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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Alport Syndrome: Basic Science and Clinical Practice

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

There have been a variety of recent developments regarding Alport syndrome, both basic and clinical. This session provides updated insights into the basic science of Alport syndrome, its genetic and disease classification, and clinical natural history studies and trials.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the genetics and classification of diseases of the collagen IV alpha-345 network
  • Discuss recent insights into Alport syndrome pathogenesis
  • Summarize the findings of recent natural history studies and clinical trials involving patients with Alport syndrome

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Genetic Diseases of the Kidneys
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Lesley Ann Inker, MD, MS
  • Clifford E. Kashtan, MD, FASN


  • Genetics of Alport Syndrome: Primary Mutations and Modifiers
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Alessandra Renieri, MD, PhD 
  • Alport Syndrome: Review of Recent Insights from Basic Science Studies
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Jeffrey H. Miner, PhD, FASN
  • Alport Syndrome: Current and Investigational Treatments
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Michelle N. Rheault, MD 
  • Exon Skipping Therapy in Alport Syndrome
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Kandai Nozu, MD, PhD