Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

Sixth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting

Monday, May 14 – Tuesday, May 15, 2018

The Sixth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting will take place in Silver Spring, MD on May 14-15, 2018. The KHI Stakeholders Meeting will bring 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 view the official save-the-date, please click here.


This year, the meeting will be held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring in Silver Spring, MD. The hotel is located at 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910.

Program Information

We are pleased that Janet Woodcock, MD, Director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research at the Food and Drug Administration, will give the keynote address on Monday, May 14.

The meeting will begin with the keynote address at 4:00pm on Monday, May 14, 2018 followed by a panel discussion and dinner. The meeting will continue on Tuesday, May 15 until 2:30 p.m. EDT with breakout sessions to discuss current and future KHI activities that support the initiative's mission.

Following is an outline of the program for your planning purposes. More information including the topics and speakers will be posted in the coming weeks.

May 14, 2018
3:30 PM – 4:00 PMRegistration
4:00 PM – 5:45 PMKeynote Session
5:15 PM – 7:30 PMWorking Dinner
6:15 PM – 7:30 PMGeneral Session
7:30 PM – 8:30 PMDessert Reception/Networking

May 15, 2018
7:30 AM – 8:00 AMBreakfast
8:00 AM – 8:15 AMOpening Comments
8:15 AM – 9:30 AMGeneral Session
9:30 AM – 10:15 AMDiscussion of Project Proposals (Breakout #1)
10:15 AM – 10:30 AMBreak
10:30 AM – 11:15 AMDiscussion of Project Proposals (Breakout #2)
11:15 AM – 12:15 PMGeneral Session
12:15 PM – 1:00 PMLunch
1:00 PM – 2:15 PMGeneral Session
2:15 PM – 2:30 PMClosing Remarks
2:30 PMAdjourn

To view the full Sixth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting Agenda, please click here.

Hotel Information

KHI has reserved a block of rooms at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Washington DC – Silver Spring. The KHI conference rate is $199 (Single/Double). The room rate and block will be available until Monday, April 23 or until the block sells out. Please be sure to book early! To reserve your hotel room in the KHI room block, please click here.

Registration Information and Form

Registration is required for our planning purposes as space is limited. The KHI Board of Directors is offering complimentary registration to the Sixth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting.

Because space is limited, each KHI member organization will be given the opportunity to send up to four participants. If your organization wishes to send more than four participants a waiting list will be created on a first come, first served basis. Participants on the waiting list will be contacted by email as space becomes available.

Please register by Friday, May 4. Your participation is important to us so please contact KHI staff at if you have any questions.

To register to attend the meeting please click here.

Government Representatives

For government employees required to pay for food vouchers, please indicate so during the registration process. KHI will provide the food voucher details during the week of April 30/May 1.

Special Needs

It is important that you enjoy the Sixth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting. If due to a disability you have special needs, please let us know by Friday, May 4 by indicating so on the registration form, and we will do our best to assist you.

KHI would like to thank the following individuals for their service on the 2018 Program Planning Committee:

Katherine Tuttle, MD
Program Planning Committee Co-Chair
KHI Board of Directors Member
Providence Healthcare

Paul Conway Program Planning Committee Co-Chair
KHI Board of Directors Member

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD, FASN
KHI Co-Chair
University of Arizona

Richard Fissel
KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council

Kevin Fowler
KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council
Voice of the Patient, Inc.

Larry Kessler
University of Washington

Kristen Miller, PharmD
Food and Drug Administration Liaison

Marlon Pragnell, PhD
JDRF International

Linda Upchurch
NxStage Medical, Inc.

Reshma Kewalramani, MD, FASN
Vertex Pharmaceuticals

Krishna Polu, MD
Expedition Therapeutics

Roberta (Bobbi) Wager
KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council
KHI Board of Directors Member

If you have any questions about this meeting or KHI more generally, please contact KHI staff at

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