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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Race and Ethnicity in Kidney Diseases: Joint ASN-JSN Session

November 05, 2021 | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

The development and progression of kidney disease varies by race and ethnicity. Treatment responses to some therapies have also been noted to differ by race and ethnicity. ASN members are racially and ethnically diverse. While most members of JSN are Asian, disease phenotypes and responses to treatment in Japan can differ from those reported in the studies of Western countries. In this session, representative speakers from the two societies discuss considerations regarding race and ethnicity relevant to their settings.

ASN thanks the Japanese Society of Nephrology for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the epidemiology of kidney diseases across racial and ethnic groups
  • Discuss nongenetic determinants of racial and ethnic differences in kidney outcomes
  • Identify differences in outcomes for IgA nephropathy across racial and ethnic groups

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Naoki Kashihara, MD, PhD
  • Mark E. Rosenberg, MD, FASN


  • Racialized Medicine: Lessons from the United States
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH
  • Insights About GFR Estimation Among Asian Populations
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Takayuki Hamano, MD, PhD
  • Community Racial Composition and Kidney Disease Outcomes
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Keith C. Norris, MD, PhD
  • Race, Ethnicity, and IgA Nephropathy
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Yusuke Suzuki, MD, PhD