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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

Clinical Practice Session

Critical Illness and AKI in COVID-19: What Have We Learned?

October 22, 2020 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

During this session, experts in acute kidney care discuss challenges in caring for the most critically ill patients with COVID-19 and share lessons learned for care in future waves of the pandemic.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Understand the critical care aspects of managing a patient with COVID-19
  • Discuss the pathophysiology of AKI in COVID-19
  • Describe the best practices regarding the use of PD in AKI
  • Apply lessons learned during the first wave of COVID-19 to prepare for the next crisis that might stress RRT requirements at a system level

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Acute Kidney Injury


  • Michael Heung, MD, MS, FASN
  • Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN


  • COVID-19 Associated AKI: Etiology and Pathophysiology
    10:30 AM - 11:10 AM
    Kathleen D. Liu, MD, PhD, FASN
  • A Look Inside the COVID-19 ICU
    11:10 AM - 11:50 AM
    Marlies Ostermann, MD, PhD
  • What's Old Is New: PD for AKI
    11:50 AM - 12:30 PM
    Mihran V. Naljayan, MD, FASN