Kidney Health Initiative (KHI)

Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting

Wednesday, May 24 – Thursday, May 25, 2017

The Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting will take place in Silver Spring, MD on May 24-25, 2017. The 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 Eric Dishman, Director of the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative, will give the keynote address on Wednesday, May 24.

The meeting will begin with the keynote address at 4:00pm on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 followed by a panel discussion and dinner. The meeting will continue on Thursday, May 25 until 3:30 p.m. EDT with breakout sessions to discuss current and future KHI activities that support the initiative's mission.

The most up-to-date copy of the agenda can be viewed by clicking 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 May 3 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 Fifth 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 12. 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 May 8.

Special Needs

It is important that you enjoy the Fifth Annual KHI Stakeholders Meeting. If due to a disability you have special needs, please let us know by Friday, May 5 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 2017 Program Planning Committee:

Katherine Tuttle, MD
(Program Planning Committee Chair)
Providence Healthcare

Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, MD, PhD
(KHI Co-Chair, American Society of Nephrology)
University of Arizona

Matthew Breyer, MD, FASN
(KHI Board of Directors Member)
Lily Research Laboratories

Michael Flessner, MD, PhD
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH

Victor Gura, MD, FASN
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Carolyn Neuland, PhD
(KHI Board of Directors Member)
Center for Devices and Radiological Health, FDA

Uptal Patel, MD
Gilead Sciences, Inc.

Alan Perlman, MD
Rogosin Institute

Dave White
(KHI Patient and Family Partnership Council Interim Chair)

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

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