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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Nephropathology Gone Viral: Viruses and the Kidneys

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

Location: Salon A/B, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Viral infection is associated with renal disease in the native and allograft kidney. In the native kidney, the spectrum of HIV-associated renal diseases has changed dramatically over the past two decades. New therapies have markedly improved the ability to treat hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection but have also created new challenges. In the renal allograft, a new classification system should help standardize diagnosis and future clinical trials in polyomavirus nephropathy. An area of interest and controversy is the safety and efficacy of transplanting HCV-positive kidneys into HCV-negative recipients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the changing spectrum of renal disease in patients with HIV infection
  • Discuss modern therapies for HCV infection and related diseases
  • Summarize the most recent proposal for classifying polyomavirus nephropathy
  • Describe issues related to transplantation of HCV-positive kidneys into HCV-negative recipients

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pathology
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Lynn D. Cornell, MD
  • Amber M. Reeves-Daniel, DO


  • The Evolving Spectrum of HIV-Associated Renal Disease
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Vivette D. D'Agati, MD
  • Modern Therapy for HCV Infection and Related Diseases
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Meghan E. Sise, MD, MS
  • Transplanting HCV-Positive Organs into HCV-Negative Recipients
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Peter P. Reese, MD, MS 
  • Classifying Polyomavirus Nephropathy
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Harsharan Kaur Singh, MD