KDIGO convened a virtual Consensus Conference on Harmonizing Acute and Chronic Kidney Disease Definition and Classification in August 2020.  The purpose of this conference was 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 identified the key areas of research required to fully understand the relationships between these entities.  Ultimately, the outcome of this conference will benefit clinical practice, research and public health by using a uniform nomenclature.

The goals of the conference were 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 Report, available in the Resources section, includes observations so as to inform future updating Work Groups for the next iterations of the AKI and CKD guidelines.

The KDIGO Consensus Conference on AKD was co-chaired by John Kellum, University of Pittsburgh; Norbert Lameire, Ghent University; Adeera Levin, University of British Columbia; and Paul Stevens, East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.


Plenary session presentations