Inaugural Glomerular Diseases Symposium a Success; Glomerular Center of Excellence Announced

credit: Shikha Wadhwani

The inaugural Glomerular Diseases Symposium: An Update on Disease Mechanisms and Management, held on September 9, 2023, was a rousing success.  The event, organized and chaired by WashU nephrologist Tingting Li, MD, MSCI, boasted case presentations, panel discussions, and lectures from experts here at WashU and across the United States.

 With the landscape of glomerular disease rapidly changing, the symposium provided a timely update on recent advances in disease pathogenesis and treatment. Many of the lectures centered around newer therapies for rare glomerular diseases.  The audience had the opportunity to interact with the experts and discuss challenges in the management of glomerular diseases.

One of the highlights of the symposium was the announcement of the newly established Glomerular Center of Excellence (GCE), with Dr. Li as Director.  While Li has led a dedicated glomerular disease clinic for nearly a decade, she says that the GCE will provide a broader, more cohesive and collaborative program to improve care to the ever-increasing number of patients in the St. Louis area and nearby states being referred with glomerular disease.

Li also plans to offer nephrology fellows formal training in glomerular diseases, via either a glomerular disease track during the second year of fellowship or a one-year advanced glomerular disease fellowship.  In addition, she plans on expanding the glomerular disease clinical research program at Washington University.. 

Please read more details about the exciting new Glomerular Center of Excellence, which is featured in our 2023 Fall Alumni Newsletter.