KDIGO will convene the Consensus Conference on Harmonizing Acute Kidney Disease Definitions & Classifications in Toronto, Canada in August 2020. The purpose of this conference will be to review the evidence to date and develop a definition, classification, and management recommendations for AKD that are harmonized with the current definitions, classification, and management recommendations for AKI and CKD. The conference also will identify the key areas of research required to fully understand the relationships between these entities. Ultimately, the outcome of this conference would benefit clinical practice, research and public health by using a uniform nomenclature.
The goals of the conference will be accomplished by a relatively small group of investigators who have published on AKD and representatives from the past AKI and CKD guideline Work Groups. The conference will convene and publish its observations so as to inform future updating Work Groups for the next iterations of the AKI and CKD guidelines.