Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 24 – Thursday, May 25, 2017

Doubletree by Hilton, Silver Spring, Maryland

The Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting took place in the Washington, DC area on May 24-25, 2017. The Stakeholders Meeting brought together our diverse membership from the kidney community to connect members across different fields, share ideas, collect feedback, and collaborate on new and proposed projects.

To learn more about the meeting or Kidney Health Initiative, please contact KHI staff at

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

3:00 PM

Registration Opens
Pinnacle Grand Foyer

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM

Opening Session Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN, KHI Co-chair, KHI Member: American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, Chair of the KHI Program Planning Committee, KHI Member: ASN

4:15 PM – 5:45 PM

Moving the Needle for Kidney Health
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Opening Keynote: Accelerating the Needle for Kidney Health
Eric Dishman, Director, All of US Research Program

The Kidney Precision Medicine Project
Robert A. Star, MD, KHI Member: National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Next-Gen Sequencing and Precision Medicine: FDA Perspective
Katherine A. Donigan, PhD, KHI Member: Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

Panel Discussion:
Eric Dishman
Katherine A. Donigan, PhD
Nichole Jefferson, Patient and Family Partnership Council (PFPC) Member
Uptal Patel, MD, KHI Member: Gilead Sciences, Inc.
Robert A. Star, MD

5:45 PM – 7:00 PM

Working Dinner: KHI Projects Status and Lessons Learnt
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN

Advancing Technologies to Facilitate Remote Management of Patient Self-Care in Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)
Susie Lew, MD

Data Standards in Diabetic Kidney Disease
Amy Mottl, MD

Data Harmonization in Kidney Transplant
Roslyn Mannon, MD, FASN

Development of a Roadmap for Innovations in Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT)
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN

Identifying Surrogate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in IgA Nephropathy
Patrick Nachman, MD

Overcoming Barriers to Drug Development in Children with CKD
Stuart Goldstein, MD

Pragmatic Trials in Dialysis: Challenges and Opportunities
Laura M. Dember, MD

Prioritizing Symptoms of ESRD Patients for Developing Therapeutic Interventions
Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN and Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN

Understanding and Overcoming the Exclusion of Patients with Kidney Disease from Cardiovascular Trials
Julie Ishida, MD, MAS

7:00 PM – 8:00 PM

Networking and Dessert Reception
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Thursday, May 25, 2017

8:30 AM – 8:45 AM

Opening Comments
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, FASN, FACP

8:45 AM – 9:30 AM

Breakout I: KHI Project Pipeline- Presentation and Discussion of KHI Members' Project Proposals
Please select one to attend.

Identification of Appropriate Endpoints for Clinical Trials in Hyperoxaluria
John Lieske, MD, FASN, KHI Member: Oxalosis and Hyperoxaluria Foundation (OHF)
Collaboration Room

Empowering Patients to Choose Kidney Healthy Foods
Barry Smith, MD, PhD, KHI Member: The Rogosin Institute
Discovery Room

Towards Minimizing Glucocorticoid Use in ANCA Vasculitis and Lupus Nephritis: Can Systematic Assessment of Glucocorticoid Induced Damage Pave the Way?
Geetha Duvuru, MD, FASN, KHI Member: Vasculitis Foundation
Connection II/III Room

9:30 AM – 9:45 AM

Break/ Room Change

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM

Breakout II: KHI Project Pipeline- Presentation and Discussion of KHI Members' Project Proposals
Please select one to attend.

Surrogate Endpoints in Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis (FSGS)
Jula Inrig, MD, MS, FASN, KHI Member: QuintilesIMS
Connection II/III Room

Fostering Innovation in Fluid Management
Derek L. Forfang
Caroline Wilkie, KHI PFPC Member
Discovery Room

10:30 AM –11:00 AM

Coffee Break
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom
Upon entering the ballroom, please sit at the table number listed on the back of your registration badge.

11:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Precision Medicine in the Natural Environment
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom
Moderator: Andrew Narva, MD, FASN, KHI Member: NIH

The Cancer Ecosystem: Translating Discovery to Clinical Trials at the Point-of-Care
Thomas Brown, MD, MBA, Swedish Cancer Institute and Providence Health & Services Precision Medicine Platform

Regional Networks, Access, and Dissemination for Precision Medicine
Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH, Institute of Translational Health Sciences and University of Washington School of Medicine

Panel Discussion
Laura-Mae Baldwin, MD, MPH
Thomas Brown, MD, MBA
Pamela Duquette, KHI PFPC Member, KHI Member: NephCure Kidney International
Richard Fissel, KHI PFPC Member, KHI Member: NephCure Kidney International
Roberta Wager, MSN, RN, KHI PFPC Member, KHI Member: American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)

12:30 PM – 1:30 PM

Networking Lunch
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

1:30 PM – 2:30 PM

Envisioning Success and Delivering Results – Imprecision in Medicine: Doing Better Now
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Mahesh Krishnan, MD, MPH, MBA, FASN, KHI Member: DaVita Healthcare Partners

Managing Dry Weight: A Patient Perspective
Derek L. Forfang, Current Transplant Recipient

Too Much or Too Little but Never Just Right: Pitfalls and Promises in Dialysis Fluid Management
Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN, KHI Member: ASN

Derek L. Forfang, KHI Member: National Kidney Foundation (NKF)
Jennifer E. Flythe, MD, MPH, FASN, KHI Member: ASN
Douglas Silverstein, MD, KHI Member: FDA
Robert Kossmann, MD, FASN, KHI Member: Fresenius Medical Care

2:30 PM – 3:15 PM

360 Degrees of Precision (and Imprecision) in Medicine: What is the Role of KHI?
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

Moderator: Matthew D. Breyer, FASN, KHI Member: Eli Lilly and Company

A Regulatory Perspective on Kidney Biomarkers
Juliane Lessard, PhD, KHI Member: FDA

Panel Discussion:
Melanie Joy, PhD, PharmD, KHI Member: American College of Clinical Pharmacy
Juliane Lessard, PhD
Joseph Muldoon, KHI Member: FAST BioMedical
Jesse Roach, MD, KHI Member: Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
David M. White, KHI PFPC Chair

3:15 PM – 3:30 PM

Closing Comments
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN
Pinnacle Grand Ballroom

KHI would like to acknowledge and thank all of the members of the 2017 KHI Program Planning Committee for their efforts in planning and organizing the Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting.

Matthew Breyer, MD, FASN
Michael Flessner, MD, PhD
Victor Gura, MD, FASN
Carolyn Neuland, PhD
Uptal Patel, MD
Alan Perlman, MD
Katherine R. Tuttle, MD, Chair
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN
David M. White, KHI PFPC Liaison

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