Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is a global health burden with a consistent estimated global prevalence of between 11 to 13%. Over 2 million people worldwide suffer from end-stage renal disease (ESRD) requiring dialysis or kidney transplantation. Genetic kidney disease affects nearly 10% of adults with CKD, and up to 70% of children with early-onset kidney disease. In the last decade, the diagnosis and management of patients affected by genetic kidney disease has rapidly evolved. Genomics has allowed better understanding of disease pathogenesis, providing prognostic information and facilitating development of targeted treatments for patients with genetic kidney disorders.
In this educational webinar, Dr Xiangling Wang, MD, PhD, will discuss the important role of genetics in the diagnosis of kidney disease. The webinar aims to improve clinicians’ and researchers’ understanding of genetic kidney disorders to help their daily practice.
- Review phenotypes of genetic kidney disorders
- Case-based discussion about importance of genetics in diagnosis and management of kidney disorders
- Review indications for genetic testing in kidney disorders
- Examine the challenges and opportunities in renal genetics practice
Dr Xiangling Wang is the director of joint Center for Personalized Genetic Healthcare (CPGH)-Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute(GUKI) renal genetics program in the Cleveland Clinic and assistant professor of molecular medicine in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. She was double trained in nephrology and medical genetics in the Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, UTSouthwestern medical center, Dallas, Texas, and Loma Linda University, California. Dr Wang has led the rapidly growing renal genetics program in the Cleveland Clinic with 7 fold increase in patients volume in less than one year. She has had numerous national and international presentations and more than 20 peer reviewed articles. She also serves as a reviewer for several scientific journals and conferences including annual conference of American Society of Nephrology.
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