Basic/Clinical Science Session

Global Challenges of CKD

November 09, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 143, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

There is significant heterogeneity in prevalence and incidence trends in CKD worldwide. In some regions, CKD prevalence has decreased or stabilized, but in developing regions, incidence and prevalence continue to grow. The session addresses socioeconomic factors, ethnicity, genetics, and environmental factors that may explain disparities around the world. In particular, environmental factors such as water and air pollution are reviewed.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the differences in prevalence and incidence of CKD in different regions and ethnicities
  • Contrast the present status and trends in CKD between the United States and Europe
  • Identify environmental factors that contribute to CKD, such as the impact of air and water pollution as well as global warming
  • Explain the role of socioeconomic elements in CKD differences within developed society

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Vivekanand Jha, MD
  • Valerie A. Luyckx, MD, MS