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Kidney Week

Special Session

Highlights from the European Renal Osteodystrophy Working Group

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

EUROD is the ERA-EDTA CKD-MBD working group. Its goal is to better understand and coordinate action on CKD-MBD in the European Union. This session establishes links between ASN and EUROD with the goal of educating ASN members on European initiatives regarding CKD-MBD and aims to stimulate cooperation between members of the international CKD-MBD community regarding clinical research and care delivery.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the worldwide effort of nephrologists to optimize management of CKD-MBD
  • Discuss novel approaches to make bone biopsy more available in the clinic
  • Explain the role of vitamin K and oxidative stress on bone and vasculature

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Maria Fusaro, MD, PhD
  • Pascale Khairallah, MD


  • The Rationale to Coordinate the International Community on CKD-MBD Clinical Research and Care
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Joachim H. Ix, MD, FASN 
  • European Consensus Statement on the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in CKD Stages 4 Through 5D
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Pieter Evenepoel, MD, PhD
  • The Role of the Mini-Biopsy in Diagnosing and Managing CKD-MBD
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Marie-helene Lafage-proust
  • Vitamin K Metabolism in Health and CKD
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Leon J. Schurgers, PhD