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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Nephrotic Syndrome: From Structural Classification to Molecular Basis

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

Location: Ballroom A, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome has both structural distinction and emerging understanding about the underlying molecular basis linked to immune dysregulation. This session focuses on developments in pathologic classification together with new understanding about the role of T and B cell involvement and the role of circulating autoantibodies.

ASN thanks the Renal Pathology Society for assistance with this session.
Session support is provided by an educational grant from Travere Therapeutics, Inc.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe the fundamentals, pros, and cons of current classification systems
  • Explain the role of digital pathology and artificial intelligence approaches toward defining FSGS and minimal change disease
  • Characterize the interplay between T and B cells in the pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome
  • Discuss the novel role of autoantibodies in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Glomerular Diseases
  • Kidney Biology and Physiology