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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

This is a PsychU & NephU Joint Live Event for NephU members in the Pittsburgh, PA area. In this presentation, the objectives are to:

  • Overview of Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and Chronic Didney Disease (CKD)/End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD).
  • Discuss the high prevalence of depression in patients with CKD.
  • Discuss how overlap of symptomatology between MDD and CKD  makes diagnosing depression in the setting of CKD challenging.
  • Discuss the association of MDD with poor outcomes in CKD.
  • Discuss potential risk factors and mechanism of MDD in CKD.
  • Discuss the cycle between MDD and ESRD.
  • Address challenges in MDD management considerations in CKD patients.



1150 Smallman Street
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15222 United States
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412-201-5656 View Venue Website

Featured Speakers

Jessica Kanai

Jessica Kanai, PharmD

Nephrology Medical Science Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Jessica Kanai PharmD, is a Nephrology Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka. Dr Kanai obtained her PharmD from Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She completed her PGY-1 residency at Memorial Health University Medical Center in Savannah, Georgia where she stayed on and worked in both emergency medicine and internal medicine. She was responsible for a diverse patient population including those with end stage renal disease. Dr Kanai then went on to obtain her Australian pharmacy license and worked with numerous specialty services at the Royal Hobart Hospital such as neurosurgery, cardiology and pulmonology. Upon returning to the states, she became the nephrology pharmacist at WVU Medicine and was also involved in initiating pharmacy rounding services with WVU Medicine’s cardiology specialty. Dr Kanai is currently a licensed pharmacist in Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Katie Sulkowski

Katie Sulkowski, PharmD

Medical Science Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

*Drs Jessica Kanai and Katie Sulkowski are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).


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