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The Forum is open to pre-doctoral trainees (e.g. college students,medical students, PhD students and post-baccalaureate fellows), residents, clinical fellows, and post-doctoral research fellows who conducted their work at a Washington, DC metropolitan area and Virginia program in a kidney-related discipline. These include nephrology (adult or pediatric), urology (adult or pediatric), renal transplantation medicine or surgery and the kidney related science.
This year, we received 23 abstracts for both clinical and basic science categories. Each abstract was judged based on four criteria: Originality, Quality, Contribution and Presentation. Our Abstract Review Panel had a tough time because of the high quality of research that was presented. From the 23 abstracts submitted, we've selected the top two scorers for each category to receive an award and make a ten minute presentation at the event on Wednesday, June 11. The four presenters selected are:
Salima Sadruddin, MD
Virginia Commonwealth University
Program Director: Daniel Carl, MD
Title: Presence and Strength of anti-Phospholipase A2 Receptor Antibodies Predict Recurrence of Membranous Nephropathy
after Kidney Transplantation
George Washington University
Program Director: Samir Patel, MD
Title: Inflammation: Risk factor for Atrial Fibrillation in Chronic Kidney Disease
Koji Okamoto, MD, PHD
Kidney section/ NIDDK/NIH
Program Director: Jeffrey Kopp, MD
Title: Biological mechanisms underlying African American kidney disease risk: APOL1mRNA renal risk variants activate protein kinase R (PKR) and reduce cell protein synthesis
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases
Program Director: Gregory Germino, MD
Title: Interaction of Polycystin-1 with ADP Ribosylation Factor-Like (Arl) family G Proteins
The remaining 19 participants that submitted abstracts are invited to participate in a poster session where they will be able to discuss their work. Poster Judges will view all posters and select two winners (one from each category – basic and clinical) based upon the criteria of scientific merit and clarity of visual presentation. The poster winners will be announced at the end of the evening's program.
6:00 pm – 7:15 pm Registration, Reception and Poster Session
7:15 pm – 7:30 pm Welcome & Introductions
7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Oral Presentations
8:30 pm – 8:45 pm Awards Presentation & Closing Remarks
Reception, Poster Session and Awards Ceremony with Presentations
Please RSVP by June 6
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Joseph M. Krainin, M.D. Memorial Young Investigator Award