Renal Roundtable Series: Updates in Kidney Allocation at 18 Months and Impact on Transplantation

This unique dinner series provides a networking opportunity among colleagues in the field of nephrology, compelling presentations by thought leaders in chronic kidney disease, and an opportunity for group discussion following the presentation.

This program is intended for physicians (all specialties and primary care) and nurse practitioners. Free for attendees, complimentary dinner. Space is limited, registration required for each of the three evening series. Please CLICK HERE to register to attend.

Session 1:
Tuesday, March 6th, 2018, at 5:30pm
Topic: Updates in Kidney Allocation at 18 Months And Impact on Transplantation
Presenter: John Friedewald, MD, Transplant Nephrologist, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Location: The Palm Restaurant at The Westin Denver Downtown, 1672 Lawrence Street, Denver, CO 80202
(Complimentary Meal)

Program Objectives

  • Discuss the current kidney allocation policies, which focus on achieving a balance between efficacy and utility
  • Highlight the effects of the latest revisions on transplant processes and outcomes
  • Review the outcomes of the first 18 months of the current Kidney Allocation System vs the last 12 months of the former system

John Friedewald, MD, Transplant Nephrologist, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
John J. Friedewald, MD, is a transplant nephrologist on the medical staff at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an associate professor of Medicine and Surgery at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. After earning an undergraduate degree in psychology from Princeton University and a medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Friedewald completed his residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Nephrology both at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.

Dr. Friedewald's clinical interests include innovative methods to expand live donor kidney transplantation such as kidney paired donation and incompatible transplants. In 2013 he completed a two-year term as chair of the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) Kidney Committee during which time he led the effort to substantially revise the national kidney allocation policy for the first time in several decades. He has also chaired the UNOS Committee for Kidney Paired Donation, charged with creating a unified, national kidney paired donation system.

Sponsorship opportunities available. Please contact Danielle Percival or 720-748-9991 ext. 453 for questions.


This program is sponsored by:

Tue, 03/06/2018 - 5:30pm
Danielle Percival
(720) 748-9991, Ext. 453