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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

Beyond the Head of the Table: Uncovering the Power of the Patient Voice

November 04, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

This session provides insights into perspectives of kidney diseases as experienced by socially marginalized patient populations and elucidates research methodologies useful for gleaning these perspectives. The session includes first-hand patient accounts.

ASN thanks the the ASN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the challenges and health inequities faced by socially marginalized patient populations
  • Describe accounts of challenges in accessing kidney care from the perspectives of the Indigenous, Pacific Islander, Black, and undocumented communities
  • Identify potential provider bias in decision-making related to RRT

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Mohamed A. Sekkarie, MD, MPH
  • Alexis J. Sloan, PhD


  • Challenges Faced by Socially Marginalized Persons with CKD
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Anika Lucas, MD
  • Indigenous Perspective: Breaking Down the Barriers
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Larissa Myaskovsky, PhD
  • The Patient Perspective
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Curtis Warfield, MS
  • Research Methodologies for Understanding Kidney Patient Perspectives
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Allison Tong, PhD, MPH