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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

The Patient Journey with Diabetic Kidney Disease, Including the Garabed Eknoyan, MD, Endowed Lectureship

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

Location: W224, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session documents the patient journey with diabetic kidney disease (DKD), from awareness and detection to interventions that save lives, kidneys, and hearts. Based on the best available clinical evidence, discussions about how to provide holistic care also include patient perspectives and priorities. Lectures describe healthy lifestyle choices and individualized approaches to applying drug therapies (ACE inhibitors and ARBs, SGLT2 inhibitors, GLP-1 receptor agonists, and a nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid antagonist).

ASN gratefully acknowledges Wadi N. Suki, MD, for support of the Garabed Eknoyan, MD, Endowed Lectureship.
ASN thanks the ASN Diabetic Kidney Disease Collaborative Task Force for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Explain how to improve rates of DKD screening and diagnosis
  • Outline implementation strategies for goal-directed medical therapies for DKD
  • Examine approaches to team-based DKD care in clinical practice

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • CKD Non-Dialysis


  • Ian H. de Boer, MD, MS
  • Susanne B. Nicholas, MD, PhD, MPH