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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Kidney and Genitourinary Development: Clinical Considerations for Pediatric Nephrologists

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

Location: W240, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Kidney and urological development throughout the pediatric life course presents an evolving landscape for those who care for children with kidney diseases. Considering congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract, challenges to urinary drainage, and developmental and maturational changes that occur during periods of growth, multiple challenges exist to preventing, anticipating, and managing kidney injury and disease. This session highlights some of these challenges and presents recent advances in improving the care provided to the most vulnerable patients.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the various methods available to assess kidney function and kidney prognosis in children from infancy to young adulthood
  • Discuss the effect of prematurity and oligonephronia on lifelong kidney function
  • Explain how neurophysiological control of micturition changes throughout development and how impairment can affect kidney health
  • Outline the key prenatal and neonatal exposures and interventions that affect short- and long-term kidney function

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Pediatric Nephrology
  • Genetic Diseases and Development


  • Susan L. Furth, MD, PhD
  • Michelle C. Starr, MD, MPH, FASN