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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

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Xenotransplantation Is on the Horizon

November 03, 2023 | 02:00 PM - 04:00 PM

Location: Room 115, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

The development of a kidney xenotransplant has been decades in the making, with 2022 being a milestone year for the first in human studies for pig-sourced kidneys. This session highlights the scientific advances that improve the compatibility of pig kidneys, the regulatory pathway for this unique treatment option, perspectives of patients and clinicians on clinical trials, and the perspective of industry.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe transplant immune biology
  • Discuss xenotransplantation advances
  • Explain the requirement to move to the clinic
  • Describe gene editing

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation