Jared J. Grantham Symposium

Friday, June 29th, 2018
Location: Westin Crown Center, Kansas City

The Grantham Symposium is being hosted as part of the PKD Foundation's Research Conference.  Attendees need to register online at: https://pkdcure.org/conference/research-conference/agenda/

Grantham Symposium Schedule

1 - 1:15 p.m.

Opening and Welcome

Peter Harris, Ph.D.
David Baron, Ph.D.
1:15 - 1:45 p.m.

Polycystin-1 Heterotrimeric G-protein Signaling

James Calvet, Ph.D.
1:45 - 2:15 p.m.

Short presentations (2)

2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Signaling by the Cleaved Polycystin-1 Tail

Thomas Weimbs, Ph.D.
2:45 - 3:15 p.m.

Short presentations (2)

3:15 - 3:30 p.m.


3:30 - 4 p.m.

Polycystin-1: Clues from Adhesion G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Robin Maser, Ph.D.
4 - 4:30 p.m.

Short presentations (2)

4:30 - 5 p.m.

Polycystin-1 Cleavage and New Signaling Pathways

Michal Caplan, M.D., Ph.D.
5 - 5:30 p.m.



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.


We greatly appreciate the generous support of the PKD Foundation as the Lead Sponsor of the Grantham Symposium.


Last modified: May 14, 2018