3rd Annual Duke O'Brien Center for Kidney Research

June 25, 2015

The purpose of this symposium is to enable healthcare professionals and basic science researchers to recognize how the Duke O'Brien Center for Kidney Research is positioned to establish the framework for innovative studies and collaborations to advance the treament of kidney and cardiovascular diseases.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to:

  • Review importance of preparing patients for kidney replacement therapy.
  • Discuss challenges to preparation at patient, provider, and health system levels.
  • Describe ongoing studies evaluation mult-level interventions to improve patient preparation.
  • Apply comprehensive metabolic profiling ("metabolomics) to human disease cohorts for the purpose of gaining better understanding of disease mechanisms.
  • Describe how the gut microbial community ('microbiome") differs in obese compared to lean humans, and how this influences the metabolic profile of the host.
  • Discuss how microbiome influnces energy balance, feeding behavior, and obesity.
  • Outline the new national initiative on Precision Medicine and how it has evolved to be the research agenda for the future.
  • Describe the potential benefits and challenges of precision medicine in kidney research.
  • Discuss how the George M. O'Brien Kidney Research Core Centers (P30) are well positioned to establish the framework for innovative precision nephrology, from regulatory aspects to clinical trials.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 5.25 JA Credit
Registration Opens: 
06/24/2015
Registration Expires: 
06/25/2017
Activity Starts: 
06/25/2015 - 9:00am
Activity Ends: 
06/25/2015 - 2:30pm
Trent Semans Center
Durham, NC
United States

Available Credit

  • 5.25 JA Credit

Accreditation Period

Registration Opens: 
06/24/2015
Registration Expires: 
06/25/2017
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