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Kidney Week

Translational Session

Complement as a Target in CKD

November 05, 2023 | 09:30 AM - 11:30 AM

Location: Room 108, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

This session opens with a current status of knowledge for the complement role in nondiabetic kidney diseases, with a particular focus on IgA nephropathy. Subsequently, growing evidence from basic and functional studies in diabetic kidney disease is presented. This is followed by a presentation of clinical, -omics, and biomarker studies in diabetic kidney disease. The last talk speaks to a translational potential of therapeutic agents targeting complement.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Summarize current knowledge on the established complement role in nondiabetic kidney disease
  • Describe the complement system's role in IgA nephropathy
  • Discuss advances in basic research and translational studies of complement in diabetic kidney disease
  • Evaluate the potential for implementing complement inhibitors in CKD of differing etiologies

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Diabetic Kidney Disease
  • CKD Non-Dialysis