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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Nipping CKD in the Bud: Childhood Precursors of Adult Kidney Diseases

October 22, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

A significant number of risk factors and causes of adult CKD are traceable to prenatal events and early childhood events. Identifying these factors in childhood provides a unique opportunity for secondary prevention of CKD later in life. This session proposes CKD prevention strategies based on addressing risk factors identified at an early age.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain how to apply the concept of evolution to developing new strategies for the prevention and treatment of CKD
  • Describe the impact of nephron number on hypertension and CKD later in life
  • Discuss the mechanisms of nephron endowment during development

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Acute Kidney Injury


  • Brian Becknell, MD, PhD
  • Chia- Shi Wang, MD, MS


  • Prevention of CKD: Evolutionary Nephrology to the Rescue
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Robert L. Chevalier, MD, FASN 
  • Fetal Programming and Hypertension
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Christine B. Sethna, MD
  • Nephropenia as a Precursor of Adult CKD
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Jennifer R. Charlton, MD, MS
  • Mechanisms Controlling Nephron Number at Birth
    04:00 PM - 04:30 PM
    Cristina Cebrian Ligero, PhD