University of Washington and Northwest Kidney Centers Hosted KidneyX Listening Session
August 22, 2018
In coordination with the University of Washington, Northwest Kidney Centers, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN)
hosted a listening session for KidneyX on Wednesday, August 22 in Seattle, WA.
This listening session is the second KidneyX meeting in which a diverse, multi-stakeholder group was convened to better understand how KidneyX can meet the needs of patients and encourage providers, innovators,
and researchers to participate.
The listening session was kicked off by Representative Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Co-chair of the Congressional Kidney Caucus. Rep. DelBene highlighted the need for investment in federal research in the kidney space and for
more innovation in the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of kidney diseases.
Like previous KidneyX meetings, HHS leaders from the Office of the Chief Technology Officer, the National Institutes of Health, the Food and Drug Administration and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services,
as well as patients, providers, startups, and the biopharmaceutical and venture capitalist communities participated in the listening session. Participants shared their input on how KidneyX could eliminate barriers to
innovation in nephrology.