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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Immunity: Friend and Foe in People on Dialysis

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

Location: W415 Valencia, Orange County Convention Center, West Building

Session Description

This session explores the immune system in people receiving dialysis, who are at risk from inadequate responses to pathogens but may also experience overabundant immune-inflammatory responses.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Summarize innate and adaptive immune dysregulation in patients on dialysis
  • Outline new findings in innate and adaptive immunity in patients on dialysis
  • Relate immune responses and infection to dialysis-related pathology and complications
  • Describe the benefits of infection prevention and control and potential immune-based therapies in patients on dialysis

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Biology and Physiology


  • Simon J. Davies, MBBS, MD
  • Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN


  • Adverse Consequences of Immune Dysregulation in Dialysis Patients
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Talat Alp Ikizler, MD, FASN
  • Responses to Vaccines and Viruses in Dialysis Patients
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Rupert Beale, MBChB, PhD
  • Infection Prevention and Control: Lessons from Children
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Kristina Bryant, MD
  • Innate Immunity in Dialysis Patients
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Anne-Catherine Raby, PhD