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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Burden of Kidney Diseases East and West: Joint ASN-CSN Session

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

Location: Salon C, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

In this inaugural joint session between CSN and ASN, the theme is the burden of kidney diseases in the East and West. The session begins with a review of the burden of CKD in China followed by a discussion on changing perspectives of AKI in China. There are different patterns in the epidemiology of glomerular diseases in China as compared with the West, and these differences are discussed. Potential reasons for the changes in epidemiology are reviewed, including the possible role of pollution as a risk factor for the increased incidence of membranous glomerulonephritis.

ASN thanks the Chinese Society of Nephrology for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Identify the prevalence and risk factors of CKD in China
  • Describe current epidemiology and management of AKI in China
  • Discuss the changing epidemiology of glomerular diseases in China
  • Discuss the changing epidemiology of glomerular diseases in the West

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Chuan-Ming Hao, MD, PhD
  • Qi Qian, MD, FASN


  • CKD Burden in China: Current and Perspective
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Xueqing Yu, MD, PhD
  • Perspectives on AKI Strategy in China
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Li Yang, MD
  • Changing Epidemiology of Glomerular Disease in China
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Wei Chen, MD, PhD 
  • Changing Epidemiology of Glomerular Disease in the West
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    J. Charles Jennette, MD