About The Event
Nephrology Business Leadership is a unique week-long program tailored to second year nephrology fellows preparing to begin a career in nephrology.
Rotations are designed to provide nephrology fellows with an opportunity to complement the clinical skills gained through their fellowship program with learning modules focused on the economics and business aspects of private practice.
Attendees will leave the NBLU program with a stronger understanding of the business of nephrology, and how it fits into the complex and evolving healthcare landscape.
5805 Granite Pkwy, Plano, TX 75024
Hilton Granite Park
Tuesday 3pm to Saturday 11pm
August 8th - 12th, 2023
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
Fellows attending NBLU can expect to leave with:
- Ability to evaluate potential employers for the ultimate fit
- Enhanced leadership and business understanding to bring to potential employers
- An understanding of the ever-changing payment / reimbursement landscape
- The know-how to embark as a solo practitioner or as a high impact member of a group practice or faculty
- Confidence approaching the interview process
- Lifelong mentor relationships
NBLU has attracted over 80 nephrology programs since 2016.
Hear from past year attendees on their experience and what they gained from NBLU!
Dr. Nathaniel Reisinger
Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, University of Pennsylvania NBLU 2016
Nephrologist, Dallas Renal Group NBLU 2021
Hoang 'Ahn' Nguyen, MD University of California Irvine , NBLU 2016
"A key takeaway was realizing that it’s a lot more than just knowing medicine."
Aleksandra “Sasha” Novikov, MD Scripps Health NBLU 2016
"It’s eye opening and extremely important for fellows in nephrology and for anyone entering the workforce in the medical ﬁeld."
Karo Torosian, MD Balboa Nephrology Group, NBLU 2016
"My biggest takeaway was building the confidence and losing the fear of going out in the real world and practicing nephrology."
Yesenia Galan MD, Hadden Renal Medical Specialists, NBLU 2020
"This experience has shaped so much of what I hope to gain in the future... Namely a sense of purpose and a path to striving toward it everyday! Prior to this I struggled with my role as a renal specialist, but now I know what I want to do and who I want to be."
Matthew Sparks, MD Associate Professor of Medicine Duke University School of Medicine
"NBLU is also a lot of fun and allows attendees to meet lifelong friends and colleagues from fellowship programs all over the country. This is a must attend event."
Mary Dittrich, MD, FASN, EVP and CMO
“I love seeing the next generation of nephrology leaders take control of their future and I’m fortunate to have a front row seat watching like-minded professionals form lifelong friendships. NBLU promotes the bright future of nephrology and USRC proudly supports it. I circle this event on my calendar every year!”
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