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Kidney Week

Translational Session

More Than X or Y: Sex in Transplantation

October 22, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session is a bench-to-bedside progression of lectures that discuss sex-based differences in immune system function and kidney transplant outcomes.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain how sex affects immune responses
  • Describe the impact of sex on waiting list and transplant outcomes

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Elaine Ku, MD, FASN
  • Andrew F. Malone, MBChB, MD, FASN


  • Sex Differences in Regulatory T Cells
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Axel Kallies, PhD
  • Sex and Alloimmunity
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Lori West, MD, PhD 
  • B Cells and Babies: Pregnancy as a Model for Tolerance
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Paige Marie Porrett, MD, PhD
  • Leveling the Playing Field: Sex Disparities in Kidney Transplantation
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Deirdre L. Sawinski, MD