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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Organ Preservation into the 2020s: The Era of Dynamic Intervention

November 03, 2022 | 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: WF3 Tangerine, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

The demand for suitable organs that can be used for transplantation continues to increase in the United States. Novel methods for donor management, ex vivo organ perfusion and interventions, and storage are all being developed in an attempt to increase the pool of available organs and improve their function after transplantation. This session describes key initiatives to achieve those critical goals.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the use of machine perfusion for deceased kidney donor organs and recent developments using these approaches
  • Examine the role of the transcriptome of the perfused kidney to evaluate the benefits of machine perfusion and effects on post-transplant outcomes
  • Evaluate recent developments in cold storage mechanisms and potential targets for new interventions
  • Describe the role of intra-organ delivery of nanoparticles as possible ex vivo interventions for expanding the donor organ pool

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation


  • Anil K. Chandraker, MBChB, FASN
  • Mita M. Shah, MD