National Kidney Patient Consumer Roundtable

March 9, 2023

10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. ET


Discussion Topic: COVID-19 – Ongoing Concerns for Immunosuppressed Kidney Transplant Patients as the National Public Health Emergency Ends on May 11th 

Jeffery Silberzweig, MD, FASN

Chief Medical Officer and Vice President for Hospital Services, The Rogosin Institute; Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weil Cornell Medicine; Co-Chair American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Response Team  

Lisa Glasser, MD

U.S. Medical Affairs Head, Vaccines and Immune Therapies, AstraZeneca 

Glenda V. Roberts

Director of Patient Engagement & External Relations, Kidney Research Institute, Center for Dialysis Innovation, Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington; Board of Director, Kidney Health Initiative (KHI); Transplant Subcommittee Member, American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Response Team; AAKP Ambassador; former dialysis patient, current kidney transplant recipient 

Discussion Topic: Opportunities and Barriers for Accelerating Innovations in Transplant Therapies and Drugs

Kenneth Newell, MD

Professor of Surgery, Division of Transplantation and Program Director, Abdominal Transplant Surgery Fellowship, Emory University School of Medicine; Committee Member, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium

Ulf Meier-Kriesche, MD, FAST

Chief Scientific Officer, Veloxis Pharmaceuticals; Committee Member, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium 

Mark Stegall, MD

James C. Mason Professor of Surgery Research, Mayo Clinic (Rochester, MN); Co-Chair, Transplant Therapeutics Consortium (ASTS Representative); 2023 AAKP Medal of Excellence Honoree

Jennifer L. Jones, USMC

Vice President, American Association of Kidney Patients and Member, Policy Committee; former dialysis patient, two-time kidney transplant recipient

Discussion Topic: Issues Impacting Living Organ Donation and Living Donor Protections

Steven Potter, MD, FACS

Transplant Surgeon, MedStar Georgetown Transplant Institute; Professor of Surgery and Urology, Georgetown University School of Medicine; Co-chair, Legislative and Regulatory Committee, American Society of Transplant Surgeons (ASTS); Chair, CMMI Living Donor Demostration Project, ASTS


Rich Galen

Former Press Secretary to Vice President Dan Quayle and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich; Senior Communications Advisor to Kay Bailey Hutchinson; AAKP member, chronic kidney disease patient

Richard Knight

Immediate Past President, American Association of Kidney Patients, former U.S. Congressional senior staff member; former dialysis patient, 16-year kidney transplant recipient


Edward V. Hickey, IIII, USMC

President, American Association of Kidney Patients; Chair, AAKP Veterans Health Initiative; former U.S. Congressional senior staff member; chronic kidney disease patient

Paul T. Conway

Chair of Policy &Global Affairs, American Association of Kidney Patients; former Chief of Staff, U.S. Department of Labor; former dialysis patient; 25-year kidney transplant patient

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