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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

Ethical Challenges in Nephrology, Including the Christopher R. Blagg, MD, Endowed Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy

November 06, 2022 | 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: W304, Orange County Convention Center, West Building

Session Description

Ethical issues are unavoidable in the care of people living with kidney diseases. Dealing adequately with these issues requires a significant element of medical professionalism. This session presents a comprehensive and transparent review of relevant ethical issues nephrologists must face.

ASN gratefully acknowledges the Northwest Kidney Centers and its contributors for support of the Christopher R. Blagg Endowed Lectureship in Kidney Diseases and Public Policy.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Summarize the ethical issues surrounding dialysis care for patients in the undocumented immigrant community
  • Explain the ethics of shared decision making for patients with kidney diseases
  • Describe the key ethical dilemmas related to kidney transplantation
  • Discuss the ethics of pediatric kidney replacement therapy

Learning Pathway(s)

  • CKD Non-Dialysis
  • Dialysis


  • Fahad Saeed, MD, FASN
  • Milda R. Saunders, MD, MPH