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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Cell-to-Cell Chats in the Diabetic Kidney

November 03, 2022 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: W224, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session inspires an appreciation through basic science of how novel methods of communication across cell types can contribute to the pathogenesis of diabetic kidney disease.

Support is provided by an educational grant from Travere Therapeutics, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the mechanism driving the two-way cross-talk between podocyte and tubular cells
  • Characterize endothelial-podocyte cross-talk
  • Define the role of nanotubes
  • Outline the process of messaging through extracellular vesicles

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • Glomerular Diseases


  • Michael David Donnan, MD, FASN
  • Agnes B. Fogo, MD


  • Visceral to Parietal Cell Chats
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Sandeep K. Mallipattu, MD, FASN
  • Communicating Through Nanotubules
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Federica Barutta, PhD
  • Endothelial Cells to Podocytes and Back
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Ilse S. Daehn, PhD, FASN
  • Can Tubules Influence Glomerular Cell Function?
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Roderick J. Tan, MD, PhD