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To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Kidney Week

Clinical Practice Session

Health Care Equity for All: Improving the Experience of Patients with Kidney Diseases

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

Location: WF1 Tangerine, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

This session focuses on various health care justice topics including how social determinants of health and health systems affect the patient experience. Discussions include speakers from both the health care professional and patient perspectives.

ASN thanks the ASN Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee and ASN Health Care Justice Committee for assistance with this session.
Support is provided by an educational grant from Chinook Therapeutics, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the urgent need for kidney health care professionals to lead the charge in achieving health care equity and addressing health disparities
  • Examine the role of social determinants of health and social misconceptions on patient-clinician communication and optimal patient outcomes
  • Discuss strategies for kidney health care professionals to partner with community stakeholders to address upstream drivers of health inequities

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Jason Cobb, MD
  • Tessa Kimberly Novick, MD, MS, MSW


  • Stony the Road We Trod: Fighting for Kidney Health Justice
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Orville Newton-Ray Bignall, MD, FASN
  • Framing Discussion of CKD Around Issues Important to Members of the LGBTQ+ Community
    11:00 AM - 11:30 AM
    Suzanne Gwen Martin, MD, FASN
  • Why I Decided to Become an Advocate and So Should You
    11:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Mukta Baweja, MD
  • Patient Engagement: Tips, Tricks, and Pitfalls (Panel)
    12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
    David Rush
    Tanjala S. Purnell, PhD, MPH, FASN