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Renal Symposium 2017
Thursday, April 6 
KAUL Building • Finley-Compass Bank Conference Center

The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) is hosting “RENAL SYMPOSIUM” focused on acute kidney injury, renal cystic disease and therapeutics development. An outstanding lineup of leading experts will highlight most recent insight into mechanisms of renal injury and repair, causes of renal cystic disorders, and translation of innovative discoveries in these fields into development of novel therapeutic interventions. We invite you to join us for an exciting and interactive meeting. 

This full-day symposium will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 2017 from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm at the UAB Finley-Compass Bank Conference Center in Birmingham, Alabama. This event will be also sponsored by the UAB-UCSD O'Brien Core Center for Acute Kidney Injury, the UAB Hepatorenal Fibrocystic Disease Core Center, the UAB Nephrology Research and Training Center and by grants from selected industry sponsors. There is no charge for attending the event.

                                           Tentative Agenda

8:00 AM -8:45 AM

Registration and Breakfast

8:45 AM

Brad Yoder, Ph.D.

Welcome and Introduction

Leslie Gewin, M.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Medicine
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Fangming Lin, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Pediatrics and Pathology and Cell Biology
Columbia University

Michael Caplan, M.D., Ph.D.
C. N. H. Long Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology and Professor of Cell Biology; Chair, Cellular and Molecular Physiology
Yale University

Dennis Brown, Ph.D.
Professor of Medicine and Director of the MGH Program in Membrane Biology
Harvard University

Peter Harris, Ph.D.
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Mayo Clinic

Alan Yu, M.B., B.Chir.
Professor and Director
Kidney Institute
University of Kansas Medical Center


Susan Furth, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief of the Division of Nephrology at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Epidemiology, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania



Karl Nath, M.D.
Professor of Medicine
Nephrology and Hypertension
Mayo Clinic



Peter Igarashi, M.D.
Nesbitt Chair and Head of the Department of Medicine
University of Minnesota



Christof Westenfelder, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and
Chief, Section of Nephrology at the George E. Wahlen VA Health Sciences Center
University of Utah Health Sciences Center



Online registration deadline: March 3, 2017

On-site registration will be available the day of the symposium

Online Registration

Contact Rene Eubank at 
eubank@uab.edu to register for meeting.

Lodging - Double Tree Hotel  

located at 808 20th Street South,
adjacent to the UAB campus.
Reserve your room directly by calling (205)
    Program Highlights
Registration and Breakfast 8:00 AM – 8:55 AM

Theme Sessions:
I. Biology of Cystic Kidney Disorders
9:00 AM – 11:20 AM
II. Biology of Acute Kidney Injury
12:30 PM – 3:00 PM
III. Clinical Trials and Intervention in PKD and AKI  3:10 PM – 5:00 PM
Lunch 11:20 AM – 12:30 PM

Location Information
Hugh Kaul Human Genetics
705 South 20th Street
Birmingham, AL 35294
  Contact Information
Brad Yoder, Ph.D.
Phone: 205.934.0994

Rene Eubank
Phone: 205.975.7145