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Major Depressive Disorder In Chronic Kidney Disease

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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.

*Drs Fornal & Emmel are employees of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC).

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Aaron Emmel

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS

Nephrology Clinical & Scientific Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Aaron Emmel, PharmD, MHA, BCPS, joined Otsuka in 2018 and is currently a Clinical & Scientific Director on our Nephrology South Team. Dr Emmel earned his Doctor in Pharmacy from the University of Florida in 2007 and his Masters in Health Administration from the University of North Florida in 2015. He has 10 years of experience as a clinical pharmacist, helping to develop and implement numerous clinical programs focused on ICU care, nutrition support, and antimicrobial stewardship. Additionally, he served as an administrator for a multi-specialty Clinically Integrated Network and ACO, helping to develop a Population Health Management strategy that included a coordinated approach to managing Chronic Kidney Disease. He has served as an Associate Clinical Professor for the University of Florida College of Pharmacy, delivering lectures and precepting students on Advanced Pharmacy Practice Experience rotations. Dr Emmel is Board Certified as a Pharmacotherapy Specialist by the Board of Pharmacy Specialties.

Aneta Fornal

Aneta Fornal, PharmD

Clinical & Scientific Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Areas of Expertise: Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder, Schizophrenia

Prior Experience: Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison; Clinical & Scientific Liaison, Medical Information Associate Director, Adjunct Faculty Rutgers School of Pharmacy, Pharmacist

Schools Attended: University of the Sciences in Philadelphia (Philadelphia, PA)

Fellowships, Internships, & Residencies: Postdoctoral Fellowship, Rutgers University / Bristol-Myers Squibb Neuroscience Medical Strategy (Plainsboro, NJ)


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