In the Fall of last year, over 320 participants from healthcare systems, agencies, and organizations across the country came together virtually for Rogosin Institute’s 9th Annual Symposium. The event featured speakers from a broad spectrum of the Nephrology community, who shared their unique perspectives on the impact of the pandemic on patients, as well as lessons learned and implications for the future of kidney care.
The day opened with our Keynote Speaker, Nicole Lurie, MD, a nationally acclaimed expert in Preparedness Response. Dr. Lurie emphasized the critical role of leadership and strong systems in an emergency and shared her views on the national response to COVID-19. Other speakers explored the challenges facing kidney care, including recruiting and training nephrologists and nephrology nurses, the need for more home dialysis, and overcoming the complexities of systemic racism to best serve all patients. At the conclusion of the event, there was time for participants to ask questions of the experts and share their experiences as well.
“The Symposium provided an opportunity for all of us to view the pandemic from two directions, looking back over the last six months and forward to how we can use what we’ve learned in future emergencies,” says Jeffrey Silberzweig, MD, Chief Medical Officer, Rogosin Institute and Co-Chair, American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Response Team. “Facing the challenges of COVID-19 has highlighted how much more we can accomplish working with our partners, than doing things alone. At Rogosin, our collaboration with NewYork-Presbyterian strengthened dramatically this year and has enabled us to better serve our patients during this time.” (Read the article for more information about Dr. Silberzweig’s role in the ASN response to COVID-19).
All Symposium presentations are available on our website HERE.