CMHC’s Virtual Escape Room at Kidney Week 2022

The booth is set up and ready for learners on the first morning of Kidney Week 2022 in Orlando, Fl.
The annual meeting from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) begins this Thursday, Nov. 3 in Orlando. The return to an in-person meeting brings together 10,000 nephrology specialists for the first time since 2019. Over the course of the weekend, experts will cover dozens of learning pathways centered around medical management, late-breaking clinical trials, and sessions focused on diversity, equity, and inclusion in kidney care and outcomes.

  The experts at Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC) are honored to be in attendance at Kidney Week 2022, the world’s premier nephrology meeting to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and experience provocative sessions from leading experts in the field. Visit booth 1129 in the Exhibit Hall of the Orange County Convention Center for CMHC’s engaging virtual escape room focused on testing provider knowledge on important trials and advances in cardiorenal risk reduction.

What is a virtual escape room?

Participants earn up to 1 CME/CE credit for completing CMHC’s Virtual Escape Room activity on the provided computers
In this digital activity, learners will be actively engaged in a fun and stimulating environment that enhances learning and retention. The gaming elements of strategy, challenge and payoff are employed in a simulated clinical practice. A wide range of scenarios in virtual practice environments (doctor’s office, exam room, pharmacy, clinical laboratory, or conference room) provide appropriate context to support immersion in the learning experience. Participants can access challenges or puzzles aligned with learning objectives via hotspots shown in their digital room space. Behind each hotspot is a game loop presented as information, a challenge, a solution, and a reward, which is a clue. When all clues behind the hotspots are collected, the learner may decipher a code in order to escape that room and proceed to the next stage. They will be given opportunities to repeat challenges, allowing the authors to track the number of efforts, which will impact a learner’s score. At the conclusion of the activity, they can see their score and may revisit some of the contents included within the escape room activity. Live participants of CMHC’s Virtual Escape Room at Kidney Week 2022 will be emailed their results and sent additional education and information on the topic.

Why anemia in CKD?

Neha Agarwal, PhD, Senior Clinical Manager, is ready for attendees of Kidney Week 2022 to begin visiting the CMHC booth
Anemia in patients with CKD is associated with increased morbidity, cardiovascular diseases, poor quality of life, and mortality. Furthermore, It was found that some of the symptoms such as fatigue, shortness of breath, loss of appetite, sexual and cognitive function disorders, and insomnia that was attributed to reduced kidney function were, in fact, a result of anemia. Despite the impacts of anemia in CKD patients, it is estimated that only 23% of these patients receive treatment for anemia.  Incorrect use of existing agents for renal anemia has undoubtedly impacted patient care and overall outcomes. Additionally, current treatment options such as erythropoietin-stimulating agents (ESA) can lead to adverse events, which can exacerbate the morbidity and mortality of anemia in patients with CKD.
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