About this Event: This presentation will provide an overview Polycystic Kidney Disease, including diagnosis and treatment options.
Speaker: Dr. York Pei
Dr. Pei is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto and a Staff Nephrologist at the Toronto General Hospital, University Health Network. He obtained his research training in Clinical Epidemiology at McMaster University and later on, in Human Molecular Genetics in Toronto. The major theme of his research program is to identify genetic factors involved in the initiation or progression of common kidney diseases as potential targets for novel diagnostic tests and therapies. His research focuses on genetic, genomic and translational research of three common kidney disorders: Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease, IgA nephropathy and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome; and is supported by grants from the PKD Foundation of Canada, the Kidney Foundation of Canada, Physicians Incorporated Foundation and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.
This session is intended for patients, caregivers, family and healthcare providers - but anyone who is interested is welcome!