The school of pharmacy at Beirut campus organized a seminar on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 entitled “Chronic Kidney Disease to End-Stage Renal Disease:
A Train We Need to Stop at Earlier Stations”.
The aim of the seminar was to raise awareness on importance of our kidneys on our overall health during the World Kidney Day. The seminar was delivered by Dr. Sahar Koubar.
Dr. Koubar is an Instructor of Clinical Medicine, subspecialty Nephrology and Hypertension, in the Department of Internal Medicine at American University of Beirut Medical Center. She completed a two-year fellowship in Nephrology and Hypertension at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Koubar is practicing in all areas of clinical nephrology, hypertension, dialysis, and transplantation. Dr. Koubar is actively involved in teaching medical students and residents in her area of specialty. She is contributing to the training of Nephrology fellows in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at American University of Beirut Medical Center.
Dr. Koubar gave a brief definition of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), causes, symptoms, complications, risk factors for CKD and CKD Progression, and important of screening or early detection. “Late nephrology referral remains common” Dr. Koubar said. She highlighted that most of patients are lately diagnosed, despite all awareness campaigns. She then discussed the role of medical therapy for the treatment of kidney disease complications, as well as slowing disease progression. She ended with the different types of kidney replacement therapy and how they will affect patient quality of life.
The seminar was concluded by giving a trophy of gratitude from the SOP to the speaker.