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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Rock the Stone

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

This session provides an update on the most contemporary topics in nephrolithiasis, including prevention, treatment, common questions, and an overview of urologic procedures.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the roles of diet and gastrointestinal tract absorption in kidney stone formation
  • Discuss why bones and stones are interrelated
  • Identify common and relevant clinical issues for stone prevention that may be challenging for general nephrologists

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Diabetes and Metabolism


  • Pietro Manuel Ferraro, MD, MS, PhD
  • Anna L. Zisman, MD, FASN


  • The Role of the Microbiome and Oxalobacter Formigenes in Stone Formation
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Lama Nazzal, MD, MS
  • Genetics of Pediatric and Adult Kidney Stones
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Michelle Amy Baum, MD
  • How Do Treatments of Bone Disease and Stone Disease Interact?
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Megan Prochaska, MD, MPH
  • Update on Urological Intervention for Nephrologists
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Benjamin Kirk Canales, MD, MPH