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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Kidney Health Initiative: Developing Tools to Catalyze Innovation

October 23, 2020 | 02:30 PM - 04:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

The Kidney Health Initiative (KHI) supports the kidney community in its efforts to develop safe and effective patient-centered products by addressing real and substantial barriers. This session uses four current KHI projects as case studies. Each presenter explains why there was a barrier to innovation; how they have navigated the complex world of product development, including how to engage diverse stakeholders; and how the final deliverable in their case contributes to an ecosystem of rich tools and assets that the community can build on.

ASN thanks the Kidney Health Initiative for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss how public-private partnership can catalyze innovation through collaboration
  • Specify tools available to support research and patient-centered therapies for ESRD
  • Identify opportunities to collaborate for better AKI trials

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Barbara S. Gillespie, MD, FASN
  • Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN