IDEAS drive change. Be part of that change.

Presented by UW’s Center for Dialysis Innovation

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Almost 500,000 Americans have kidney failure treated with dialysis and 50,000 die each year from kidney disease. Sadly, there have been few innovations advancing dialysis technology since chronic hemodialysis was launched in Seattle 56 years ago. IDEAS brings together researchers, physicians, industry representatives and government officials committed to improving outcomes and reducing costs for end stage kidney patients on dialysis.


August 20-21, 2018


Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD; Buddy Ratner, PhD


University of Washington, HUB Lyceum, UW Campus


Speakers and Presenters:

  • Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD
    (University of Washington)
  • Jeffrey Lawson, MD, PhD
  • Laura Niklason, MD, PhD
  • Buddy Ratner, PhD
    (University of Washington)
  • Leslie Trigg
    (Outset Medical)