Creating Awareness For Chronic Kidney Disease Diagnosis and Treatment-A Public / Private Roundtable

Hosted By: American Association of Kidney Patients
In Partnership With: Todd Strategy Group
Sponsored By: Bayer Pharmaceuticals

The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest independent kidney patient organization and a strong champion for innovation and patient care choice, is hosting a roundtable highlighting kidney health and chronic kidney disease (CKD) issues including early detection and diagnosis, innovations in treatments, and disease education. The roundtable will focus on:

• The current landscape in the kidney health and CKD space, the need for substantive patient-centered medicine, and implications of renal issues from diabetes to transplant.
• The historical lack of innovation in the kidney disease space, new therapeutics available to patients with CKD, and the prospect of more therapeutics following new investments by industry.
• Lack of access to new treatment innovations and patient consumer care choice within this disease population, related disparate outcomes, and concerns about equity.
• What the Administration and Congress is doing, and can do, to ensure these problems are addressed for patients, the medical professionals they choose to care for them, and the American taxpayer.

Featured Speakers
• Susan E. Quaggin, MD; Director, Feinberg Cardiovascular and Renal Research Institute; Chief, Nephrology and Hypertension, Department of Medicine, Charles Horace Mayo Professor, Professor of Medicine (Nephrology and Hypertension; President, American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
• Benjamin Eloff, PhD; Director, Innovation Management, Office of the Assistant of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Kate Blackwell, MPH; Deputy Division Director, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation; Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
• Melanie Egorin, PhD, MA; Assistant Secretary for Legislation, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
• Paul T. Conway, Chair of Policy and Global Affairs, American Association of Kidney Patients; former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Labor; former dialysis patient; current transplant recipient (moderator)
• Nick Uehlecke, Principal, Todd Strategy Group (moderator)
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