Addressing Low Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in At-Risk Patients, Upcoming Webinar Hosted by Xtalks

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In this free webinar, the featured speakers will discuss the lack of testing for CKD among at-risk adults and share insights into task force recommendations on reassessing the inclusion of race in diagnosing CKD. Attendees will learn about the importance of early detection for patients living with CKD and how to address gaps in care and increase awareness about CKD risk factors.

Hear first-hand from a patient on how early detection can improve outcomes for patients and their families.

One in three adults in the US have risk factors for developing CKD, a gradual loss of kidney function that affects an estimated 37 million adults in the US, of which an estimated 90 percent are unaware of their condition. Labcorp researchers partnered with the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) to review laboratory-ordered tests and found that 4/5 US adults at risk for developing CKD, namely, those with diabetes and/or high blood pressure, are not undergoing guideline-recommended screening for CKD.

In this webinar, leaders from Labcorp and NKF will explore additional results from the Diabetes Care study. You’ll gain insights into NKF-American Society of Nephrology Task Force final report recommendations on reassessing the inclusion of race in diagnosing CKD, in particular the new race free eGFR. Additionally, you’ll learn about recently introduced HEDIS measure and efforts from NKF to improve CKD detection rates. Finally, you’ll hear first-hand from a patient on how early detection can improve outcomes for patients and their families.

Join expert speakers from Labcorp, Barbara S. Gillespie, MD, MMS, FASN, Vice President & Therapeutic Head of Nephrology, Adjunct Professor, University of North Carolina; and Jennifer Ennis, MD, Medical Director, as well as Joe Vassalotti, MD, Chief Medical Officer, National Kidney Foundation and Clinical Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; and Derek Forfang, Co-Chair of the National Forum of ESRD Networks’ Kidney Patient Advisory Council (KPAC), in a live webinar on Thursday, November 18, 2021 at 5:30pm EST (2:30pm PST).

For more information, or to register for this event, visit Addressing Low Detection of Chronic Kidney Disease in At-Risk Patients.

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