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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

Adapting Practice to a Pandemic: Focus on Home Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation

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

Location: On-Demand

Session Description

In this session, home dialysis experts highlight key opportunities, barriers, challenges, and solutions in the utilization of home dialysis and the care of individuals receiving home dialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic. The transplant community and its patients then talk about surviving the initial pandemic and how they are managing and coping afterwards.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Appreciate the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for increasing home dialysis utilization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Provide an overview of the role of telemedicine and implementation virtual care in the maintenance of health among patients receiving home dialysis during the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Appreciate the approach to and challenges of transplant management in the setting of COVID-19 infection
  • Identify strategies to prevent infection with SARS-COV2 in the setting of chronic immunosuppression
  • Highlight the concerns and issues confronting our patients

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Krista L. Lentine, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Jeffrey Perl, MD


  • Increasing Home Dialysis Utilization: Is COVID-19 a Catalyst for Change?
    10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
    Edwina A. Brown, MD, MBChB 
  • Telemedicine and Home Dialysis: Virtual Care Real Opportunities
    10:20 AM - 10:45 AM
    Susie Q. Lew, MD, FASN 
  • Clinical Management of the Kidney Transplant Recipient: The Known Unknowns
    10:45 AM - 11:10 AM
    Sumit Mohan, MD, MPH, FASN
  • Making It Safe to Stay Safe: Safe Living Post-Transplant in the COVID-19 Era
    11:10 AM - 11:35 AM
    Emily Blumberg, MD
  • A Patient's Pandemic Journey
    11:35 AM - 12:00 PM
    Glenda V. Roberts