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Kidney Week

Special Session

NKF-ASN Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases

November 05, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

On July 2, 2020, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and ASN announced the establishment of a task force to reassess the inclusion of race in diagnosing kidney diseases, in alignment with healthcare professionals, patients, and advocates across the country. The task force has now published recommendations. This session discusses these recommendations and the next steps.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the phases of the task force activities, including evidence examined in each phase
  • Discuss the evidence and values used for the formation of recommendations
  • Outline options and recommendations for kidney function estimation and reporting and next steps

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Chronic Kidney Disease


  • Crystal A. Gadegbeku, MD, FASN
  • Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD, MPH

Patient Voice/Commentator

  • Glenda V. Roberts


  • Overview of Task Force Activities and Evidence Examined
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Cynthia Delgado, MD, FASN
  • Estimating Equation Options and Task Force Recommendations
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Neil R. Powe, MD, MBA, MPH, FASN
  • Overview of Task Force Statements of Evidence and Value
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN
  • Galvanizing the Kidney Community: The Health Care Community's Call to Action
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Paul M. Palevsky, MD, FASN