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Kidney Week

Diabetic Kidney Disease: Translating Pathogenic Mechanisms into Therapies

Diabetic Kidney Disease - I. Genetics and Epigenetics

November 05, 2019 | 07:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Location: 151, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Early Program "Diabetic Kidney Disease: Translating Pathogenic Mechanisms into Therapies"

Support is provided by an educational grant from Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.


  • Continental Breakfast and Check-in
    07:00 AM - 08:00 AM
  • Welcome and Introduction
    08:00 AM - 08:15 AM
    Ariela Benigni, PhD
    Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN
  • Genetic Determinants
    08:15 AM - 08:45 AM
    Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD 
  • DNA Methylation and Histone Modifications
    08:45 AM - 09:15 AM
    Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD 
  • Regulatory Roles of MicroRNAs
    09:15 AM - 09:45 AM
    Ariela Benigni, PhD
  • Long Noncoding RNAs
    09:45 AM - 10:15 AM
    Farhad R. Danesh, MD, FASN
  • Break
    10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
  • Panel Discussion
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Ariela Benigni, PhD
    Farhad R. Danesh, MD, FASN
    Friedhelm Hildebrandt, MD
    Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD