Assessing & Preventing AKI: Advanced Approaches to Preventing Drug Associated AKI and Optimizing Drug Dosing

Wed, Aug 15, 2018 11:03 AM EDT{LOCAL_TZ}

In this session, we will discuss advanced approaches using renal biomarkers to guide medication therapy, with a focus on both stress biomarkers such as the cell-cycle arrest markers TIMP2*IGFBP7 and functional biomarker cystatin C.

Featured Speakers:

Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP

Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics 

University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy 

Sandra L. Kane-Gill, PharmD, MS, FCCM, FCCP, is Associate Professor of Pharmacy and Therapeutics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Pharmacy. She has secondary appointments in the School of Medicine in the Clinical Translational Science Institute, Department of Critical Care Medicine and the Department of Biomedical Informatics. She also serves as Associate Professor for the Center for Critical Care Nephrology and Center for Pharmaceutical Policy and Prescribing. In addition to her academic appointments, Dr. Kane-Gill is a Critical Care Medication Safety Pharmacist at UPMC in the Department of Pharmacy. Dr. Kane-Gill’s research focuses on effective approaches for the detection, prevention, and management of medication errors and adverse drug events. She has successfully incorporated health information technology (clinical decision support, telemedicine) in practice to advance healthcare systems ensuring better safety and quality of care for patients. Her work has been presented at several professional meetings and she has published over 150 articles and book chapters related to critical care and patient safety. She is on the editorial board for Critical Care Medicine, Annals of Pharmacotherapy and Hospital Pharmacy (critical care column).

Erin Frazee Barreto, PharmD, MSc, FCCM

Assistant Professor of Medicine 
Kern Scholar in the Center for the Science of Health Care Delivery  
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN 

Dr. Erin Barreto is a clinician researcher with joint appointment as an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pharmacy in the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science. Dr. Barreto's research efforts are directed at renal assessment in critically ill patients, with a focus on discovering new methods to quantify glomerular filtration rate in the ICU and apply them to the improvement of medication dosing and monitoring. As a junior faculty member, she focused on this work in her thesis for her Masters Degree in Clinical Translational Research and now as a Kern Scholar in the Mayo Clinic Center for the Science of Healthcare Delivery, Dr. Barreto continues to explore the translational side of these initiatives. She has authored or co-authored 40 peer-reviewed manuscripts and book chapters and has given many presentations on this topic at regional and national conferences.

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