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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Microbiome Modulators of Immunology and Metabolism

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

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

The microbiome can directly modulate metabolic pathways relevant to kidney function or modulate the immune system both at local and systemic levels. The influence of the microbiome has potential consequences for organ transplantation outcomes and kidney disease progression. This session discusses recent discoveries about the interactions between diet, the microbiome, immunity, metabolism, and transplant CKD outcomes.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the influence of the microbiome on local and systemic immunity
  • Describe the influence of diet and microbiome on kidney disease progression
  • Summarize the influence of microbiota on transplant outcomes
  • Outline the specific metabolites responsible for disease progression

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetes and Metabolism
  • Transplantation/Immunology


  • Assaad Antoine Eid, MS, PhD, MBA
  • Leonardo V. Riella, MD, PhD, FASN


  • Diet, Gut Microbiome, and Kidney Function
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Wendy Garrett, MD, PhD
  • Phenyl Sulfate and Diabetic Kidney Disease
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Takaaki Abe, MD, PhD
  • Immunity, Microbiota, and Kidney Diseases
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Jonathan Bromberg, MD, PhD
  • Modulation of Transplant Outcome by the Microbiota and Its Metabolites
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Maria-Luisa Alegre, MD, PhD