Atul Gawande to Address Kidney Professionals in Boston

Boston, MA – Atul Gawande, MD, will be the keynote speaker at the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM16) in Boston this April.

Dr. Gawande is one of the world’s most influential thinkers. His bold visions for improving performance and safety in healthcare have made him one of the most sought-after speakers in medicine. His three books, Complications, Better, and The Checklist Manifesto, have all been highly praised inside and outside the medical community. His latest book is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.

His address during the the 25th anniversary of SCM16 will cover Advanced Kidney Disease: Individualized Care, End-of-Life Transitions and Patient Safety.

Dr. Gawande’s presentation will take place on Thursday, April 28, 2016 between 2:30pm - 4:00pm at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston. Pre-registration for SCM16 is required to attend the keynote address.  Individuals can register at www.NKFClinicalMeetings.org.

Dr. Gawande is a general and endocrine surgeon at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, and a professor in both the Department of Health Policy and Management at Harvard School of Public Health and the Department of Surgery at Harvard Medical School. He is the Executive Director of Ariadne Labs, a joint center for health systems innovation, and chairman of Lifebox, a nonprofit making surgery safer globally. He has won Academy Health’s Impact Award for highest research impact on health care, and the Lewis Thomas Award for Writing about Science.

The NKF 2016 Spring Clinical Meetings are being held April 27 to May 1, in Boston, MA. For additional program information, and to register, visit www.NKFClinicalMeetings.org.

The National Kidney Foundation is the leading organization in the U.S. dedicated to the awareness, prevention and treatment of kidney disease. For more information, visit www.kidney.org.