June 2022
KDIGO at 2022 ERA and ATC Congresses
KDIGO is back to in-person conferences with a presence at both the European Renal Association’s (ERA) 59th Annual Congress in Paris, and the 2022 American Transplant Congress (ATC) in Boston. Both congresses offered a welcome chance to reconnect with colleagues and friends and discuss future opportunities.
In addition to a lively booth at ERA, KDIGO formally strengthened its relationship with ERA by signing a Memorandum of Understanding, covering future collaboration and partnerships between ERA and KDIGO. “We are delighted to more formally partner with ERA,” said John Davis, KDIGO Chief Executive Officer. “We’re eager and excited for the collaborative opportunities to come.”
A reception during ATC 2022 provided KDIGO with a chance to acknowledge the efforts of attendees of the KDIGO Controversies Conference, Challenges in Management of the Kidney Allograft: From Decline to Failure, co-chaired by Dr. Michelle Josephson (United States), and Dr. Martin Zeier (Germany). It was an especially welcome opportunity to reconnect in person after the March 2022 conference was forced to go fully virtual as a result of the pandemic. KDIGO thanks Dr. Krista Lentine, Allograft Conference Steering Committee member, for coordinating and capturing moments from the reception.
The reception preceded an ATC session moderated by Dr. Josephson, What’s the Optimal Individualized Approach to Managing a Patient with a Declining or Failed Kidney Allograft? The session included key findings and highlights from the Allograft Controversies Conference. For more information from the Conference, you can now watch the plenary presentations (highlighted below).
KDIGO looks forward to more opportunities in the future to reconnect with and acknowledge the work of those we did not get to see in person during the pandemic.
Upcoming Webinars and Events
ISRNM-KDIGO Joint Sessions at ISRNM 2022
Guangzhou, China & Virtual, June 18, starting 16:45 PM (UTC+8)/10:45 AM (CEST).
Are you attending the 20th Annual Congress of the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM), virtually or in Guangzhou, China? Don’t miss the ISRNM-KDIGO Joint Sessions on June 18, starting at 16:45 (UTC+8)/10:45 AM (CEST).
Each of the two sessions features an impressive roster of global experts in nephrology, covering a range of compelling topics.
The first session, Potassium, Anemia, and Iron Management, highlights implementation strategies and includes a discussion of HIFs, the KDIGO Potassium Management Controversies Conference, iron management in CKD, the KDIGO Optimal Anemia Management Conference, as well as a panel discussion with dieticians on whether novel potassium binders liberate CKD patients from a low potassium diet.
The second session, Implementing KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines on Blood Pressure and Diabetes Management in Chronic Kidney Disease, includes multiple panel discussions with nephrologists and dieticians and features KDIGO Guideline authors in conversation on the best ways to implement Guideline recommendations. Learn more and register for ISRNM 2022.
Part 2 of the ISN-KDIGO-WONCA Webinar Series on CKD Early Identification and Intervention
Tuesday, June 21 at 08:00 AM EDT/2:00 PM CEST
Join us for the next The International Society of Nephrology (ISN)-KDIGO-World Organization of Family Doctors (WONCA) joint webinar, “CKD Early Identification and Intervention,” with Dr. Magdalena Madero (Mexico), Dr. Laura Sola (Uraguay), Dr. Ana Cebrián (Spain), and Dr. Domingo Orozco-Beltrán (Spain).
This webinar will continue the discussion between PCPs and kidney care professionals to discuss barriers that exist, how to improve collaboration, and the implications for patients. Register for Episode 2.
Episode 1 of the new KDIGO IgAN & FSGS Webinar Series, “Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of IgAN”
Tuesday, June 28 at 09:00 AM EDT/3:00 PM CEST
KDIGO is excited to announce a new webinar series focused on IgAN and FSGS. You can now register for Episode 1 in the series, Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of IgAN.
