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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

A regional Virtual Live Event for PsychU members in KS and OK, and NephU members in NM, OK, TX, and AR.
There is a high prevalence of depression among patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). This presentation will examine the clinical overlap between CKD and major depressive disorder (MDD) in symptomatology, behavioral and biological mechanisms, the impact of comorbid depression on CKD outcomes, and strategies for effective management of depression in CKD.

*Speakers are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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Featured Speakers
Sean George

Sean George, PA-C, MHS

Nephrology Medical Science Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Sean George PA-C, MHS is a Physician Assistant who currently works as a Nephrology Medical Science Director for Otsuka Pharmaceutical Commercialization and Development. He has been with Otsuka in his current role for 2 years supporting the Nephrology division.  Prior to joining industry, he practiced in a private practice Nephrology clinic for 4 years managing patients with chronic kidney disease including their associated co-morbidities, anemia secondary to CKD, acute kidney injury, and end stage renal disease.  In addition to his clinical work, he served on the Executive Committee for Advanced Practitioners with the National Kidney Foundation for 3 consecutive years as member-at-large, secretary, and research chair.  Sean earned his Physician Assistant/Masters Health Science from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine.  He is currently licensed in the state of Oklahoma and certified with the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants.

Laura Anguiano

Laura Anguiano, PhD

Medical Science Liaison
    Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Prior to joining Otsuka Laura attained a PhD in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Kanas. Her doctoral work centered in the neuroscience space specifically on mechanisms of neurodegeneration and neurotoxicity. During this time Laura also served as an Adjunct Professor at Highlands Community College where she taught Human Anatomy and Physiology courses. After completion of graduate school Laura worked at a Contract Research Organization (CRO) where she managed their clinical pharmacology unit for seven years. Through these years she managed hundreds of program projects in Phases 1-2b across all therapeutic areas, i.e., oncology, neuroscience, medical devices, etc. Laura has been with Otsuka for five years now and her territories include the states of Kansas, Oklahoma and western sections of Missouri.


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