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We are pleased to announce our collaboration with ConferenceInsider™ to bring you on-site coverage of ASN Kidney Week 2019 from our nation's capital. We'll bring you the heart of ASN Kidney Week 2019, from November 7 - 11, 2019. This is your direct connection to the most trusted and clinically relevant information about recent advances in the...

UKidney Renal Week 2019 Update Banner

We are pleased to announce our collaboration with ConferenceInsider™ to bring you on-site coverage of ASN Kidney Week 2019 from our nation's capital. We'll bring you the heart of ASN Kidney Week 2019, from November 7 - 11, 2019. This is your direct connection to the most trusted and clinically relevant information about recent advances in the field of nephrology.

We'll continue to post educational session summaries and interviews with key opinion leaders throughout the conference – delivering the latest developments in nephrology medicine and patient care right to your email inbox. We want to hear from you, too. So be sure to share your opinions through our insightful daily polls.

If you’re not signed up already, please subscribe to UKidney to receive daily emails throughout ASN Kidney Week 2019. Each email will directly link to posted session updates. We hope you enjoy this resource!

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A Transatlantic comparison in CKD care

Session: Global Challenges of CKD

Sub-session: CKD in the United States and Europe: Juxtaposing the Epidemiology and Evolution

Presenter: Kitty J. Jager, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Center

There are marked differences in chronic kidney disease (CKD) prevalence and incidence trends between the Unites States and Europe. Even within countries there are enormous disparities.

During a deep dive into the granularity of available data, Kitty J. Jager, MD, PhD, Academic Medical Center, pointed out how, where, and sometimes why such differences in prevalence and incidence of CKD exist. Identifying and interpreting this data, Dr. Jager suggested, is critical to reducing the burden of CKD.

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NOV
11
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Vitamin D in CKD: Case Closed

Session: High-Impact Clinical Trials

Sub-session: Effects of Vitamin D and Omega-3 Fatty Acid Supplementation on Kidney Function and Damage in Type 2 Diabetes

Presenter: Ian H. de Boer, MD, MS, Division of Nephrology and Kidney Research Institute, University of Washington

Ian H. de BoerIan H. de BoerIt’s official. Two supplement darlings — Vitamin D and omega-3 fatty acid (often sold as fish oil) — do not help people with type 2 diabetes stave off chronic kidney disease. That’s according to a five-year study of kidney function, which included 1,312 adults with type 2 diabetes.

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NOV
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Keeping a close watch

Poster: SIERRAS: A Phase 3, Open-Label, Randomized, Active-Controlled Study of the Efficacy and Safety of Roxadustat in the Maintenance Treatment of Anemia in Subjects with ESRD on Stable Dialysis

Authors: Chaim Charytan, MD, Nephrology Associates, PC, New Rochelle, New York, et al

Roxadustat (ROXA) is an oral hypoxia–inducible factor prolyl hydroxylase inhibitor that stimulates erythropoiesis and regulates iron metabolism. And the drug — a novel first-in-class treatment for certain people with anemia from chronic kidney disease (CKD) — is being closely watched as its Phase III program pooled analyses continue to prompt headline-worthy news. In short, ROXA shows positive efficacy and no increased cardiovascular risk in patients with anemia from chronic kidney disease.

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NOV
11
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Reaching for better quality patient care

Session: Hot Off the Press: The Advancing American Kidney Health Initiative and More

Sub-Session: Deep Dive on New Kidney Care Delivery Models

Presenter: Tom Duvall, Acting Division Director for the Division of Special Populations and Projects at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation

Tom DuvallEven on the final day of Kidney Week 2019, the remaining attendees’ energy level and riveted interest remained high — particularly in the morning session devoted to late-breaking developments in public policy.  Case in point, the sub-session on new kidney care delivery models, present by Tom Duvall, Acting Division Director for the Division of Special Populations and Projects at the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), which contains the CEC Model, the KCC Model, and the ETC Model.

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NOV
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Pooled efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) analyses of roxadustat in the treatment of anemia in CKD patients on and not on dialysis

Session: High-Impact Clinical Trials

Presenter: Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN, Chief Medical Officer, Nephrology Practice Solutions & Vice President, Medical Affairs

Before a packed crowd, Robert Provenzano, MD, FASM, DaVita Healthcare, presented pooled efficacy and cardiovascular (CV) safety analyses from the pivotal Phase III program assessing roxadustat for the treatment of patients with anemia from chronic kidney disease (CKD).

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