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KDIGO is the global nonprofit organization developing and implementing evidence-based clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease.


With the uncertainty surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, we want to reassure clinicians and patients across the globe that KDIGO will continue to provide evidence-based guidance and education. Read more here.

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KDIGO Launches Remote Implementation Program

(Brussels, Belgium) – – – – Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) is launching a new initiative to reach kidney doctors around the world through remote learning. KDIGO anticipates publishing four new clinical practice guidelines and guideline updates in 2020 and needs to alert clinicians to their findings even though travel may be curtailed. KDIGO

News March 12, 2020

KDIGO Appoints Edgar Lerma as Knowledge Translation Lead

(Brussels, Belgium) – – – – KDIGO has appointed Dr. Edgar Lerma, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of Illinois, Chicago College of Medicine, as the new Knowledge Translation Lead.  KDIGO’s philosophy has always been that publication of a guideline or controversies conference report is only a part of the mission. These publications

News March 4, 2020