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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Bench to Bedside: What's New in Lupus Nephritis?

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

Managing lupus nephritis remains a challenge in the clinical setting, but recent advances have shed significant light on the immune landscape and underlying pathogenesis of this clinical disorder. Promising clinical trials and more sophisticated multitarget therapeutic approaches have the potential to improve patient outcomes. This session reviews recent advances in the pathogenesis and management of lupus nephritis from the bench to the bedside.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the immune cell landscape in lupus nephritis
  • Discuss the rationale and mechanism of action of novel therapeutic targets in lupus nephritis
  • Identify evidence-based strategies for the management of complex lupus nephritis, including pregnant and refractory patients

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, MBBS, MS, FASN
  • Dia Rose Waguespack, MD, FASN


  • The Immune Cell Landscape in Lupus Nephritis
    10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
    Anne Davidson, MBBS 
  • Harnessing the Immune System in Treating Refractory Lupus Nephritis
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Hans J. Anders, MD 
  • Pregnancy and Lupus Nephritis
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Liz Lightstone, MBBS, PhD
  • Clinical Trials and Emerging Therapies for Lupus Nephritis
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Brad H. Rovin, MD, FASN