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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Deep Dive into the Pathophysiology of Kidney Stone Formation

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

Location: W414, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session describes how recent basic science discoveries may affect our understanding of the pathophysiology of kidney stone formation.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Define how crystal formation triggers innate immunity responses in the kidneys
  • Discuss current knowledge of oxalate metabolism in humans
  • Describe recent findings about the microstructural elements of Randall plaques and kidney stones
  • Interpret recent evidence suggesting a role of gut microbes in kidney stone formation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bones‚ Stones‚ and Mineral Metabolism
  • Fluid‚ Electrolyte‚ and Acid-Base Disorders


  • Kirsten Kusumi, MD, MS
  • Khashayar Sakhaee, MD


  • Evolving Understanding of Oxalate Metabolism in Humans
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Sonia Fargue, MD, PhD
  • Unraveling the Microstructural Elements of Kidney Stones and Randall Plaques
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    James C. Williams, PhD
  • Role of Innate Immunity Pathways in Regulating Stone Formation
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Tanecia Mitchell, PhD
  • Contribution of Gut Microbes to Kidney Stone Formation
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    Lama Nazzal, MD, MSc