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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Water, Water Everywhere, Not a Drop to Drink: Update on Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome

November 06, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

Childhood nephrotic syndrome is the most common glomerular disease seen in children. Recent advances in molecular genetics have provided fresh insight into the pathogenesis of the disease and identification of novel diagnostic and therapeutic tools. This session discusses new insights and developments in treatment options.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe fresh insight into the role of adaptive immunity in the pathogenesis of nephrotic syndrome
  • Discuss innovative ways of using glucocorticoids in the treatment of nephrotic syndrome
  • Describe current biologics (monoclonal antibodies) that are useful in the therapy for nephrotic syndrome

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Development and Pediatrics
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Kazumoto Iijima, MD, PhD
  • Sherene Mason, MD, MBA