Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium

4th Annual Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium

Thursday, Sept. 28, 2017
Pittsburgh, PA

Mark your calendar for the 4th Annual Pittsburgh Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium: Focus on Evidence-Based and Personalized Approach, scheduled for Sept. 28, 2017 in Pittsburgh, Pa. This CME-accredited conference is a forum for scientists and physicians who are interested in advancing cure for nephrotic syndrome through cutting-edge research and innovative clinical practice.

It’s sponsored by the National Institutes of Health, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, Division of Pediatric Nephrology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC, the Pittsburgh Center for Kidney Research, and the Renal-Electrolyte Division at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

Join us! The symposium is free for all clinicians, scientists, and patient families. It will also be available via live-stream video.

Learn more about the symposium and review the agenda. 

Keynote Speakers

Agnes Fogo, MD
John L. Shapiro Chair of Pathology
Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director of Renal/EM
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
“Causes and Pathogenesis of Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis”

Matthew Sampson, MD,
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
C.S. Mott Children's Hospital
University of Michigan
"Genomic Susceptibility in Sporadic Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis/Minimal Change Disease"

Alessia Fornoni, MD, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Director and Chair, Peggy and Harold Katz Family Drug Discovery Center
University of Miami Health System
"Altered Renal Lipid Metabolism Contributes to Proteinuria in Glomerular Diseases

Online Registration

Register online at the CCEHS website:

  • Visit online registration
  • Select "Sep 28, 2017 - The 4th Pittsburgh Nephrotic Syndrome Symposium: Focus on Evidence-Based and Personalized Approach"
  • Select the “Click HERE to Register” button and enter all requested information
  • After registering, an electronic confirmation will be sent to your email address

Accommodations and Parking

A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hyatt House Pittsburgh/Bloomfield/Shadyside for a rate of $129 per night. The Hyatt House is located at 5335 Baum Blvd., Pittsburgh, PA 15224 – just a mile from Children’s Hospital of Pittsburghof UPMC’s campus. Reservations can be made by calling 412-621-9900.

Parking is available for $10 in the North Garage on Children's Hospital's campus. The North Garage can be accessed by either 44th or 45th streets. Press the red button and provide your name to the attendant upon arrival. Your $10 parking ticket will be available for purchase at the registration desk. Cash only please. Use the ticket when exiting the garage.

For questions, please contact:
Colleen Mollenauer

This activity has been approved for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™

The University of Pittsburgh is an affirmative action, equal opportunity institution.