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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

Ethical Challenges in Dialysis: A Call to Action

November 06, 2021 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Live-Stream, Virtual Only

Session Description

Contemporary events highlight the need for the nephrology community to engage in dialogue about the ethical principles informing policy and practice to achieve equitable care for all patients living with ESKD. This session builds on the emerging conversation by providing international perspectives and practical advice for breaking down structural barriers to equity in dialysis and including the critical voice of patient advocates.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the principles of bioethics and their contemporary applications in nephrology, including dialysis and organ allocation practices
  • Discuss ethics and policy specific to dialysis resource allocation
  • Summarize the current understanding of structural barriers to equity in dialysis care

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis


  • Nwamaka D. Eneanya, MD, MPH, FASN
  • Alvin H. Moss, MD