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7th Annual AKI Symposium

10/19/2017 - 8:00am - 4:00pm
BST S120

The 7th Annual Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Symposium will aim to continue across campus dialogue on acute kidney injury to identify areas of interest, collaboration and preliminary data in preparation for grant application.
The event will include lectures given by University of Pittsburgh researchers on cutting edge AKI research.
The Symposium will feature Dr. Andrew Shaw, Executive Medical Director for Perioperative Services, and Executive Vice Chair, Anesthesiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, Associate Professor and Chief, Division of Nephrology, Division of Renal Diseases from Washington University School of Medicine, as keynote speakers. Their talks will discuss “Endpoints for Clinical Trials in AKI – an Update from the StEP Initiative” and “Acute to Chronic Kidney Disease: Mechanistic Insights”, respectively. 
Guest Speaker, Leslie Meigs, will also share her first-hand narrative, “My Personal Journey; AKI”. 
In addition, University of Pittsburgh post docs, residents and fellows will present their work related to AKI research.  Financial prizes will be awarded for the best 3 presentations ($500, $300, $200).
This year a Patient Education Session, supported by the National Kidney Foundation, has been added to facilitate the goal of spreading awareness.  Patients and families that have dealt with AKI and kidney disease are invited to attend this educational session.
Starzl Biomedical Science Tower Conference Room S120  200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA  15261

Contact Faye Cotton at or 412.383.4229.

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Symposium organized by:

Center for Critical Care Nephrology
Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research – O’Brien Center
Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Nephrology
Starzl Transplantation Institute