Newswise — What: A briefing on KidneyX: Accelerating the Future of Kidney Care with Congressman Larry Bucshon, Kidney Caucus Co-Chair, and Congresswoman Suzan DelBene, Kidney Caucus Co-Chair.

To include panel members:

Moderator: John Sedor, MD, FASN, KidneyX ChairEmily Levy, MBA, Principal, Synergy PartnersKevin Longino, CEO, National Kidney FoundationJeff Ross, PhD, CEO, MiromatrixEd Simcox, JD, Chief Technology Officer, HHS

When: Thursday, February 6, 2020 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Where: 122 Cannon House Office BuildingWhy: KidneyX – a public-private partnership to accelerate innovation in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases – is transforming kidney care by challenging leaders in the federal government, science and technology, venture capital, and the patient community to develop and invest in groundbreaking solutions to provide hope to the millions of Americans living with kidney diseases.

The panel will discuss highlights from KidneyX’s initial prize competitions, its role in the Administration’s strategy to advance care for kidney patients, including the development of the world’s first artificial kidney, and why Congressional support is critical for KidneyX to achieve its mission. 

Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 21,000 members representing 131 countries. For more information, please visit or contact the society at 202-640-4660.

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