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Seminars in Nephropathology: A Joint Venture between GlomCon and the RPS

  • June 30, 2020
  • 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  • https://glomcon.zoom.us/

Mechanics of Podocyte Foot Process Effacement

Podocyte foot process effacement characterizes diseases presenting with nephrotic range proteinuria. At the end of the webinar, participants should be able to outline the molecular mechanisms that drive podocyte shape changes, identify key genes associated with this transformation and understand the caveats of interpreting extent of foot process effacement in diagnosis of primary vs. secondary FSGS.

About the Speaker:

Shreeram Akilesh, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor of Pathology

University of Washington

Seattle, WA (USA)


Dr. Akilesh completed a B.A. in Biochemistry from Dartmouth College and obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine. He has made seminal contributions to the understanding of protein clearance at the glomerular filtration barrier, the genetic basis of FSGS and the cell biological mechanisms of podocyte foot process effacement. Dr. Akilesh is a Renal Pathologist at the University of Washington (Seattle, USA) and his laboratory uses cutting-edge epigenomics methods to study kidney disease.


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Meeting ID: 422-122-779

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About the Seminars:

This new webinar series brings together two successful organizations with a common goal of improving and disseminating the knowledge of glomerular kidney diseases. The Renal Pathology Society promotes excellence in diagnosis and research and encourages training and education in renal disease to its members around the world. This series’ curriculum focuses on research in renal pathology and new technologies applied to renal pathology, including image analytics, machine learning, multi-‘omics, and computational pathology approaches to renal biopsy analyses. Through this collaboration with GlomCon, the RPS is committed to promoting excellence in the diagnosis of glomerular disease and to bringing the breakthrough innovations in this field to the GlomCon community, which as of May 2019 represents more than 2200 clinicians and pathologists from 108 countries.

About RPS

The RPS promotes excellence in diagnosis, fosters basic, clinical and translational research, encourages training and education in renal disease, sponsors US based and international conferences and symposia, and brings news and updates pertaining to renal pathology to its members around the world.


Office of the Secretary

Carmen Avila-Casado, MD, PhD.

Office of the Treasurer

Carla Ellis, MD, MS.

IT support

Raul Suarez

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