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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Unraveling Connections Between Obesity and Kidney Diseases

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

Location: 207, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

This translational session covers both new research and clinical understandings about the contribution of obesity to CKD. Integration of this new knowledge is used to develop a mechanistic basis to guide obesity management in patients with CKD.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss direct and indirect effects of obesity on the kidney
  • Describe mechanisms for kidney protection after bariatric surgery
  • Summarize lifestyle, medical, and surgical strategies for the treatment of obesity in CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, MD, DrMed, PhD, MPH, FASN
  • Subramaniam Pennathur, MD


  • Direct and Indirect Effects of Adiposity on the Kidney
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Holly J. Kramer, MD, MPH 
  • Obesity, Podocyte Depletion, and Risk for Allograft Loss
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Abhijit S. Naik, MD, MPH, FASN
  • Lifestyle, Medical, and Surgical Management of Obesity in CKD
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Allon N. Friedman, MD, FASN 
  • Bariatric Surgery: Weight Loss, Diabetes, and Beyond
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Philip R. Schauer, MD