More than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe will attend American Society of Nephrology's Kidney Week 2014 in Philadelphia Nov. 11–16.

The theme of Kidney Week 2014 is "Building new paths to kidney health."

ASN has released a podcast in which ASN President Sharon M. Moe, MD, FASN, Program Committee Chair Susan E. Quaggin, MD, and the Postgraduate Education Committee Chair Patrick H. Nachman, MD, FASN, preview Kidney Week 2014.

"We're at a stage where all of this [new science] is going to come together to facilitate novel drug discoveries, new devices, and new care models for the prevention of kidney disease and also the diagnosis and care of patients," Moe said in the podcast.

Educational symposia schedule

Location: Philadelphia Marriot Downtown

Thursday, November 13 • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  • Contemporary Paradigms in Hyperphosphatemia: Outcomes, Pathophysiology, and Management
  • Is the Future Now? Targeting the Podocyte in Membranous Nephropathy and FSGS
  • Oral Iron Supplementation in CKD and Dialysis Patients: An Update
  • SGLT2 Inhibitor Therapy in Patients with Mild to Moderate Diabetic Kidney Disease

Friday, November 14 • 6:45 a.m. – 7:45 a.m.

  •  Improving ESRD Patient Outcomes: What Can We Do Today—And What Should We Aim for Tomorrow?
  • Treatment of Hyperuricemia in CKD

Friday, November 14 • 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  • A Review of Biosimilars and Their Role in Anemia Management
  • Basic Science Symposium—CRISPR/CAS: New Methods for Engineering the Genome
  • Hyperkalemia: A Physiologic Approach to Diagnosis and Management
  • PTH: Measurement and Meaning
  • Taking the Decision to Heart: Which Phosphate Binder Is Best for My Patient?

Saturday, Nov. 15, 12:45 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

  • Anemia Management in Kidney Disease: Optimizing Treatment Response
  • Fluid Management in Hemodialysis: What Does the Future Hold?
  • Relapse Prevention in ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: Current Therapy and Future Directions
  • Thrombotic Microangiopathy: Clinical Challenges