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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Emerging Trends in Drug-Induced Toxic Nephropathies

October 25, 2020 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Toxic nephropathies are common and important causes of AKI. New causes and mechanisms of nephrotoxicity are continuously discovered. This session examines the nephrotoxicity of newer therapeutic agents and recreational drugs and discusses newer concepts regarding the toxicity of more classic nephrotoxic drugs. Descriptions of clinical characteristics and therapeutic approaches are also reviewed.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the renal toxic effects of classic and more novel recreational drugs
  • Report ongoing advances in identifying the nephrotoxicity of newer cancer treatments and their mechanisms, diagnosis, and therapeutics
  • Discuss the changing patterns of antibiotic-associated AKI
  • Define the acid-base and electrolyte consequences of antibiotic-induced renal tubular injury

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Acute Kidney Injury
  • Cell and Transport Physiology


  • John M. Arthur, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Umut Selamet, MD, FASN


  • Newer Recreational Drugs and AKI
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Randy L. Luciano, MD, PhD
  • Nephrotoxicity Spectrum in the Era of Cancer Chemotherapy and Immunotherapy: How to Overcome
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sandra Herrmann, MD 
  • Changing Patterns and Mechanisms of Antibiotic-Associated Nephrotoxicity
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Juan Carlos Q. Velez, MD, FASN 
  • Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders Associated with Antibiotic Therapy
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Robert Zietse, MD, PhD