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SHPT training: explore new approaches to management

22 May 2020

Complete the Medscape Education module, ‘Focus on SHPT: new approaches for better mineral homeostasis through vitamin D sufficiency’

The module is intended for an international audience of non-US nephrologists, primary care physicians and diabetologists/endocrinologists, particularly those in Europe. As it has expired, you will not earn any continuing professional development (CPD) credits upon completing it. However, it still offers a wide range of useful and valid insights from which you can benefit.

What will you learn?

Authored by professors Jordi Bover,* Marcus Ketteler, Marc G Vervloet and James B Wetmore,§ this educational module is designed to enhance your awareness of new approaches to establishing vitamin D sufficiency and how they improve the management of secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) in patients with stage 3 or 4 chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Available on Medscape Education, the module consists of an expert article and a series of short presentations, the slides for which are available for download.

If you complete the module, you will improve your awareness and understanding of:

  • SHPT and its treatment in stage 3 or 4 CKD patients
  • The latest clinical data on new methods of establishing vitamin D sufficiency
  • Evidence-based SHPT treatment guidelines

The module is also designed to help you improve your competence in:

  • Assessing and diagnosing SHPT in patients with stage 3 or 4 CKD early
  • Interpreting SHPT treatment guidelines
  • Developing individualised treatment plans for SHPT patients with the goal of achieving better morbidity and mortality outcomes

Released on 22 May 2020, the module expired on 22 May 2021 but remains available for all to benefit.

Start the module now.


*Clinical Professor of Nephrology; Fundació Puigvert, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona; Barcelona, Spain.

Professor of Medicine; Robert-Bosch-Krankenhaus; Stuttgart, Germany.

Professor of Nephrology; Amsterdam University Medical Center; Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

§Professor of Medicine; University of Minnesota School of Medicine; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA.