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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Evidence-Based Management of Septic AKI, Including the Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship

November 04, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W307, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Septic AKI is common in critical illness and requires effective multidisciplinary team management to mitigate adverse outcomes. Management of sepsis and septic AKI is guided by evidence-based guidelines that are continuously evolving, informed by large clinical trials. This session reviews the current evidence underpinning the management of sepsis and septic AKI, including insights from the management of COVID-19.

ASN gratefully acknowledges Wolters Kluwer (publisher of UpToDate), the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine Foundation, the Rose Family, and several of Dr. Rose's colleagues for supporting this lectureship.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss the timing, choice, and fluid balance management strategy for septic AKI prevention and management
  • Describe the approach to choosing and titrating vasoactive drugs in septic shock, to prevent or treat septic AKI and improve clinical outcomes
  • Explain the rationale and evidence for the use of corticosteroids in sepsis
  • Outline the timing of initiation, dosing, and discontinuation of RRT in septic AKI

Learning Pathway(s)

  • AKI and Critical Care
  • Dialysis


  • Jay L. Koyner, MD
  • Blaithin A. McMahon, MBChB, PhD