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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

Special Session

Accelerating Up the Innovation Curve in Kidney Medicine

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

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

The past few years have seen a renaissance of new drugs, biologics, devices, and diagnostics for patients with kidney diseases. With continued advances in precision medicine, engineering, data sciences, and the basic sciences, the pipeline continues to be filled with new innovations. There are also unmet needs that have yet to be targeted by the innovator community, such as an artificial kidney. This session provides a 30,000-foot perspective on the diverse players that continue to strengthen the kidney medicine innovation ecosystem.

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

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss how advances in precision medicine are leading to new knowledge and tools for kidney medicine
  • Discuss how advances in engineering are resulting in new tools for kidney medicine, such as the artificial kidney
  • Describe how new diagnostics and data sciences are creating new knowledge and tools for kidney medicine
  • Explain why investors are excited about kidney medicine innovation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Mark D. Lim, PhD
  • John R. Sedor, MD, FASN