GDCN Annual Meeting Information

The 31st Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network took place Saturday May 20th - Sunday May 21st in Chapel Hill, NC.

View the meeting agenda here: 2017 GDCN Agenda. Conference presentations can be reviewed below.


How I Treat IgA Nephropathy – Michelle Hladunewich, MD

How I Treat Membranous Nephropathy – Patrick Nachman, MD

How I Treat ANCA Vasculitis – Ronald Falk, MD

Anticoagulation in Kidney Disease: Considerations for Patients with Nephrotic Syndrome – Vimal Derebail, MD

Amyloidosis and Other Nephro-relevant Plasma Cell Diseases – Sascha Tuchman, MD

Pregnancy & Glomerular Disease - Michelle Hladunewich, MD

Lupus Management & Trials – William Pendergraft, MD

Heterogeneity and Risk Prediction of Diabetic Kidney Disease – Amy Mottl, MD & J. Charles Jennette, MD

Renal Biopsy Case Discussion – J. Charles Jennette, MD


The GDCN is a network of health care professionals and researchers that help recruit patents into a long-term registry that seeks to learn more about diseases that affect the filters (glomeruli) in the kidney. Every year, network members meet up for continuing education and to review ongoing and new studies involving patients with glomerular disease.

Meeting objectives:

• Review and understand the pathophysiology of various Glomerular diseases.
• Recognize new treatment protocols/experimental therapies for Glomerular disease.
• Describe the role that the GDCN patient registry plays in Glomerular disease research.
• Discuss treatment and clinical management options with attending colleagues.

Central Coordinating Office:

Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN)
7024 Burnett-Womack Bldg
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-7155
Phone: 1-866-462-9371