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Advancing Equitable Care in Anemia of CKD: Minimizing Disease Burden and Health Disparities with Novel Agents and Shared Decision-Making


Jay B. Wish, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Indiana University School of Medicine
Chief Medical Officer for Outpatient Dialysis
Indiana University Health
Indianapolis, Indiana

Milda Saunders, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine

Section of General Internal Medicine

University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Edgar Lerma, MD

Clinical Professor of Medicine

Section of Nephrology

University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

Program Overview

Anemia in CKD is a common complication that has been reported in approximately 6 million people with CKD in the United States. Recent advancements in the understanding of the pathophysiology of CKD-associated anemia has led to the discovery of a new class of drugs, yet nephrologists may lack awareness of these therapeutic developments. Additionally, certain healthcare disparities may limit comprehensive management across the broader population of patients with anemia and CKD, consequently increasing the global burden of this complication. To ensure appropriate care and outcomes for patients, nephrologists require up-to-date education on the pathophysiology of anemia and CKD, burden of disease, current and emerging treatment options, and barriers to care.

Target Audience

The educational design of this activity addresses the needs of nephrologists and/or nephrology allied healthcare providers.
This activity is jointly provided by Global Education Group and Iridium Continuing Education.
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from