Integrating Geriatrics into Nephrology: A Report on the 2017 American Geriatric Society Annual Scientific Meeting

  • 1 Rasheeda Hall, MD, is a medical instructor in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, at Duke University School of Medicine, in Durham, NC.
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The US dialysis population is growing faster than the number of new nephrologists. At the same time, our population is aging, and there is a shortage of geriatricians. Beyond efforts to expand the nephrology and geriatrics workforces, it is also extremely important to pursue interdisciplinary collaboration. How can we ensure that older adults receiving dialysis receive quality care for their geriatric conditions? How can geriatricians be great partners in managing older adults with chronic kidney disease? Communication between nephrologists and geriatricians will add value for patient care and generate ideas for research.

As the liaison between the American Society of