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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Let's Get You That Kidney Transplant, Including the Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship

November 08, 2019 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 151, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Patients face a variety of biological and health-related barriers to transplantation. This session reviews precision medicine approaches to overcoming barriers related to HLA, cancer, obesity, and recurrent disease.

ASN gratefully acknowledges Wolters Kluwer (publisher of UpToDate), the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine Foundation, the Rose Family, and several of Dr. Rose’s colleagues for supporting this lectureship.

ASN thanks the American Society of Transplantation for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain which anti-HLA antibodies can be safely crossed to increase patient access to transplantation
  • Describe minimal waiting times for transplantation in patients with a history of cancer
  • Discuss surgical and nonsurgical approaches to obesity to safely increase access to transplantation in obese patients
  • Apply genetic analyses to understand risk of kidney disease recurrence in patients with complement mediated renal disease

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Matthew Cooper, MD
  • Christine M. Ribic, MD, MS


  • Educating Patients and Practitioners About the Benefits of Transplantation, The Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Bertram L. Kasiske, MD 
  • Cancer Recurrence Risk in Candidates with a Cancer History
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Eric A. Engels, MD, MPH
  • Surgical and Nonsurgical Approaches to Increase Access to Transplantation for Obese Patients
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jayme E. Locke, MD 
  • Which Anti-HLA Antibodies Can I Cross?
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Anat R. Tambur, PhD