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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

Translational Session

Future Shock: Transformational Therapies for Kidney Failure

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

Location: WF3 Tangerine, Orange County Convention Center‚ West Building

Session Description

Kidney failure remains a global health problem, and current therapeutic options are associated with ongoing morbidity and mortality risks. In recent years, efforts from stakeholders such as KidneyX and the Kidney Health Initiative have incentivized transformative therapeutic innovation. Patients are also advocating for fundamentally new treatment choices. This session describes the current efforts to develop transformational therapies for treating kidney failure.

Support is provided by an educational grant from eGenesis, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the current landscape, clinical rationale, and technical barriers for the development of portable and wearable forms of hemodialysis
  • Describe the current landscape, clinical rationale, and technical barriers for the development of implantable forms of RRT
  • Report updated knowledge about human genome editing and how it may apply to genetic causes of kidney diseases
  • Discuss patient perspectives on the potential for patient-centered device design and for evaluating risk-benefit ratios for innovative kidney failure therapeutics

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation


  • Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN
  • Melissa West


  • Where Are We with Portable and Wearable Hemodialysis?
    02:00 PM - 02:30 PM
    Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN
  • Progress Toward Implantable Artificial Kidneys
    02:30 PM - 03:00 PM
    Shuvo Roy, PhD
  • Cure Is the Best Treatment: Genome Editing
    03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Jeremy Stuart Duffield, MD, MBChB, PhD
  • Making Sure the Patient Perspective Is Heard: The Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Council
    03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
    Leigh-Ann Williams, MS, MPH