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conference overview

The intent of the KDIGO Controversies Conference on Iron Management in Chronic Kidney Disease was to gather a global panel of multidisciplinary clinical and scientific expertise to identify key issues relevant to the optimal iron management in CKD. The objective of this conference was to assess our current state of knowledge related to iron metabolism and the mechanisms underlying its pathophysiology in CKD; address key controversial issues concerning the use of iron therapeutic agents in the treatment of anemia in CKD; summarize the outstanding knowledge gaps; and to propose a research agenda to resolve standing controversial issues. This conference aimed to inform clinicians of the evidence base for present treatment options and help pave the way for future studies in this area.

The KDIGO Controversies Conference on Iron Management in Chronic Kidney Disease took place in San Francisco, California, USA on March 28-30, 2014.  Drs. Glenn M Chertow (Stanford University School of Medicine, USA) and Iain C Macdougall (King’s College Hospital, UK) co-chaired this conference.