The Nephrology Board Review Course & Renal Pathology Workshop
The Apex Nephrology Board Review Course has been an annual event organized by Apex Academia – the academic arm of the Apex Kidney Foundation, since 2010. It is a rigorous but fulfilling, 4 day event, stretching over 12 hours each day, where the finest global faculty, teach in an interactive format. From the first course conducted in 2010, this course was conducted uninterrupted, until the pandemic disrupted the continuum. The upcoming one in ’23 is the 11th edition. This course has had affiliations with reputed teaching institutions like Massachusetts General Hospital, Cedars Sinai Hospital and now Johns Hopkins Hospital. This course has been historically endorsed by virtually every major Nephrology societies including, The Indian Society of Nephrology, The International Society of Nephrology, The American Society of Transplantation, The Transplantation Society and The Renal Pathology Society.
This will be an interplay between the audience and the faculty which includes Suceena Alexander, Joel Topf, AK Bhalla, Swapnil Hiremath and Sanjeev Gulati, mediated by Abirami Krishnan and Aditya Nayak.
While conducting this session they would raise finer points in Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation and elicit viewpoints from the faculty, while simultaneously encouraging the audience to add to that discussion string or even initiate new ones. The collective wisdom of the group will lead to meaningful,
and entertaining discussions. The experience of this Townsquare, will only leave everyone enlightened.
When giants interact, magic happens!
The complicated topic of CKD-MBD leaves us asking more questions than we have answers for. By asking pointed questions, eliciting specific answers, illustrating a situation with examples and guiding the discourse in a direction which satisfies ambiguities in our understanding of the subject, this interview promises to be a captivating experience.
Dive deep into the ocean of ‘Fluids, electrolytes & acid base balance’, where Joel Topf, along with Juan Carlos will make you smell, taste and feel the experience of handling these elements in a fun way.
You are guaranteed to fall in love with the subject and embark on a lifetime journey of handling these elements in your professional practice, with confidence.
From the position of a clinician treating pathology reports, you will be able tore position yourself to the intersection of pathology and clinical nephrology, able to interpret kidney biopsies better, questioning the diagnoses made by your renal pathologists and treat your patients with confidence.
You will experience the performance of Renal pathologists, Shree Sharma and Geetika Singh who will tango with Clinical nephrologists, Suceena Alexander and Juan Carlos, enriching your understanding of renal pathology and its application to patient care.
You will be left wanting for more.
On a variety of engaging topics by Manisha Sahay, Narayan Prasad, Chirag Parikh and MB Agarwal, Succinctly and effectively peeling off layers of confusion and misunderstanding, and expound the topic in theory and practice.
From the master ‘Tweetorialist’ himself, Tony Breu will conduct two of these sessions covering two hitherto un-tweeted teaching points in Nephrology.
In special interest areas of Transplantation by Sanjay Agarwal & Jeremy Chapman, AKI by Chirag Parikh, Juan Carlos & Tony Breu, and Peritoneal dialysis by Georgi Abraham & Rajashekhar Chakravarty.
Get ready to seek, to question, to demand and to dismiss explanations, answers and theories, in this healthy engagement with distinguished experts.
Delivered by Chirag Parikh, will chart the evolution of AKI as a concept and look into the crystal ball to predict how we would be managing, in the future, this most common of renal problems in practice.
Embedded seamlessly into the course would be a competition for Fellows. The top two scorers would get an opportunity to spend 2 weeks at the Department of Nephrology, Johns Hopkins Hospital, in an all expenses covered trip.
in a format unlike any you have ever seen,
with content that stimulates your intellect,
an opportunity to be recharged,
a chance to interact with global leaders
to discuss with renowned teachers
raise the bar
broaden your horizons
sharpen your skills.
experience – ApEx Pāthshālā ”
I must commend the organizers for their meticulous planning and execution of the conference. The venue, accommodations, and logistics were impeccable, making the conference experience smooth and enjoyable. The attention to detail and the commitment to excellence were evident in every aspect of the conference.
Overall, I want to extend my gratitude to all those involved in making this Nephrology review course a success. The knowledge and insights gained from this event will undoubtedly have a profound impact on my professional and personal growth. Thank you for your dedication and hard work, and I look forward to attending future events of this caliber.
