Renal Disease in Racial and Ethnic Minority Groups
Official Satellite Conference to the 2001 World Congress of Nephrology
October 18-20, 2001


Final Program

Thursday, 18 October 2001

1630 – 1900 hours: Registration
1630 – 1800 hours: Authors set up Posters
1800 – 2000 hours: Poster Discussions
1900 – 2100 hours: Reception

Friday, 19 October 2001

0730 – hours: Registration
0800 – hours: Tribal Blessing
0830 – 0830 hours: Opening Remarks, Robert Atkins, President of the ISN

Session I: Burden of Disease – Prevalence and Incidence of Renal Disease (ESRD) in selected countries.

Chairperson – Dr. Andrew Narva, Indian Health Service, USA

0830 – 1000 hours:

  • China (Shanyan Lin, P.R. China)
  • India and Pakistan (Vinay Sakhuja, India)
  • North Africa (Rashad Barsoum, Egypt)
  • Sub-Sahara and South Africa (Saraladevi Naicker, South Africa)
  • Oceania (Stephen Mc Donald, Australia)
  • Latin America (Roberto Zatz, Brazil)
  • South East Asia (Visith Sitprija, Thailand)
  • UK Migrants (Elizabeth Lightstone, UK)

    1000 – 1030 hours: C O F F E E B R E A K

Session II: Risk Factors for Development of Renal Disease in Indigenous Populations.

Chairperson – Dr. Philip Zager, University of New Mexico, USA

1030 – 1230 hours:

  • The spectrum of kidney diseases in the Pueblo, Navajo and Zuni Indians (Andrew Narva, USA)
  • Genetics of Kidney Disease (Don Bowden, USA)
  • Gestational causes of kidney disease in Pima Indians (Robert Nelson, USA)
  • Hypertensive risk factors in kidney disease in African Americans (Agnes Fogo, USA)
  • The effects of social, economic and environmental factors on the health of African Americans (Harold Freeman, USA)

1230 – 1330 hours L U N C H  B R E A K

Session III: Etiology and Pathphysiology of Renal Disease in Indigenous Populations

Chairperson – Dr. Guillermo García García, Guadalajara, Mexico

1330 – 1530 hours:

  • The role of Infectious Diseases in the development of kidney diseases in South American Indians (Bernardo Rodriguez-Iturbe, Venezuela)
  • Insulin Resistance (Bonita Falkner, USA)
  • The effect of glomerular size on the development of renal disease in Indigenous populations (Wendy Hoy, Australia)
  • Advances in Diabetic Renal Disease (Kevin Lemley, USA)
  • HIV Nephropathy in Hispanic Americans and African Americans (Jeffrey Kopp, USA)

1530 – 1600 hours   C O F F E E B R E A K

Session IV: Etiology and Prevention of Renal Disease in Indigenous Populations

Chairperson – Dr. Roland Dyck, University of Sasketchewan, Canada

1600 – 1730 hours:

  • Screening Strategies – NKF KEEP (US) Program (William Keane, USA)
  • Other Screening Programs – West Africa (Giovanni Fogazzi, Italy)
  • Singapore (Sylvia Ramirez, Singapore)
  • Prevention Strategies – Prevention Programs (Wendy Hoy, Australia)


Saturday, 20 October 2001

0730 – 0800 hours: C O F F E E

Session V: Problems of Renal Disease Management in Developing Countries

Chairperson – Dr. Bill Owen, Duke University, USA

0800 – 1000 hours:

Lessons learned from recent Clinical Trials on Progression of Renal Disease

  • The AASK trial (Janice Douglas, USA)
  • Others (Barry Brenner, USA)

Practical Experience in the Management of Renal Disease in Indigenous Populations

  • Pre-ESRD (Krishna Mani, India)
  • Peritoneal Dialysis (Alfonso Cueto-Manzano, Mexico)
  • Hemodialysis (Ebun Bamgboye, Nigeria)
  • Renal Transplantation (Hasan Rizvi, Pakistan)

1000 – 1030 hours COFFEE BREAK

Session VI: Support of Renal Disease Research and Management

Chairperson – Dr. Roberto Zatz, University of Sao Paolo, Brazil

1030 – 1215 hours:

  • American Indian Tribal Government (Malcolm Bowekaty, USA)
  • Governmental Agencies (Tom Udall, USA)
  • Industry (Shahnaz Shahinfar, USA)
  • Professional and Public Organizations – COMGAN (John Dirks, Canada)
  • Public/Private Partnerships (Sylvia Ramirez, Singapore)

1230 – 1400 hours: WORKING LUNCH

Chairpersons: Dr. Barry Brenner, Dr. John Dirks

Summary, and Future Directions
Discussion and Development of a Consensus Position

1400 hours: Adjourn

Note: It would be appreciated if babies and small children did not accompany delegates into the scientific sessions

Questions? Please send an e-mail to [email protected]