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Kidney Week

Translational Session

The Epidemiology and Pathophysiology of Kidney Diseases in Aged Society: Joint ASN-JSN Session

October 24, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Cutting-edge science that crosses the spectrum of AKI and CKD is the center of this session. The common theme is novel pathophysiologic mechanisms in kidney diseases. The goal is to begin to define new targets for the treatment of kidney diseases. The session includes discussions of the clinical epidemiology and basic pathophysiology of kidney diseases. The insights of this session can be applicable to a wide range of nephrologists all over the world.

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

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the epidemiology of kidney diseases
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of kidney diseases

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Acute Kidney Injury


  • Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN
  • Motoko Yanagita, MD, PhD


  • What We Can Learn from the Epidemiology of Kidney Diseases
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Kunihiro Matsushita, MD, PhD 
  • Kidney Diseases in a Super-Aged Society
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Masafumi Fukagawa, MD, PhD, FASN 
  • Elucidating the Pathophysiology of AKI
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Sian Piret, PhD
  • Elucidating the Pathophysiology of CKD
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Yoshitaka Isaka, MD, PhD