The virtual KDIGO Controversies Conference on Genetics in CKD examined several issues related to monogenic kidney diseases, complex kidney diseases, applying genetic findings in clinical medicine, and using genomics for defining and stratifying CKD.

Drs. Anna Köttgen (University of Freiburg, Germany) and Ali Gharavi (Columbia University, United States) co-chaired this conference. Plenary presentations from the meeting can be found below.


Burden of Monogenic Genetic Disorders of the Kidney
Andrew Mallett


Kidney Disorders with Complex Determination
Martin Pollak


Precision Medicine
David Goldstein


UMOD and the Genetic Architecture of Kidney Disease
Olivier Devuyst



In the lead-up to the 2021 conference, KDIGO also held a series of webinars focused on Genetics in CKD. The series was supported by an unrestricted educational grant from Natera.