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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Beyond the Biopsy: Diagnosing Rejection in 2021

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

Location: On-Demand, Virtual Only

Session Description

This session reviews updates from the most recent Banff meeting and explores new diagnostic methods for identifying acute rejection.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Define the up-to-date Banff criteria for the diagnosis of rejection
  • Discuss the relative benefits and drawbacks of biopsy versus molecular methods
  • Describe new methods for diagnosing acute rejection

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Transplantation/Immunology
  • Pathology


  • Lynn D. Cornell, MD
  • Minnie Sarwal, MD, PhD


  • Diagnosing Rejection in 2021: Updates from Banff
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Carrie A. Schinstock, MD
  • Biopsy Is Dead: Molecular Methods Rule
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Candice A. Roufosse, MD, PhD
  • More Than Meets the Eye: Long Live the Biopsy!
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Benjamin A. Adam, MD
  • New Frontiers: Artificial Intelligence in the Diagnosis of Rejection
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Alexandre Loupy, MD, PhD