The Annual Update in Nephrology and Kidney Transplantation is a two-day course designed to update participants in major topics in nephrology relevant to current medical practice. The topics covered include fluid and electrolyte disorders, hypertension, glomerular diseases, dialysis, and kidney transplantation. Through a combination of lectures (including literature review), break-out sessions, and case-based presentations, this course will deliver clinical pearls plus up-to-date and cutting edge information that can be directly integrated into clinical practice. The course provides ample opportunity for interaction with expert faculty. This year, we continue to feature the popular audience response system to maximize speaker and audience interactions. In addition, a comprehensive electronic syllabus will be provided for future reference.