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Utilization Of The International IgA Nephropathy Prediction Tool

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Utilization Of The International IgA Nephropathy Prediction Tool


IgA Nephropathy is the most common glomerulonephritis and a leading cause of End Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD). While historically IgAN has been described as a slow progressive disease1, more recent literature demonstrates disease progression is extremely heterogeneous with a 10-year risk of reaching ESKD varying between 5-50%2.

Did You Know?

A significant proportion of patients with IgA nephropathy qualify for immunosuppression therapy, despite having nonprogressive disease, while many patients experience kidney function decline who do not qualify for treatment2. Accurate assessment of a patient’s risk of progression is essential for shared decision making around therapeutic options.

Why Attend This Webinar?

To learn about the clinical, laboratory and histological risk predictors that make up the International IgAN Prediction Tool and gain an understanding of its clinical utility and future potential.

What You Will Learn

1) Key risk predictors for disease progression in IgAN

2) How to implement the International IgAN Prediction Tool in clinical practice

3) Strengths and weaknesses of the tool


  1. Donadio JV et al. NEJM. 2002;347(10):738-748.
  2. Barbour SJ et al. JAMA Intern Med. 2019;179:942-952.

Ankur Shah

Ankur Shah, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship training program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Warren Alpert Medical School, Brown University*

Ankur Shah, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Program Director of the Nephrology Fellowship training program at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed residency in internal medicine at Temple University Hospital, followed by fellowship at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as chief fellow and received advanced training in medical education. His primary interests are home dialysis including both peritoneal dialysis and home hemodialysis, topics in which he has published numerous peer reviewed articles as well as textbook chapters and has lectured both nationally and internationally. He is a decorated educator having mentored dozens of medical students, residents, and fellows and received the dean’s excellence in teaching award, department of medicine teaching award, and nephrology fellowship teaching awards at Brown and is a winner of the American Society of Nephrology’s Innovations in Kidney Education contest. He is a Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, the National Kidney Foundation, and the American College of Physicians.

Kelly Reed

Kelly Reed, PhD

Nephrology Senior Medical Science Liaison

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Kelly Reed, PhD, joined Otsuka in 2012 and is currently a Senior Medical Science Liaison on our Nephrology East Team. Dr Reed has collaborated with several national professional organizations and healthcare systems providing educational presentations on hyponatremia and Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD). She has been a leader in resource development for the MSL team, co-led the nephrology MSL new hire training program during expansion and served as a mentor to several MSL new hires. Dr Reed earned her doctorate from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and completed her clinical internship at the Mailman Center for Child Development in Miami, Florida, followed by a two year fellowship at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center.

Sachin Hajarnis

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD

Nephrology Medical Science Director

Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.*

Sachin Hajarnis, PhD is a Senior Medical Science Liaison at Otsuka Pharmaceuticals. Dr Hajarnis has a Bachelors and Masters in Life Sciences from University of Mumbai, India. He obtained a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Colorado State University. Dr Hajarnis joined the University of Texas Southwestern Medical school in Dallas, as a post-doctoral fellow in the department of Nephrology where he performed basic research on various aspects of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). He continued his studies on the role of micro-RNAs in PKD as a Research Scientist for several years before joining his current position at Otsuka.

*Dr Ankur Shah is a paid consultant of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (OPDC). Drs Kelly Reed and Sachin Hajarnis are employees of OPDC.


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