Scientific meetings

This program is focused on funding PKD-relevant scientific and clinical meetings that bring together PKD scientists from around the world to discuss current findings and encourage research collaborations. We also fund medical education programs at national clinical meetings to educate medical professionals in the basic science, diagnosis, disease management and potential treatments for PKD.

We have provided funding through educational grants to support scientific conferences and meetings that support our mission.

Many partnerships are being cultivated to support collaboration with other key organizations, including the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

To request funds to support a polycystic kidney disease (PKD)-related scientific meeting, submit an application using the below format to

PKDF attendance at scientific meetings


The Foundation attends many PKD-relevant scientific meetings, and is always thrilled to see our grantees and other collaborators as they present their latest research. Most recently, we attended the American Society of Nephrology’s Annual Meeting: Kidney Week, and saw many PKD researchers there. We’ve highlighted our favorite sessions below:


ASN Kidney Week 2020 – PKD sessions 

ASN Kidney Week 2019 – PKD sessions 

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