Kidney Week 2013
Thursday, November 7 – Saturday, November 9, 2013
Elisio – THE FUTURE OF NIPRO –
Elisio marks the start of the next generation in dialyzers. With membrane designed to work more like the human kidney and a housing made without BPA or DEHP, it builds confidence from the inside out.
COME MEET LISA –
Nipro’s Very Interactive Presenter. She’s looking forward to talking to you about Elisio and our other renal products.
EDUCATIONAL GIVEAWAY –
After the conference, we will be giving away a copy of the Primer on Kidney Diseases (5th Edition), published by the National Kidney Foundation. Simply complete a brief survey card, and you will be entered into the drawing.
After the Exhibitor Spotlight please come by Booth 508 for an informal Q&A.
ABOUT THE MODERATOR
Prof. Tadao Akizawa, M.D., Ph.D.
Showa University School of Medicine, Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Tadao Akizawa was Principal Professor of Department of Nephrology, Showa University School of Medicine in Tokyo until this March, and is now visiting Professor of that department. He had been Professor of Department of Nephrology and Blood Purification Medicine, Wakayama Medical University from 1999-2005. He is an immediate past President of Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy and was a President of International Society of Blood Purification, International Society for Apheresis. He is actively working as a principal or co-investigator of many researches in Nephrology and Dialysis fields. He is an Editor-in-Chief of Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis, and an editorial member of many scientific journals.
ABOUT THE PRESENTERS
Prof. Frederick S. vom Saal, Ph.D.
University of Missouri, USA
Since the 1990s, Dr. vom Saal has been conducting research concerning the health effects of low level exposures to estrogenic chemicals, such as Bisphenol A (BPA) used in plastic and other products, and estrogenic drugs, such as ethinylestradiol and diethylstilbestrol. These endocrine disrupting chemicals mimic or antagonize the action of endogenous hormones needed for normal fetal development. The focus of his current research is one the pharmacokinetics of BPA at different life stages, and effects during fetal life on the urogenital system and metabolic processes.
Dr. vom Saal is a Curators’ Professor of Biology at the University of Missouri-Columbia. He is a current member of the ICER NIH grant review panel, and served on the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Hormonally Active Agents in the environment. He has received multiple awards, including the Heinz Foundation Award in environmental science.
Prof. Francesco Locatelli, M.D., FRCPB
A. Manzoni Hospital, Lecco, Italy
An international known nephrologist and anemia expert, Prof. Locatelli has served as past President of the European Renal Association and European Dialysis and Transplant Association, International Society of Blood Purification, and the Italian Society of Nephrology. He is an honorary member of Czech, Hungarian, Polish, Romanian, Serbian, and Turkish Societies of Nephrology, and International Distinguished Medalist, and received the Garabed Eknoyan Award of the National Kidney Foundation. Prof. Locatelli is an honorary fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of London, he also received the 2013 Award from ERA-EDTA for outstanding scientific and clinical achievement.
Prof. Locatelli is Scientific Director at Alessandro Manzoni Hospital in Lecco, Italy, where he was Medical Director and Head of the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Renal Transplant. He is also postgraduate Professor of Nephrology at the Universities of Brescia.