Advances in Research Conference: Precision Medicine in Renal Diseases

IV. Clinical Framework for Precision Medicine Studies, Cohorts, and Trials

November 01, 2017 | 10:30 AM - 01:00 PM

Location: Room 280

Session Description

Precision medicine is defined as tailoring of medical treatment to the individual characteristics of each patient. It does not mean creating drugs or medical devices that are unique to a patient. Instead, it is the practice of dividing individuals into subpopulations that differ in their susceptibility to diseases, their disease prognosis, and their response to treatments. To perform personalized medicine in nephrology, we have to move to a molecular-based disease classification, which enables us to define the mechanism of renal damage. This will subsequently allow us to develop and test targeted therapies. The Advances in Research Conference presents the critical advances in molecular and clinical medicine essential to implement this approach. The conference covers technologies that can illuminate comprehensive genetic, molecular, structural, and clinical aspects of diseases. Strategies to integrate these multi-scalar data sets to define the mechanisms cutting across these knowledge domains are discussed. Finally, experts present innovative approaches to apply this knowledge in novel clinical trials, aligning the efforts across multiple stakeholders.


  • Matthias Kretzler, MD
  • Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD


  • EHR Registry-Based Cohorts for Precision Medicine
    10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
    Carmen A. Peralta, MD
  • Cohorts with Multi-Scalar Data Sets in Nephrology
    11:15 AM - 12:00 PM
    John R. Sedor, MD, FASN