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Management Strategies in BKV Nephropathy

228.1 - Management Strategies in BKV Nephropathy

Presenter: Lee Anne Tibbles, Joe Kim, , Canada
Authors: Lee Anne Tibbles and Joe Kim


This presentation will review the clinical data around the diagnosis and management of BKV nephropathy in kidney transplant recipients. Particular emphasis will be placed on the role of BKV surveillance in reducing the incidence of BKV nephropathy and the effectiveness of various preventive strategies.


Lee Anne Tibbles: Dr. Tibbles is a Transplant Nephrologist, and the Medical Director of ALTRA, the Southern Alberta Transplant Program. She received her MD from the University of Ottawa, and trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology at the University of Western Ontario. She studied for 5 years as a Research Fellow with Dr. James Woodgett at the Ontario Cancer Institute in intracellular signalling pathways before becoming a Clinician Scientist in Calgary. Her current research interests include the molecular pathogenesis of BK polyoma virus and clinical trials of anti-BKV therapies.

Joe Kim: Dr. S. Joseph Kim is a transplant nephrologist in the Division of Nephrology and the Kidney Transplant Program at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He is also an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine and the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation at the University of Toronto. He is the President of the Canadian Organ Replacement Register Board of Directors, Co-­Chair of the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients Technical Advisory Committee, Chair of the Kidney Data Working Group for Canadian Blood Services, and the Associate Head of the Kidney, Dialysis and Transplantation program at the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences. Dr. Kim completed medical school, internal medicine residency, chief medical residency, and fellowships in nephrology and kidney transplantation at the University of Toronto. In 2008, he completed a PhD in epidemiology and a Masters in biostatistics at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. His research interests are in the areas of access to and outcomes of kidney transplantation using data from both centre-based and population-based cohorts. His methodological interests include survival analysis and statistical models for causal inference.

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