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Kidney Week

Educational Symposium

"Pumping" Iron for CKD

October 25, 2020 | 01:00 PM - 02:00 PM

Location: Simulive

Session Description

Iron therapy is frequently prescribed for patients with ESKD. Appropriate approaches for assessing and treating iron deficiency anemia in the setting of CKD are less well established.

This symposium provides an update on current evidence behind the diagnosis and treatment of iron deficiency anemia among patients with CKD. Discussion highlights the range of potential etiologies and therapeutic options.

Support is provided by an educational grant from Akebia Therapeutics, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe an appropriate approach to diagnosing iron deficiency anemia in the setting of CKD
  • Identify several therapeutic options for treating iron deficiency in patients with CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bone and Mineral Metabolism
  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Meredith A. Atkinson, MD, MS


  • Introduction
    01:00 PM - 01:10 PM
    Meredith A. Atkinson, MD, MS 
  • Dysregulation of Iron Metabolism in CKD: Implications for Diagnosing Iron Deficiency Anemia
    01:10 PM - 01:35 PM
    Isidro B. Salusky, MD, FASN 
  • Novel Therapeutic Options for the Treatment of Iron Deficiency Anemia in CKD
    01:35 PM - 02:00 PM
    Iain C. Macdougall, MD, MBChB