Focus on Fabry Nephropathy: Biomarkers, Progression and Disease Severity

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Native Kidney Pathology - Others
date from - to Wednesday 27 May 2009 − Thursday 28 May 2009
type & language Global meeting − Spoken language: English
location World Congress of Nephrology 2009 - Milano, Bergamo, Italy
organizer MARIO NEGRI INSTITUTE ,BAYLOR RESEARCH INSTITUTE (USA), MEDICAL UNIVERSITY VIENNA (AUSTRIA) , HOPE HOSPITAL (UK), WĂśRZBURG UNIVERSITY (GERMANY), UNIVERSITY OF ALABAMA AT BIRMINGHAM (USA), FONDAZIONE INTERNAZIONALE MENARINI
website http://www.fondazione-menarini.it/news/BERGAMO27-28maggio2009.pdf
announced by Prof. Dr. Michael J. Mihatsch
last updated at 2009-05-04 14:05:00

The notion that the study of rare diseases sometimes tells us morethan that of common ones is not new,and dates back as early as 17th century,as we learned from a famous letter of William Harvey to a Dutch physician. This is particularly true in the field of kidney diseases. During the last fewyears we have witnessed a tremendous increase in knowledge of the genetic nature of a number of rare kidney diseases. The investigation of the role ofgenetic disruption at the basis of pathological processes in the kidney has helped not only in understanding these disease states but also has highlighted developmental issues, and revealed novel insights into kidney function.

By organising the Focus on Fabry Nephropathy: Biomarkers, Pro-gression and Disease Severity as an Official Satellite of the World Congress of Nephrology, we have aimed to bring together research geneticists, neph-rologists and clinicians, and experts from related specialties. The format of the conference is focussed to provide a cutting edge view of the field and tostimulate discussions, novel insights and consensus positions. The conference speakers will cover a variety of aspect of Fabry Nephropathy:natural hi-story, factors that drive progressive loss of kidney function and responses to therapy, biomarkers for understanding the progression of disease and response to therapy,special issues for pediatric patients and patients on dialysis or with transplantation, pathology of Fabry nephropathy, and developingtreatment options for Fabry Nephropathy. The plenary invited lectures include Professors Giuseppe Remuzzi (Molecular Basis of Glomerular Permse-lectivity and Proteinuria), Barry M. Brenner (Fetal Origins of Kidney Disease in Adults) and Christof Westenfelder (Stem Cell Therapies for CKD. Ofspecial note will be concurrent workshops organized by Adeera Levin that will address: Biomarkers of Fabry Nephropathy and Progression; EnzymeReplacement Therapy; Dialysis and Transplantation in Fabry Patients; and Children with Fabry Disease which we intend to publish as consensus state-ments after the conference.

All of the presentations,and the incomparable venue provided in Bergamo will ensure a very successful meeting.
David Warnock and Christoph Wanner

Lectures for category «Native Kidney Pathology - Others»

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Renal Biopsies in Women with Early Fabry Nephropathy
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