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Genes and the Kidney


The aim of this meeting is to give an up to date account on the pathophysiology, diagnosis and management of common genetic kidney diseases. These include autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, Alport Syndrome and less common familial conditions such as autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease, collagen 4 mutations, C3 glomerulopathy, atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome, focal segmental glomerulosclerosis and tubular disease.

In addition we will discuss the indications of genetic testing in patients with genetic kidney disease and aim to get a better understanding of how APOL1 gene can influence kidney function and its relevance in kidney transplantation.


  • Understanding of when genetic testing is useful in patients with kidney disease and why?
  • Obtain up-to-date knowledge about important genetic kidney disease and how to diagnose and manage them
  • Learn about the role of APOL1 gene in kidney disease and its importance in the context of kidney transplantation

International speakers

  • Professor Judith Savige, Professor of Medicine, University of Melbourne
  • Professor Lisa Guay-Woodford, Paediatric Nephrologist, George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science