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Overview Of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

Overview Of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD)

This presentation will discuss the pathophysiology, disease progression, and the physical & emotional burden of autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). The key factors that play into ADPKD disease diagnosis and progression will be presented.


Grand Street Cafe

4740 Grand Avenue
Kansas City, Missouri 64112 United States
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Featured Speakers

Benjamin Cowley

Benjamin Cowley, MD*

Section Chief of Nephrology

Oklahoma University Medicine*

Dr Benjamin D Cowley Jr. is currently Professor of Medicine and Section Chief, Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center and at the Oklahoma City Veterans Administration Medical Center. Dr Cowley is the John Gammill Professor in Polycystic Kidney Disease. He graduated from the Baylor College of Medicine in 1981. Following that, he completed a residency in Internal Medicine and a fellowship in Nephrology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City, KS. He is also the President of the Board of Directors, for the Oklahoma Foundation for Kidney Disease and serves on the Board of Directors of LifeShare Transplant Donor Services of Oklahoma. Dr Cowley is currently the United Network for Organ Sharing designated physician for the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Kidney Transplant Program and the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center Pancreas Transplant Program.

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.

*Dr Cowley is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Sean George is an employee of OPDC.


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