EM2310G "Alport Syndrome: Updates in Genetics, Pathogenesis and Therapies" (IM GR-102723)
Purpose and Overview
To provide a synopsis and update on the causes and pathogenesis of kidney disease in Alport Syndrome. Alport syndrome is the second most common genetically inherited cause of kidney failure and is frequently misdiagnosed. This lecture will provide a review of the epidemiology, genetics, clinical presentation, and therapies for this disease.
UT Southwestern faculty, fellows, residents and medical students, community physicians, nurse clinicians, physician assistants and nurses.
At the conclusion of this activity, the participant should be able to:
- Recognize that Alport syndrome has a higher prevalence than previously known.
- Understand the genetics of Alport Syndrome.
- Recognize the central role of the glomerular basement membrane and podocyte in pathophysiology.
Denise Marciano, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
Division of Nephrology
- 1.00 AMA