Clinical Practice Session

Challenges in Pediatric Kidney Transplantation

November 09, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 152, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Kidney transplantation has become the standard of care for children with ESKD. While 5-year graft survival has remained strong, long-term graft survival (>10 years) has not improved. This session examines challenges in the care of children after kidney transplantation and suggests possible new management strategies to support patient and graft survival.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe common challenges in the care of pediatric kidney transplant patients
  • Explain the role of infectious and noninfectious complications in children after kidney transplantation
  • Discuss strategies to prevent or attenuate the negative impact some of these challenges impose on graft survival

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Paul C. Grimm, MD
  • Katherine Twombley, MD


  • The Relevance of Non-HLA Antibodies in Renal Transplantation
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Abanti Chaudhuri, MD
  • BK Nephropathy in Pediatric Transplant Recipients
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Benjamin L. Laskin, MD, MS
  • Vaccinations in Pediatric Kidney Transplant
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jeffrey J. Fadrowski, MD, MS
  • EBV and PTLD: Strategies to Mitigate the Post-Transplant Nightmare
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Vikas R. Dharnidharka, MD, MPH