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Kidney Week

Translational Session

From Classification to Morpho-omic Taxonomies: Moving the Needle to the 21st Century

November 07, 2019 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: 201, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This session addresses some of the current challenges in nephropathology to characterize and treat patients with kidney diseases and illustrates recent proposed solutions. This session discusses the importance of the standardization of tissue preparation in the era of digital pathology and reviews current initiatives for the harmonization of language and standardization of pathology analysis. In addition, experts discuss new approaches in clinically meaningful categories for patients and their potential utility in clinical trial enrollment and patient management.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the principles of standardization of pathology protocols in the era of digital pathology
  • Discuss the application of machine learning for integration of pathology with other domains, to better categorize patients with nephrotic syndrome, lupus nephritis, and thrombotic microangiopathy
  • Explain how integrated pathology can be informative for patient categorization, treatment, clinical trial design, and patient enrollment

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pathology
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Avi Z. Rosenberg, MD, PhD
  • Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, FASN