The Workshop on Translating CKD Research into Improved Clinical Outcomes was held at the National Institutes of Health's Natcher Conference Center in Bethesda, Maryland on October 18 and 19, 2010. Sponsored by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, this meeting focused on type 2 translational research (T2) for chronic kidney disease (CKD). The goal of T2 research is to identify factors that lead to adoption, maintenance, and sustainability of science-based interventions at the practice level.
The purpose of this day and a half long workshop was to:
Identify research questions for T2 research in CKD
Share lessons learned from T2 research in other diseases
Identify opportunities to collaborate across various disciplines and settings
The meeting addressed a wide variety of issues related to translational research for CKD. Presenters discussed the science of translational research, health disparities, health literacy, multidisciplinary approaches, collaboration with federal agencies, and more.
Download meeting summary (PDF document).