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Exploring Innovative Patient-Centered Kidney Care

During summer 2019, the George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) joined the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) in co-hosting the Inaugural Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care Summit.

Panelists on stage at summit

Summit organizers sought to put policy insight in the context of science and innovative practical solutions, identify challenges, discuss solutions, and identify the research needed to inform and evaluate policies to improve kidney health.

There are more than 815 million people with chronic kidney disease around the world, said Dominic Raj, MD, chief of the Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension and professor of medicine at SMHS, who helped put together the three-day conference.