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The 26th Annual Meeting of the Glomerular Disease Collaborative Network (GDCN) will convene over the weekend of May 19-20 at the Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, NC.

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.

Glomerular disease is what is known as an “orphan disease”, a rare disease that affects a small population of patients but has major repercussions. This annual meeting brings together academic and private practice pathologists, nephrologists, rheumatologists, trainees, and research staff to review updates in disease management, and pathophysiology of glomerular disease. UNC Kidney Center faculty will also discuss the status and recruitment possibilities for various treatment trials.

Sessions at this year’s meeting include: the use of biologics in glomerular disease patients, management of recurrent and resistant disease, interactive, renal biopsy case discussions, and a review of clinical and epidemiological studies recruiting GDCN registry participants.

This meeting is jointly sponsored by Carolinas HealthCare System/Charlotte AHEC and the University of North Carolina Kidney Center and Nephropathology Laboratory.
Charlotte AHEC logoRegistration is open at the Charlotte AHEC site.