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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Podocytopathies: How Far Does the Renal Biopsy Take Us?

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Podocyte dysfunction is a fundamental aspect of numerous types of glomerular diseases. This session seeks to enhance our understanding of renal diseases involving podocytes in native and allograft kidneys and highlights new insights into mechanisms of podocyte dysfunction, with an emphasis on correlating these findings with changes found in renal biopsies.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Assess new insights into the pathophysiology of minimal change disease
  • Describe various molecular biomarkers associated with FSGS
  • Evaluate new data regarding immune-mediated pathogenesis of podocyte dysfunction in lupus
  • Discuss the importance of donor-related factors in glomerular diseases of the renal allograft

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pathology
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Nicole K. Andeen, MD
  • Avi Z. Rosenberg, MD, PhD


  • Minimal Change Disease: New Insights for an Old Disease?
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, FASN 
  • Molecular Biomarkers in FSGS
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Jeffrey B. Hodgin, MD, PhD
  • Immune-Mediated Podocyte Injury in Lupus Nephritis
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    George C. Tsokos, MD 
  • Podocytopathies in the Renal Allograft: Does the Donor Matter?
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Ibrahim Batal, MD