Jared J. Grantham Symposium

Thursday, June 8th, 2017, 2:00-8:00pm
Seminars in Lied Auditorium
Reception and Dinner in Hixson Atrium

Dr. Ron Perrone

Ronald D. Perrone, MD

Scientific Director, Clinical and Translational Research Center
Associate Chief, Division of Nephrology
Medical Director, Kidney Transplantation
Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine

"Total Kidney Volume: Where have we been and where are we going?"

2:00-3:00pm in Lied Auditorium

Dr. Perrone is the winner of the 2017 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Michele Pritchard

Michele Pritchard, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics
University of Kansas Medical Center

PKD Center Pilot Project Update
"Role of the Hippo kinase pathway in hepatic cyst growth and pericystic fibrosis in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease"
 

3:00-3:29pm in Lied Auditorium
Katherine Swenson Fields

Katherine Swenson-Fields, PhD

Associate Professor
Anatomy and Cell Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center

PKD Center Pilot Project Update
"Potential role of the NLRP3 inflammasome in the cystic progression of PKD"

3:30-3:59pm in Lied Auditorium

Break: 4:00-4:14pm

Chad Slawson

Chad Slawson, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Kansas Medical Center

PKD Center Pilot Project Update
"
Does the O-GlcNAc post-translational modification regulate the development of PKD and can it be used as an early-stage biomarker for PKD?"

4:15-4:44pm in Lied Auditorium
Dr. Ron Perrone

David Beier, MD, PhD

Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington
Director, Center for Developmental Biology and Regenerative Medicine
Seattle Children's Research institute

"Analysis of Cystic Kidney Disease in Model Systems"

4:45-5:45pm in Lied Auditorium

Dr. Beier is the winner of the 2017 Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD)

Reception and Dinner Reservations

The Grantham Symposium seminar sessions are open to all and free to attend.   The Kidney Institute will host a reception (6:00-6:30pm) and dinner (6:30-8:00pm) in the Hixon Atrium following the symposium.  If you aren't a member of the PKD Center or Kidney Institute and would like to attend the reception and dinner, please RSVP to Lyn Harris, lharris3@kumc.edu by May 24, 2017.

About the Grantham Symposium

To honor Dr. Jared Grantham in his retirement, the Kidney Institute at the University of Kansas Medical Center hosted the first Jared J. Grantham Symposium on May 7 - 9th, 2014 in Kansas City. Dr. Grantham's vision was to invite all of the Lillian Jean Kaplan award recipients to lead a forward-thinking and interactive forum to focus on future directions and innovations in polycystic kidney disease research. All twelve of the Kaplan Awardees were present at the inaugural symposium to give talks on on their vision of "The Future of PKD Research."  The Kidney Institute will continue to host the Grantham Symposium annually.

Sponsors

We greatly appreciate the generous support of the PKD Foundation as the Lead Sponsor of the Grantham Symposium. Additional support for the symposium is provided by the Peter T. Bohan Fund & the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Campus Map and Parking

The Symposium will be held in Lied Auditorium on the University of Kansas Medical Center campus.  A KUMC campus map is available here:

http://www.kumc.edu/about-us/kumc-auditoriums-and-meeting-locations.html

A limited number of reserved parking spots next to the Hemenway building are available.  Please contact Lyn Harris, lharris3@kumc.edu, Tel. 913.588.6075 for more information.

Questions? Contact:

Lyn Harris
Administrative Director
Kidney Institute
University of Kansas Medical Center
Tel. 913.588.6075
E-mail: lharris3@kumc.edu

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