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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

When Timing Is of the Essence: Pregnancy in ESRD versus Transplantation

October 24, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Live-Streamed

Session Description

This session offers a debate on the optimal timing for pregnancy in patients with advanced CKD while on dialysis or after transplantation. This session also reviews ethical issues surrounding pregnancy in women with organ failure and the effect of pregnancy on the immune system.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss outcomes for women who become pregnant while on dialysis
  • Discuss outcomes for women who become pregnant after transplantation
  • Explore the effects of pregnancy on the alloimmune response

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Dialysis


  • Michelle A. Hladunewich, MD, MS, FASN
  • Michelle A. Josephson, MD, FASN


  • The Time Is Now: Pregnancy on Dialysis
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Silvi Shah, MD, MS, FASN 
  • Better Later Than Never: Pregnancy After Transplantation
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Christina L. Klein, MD
  • Ethical Issues in Pregnancy and Kidney Failure
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ana Iltis, PhD 
  • Timing Pregnancy Between ESRD and Transplant: A Patient Perspective
    12:00 PM - 12:15 PM
    Mandy Trolinger, MS, PA-C, RD 
  • Panel Discussion
    12:15 PM - 12:30 PM