Annual Meeting Presentation

WashU Nephrology Participates in 2022 NKF Spring Clinical Meetings

The 2022 National Kidney Foundation’s Spring Clinical Meetings (SCM22) are currently underway in Boston, MA, April 6-10, with several members of WashU Nephrology in attendance.  

The annual meeting presents the latest insights into chronic kidney disease care and focuses on translating science into practice for the entire healthcare team.  While it is a live event this year, there is an on-demand option for attendees who do not wish to attend in person.

Tarek Alhamad, MD, MS, FACP, FASN, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplant Programs at Barnes-Jewish/Washington University Transplant Center, will present two lectures: “How I Manage … A Patient with a Failing Kidney Transplant” and “Utilizing biomarkers for posttransplant immunologic monitoring.”


Rowena Delos Santos, MD, transplant nephrologist specialist and Director of Nephrology Transplant Fellowship Program, will present two lectures: “Post-Transplant CKD-MBD – Now What?” and “IgA Nephropathy and Kidney Transplantation: Considerations for Recurrent IgAN”.

She will also chair the session Improving Patient Outcomes in IgA Nephropathy.

Anitha Vijayan, MD, FASN, Medical Director of Acute Dialysis Services at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Barnes-Jewish Hospital West County, and The Rehabilitation Institute of St. Louis, will present the lecture “Prolonged Intermittent Renal Replacement Therapy: Is de-escalation an option?”


Lisa Koester-Wiedemann, MSN, CS, ANP, CNN-NP, a nephrology Nurse Practitioner in our division for the past 22 years, is a member on a panel that will discuss Dilemmas When Clinical Practice Guidelines Do Not Support

She will also present the lecture “Controversial Clinical Practices in Dialysis.”


Timothy Yau, MD, nephrologist and celebrated WashU medical educator, will present the lecture “Understanding the Millenial/Gen Z Mind to Optimize Medical Education.” 

Yau will also co-host the Fellows Trivia Night with Pascale Khairallah, MD, from Baylor College of Medicine.  The event allows teams of fellows from across the country to answer nephrology-related questions in a fun and friendly environment.

@Maximal_Change, @Khairallah_P

Cheryl Cress, RN, CNN, Clinical Nurse Coordinator of WashU Nephrology Home Modalities, will also be attending the meeting.  She is currently on the NKF-CNNT Executive Committee as a Director-at-Large of Education (2021-2023).