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Kidney Week

Basic/Clinical Science Session

Transport Mechanisms Along the Renal Tubule: Legacy of Moe Burg

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

Location: Room 111, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Former ASN President Maurice B. Burg (1931-2022) was an innovator in kidney research and discoverer of many mechanisms of renal tubular transport and cell volume regulation. This session honors Dr. Burg's accomplishments through presentations by contemporary investigators, featuring conceptual advances and innovative methodologies for the study of kidney physiology and pathophysiology.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Examine mechanisms of regulation of salt and water transport along the loop of Henle distal nephron and collecting ducts
  • Discuss the innovative techniques for study of distal nephron transport that are in current use
  • Describe renal tubule microdissection and its use to elucidate mechanisms of transport in the kidney tubule
  • Summarize the latest findings regarding the sensing of cell volume, and how this process might apply to kidney tubule function
  • Learn about Maurice Burg and his contributions to science.

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Fluid‚ Electrolyte‚ and Acid-Base Disorders
  • Kidney Biology and Physiology