PKD Foundation sponsors international PKD research conference

As part of the PKD Foundation’s Accelerating Treatments to Patients program, we fund PKD-related scientific meetings that bring experts together and provide continuing education for health professionals.

We were a major sponsor of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Science Research Conference on Polycystic Kidney Disease: From Molecular Mechanism to Therapy Aug. 3-8, 2014, in Italy. The international conference welcomed prominent scientists working in areas experiencing rapid scientific advances and conducting cutting-edge research. It was also an opportunity for young investigators and new fellows to attend and hear from more seasoned researchers. PKD Foundation Scientific Advisory Committee Chair Dr. Terry Watnick attended the meeting, along with Dr. Ron Perrone and other key researchers and clinicians connected to the PKD Foundation.

This is the fifth time FASEB has had a meeting focused on PKD since 2002. FASEB is the nation’s largest coalition of biomedical researchers, representing 27 scientific societies and more than 120,000 researchers internationally. FASEB is recognized as the policy voice of biological and biomedical researchers.