The 2nd Acute Kidney Injury Conference: From Bench to Bedside

May 14–18, 2022
Banff, Canada



May 14-18, 2022

This FASEB Science Research Conference (SRC) was first convened in 2019 with a focus on increasing and developing scientific interactions and collaborations across the bench-to-bedside divide. This forum is to help develop a pipeline of investigators trained to think in a more translational way about the problem of acute kidney injury (AKI).

This in-person conference brings together basic, translational, and clinical scientists—including trainees, early stage, and established investigators—from academia, industry, and government involved in acute kidney injury research.

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Important Dates

Abstract Deadline: April 11, 2022
Early Registration Deadline: April 13, 2022
Housing Deadline: April 21, 2022
Cancellation Deadline: April 23, 2022 
Registration Closing Deadline: May 11, 2022


The conference's main themes are: 1) clinical and molecular phenotyping of patients with AKI; 2) systems biology and network analysis; 3) mechanisms of AKI, and AKI to CKD transition; 4) experimental modeling of human disease; 5) AKI drug development; and 6) patient advocacy.

Conference sessions will present the latest research and foster discussion on:
  • Human tissue interrogation in AKI
  • Race, sex, and genetics of AKI
  • Patient perspectives Pediatric AKI
  • Sepsis-associated AKI
  • New therapeutics for AKI
  • AKI to CKD transition
  • Preclinical modeling
The conference covers 11 sessions with three abstract sessions (two oral, one poster) and a discussion addressing imposter syndrome and unconscious bias in research. Specifically for trainees (graduate students, post-doctoral and clinical fellows, and mentored junior faculty), the program features a “Meet the Mentor” session with selected conference speakers, and the opportunity to pre-register for and participate in Career Discussion Groups. Additional opportunities for networking include two receptions, three lunches, three dinners, and optional planned group excursions to explore Banff National Park.

View the preliminary agenda.

Keynote Lecture

Joseph Loscalzo MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School, “Systems Biology and Biological Networks in Human Disease.” Dr. Loscalzo will present the keynote lecture remotely.



Mark Decaestecker, MBBS, PhD

Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN


Neil Hukriede, PhD

Professor, University of Pittsburgh, PA

Neesh Pannu, BSc, MD, SM, FRCPC

Professor, University of Alberta, Canada

Stuart Goldstein, MD

Professor and Director, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati, OH

Kathleen Liu, MD, PhD

Professor, University of California, San Francisco

Raymond Harris, MD

Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Kelly Hyndman, PhD

Assistant Professor, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Edward Siew, MD, MSCI

Associate Professor, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN

Poster Information

The Poster Session will be held on Sunday, May 15, 8:00pm-10:00pm in Room KC203 at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Posters must be put up on the appropriate boards on Sunday, May 15 between 4-6:30 pm. Posters should be removed on Monday, May 16, between 8 am-12:00 pm. Posters remaining on the boards after 12:00 pm on May 16 will be discarded. Poster number assignments will be provided to poster presenters before the meeting.

The poster board is 7’9” wide by 4’ high. The poster board surface area is 7’6” wide by 3’ 9” high. Your poster should not exceed the poster board surface area. Push pins will be provided for poster presenters. 

Registration Fees

Early Registration is available until April 13, 2022
Students: $1049 
Invited Speakers: $1199 

Regular registration fees start on April 14, 2022
Students: $1199 
Invited Speakers: $1199 

Reimbursement allocations are up to the organizers of each conference and depend on external funding availability, and therefore are not guaranteed. If you would like to be considered for partial reimbursement, please complete this form. If you are selected to receive any reimbursements for your registration and/or travel, you will be contacted via email with further instructions. Please note that this process will take several weeks after the conference occurs. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we work through this process.

Travel and Lodging

Banff Center for Arts and Creativity - 107 Tunnel Mountain Drive, Box 1020, Station #11, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1H5 

Important note:
You must use ArriveCAN to provide mandatory travel information including pre-entry test results before and after your entry into Canada. Information can be found here.

*This is a high altitude location at 4,590 to 5,350 ft (1,400 to 1,630 m) above sea level.

Single/Double 215.69 CAD/night (incl. taxes/fees), available through Thursday, April 21, 2022 only.

The registration fee does not include lodging. The official housing website is closed. Please contact the Banff Centre directly if you need to book a room. Please mention "2022 FASEB Conerence" or group ID "VUM2205" for the group discounted rate.

Banff Centre Room Reservations: Monday–Friday  8:30 am-4:30 pm
Phone number:  1-800-884-7574
Local number:  1-403-762-6308

Great rates: Enjoy specially negotiated rates which may also be honored for extended stays based on availability. 
Be in the center of activity: Enjoy quick and easy access to all conference functions and networking opportunities.
Additional protection: FASEB may be able to assist you with any issues that arise with the hotel.

Calgary International Airport (YYC) (87 miles / 140 km from hotel)

Lodging reservations should only be made using the options above. Any solicitation by third-party lodging companies is not endorsed by FASEB. 

The airport provides information on ground transportation options here.  Banff Airporter is providing shuttle services between Calgary International Airport and Banff at a 15% discount for FASEB attendees. The total for a round-trip from Calgary International Airport to Banff and return is $130.28 CAD including GST after discount. To book, click on the link for Banff Airporter. Proceed through the reservation and type "FASEB" in the promo code field on the final payment page to receive the discount.

To request a rideshare with other participants click here. Please note that participation is completely voluntary and the responsibility of the individual. FASEB will not be matching or assigning rides and we are not responsible for any liability or financial obligation that may arise from voluntary matching made using rideshare options.


Travel Award Information

These awards have been established to support the participation of students, postdoctoral trainees, fellows, instructors, and mentored junior faculty in the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Bench to Bedside meeting. Those who wish to be considered for a travel award must submit an application and abstract by April 25th. No late applications will be considered. Award winners must attend and present a short talk or poster at the 2nd FASEB AKI conference and participate in the entire conference. Download information and instructions here.

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