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World Congress of Nephrology Complimentary Session – Fabry Disease: An Unexpected Cause of Renal Disease

April 18, 2021 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

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April 18, 2021
11:00 am - 12:00 pm EDT

Title: Fabry Disease: An Unexpected Cause of Renal Disease
Date: Sunday, April 18th at 11:00 am EST

This is a complimentary session. Upon completion of the evaluation, participants can download the CME certificate. Please note, you must register for the annual congress, but there is a conference code in the instructions below that will allow you to view the presentation for free.

Click here for details on how to register for the session. 

Overview: Fabry disease (FD) is a genetic disorder caused by changes in the GLA gene that lead to a deficiency of alpha-GAL enzyme activity, causing fatty substances to build up in the body, raising the risk of kidney failure, heart attack, and stroke. The diagnosis of FD is usually delayed, due to confusion with more common disorders. Because of the progressive nature of renal involvement, a major complication of FD that can cause end-stage renal disease, monitoring of kidney disease is critical to improving patient outcomes.

It is the goal of this educational presentation to improve clinician awareness of FD by making accurate diagnoses of kidney involvement, ordering appropriate tests, and initiating effective treatment strategies for improving the health of their FD patients