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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Magnesium: The Forgotten Mineral

November 05, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W414, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session reviews the most recent information on the role of magnesium in kidney and cardiovascular diseases. Discussions cover new insights into kidney handling of magnesium, genetic and population factors that associate with magnesium, cellular mechanisms by which magnesium deficiency contributes to vascular calcification, and clinical evidence supporting magnesium deficiency underlying CVD risk in individuals with CKD.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the regulation of magnesium homeostasis by the kidneys
  • List the genetic and population factors associated with magnesium levels
  • Outline the molecular mechanism by which magnesium induces vascular calcification
  • Discuss the role of magnesium supplementation in inhibiting vascular calcification in CKD

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Bones‚ Stones‚ and Mineral Metabolism


  • Diana I. Jalal, MD
  • Cesar A. Romero, MD, PhD


  • Role of the Kidneys in Magnesium Homeostasis
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Joost Hoenderop, PhD
  • Genetic and Clinical Factors Associated with Magnesium Levels in the Population
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    John C. Lieske, MD, FASN
  • Magnesium and the Molecular Mechanisms Driving Vascular Calcification
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Jeroen H.F. De Baaij, PhD
  • Clinical Evidence for a Role of Magnesium Deficiency in CVD
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Mirela A. Dobre, MD, MPH