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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Kidney Stone Disease: Take Care of That Rock

November 07, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 145, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Nephrolithiasis is a problem that has confronted clinicians since the time of Hippocrates. In recent years, technological advancements have greatly facilitated the diagnosis of stone disease. Physicians can now conclusively identify and, perhaps more importantly, exclude stone disease within minutes of considering the diagnosis. The management of urolithiasis is also becoming increasingly well defined; however, controversies remain regarding the risk for kidney stone disease among obese patients and after bariatric surgery, as well as the effect of dietary interventions.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the role of supersaturation in kidney stone formation
  • Describe the role of protein and potassium diet in kidney stone disease
  • Identify the risk of obesity and bariatric surgery in kidney stone formation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism


  • Berenice Y. Gitomer, PhD
  • David S. Goldfarb, MD, FASN


  • Urine Supersaturation and Stone Risk
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Elaine M. Worcester, MD, FASN
  • Urine Proteomic Profiling in Patients with Nephrolithiasis
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Craig B. Langman, MD 
  • Diet Protein, Potassium, and Kidney Stone Risk
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Khashayar Sakhaee, MD
  • Obesity, Bariatric Surgery, and Kidney Stones
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    John C. Lieske, MD, FASN