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6th Annual AKI Symposium to be held on October 13, 2016

Thu, 09/15/2016

The 6th Annual AKI Symposium, hosted by John A. Kellum, MD, Center for Critical Care Nephrology; Thomas R. Kleyman, MD, Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research; Fadi G. Lakkis, MD, Starzl Transplantation Institute, and Carlton M. Bates, MD, Children’s Hospital Pediatric Nephrology Division, will be held on Thursday, October 13, 2016, from 7:30am–3:00pm, in the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower S120.

This event will continue a cross-campus dialogue on acute kidney injury to identify areas of interest, collaboration and preliminary data in preparation for grant applications. The symposium will include University of Pittsburgh researchers presenting on their current cutting edge AKI related projects, as well as two featured guest speakers: Sean M. Bagshaw, MD, MSc, FRCPC, Associate Professor of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Alberta and the Canada Research Chair in Critical Care Nephrology; and Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN, a Professor of Medicine and Director of the Program of Applied Translational Research in the Department of Medicine at the Yale University School of Medicine.

Sean Bagshaw, MD, MSc, FRCPC Chirag Parikh, MD, PhD, FACP, FASN

Both speakers have conducted research efforts that have marked them out as leaders in the field. Bagshaw’s research interests are broad and focus not only on the clinical, epidemiological, and translational issues related to acute kidney injury and extracorporeal blood purification in critically ill patients, but also health outcomes and services delivery in critical care medicine. His presentation will take place from 1:00–1:30pm. He will also be delivering CCM Grand Rounds the day before, October 12, in Scaife 1105AB. 

Parikh’s research interests are focused on developing novel biomarkers in AKI, as well as conducting patient-oriented research programs investigating the translational and epidemiological aspects of AKI. Dr. Parikh will speak from 12:30–1:00pm.  

In addition, there will be a session with nine shorter presentations highlighting the new ideas in the field of critical care medicine, and some of the upcoming research from post docs, fellows, and residents. After these presentations, audience members will vote for their favorite. The first place winner will receive $500, followed by second place with $300, and $200 for third place. 

If you are interested in attending or have any questions, please contact Faye Cotton or call 412.647.8016. For more information about the Symposium, click here, and follow @CCCNPitt on Twitter.


This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) |
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We gratefully acknowledge support from Astute Medical, Inc. and Bard Medical Division for their educational grants.