VENUE: University of Pittsburgh, Starzl Biomedical Science Tower; Conference Room S120, 200 Lothrop Street, Pittsburgh PA 15261
The 1-½ day AKI Symposium on October 11 & 12, 2018 is an event for physician-scientists, patients and patient advocates who are interested in AKI and kidney health and disease.
The symposium is a CME-accredited event that will feature national experts presenting the latest acute kidney injury research and also feature two keynote speakers: one an AKI researcher and the other an AKI patient advocate. The keynote speakers are:
Samuel M. Brown, MD, MS, FASE, University of Utah School of Medicine, Intermountain Medical Center presenting “We’re All in This Together: Toward Patient-Centered Research”
Fangming Lin, MD, PhD, Columbia University Medical Center. She will present "Renal Tubular Adaption to Ischemic and Hypoxic Injury"
The AKI 'Patient Education Session' returns for the second year after extremely positive reviews last year. This session will be held on October 11 beginning at 11:30 am.
The AKI Symposium is hosted by the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh, the Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research–O’Brien Center, Renal-Electrolyte Division; Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, Division of Nephrology; and Starzl Transplantation Institute.
AKI Symposium Features
August 20 – Call for abstracts deadline
September 5 – Notification of abstract acceptance
October 1 – Registration deadline
October 11 – Symposium Day 1: keynote speakers, poster competition, patient community seminar
October 12 – Symposium Day 2: scientific talks, research breakthroughs, active studies and future direction
Symposium Program Overview
Download pdf of AKI Symposium program for Thursday, October 11
Download pdf of AKI Symposium program for Friday, October 12
Call for Abstracts
Deadline: 5 pm, August 20, 2018
Who: Open to all fellows, residents and post-doctoral scholars
How: Email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Prize: Best three abstracts receive monetary awards ($500, $300, $200)
What: Submit research as a 6-slide/6-minute PowerPoint presentation
Slide 1: Title and authors
Slide 2: Purpose of study
Slide 3: Hypothesis
Slide 4: Experimental design or methods
Slide 5: Summary of results
Slide 6: Conclusions