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 

Virtual Summit Event Dates:  July 16 - 17, 2020


ALERT: Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and for the safety of the AAKP professional team, speakers and audience (comprised of fellow kidney patients, healthcare professionals and industry/Federal agency partners), the 2020 Global Summit has been transitioned from an in-person event to an online activity. 

The 2nd Annual Global Summit is going virtual! This year's meeting will continue 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 event is a partnership of the George Washington University School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the nation with an internationally recognized kidney care program, and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the oldest and largest fully independent kidney patient organization in the United States.


Please contact Erin Kahle, Director of Stakeholder Operations, 813-400-2393 or

Thank You To Our 2020 Sponsors!

Silver Sponsors:

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Patron Sponsors:


Supporting Sponsor:


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.