Genetics: PKD genes and how they work

As the first in a series of webinars focused on PKD in Children, Dr. Lisa Guay-Woodford reprised her presentation from the 2019 PKD in Children Conference “PKD in Children: Genes, genetics and what goes wrong.” We learned basic information about PKD in children and how ADPKD and ARPKD are inherited. We also learned how mutations in PKD genes affect disease progression and why family members with the same mutation may have very different symptoms.

Recorded September 17, 2019 | 7 p.m. CDT


Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D.

Pediatric Nephrologist | Children’s National

Lisa Guay-Woodford, M.D., is the Richard L. Hudson Professor of Pediatrics and the Associate Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at The George Washington University. She also serves as Director of the Center for Translational Science at Children’s National Medical Center (CNMC) and Director of the Clinical and Translational Science Institute-Children’s National. She is a Pediatric Nephrologist and an internationally-recognized investigator, whose research focuses on identifying clinical and genetic factors involved in the pathogenesis of inherited renal disorders, most notably autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Before joining CNMC, she founded and served as Director of the Inherited Renal Disorders Program at the Children’s Hospital of Alabama, established the NIH P30-funded UAB Hepatorenal Fibrocystic Disease Research and Translational Core Center and was the founding Director of the UAB Center for Clinical and Translational Science. She plays an active role on the PKD Foundation’s Board of Trustees.


Don’t miss out!

Our next webinar is also about PKD in children.

When: October 22, 2019 | 7 p.m. CT

Topic: Day-to-day living for young children with PKD

Speaker: Erum Aftab Hartung, M.D., MTR | Pediatric nephrologist | Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

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