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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Successful Pregnancy Outcomes Across the Spectrum of Kidney Diseases

November 08, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 150, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

CKD affects the health and quality of life of women of child-bearing age. This session reviews the reproductive changes in CKD, management of glomerulonephritis during pregnancy, kidney-related pregnancy complications, use of dialytic support, and timing of pregnancy and optimization of immunosuppression in pregnant kidney transplant recipients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the impact of CKD on fertility and pregnancy outcomes
  • Describe the management of glomerulonephritis during pregnancy
  • Compare different management strategies for pregnancy in patients with kidney disease
  • Design an optimal immunosuppressive regimen before, during, and after pregnancy for women with renal allografts

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Phyllis August, MD, MPH
  • Rasheed A. Balogun, MD, FASN


  • Overview of Reproductive Health in Women with CKD and Kidney Transplantation
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Giorgina B. Piccoli, MD
  • Taking Care of Mother and Fetus with Intensive Hemodialysis
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Michelle A. Hladunewich, MD, MS, FASN 
  • Effect of Pregnancy on the Renal Allograft; Effect of the Renal Allograft on Pregnancy
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN
  • Managing Glomerulonephritis During Pregnancy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Liz Lightstone, MBBS, PhD