PKD – An Overview of Pathology, Diagnosis and Disease Progression

Live Program | February 20, 2020 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
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Join PKD experts from across the country, where you can hear the most current information on PKD pathophysiology, disease progression, and the physical & emotional burden of PKD.


  • Review of the recent advancements made in the PKD field
  • Address key factors that play into PKD disease progression
  • Highlight and evaluate prognostic indicators of advanced PKD outcomes

Event Speakers

Arlene Chapman, MD*
Chief Department of Medicine, Nephrology Professor of Medicine, Nephrology University of Chicago

Dr. Chapman is the section chief of nephrology at the University of Chicago and the director of the Clinical Research Center for the University of Chicago’s Institute for Translational Medicine.

Dr. Chapman attended medical school at MacMaster School of Medicine in Ontario, Canada, followed by training in Internal Medicine at Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington, DC and a fellowship in Renal Medicine at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. She joined the University of Colorado faculty as an Assistant Professor and was later promoted to Associate Professor. She then joined the faculty at Emory University, where she was promoted to Professor of Medicine and later accepted the role of section chief of Nephrology at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Chapman’s research focuses on mechanisms of cyst formation in autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease. She has been integrally involved in the development of novel imaging biomarkers for this disease. In addition, her career has focused on other rare conditions including ARPKD, the CAKUT disorders, ciliopathies, tuberous sclerosis complex and von Hippel Lindau disease.

Her academic contributions include membership on several NIH committees as well as the Scientific Advisory Council for the Polycystic Kidney Disease Research Foundation and the Council for the American Kidney Societies. She has also served on the editorial boards for JASN, CJASN, AJKD, Kidney International, and NDT.

Kaitlin Dehlin, PhD, RD

Dr. Dehlin works for Otsuka as a medical science liaison. Her areas of expertise include nephrology, polycystic kidney disease, nutrition, pediatric nutrition, and preclinical and clinical research. Dr. Dehlin earned her Ph.D. in Animal Nutrition and Food Science from West Virginia University where she also earned a Master of Science in Animal Nutrition and Food Science, and a Bachelor of Science in Human Nutrition and Foods.


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