Glomerular Diseases: Updates on Pathogenesis and Treatment

Tuesday, April 22, 8:00am - 6:00pm
Co-Directors: Michael Choi, MD, FNKF, and Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD, FNKF
Session 223, 8.5 credits

Target Audience:
Designed for nephrologists, nephrology fellows, advanced practitioners, and nephrology nurses.

Course Description:
In the last few years, a number of new diagnostic and therapeutic tools have emerged. Practicing nephrologist will greatly benefit by having an update regarding their utility in the diagnosis and management of patients with glomerular diseases. The course format includes lectures, question-and-answer sessions, case-based discussions, and panel sessions to review this evidence. Faculty are composed of outstanding teachers who are experts in their respective fields. The course should be of special interest to Nephrologists that deal with patients with glomerular diseases or are looking for an update in the subject.

Course Objectives:
At the conclusion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Review current research and clinical findings in the pathophysiology of glomerular diseases
  • Examine novel diagnostic tools in glomerular diseases
  • Identify current therapeutic options in glomerular diseases


Time Topic Faculty

8:00am – 8:30am

Minimal Change

Michael Choi, MD, FNKF

8:30am – 9:00am


Stuart Shankland, MD

9:00am – 9:30am

Membranous Nephropathy

Fernando Fervenza, MD, PhD, FNKF

9:30am – 10:00am



10:00am – 10:30am


Richard Glassock, MD

10:30am – 11:00am

Monoclonal Gammopathies

Nelson Leung, MD

11:00am – 11:30am

ANCA Vasculitis

Patrick Nachman, MD

11:30am – 12:00pm



12:00pm – 2:00pm

Working Lunch - Clinical issues in MC, FSGS, IgA, MN and MPGN

Sanjeev Sethi, MD, PhD

2:00pm – 2:30pm

Lupus Nephritis

James Balow, MD

2:30pm – 3:00pm

IgA Nephropathy

Gerald Appel, MD

3:00pm – 3:30pm

Thrombotic Microangiopathies


3:30pm – 4:00pm



4:00pm – 4:30pm

Hereditary GNs

Agnes Fogo, MD

4:30pm – 6:00pm

Clinical Issues in MG, ANCA, SLE, HUS/TTP

All Afternoon Faculty

Required: Separate registration fee of $200 for NKF Members, $225 for Non-Members, $100 for Fellows and Residents. Includes syllabus, light breakfast, box lunch, and CME credits. Participation is limited, so register early.

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