News Release: Emory Healthcare , Research , School of Medicine

Oct. 19,  2011

Emory Hosts France-Atlanta 2011 Symposia on Kidney Disease Treatment

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French and American scientists, academics and physicians will gather at Emory University in early November for two one-day conferences focusing on innovation in the treatment of chronic kidney disease across the globe. Both events are free and open to the public.

The Emory Transplant Center will host immunologists and transplant physicians for Translational Treatments: Advances in Renal Transplantation, a symposium on critical topics in the care of renal transplant patients, on Thursday, Nov. 3 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Emory’s Dobbs University Center, 605 Asbury Circle. Distinguished research scholars including Christophe Legendre (Necker Hospital), Lionel Rostaing (Rangueil-Toulouse Hospital), Jean-Paul Soulillou (Nantes Hospital), Antonio Guasch (Emory University School of Medicine) and Thomas Pearson (Emory University School of Medicine) will give presentations and share best practices in the diagnosis and management of patients. The conference is sponsored by The Halle Institute for Global Learning.

Full details and registration for Translational Treatments.

The Halle Institute for Global Learning will host Geriatric Nephrology in the 21st Century: Challenges and Opportunities on Monday, Nov. 7, cosponsored with Rollins School of Public Health and Emory School of Medicine. Leading kidney specialists from the United States and France will examine the challenges presented by the rising population of elderly patients with chronic kidney disease. Discussion topics include patient demographics and risk factors for the development of chronic kidney disease, disparities in access to the renal transplant waiting list, transplant outcomes and options for renal replacement therapies and dialysis vascular access, with special emphasis on results from clinical studies in France and the United States. The symposium is scheduled from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rollins School of Public Health in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, 401 Rollins Way.

Full schedule of speakers and registration information for Geriatric Nephrology in the 21st Century.

About France-Atlanta 2011

These scientific symposia, which will result in concrete French-American cooperation, are presented within the framework of France-Atlanta 2011, a series of events centered on innovation in the scientific, business, cultural and humanitarian domains which aim at breathing new life in the cooperation between France and the American South. Co-presented by the Consulate General of France in Atlanta and the Georgia Institute of Technology, France-Atlanta 2011 ( is presented under the high auspices of the Ambassador of France to the United States François Delattre, Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal and Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed. Fifteen events will be presented to the Atlanta community between Oct. 26 and Nov. 12.

About The Halle Institute for Global Learning

Established in 1997 with a gift from Claus M. Halle, The Halle Institute for Global Learning is Emory’s premier venue for visits by heads of state, distinguished policymakers and influential public intellectuals from around the world. The Halle Institute’s programs strengthen faculty distinction, prepare engaged scholars and foster greater involvement from local, national and international communities.


The Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University is an academic health science and service center focused on missions of teaching, research, health care and public service.

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