some smart phones, viewing courses may be tedious.

Supported browsers include:

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1. Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.0 MOC points for the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Program, in addition to AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of AMA PRA Category 1 credits claimed for the activity. Immediately upon course completion, Opus Medicus will submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

2. The course may also be viewable on other client computing platforms that comply with Internet standards. If you experience technical problems that prevent you from viewing the course, we will promptly issue a full refund upon request.