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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Location, Location, Location: Geographic Variation in Kidney Transplantation

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

Location: 151, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

There is large geographic variation in the use of kidney transplantation in the United States. This session reviews the degree of variation, contributing factors, and strategies to help minimize geographic variation in patient access to transplantation.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the impact of geography in access to kidney transplantation
  • Discuss the factors contributing to geographic variation in access to transplantation
  • Identify strategies to ensure access to transplantation is not compromised as dialysis care is restructured
  • Explain practices to ensure patients are educated about the benefits of transplantation and how to negotiate the process of accessing a transplant

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Dialysis


  • Mona D. Doshi, MD
  • Richard Nicholas Formica, MD

Patient Voice/Commentator

  • Robert Leibowitz


  • The Uneven Lay of the Land: Geographic Variation in Donation and Transplantation
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Jesse D. Schold, PhD
  • Is My Organ Procurement Organization a Laggard?
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Alexandra Glazier, MPH
  • Integrated Care: How to Ensure Transplant Is Not Lost in the New Mix
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Doug Johnson, MD 
  • Ensuring Patients Know the Name of the Game
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, FASN