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The Congressional Kidney Caucus to Hold a Capitol Hill Briefing on the Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

June 7, 2018

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Transplants

On June 12, the Congressional Kidney Caucus will host a Capitol Hill Briefing, in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners, the American Society of Nephrology and the American Association of Kidney Patients, about the public health crisis and epidemic kidney disease poses for our society, and the federal government’s crucial role in providing life-sustaining treatment for Americans with kidney disease, kidney failure and transplants.

Speakers and participants representing the Congressional Kidney Caucus, the Department of Health & Human Services, the National Institutes of Health and the kidney community will tie together the public and private initiatives, incentives and investments – both underway and still needed – that will pave the way for the most effective and efficient treatments and innovations.

The briefing will also cover KidneyX , the Kidney Precision Medicine Project and the APOLLO Study.

WHO: Dr. Allen Nissenson, Chair, Kidney Care Partners; Ed Simcox, Acting Chief Technology Officer, HHS; Dr. Griffin Rogers, Director, NIH’s National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases; Paul Conway, President, AAKP; Richard Knight, Vice President, AAKP and Chair of Public Policy Committee

WHERE: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building, 45 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20515

WHEN: Tuesday, June 12, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30 pm

                         *Chick-Fil-A lunch will be provided*

CONTACT: Media: Sarah Ann Rhoades, 703-548-0019

RSVP: Matthew Powell, matt.powell@mail.house.gov