Global Summit


Inaugural Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care

presented by

American Association of Kidney Patients & George Washington University

May 21 - 23, 2019

George Washington University Campus * Washington, D.C.

The Inaugural Global Innovations in Patient-Centered Kidney Care was a two-day inaugural event designed to engage the top international experts in the field of kidney care including healthcare professionals; academics; government leaders and regulators; industry experts, entrepreneurs; and patient advocates.

This activity was planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and The American Association of Kidney Patients. The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Presentations: May 22

Panel 1 - Emerging Transformative Initiatives

Panel 2- Disrupting Disease Progression

Panel 3 – Clinical Trials Reinvented: Remote Technologies & Reduced Patient Burden

Panel 4 – Evolutions in Transplantation

Panel 5- Improving Status Quo: Dialysis

Presentations May 23

Panel 6 – Back to the Future: Home, Wearable, Implantable Therapies

Panel 7 – Government Age of Change

Panel 8 – Nephrology: New Scientific Explorations

Panel 9 – Patient Power Unleashed

About Global Summit Partners:


American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is celebrating its 50th Anniversary as the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the United States. AAKP patients led the effort in the U.S. Congress and with senior White House officials to establish the End Stage Renal Disease Program in 1973, which has saved over a million lives through dialysis coverage. With a patient-majority led Board of Directors, AAKP works globally with patients and drug and device development companies on treatment design, clinical trials and patient education and mobilization. AAKP fights for early detection; increased kidney transplantation and pre-emptive transplantation; full patient choice either at-home or in-center dialysis; protection of the patient/physician relationship; promotion of research and innovation; and the elimination of barriers for patient access to available treatment options.


George Washington School of Medicine Founded in 1824, the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) is the 11th oldest medical school in the country and the first in the nation’s capital. Since its establishment, the school has been at the forefront of medical education, and has grown to include highly-ranked programs in the health and biomedical sciences. With dozens of top-tier residency programs, SMHS is a competitive and esteemed destination for medical school graduates across the country. Today, students and residents are exposed to some of the most innovative educational techniques, taught by world-renowned faculty members, in state-of-the-art facilities.

AAKP/GWU Thanks Our Current 2019 Global Summit Sponsors: