Webinar: Mesoamerican Nephropathy

This ISN webinar will bring understanding around the nature of an emerging epidemic of unknown origin, the burden of disease in these conditions and will discuss potential pathophysiologic mechanisms.

Description of the Webinar

A chronic kidney disease epidemic of unknown origin has emerged in the last decade in Central America and has been named Mesoamerican nephropathy or CKD of unknown origin. This form of CKD is mostly present in young male individuals from communities along the Pacific coast, most often workers in the sugarcane fields and who have a history of manual labor under very hot conditions in agricultural fields. Clinically, they develop mildly elevated systemic blood pressure, asymptomatic and progressive reduction in GFR, low grade proteinuria, hiperuricosuria and progression to ESRD.

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This webinar took place on Friday, Feb 26th from 12PM – 1PM CST (Mexico City/Chicago).

For those who missed the live version of this webinar, you are invited to watch the recording below: 



About the Facilitator

4. Ricardo Correa Rotter 

Professor Ricardo Correa-Rotter – 

Ricardo Correa-Rotter is originary of Mexico City, Mexico. He is the Head of the Department of Nephrology and Mineral Metabolism at the National Medical Science and Nutrition Institute Salvador Zubiran in Mexico. He is Chairman LOC of the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 of the International Society of Nephrology and is a National Researcher III Conacyt in Mexico.

Originaly from Mexico City, Mexico. Ricardo attended Medical School at the National University of Mexico. His posgraduate training was in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the INNSZ, Mexico and a Nephrology Fellowship at the University of Minnesota, USA. He is the Head of the Dept of Nephrology and Mineral Metabolism at INNSZ Mexico and Professor of Medicine and Nephrology at the National University of Mexico. Past posts include the former President Mexican Institute of Research in Nephrology and Board of Nephrology in Mexico and former Secretary General of ISN. Ricardo has authored 154 peer reviewed research publications and 60 book chapters.



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