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The Evolution Of Managing Patients With Anemia Due To Chronic Kidney Disease

The Evolution Of Managing Patients With Anemia Due To Chronic Kidney Disease

Anemia is a well-known complication of chronic kidney disease (CKD) and the overall impact it has on patients who suffer from CKD is significant. In this informative webinar, renowned anemia expert, Dr Jay B Wish, will walk us through how managing patients with anemia in CKD has evolved over time and highlight recent scientific advancements that could potentially change the treatment landscape of anemia in CKD.

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


Jay B Wish

Jay B Wish, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Nephrology & Director of Outpatient Dialysis Services
    Indiana University School of Medicine & Indiana University Health*

Jay B Wish, MD, is Professor of Clinical Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis and Chief Medical Officer for Dialysis at Indiana University Health. He is past president of the National Forum of End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks and has been an advisor to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) on quality improvement issues in dialysis. He served on the Board of Directors of the Renal Physicians Association and the American Association of Kidney Patients and was the recipient of the latter’s Visionary Award in 2005. Dr Wish is Vice Chairman of the Editorial Advisory Board for Nephrology News & Issues and on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. He has had over 100 articles, reviews, and book chapters published, particularly in the areas of ESRD quality oversight/improvement, accountability, anemia management, and vascular access.

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.


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