Doing the best at this moment puts one in the best place for the next moment “ Oprah Winfrey. ApEx Pāthshālā not only educated us, it inculcated discipline , punctuality and plethora of intangibles apart from scintillating core curriculum. The salubrious venue has certainly spruced things up. The 4 days drill added much value in everyone’s life and beyond any doubt it filled certain voids. ApEx Pāthshālā is the quintessential teacher of teachers. I am indebted to salute Dr. Viswanath Billa and Dr. Jatin Kothari & the whole slew of ApEx team members for their unparalleled dedication.
Kudos to Organizers for putting up such an awesome academic feast. Very well planned and executed. It sets the benchmark for all conferences in the country.
Heartiest Congratulations to team ApEx Pāthshālā for this wonderful, organized and a punctually sound arrangement. You take every single issue into count. Feeling very lucky as ApEx Pāthshālā has given me the chance to hear from the leaders of Nephrology. View changing efforts.
After a hiatus of 3 years it was great to have such a high voltage , top quality academic feast at The Pāthshālā!!! Very enriching refill! Thoroughly engrossing. Of course personally icing on the cake was Nikhil’s Quiz win.
Thanks to all the organizers for everything- excellent sessions, beautiful venue, lovely food
This was an excellent conference as always. At par with the major international nephrology conferences. Only difference is the excellent hospitality at the apex which makes it better. The speakers were excellent. The topics were also excellent. Organization was brilliant and of course the out of this world hospitality. Thank you to all the organizers.
As a first-time attendee of the ApEx Pāthshālā Nephrology Board Review Course and a newcomer to the vibrant city of Mumbai, I am truly amazed by the entire experience. The unwavering dedication, passion, and meticulous planning displayed by Dr. Viswanath Billa, Dr. Jatin Kothari, and the entire team have left an indelible mark on my heart and mind.
The course provided a comprehensive and holistic learning experience, with in-depth case discussions led by esteemed experts in the field. While each session was truly enlightening, I would like to extend my special appreciation to the following standout presentations:
Dr. Walker and Dr. Geetika for their exceptional insights into renal pathology. Dr. Sucenna for shedding light on the complexities of genetic diseases. Dr. Juan Carlos Velez for his engaging and informative session on urine analysis. Dr. Joel Topf, who not only enlightened us on electrolytes but also made the learning process interactive and fun with electrolyte shots. Dr. Swapnil Hiremath for his valuable guidance on social media and research paper analysis. These sessions, in particular, have left a lasting impression on me and expanded my understanding of nephrology in ways I had not anticipated.
The engaging debate with senior panelists, though short, was an interesting addition to the event, and I hope to see more of such stimulating discussions in future editions.
The seamless coordination by Dr. Prakash Shirodkar, Mr. Mihir Shah, and the warmth of the entire supporting team (apologies to those I didn’t get to interact with for not mentioning them) made me feel welcomed and supported throughout the event. The picturesque venue and the focus on active audience engagement have truly set the bar for excellence in academic events.
As I depart from this enriching journey in Mumbai, I carry with me a rejuvenated spirit and a treasure trove of knowledge. I extend my heartfelt gratitude to the entire ApEx Pāthshālā team for their unwavering commitment to fostering excellence in nephrology education. Your collective efforts have inspired and enlightened me, and I am confident that your exemplary work will continue to impact future generations of nephrologists.
As always special thanks to @919626636000 for introducing me to Apex with immense appreciation and admiration.
There’s never a dull moment in the rigorous program. Everyone’s motivated to deliver and receive science, and this is done with the least possible distractions. The focus is sharp. What helps is the choice of speakers. An Apex specialty is settling for none but the best!
And kudos to the ‘green initiative’ this year. Disposables & plastic delegate cards have pained me a lot, ApEx Pāthshālā simply shows that there’s always a better way for doing old things. ApEx Pāthshālā teaches this spirit to us. Kudos, and may the tribe grow!
Thanks a lot apex kidney foundation for organizing such a wonderful event! Great learning over past few days
Best as usual.
Extraordinary learning experience. Thanx Apex team.