Join Dr. Agnes Fogo (United States), and Dr. Jürgen Floege (Germany), for a closer look at the pathophysiology and diagnosis of IgAN. Dr. Fogo and Dr. Floege will discuss the classification, pathology, and pathophysiology of primary IgAN. This webinar will review tools for prognostication and the proper workup of a patient with IgAN. The webinar will also provide an introduction to the MEST score. Register for Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of IgAN.
Episode 10 of the KDIGO Genetics in CKD Webinar Series
Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 AM EDT/5:00 PM CEST
Join us for the final episode of the KDIGO Genetics in CKD Webinar series, Case Studies: How to Care for Patients with C3G and ADPKD, on Thursday, June 30 at 11:00 AM EDT/5:00 PM CEST.
In Episode 10, Dr. Emilie Cornec-Le Gall (France) and Dr. Daniel Gale (United Kingdom) will take a close look at C3G and ADPKD, presenting both typical and atypical case studies. This webinar will highlight common approaches and challenges to genetic testing for a monogenic disorder and a complex kidney disorder. The webinar will also address diagnostics, prognostics, and treatments.
You can now ask your top questions in advance in the Questions and Comments field on the registration page. Register for Episode 10.
KDIGO Resources
KDIGO Glomerular Diseases Guideline Speaker’s Guide
KDIGO is pleased to release the Speaker’s Guide for the KDIGO 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases (GD). This slide deck is a comprehensive document covering all diseases presented in the GD Guideline. KDIGO gratefully acknowledges Dr. Edgar V. Lerma, KDIGO Knowledge Translation Lead, for his time and expertise in authoring the comprehensive Speaker’s Notes that accompany the Speaker’s Guide.
Visit the KDIGO GD Guideline website to download the GD Guideline Speaker’s Guide and additional resources. You can also click here to download the Speaker’s Guide directly.
KDIGO Challenging Allograft Controversies Conference Plenary Presentations
The plenary presentations are now available from the March 2022 KDIGO virtual Controversies Conference, Challenges in Management of the Kidney Allograft: From Decline to Failure. The conference explored multiple topics and themes, including important but rarely examined clinical considerations of managing declining allograft function and the associated care gaps for such kidney transplant recipients. Michelle Josephson, MD (United States) and Martin Zeier, MD (Germany) co-chaired the conference.
Plenary presentation topics include, “Access to Transplant After Kidney Allograft Failure,” “Adherence & Compliance, “Psychological Impact,” and “Non-Immunologic Therapies to Slow the Inevitable: New Substances and New Treatments Around the Corner.” Visit the KDIGO Challenges in Management of the Kidney Allograft Controversies Conference website or the KDIGO YouTube Channel to watch the presentations.
Conference Report: KDIGO Controversies Conference on Genetics in CKD
The final version of the Conference Report from KDIGO Controversies Conference on Genetics in CKD is now available. This Controversies Conference examined several issues related to monogenic kidney diseases and complex kidney diseases, applying genetic findings in clinical medicine, and using genomics for defining and stratifying CKD.
Drs. Anna Köttgen (Germany) and Dr. Ali Gharavi (United States) co-chaired this conference. The KDIGO Genetics in CKD Controversies Conference website has additional resources, including plenary presentations from the conference, as well as the Genetics in CKD Webinar Series. Read the Conference Report.
Recording: Episode 9 of the KDIGO Genetics in CKD Webinar Series
You can now watch Episode 9 of the KDIGO Genetics in CKD Webinar Series, The Role of Polygenic Risk Scores in Nephrology.
In Episode 9, Krzysztof Kiryluk, MD, MS (United States), and Matthias Wuttke, MD (Germany), discuss polygenic risk scores (PRS), their definition, and the implications for nephrology. This webinar also explores the potential clinical applications of PRS, the concepts and limitations of PRS, and the role of PRS in risk prediction studies. Watch the recording.
KDIGO is a Belgian foundation committed to developing and implementing nephrology guidelines that improve patient outcomes on a global basis. KDIGO is independent, volunteer-led, self-managed, and accountable to the public and the patients it serves. Learn More.
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