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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

COVID-19 in Hemodialysis and Kidney Transplant Patients: From Basic to Translational Science

November 04, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

This session brings together experts in the field to evaluate the different challenges confronted by the hemodialysis and transplant community during the COVID-19 pandemic, including diagnosis, treatment, and evaluation of immune responses. The role of innate and adaptive immune responses in kidney transplant patients is critical to patient outcomes. Enhancing the efficacy of the adaptive immune response may be an important issue both for infection resolution and for the appropriate generation of immunity on vaccination.

Support for this session is provided by an educational grant from CareDx, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the epidemiology of COVID-19 in hemodialysis and kidney transplant patients
  • Summarize the characteristics of kidney transplant waitlisted patients during COVID-19 and their outcomes when transplanted
  • Discuss studies and experimental evidence of innate and adaptive immune response in COVID-19 transplant recipients
  • Describe new approaches to take after the vaccine era and the lessons learned about immune responses

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Dialysis


  • Roslyn B. Mannon, MD, FASN
  • Suzanne Watnick, MD, FASN