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December 07, 2023

Itching for New Therapies for Chronic Kidney Disease Associated Pruritis (CKD-aP) | Webinar Video

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This webinar, held on December 7, 2023, introduces the topic of itching related to Chronic Kidney Disease. Dr. Karthik Tennankore discusses chronic kidney disease associated pruritis (CKD-aP), how physicians screen and evaluate for CKD-aP, and treatment options for CKD-aP, including emerging therapies.

About the Speaker

Dr. Karthik Tennankore MD, SM, FRCPC, received his MD at the University of Western Ontario and completed Internal Medicine and Nephrology at Dalhousie University. He went on to complete a two-year clinical fellowship in home dialysis at the Toronto General Hospital (University of Toronto), and concurrently obtained a Master of Science in Clinical Epidemiology through Harvard University. He joined the Dalhousie Division of Nephrology in 2013 and is a Professor in the Department of Medicine and the QEII Foundation Endowed Chair in Transplantation Research. His research interests are aimed at improving the health of dialysis patients and kidney transplant recipients. More recently, he has been studying the burden and impact of chronic kidney disease associated pruritus (CKD-aP) on patient outcomes and developing approaches to screening for CKD-aP in the dialysis population.

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