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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

Special Session

Shovel-Ready Opportunities to Transform Kidney Transplantation in the United States

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

Location: Room 118, Pennsylvania Convention Center

Session Description

Kidney transplantation is the optimal therapy for people with kidney failure, and the United States has made remarkable strides in recent decades, but opportunities remain to increase transparency, accountability, and patient-centricity in transplant policy. This session explores actions the US government is taking or should take to maximize access to kidney transplantation and ensure that access is equitable. Experts address shovel-ready policy solutions, delineate why these changes are needed from the patient perspective, and how they will affect general and transplant nephrologists alike.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Discuss solutions to ensure equity in kidney transplantation through practice and policy
  • Highlight how increased data-sharing and patient-centered transparency efforts will improve the navigability of the kidney transplant system
  • Describe opportunities to increase patient safety and access to kidney transplantation by improving outdated information technology systems
  • Discuss how adjustments to payment and quality performance assessment may positively affect patients’ access to kidney transplantation

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Kidney Transplantation