Kidney Week 2015 Plenary Sessions

Kidney Week 2015 Plenary Sessions

Janos Peti-Peterdi

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Janos Peti-Peterdi, MD, PhD, will receive the ASN-AHA Young Investigator Award for his groundbreaking research on CKD. He will describe his recent findings in an address: Renal Physiology Is Key to Understand and Augment Nephron Repair.

Donald E. Ingber

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A founder of the emerging field of biologically inspired engineering will deliver a state-of-the-art lecture about “Human Organs on Chips,” on Sunday, Nov. 8.

The Belding H. Scribner Award will be tendered to Glenn M. Chertow, MD, MPH, for his career-long contributions to the practice of nephrology.

Dr. Chertow is the Norman S. Coplon Satellite Healthcare Professor of Medicine and chief of the division of nephrology at Stanford University School of Medicine.

Roger C. Wiggins

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ASN will recognize the wide-ranging contributions of Roger C. Wiggins, MB, BChir, with the presentation of the John P. Peters Award.

Corinne Antignac

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The genomics of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS) will be the subject of the Michelle P. Winn, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Saturday, Nov. 7. The internationally recognized investigator Corinne Antignac, MD, PhD, will be the speaker.

Gerald I. Shulman

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A leading diabetes researcher will speak on “Cellular Mechanisms of Insulin Resistance: Implications for Obesity, Diabetes, and Metabolic Syndrome” at a state-of-the-art lecture on Saturday, Nov. 7.

Dontscho Kerjaschki

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Acclaimed researcher Dontscho Kerjaschki, MD, will receive the Homer W. Smith Award and deliver an address on “The Podocyte: From Periphery to Center Stage.“ Dr. Kerjaschki chairs the department of pathology at the Medical University of Vienna.

Helen H. Hobbs

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An internationally known genetics researcher will deliver a state-of-the-art lecture on “Genetics of Cardiovascular Disease: Getting to the Heart of the Matter” on Friday, Nov. 6.

Isidro B. Salusky

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Isidro B. Salusky, MD, will share the results of his current research into the role of fibroblast growth factor 23 (FGF23) in the pathogenesis of chronic kidney disease (CKD) mineral and bone disorder as well as the impact of therapies to treat the disorder on FGF23 production.

Shari M. Ling

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A federal government leader will discuss the “Brave New World in Payment and Care Delivery” in the Christopher R. Blagg, MD, Lectureship in Renal Disease and Public Policy on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Ravi I. Thadhani

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Adaptive Trial Design for Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Interventional Studies” is the title of the Robert W. Schrier, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Thursday, Nov. 5.

Mark L. Zeidel

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Mark L. Zeidel, MD, FASN, will receive the Robert G. Narins Award for his many contributions to medical education.