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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Cellular Metabolism in Kidney and Urologic Diseases

November 08, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Location: 146 C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Alterations in cellular metabolism are increasingly being implicated in the pathogenesis of kidney disorders. This session explores metabolic changes across a wide variety of kidney diseases, including AKI as well as cystic and malignant kidney and urologic diseases, and discuss discoveries made in animal models as well as in clinical cohorts. Particular emphasis is given to pathways that are potentially novel targets for therapy.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the metabolic changes in different kidney diseases
  • Discuss the role of metabolism in the pathogenesis of kidney diseases
  • Identify potential metabolic targets for clinical therapies

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Cell and Transport Physiology
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Alessandra Boletta, PhD
  • Eugene P. Rhee, MD


  • Tryptophan Metabolism in Hypoxic Preconditioning
    04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Pinelopi P. Kapitsinou, MD
  • Glucose Metabolism in PKD
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Thomas Weimbs, PhD
  • Identifying Metabolic Targets in Kidney Cancer
    05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Robert H. Weiss, MD, MS, FASN
  • The Role of Mitochondrial Metabolism in CKD
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Krisztian Stadler, PhD