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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Clinical Research in Nephrology: Trials, Trends, and Tools

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

Location: 140, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Data from the past suggest that there is a dearth of innovation in nephrology. Over the last 5 years, there have been changes that suggest a bright future. This session reviews the current landscape of clinical trials, discusses opportunities for community engagement from a primary investigator’s perspective, and shares several patient-oriented strategies to assist with clinical trial recruitment.

ASN thanks the Kidney Health Initiative for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the state of clinical trials in nephrology
  • Discuss challenges and opportunities for conducting clinical trials from a primary investigator’s perspective
  • Summarize several patient-oriented strategies to assist with recruiting patients for clinical trials

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Markus Ketteler, MD
  • Melissa West