Second Annual Global Summit: Global Kidney Innovations-Expanding Patient Choices & Outcomes

2nD annual Global Summit:
global kidney Innovations -expanding patient choices & outcomes

a collaborative partnership event presented by

American Association of Kidney Patients & George Washington University 

Global Summit Sessions Now Available OnDemand!


The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the largest independent kidney patient organization in the USA, and strategic partner George Washington University (GW) School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS) shattered their virtual engagement record with their second annual Global Summit, “Global Kidney Innovations – Expanding Patient Choices & Outcomes,”hosted July 16-17, 2020. The Global Kidney Innovations Summit has become the world’s largest patient-led kidney innovation conference.

The Summit engaged participants in over 70 countries and included over 20 special medical and patient expert sessions on: COVID-19 impacts on the kidney and kidney patients; artificial intelligence and early disease diagnosis; greater diversity in clinical trials; precision medicine; genetic conditions such as APOL1; wearable and artificial implantable devices; and advancements in home dialysis care. Tens of thousands of patients, clinical trial experts, pharmaceutical researchers, medical professionals, and policy leaders worldwide participated in the virtual Summit.

 Thank You To Our 2020 Sponsors!

Gold Sponsor:

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Silver Sponsors:

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Global Summit 2019 Highlights:

  • Over 200 registrants
  • More than five countries represented
  • 35 total presentations
  • Live stream watched by thousands of patients and healthcare professionals worldwide in more than 50 countries

This activity has been 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.

About Global Summit Partners:

American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is 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.