Media Advisory: The Vital Public-Private Partnership in Kidney Care

September 26, 2018

Participants from Congress, HHS, NIH and the Kidney Community to Discuss Advancing Care, Research & Innovation for Individuals with Kidney Diseases, Kidney Failure and Kidney Transplants

The Congressional Kidney Caucus will host a Capitol Hill Briefing, in cooperation with Kidney Care Partners, the American Society of Nephrology, the Renal Physicians Association and the American Association of Kidney Patients, about the public health crisis kidney disease poses for our society, and the federal government’s crucial role in providing life-sustaining treatment and supporting cutting-edge innovations for Americans with kidney disease.


  • Congresswoman Suzan DelBene (WA-1)
  • Allen Nissenson, MD, Chair, Kidney Care Partners
  • Ed Simcox, Chief Technology Officer, Acting Chief Information Officer, HHS
  • Griffin Rodgers, MD, MACP, Director, NIH National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK)
  • Michael Shapiro, MD, MBA, President, Renal Physicians Association (RPA)
  • Paul Conway, President, American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)


2045 Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20515


Friday, September 28, 2018
12:30 – 1:30 pm
*Lunch will be provided*


RSVP:  Elizabeth Hyers at

Media: Sarah Ann Rhodes at or 703-548-0019