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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Please note that registration for Fundamentals of Renal Pathology is now sold out.

Fundamentals of Renal Pathology

Course Description

This program is an introduction to or a refresher review of renal pathology, covering the classic pathologic changes seen in medical diseases of native kidneys as well as renal transplant pathology. Lectures and hands-on laboratory sessions include ample opportunities to ask questions and discuss the workshop cases with a faculty of expert renal pathologists. Participants are provided with computer stations and digitized, whole-slide images (virtual slides) of biopsies of key diseases. Whole-slide images of “unknown cases” allow attendees to test their mastery of the course material. All workshop cases are accompanied by clinical summaries and images of immunofluorescence and electron microscopy. World leaders in renal pathology provide attentive interaction, discussion, and guidance on reading and interpreting pathologic findings. Attendance is limited to 100 people to maximize interactions with the faculty in workshop sessions.

ASN designates this live activity for a maximum of 15.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This program includes an electronic syllabus (not a printed syllabus).

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: 1) describe normal renal microscopic anatomy; 2) discuss key diagnostic lesions for selected common renal parenchymal diseases; and 3) choose an overall approach to renal biopsy diagnosis and integrate all diagnostic information to arrive at a diagnosis.

Course Chair(s)

  • Anthony Chang, MD, FASN
  • Lynn D. Cornell, MD
  • Mark Haas, MD, PhD


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