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The GlomCon Virtual Fellowship in Glomerular Diseases—A Priceless Innovation in Online Learning

  • 1 Edward Kwakyi, MD, is with the Division of Nephrology, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana. Sayna Norouzi, MD, is with the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA. Kate J. Robson is with the Centre for Inflammatory Diseases, Monash University Department of Medicine, Monash Medical Centre, Monash University, and the Department of Nephrology, Monash Health, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. Harish Seethapathy, MBBS, is with the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA.
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I am a newly qualified nephrologist, currently working in the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital (KBTH) in Accra, Ghana. At KBTH, where we run a weekly glomerular diseases clinic, my experience has been rewarding but not without challenges; these include a prolonged turnaround time for kidney biopsy results and choosing reasonable alternatives when standard-of-care medications are not affordable or available.

My experience as a GlomCon fellow has been immeasurable. The opportunity to learn and interact with pacesetters in glomerular diseases has been an invaluable experience. The histopathology sessions with phenomenal nephropathologists have demystified a vital tool that I had previously approached