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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

A Growing Problem: Obesity and Transplantation

October 23, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Transplant candidates and recipients are affected by the obesity epidemic plaguing the general population. This session explores obesity's effect on access to the transplant waiting list and transplant outcomes, and possible solutions.

ASN thanks the American Society of Transplantation for its assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the impact of obesity on CKD and ESRD
  • Discuss the effect of obesity on transplant outcomes
  • Assess surgical solutions to the obesity epidemic

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Dialysis


  • Kevin F. Erickson, MD, MS, FASN
  • John S. Gill, MD, MS


  • Challenging the Paradox: Obesity in CKD and ESRD
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Jordana B. Cohen, MD, MS 
  • How Much Is Too Much? The Obese Recipient
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Rowena B. Delos Santos, MD, FASN 
  • Living Large: The Obese Living Donor
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Jayme E. Locke, MD, MPH 
  • Surgical Solutions for Obese Donors and Recipients
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Tayyab S. Diwan, MD