Scientific Program

Measuring and Estimating Glomerular Filtration Rate in 2013

Thursday September 19

1:30 pm >> Welcome and introduction of the seminar by Christophe Mariat and Pierre Delanaye

Session 1: Methodology >> 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Chairman: Pierre Delanaye (Liège, Belgium), Christophe Mariat (Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Measuring GFR in 2013: why, which method, which patients? Martin Flamant (Paris, France)
  • Pro-Con debate: The CKD-EPI equation should replace the MDRD study equation to estimate GFR.
  • Pro: Stein Hallan (Trondheim, Norway)
  • Con: Pierre Delanaye (Liège, Belgium)
  • Cystatin C and the new GFR biomarkers. Christine White (Kingston, Canada)

3:30 pm – 4:00 pm >> Coffee break

Session 2: Epidemiology and Clinical Chemistry >> 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Chairman: Etienne Cavalier (Liège, Belgium), Christophe Mariat (Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Estimating GFR: the role of the laboratory. Joris Delanghe (Ghent, Belgium).
  • Estimating GFR and the CKD epidemiology. Jan van den Brand (Nijmegen, The Netherlands).
  • Estimating GFR: the role in developing countries. Meguid El-Nahas (Sheffield, UK).

5:30 pm – 5:45 pm >> Break

Session 3: Methodological and Statistical tools >> 5:45 pm – 6:45 pm
Chairman: Rossini Botev (Hawaii, USA), Meguid El-Nahas (Sheffield, UK), Rossini Botev (USA)
  • GFR slopes: how to evaluate the CKD progression? Olivier Moranne (Nice, France)
  • Estimating GFR: statistical traps and pitfalls. Hans Pottel (Kortrijk, Belgium)

Wine and Cheese

Friday September 20

Session 4: Estimating GFR in specific populations >> 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Chairman: Pierre Delanaye (Liège, Belgium), Christophe Mariat (Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Estimating GFR in renal transplantation. Christophe Mariat (Saint-Etienne, France)
  • Estimating GFR in the elderly. Natalie Ebert (Berlin, Germany)
  • Estimating GFR in ICU. Wim Van Biesen (Ghent, Belgium)
  • Estimating GFR in the children. Justine Bacchetta (Lyon, France)

10:30 am – 11:00 am >> Coffee break

Session 5: GFR as a Mortality Risk Factor >> 11:00 am – 1:30 pm
Chairman: Wim Van Biesen (Ghent, Belgium), Jean-Jacques Boffa (Paris, France)
  • Is eGFR a suitable test to assess progression of CKD? Arif Khwaja (Sheffield, UK)
  • Pro-Con debate: eGFR and Albuminuria: Useful Predictors of Death ?
  • Pro: Stein Hallan (Trondheim, Norway)
  • Con: Meguid El-Nahas (Sheffield, UK)
  • Beyond GFR estimation: Is Cystatin C more than a GFR biomarker? Christine White (Kingston, Canada)
  • Meet the expert session: Speed dating with GFR. Meguid El-Nahas, Stein Hallan, Christine White, Pierre Delanaye, Christophe Mariat

1:30 pm >> Conclusion of the seminar by Richard J. Glassock (Los Angeles, USA)