International Kidney and Monoclonal Gammopathy Research Group 2nd International Meeting
La Rochelle, France
September 3-4, 2015


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Thursday, September 3rd  
8:15 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.
Introduction: Guy Touchard and Nelson Leung
The history of monoclonal gammopathies: Robert A. Kyle
MGRS: an evolving concept: Nelson Leung
Classification of renal disorders in monoclonal gammopathies: Guy Touchard 
The kidney biopsy in MGRS: recent advances in pathology: Samih Nasr  

Coffee break  

9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Proximal Tubule in Monoclonal Gammopathy: From the microscope to the Lab
Light chain tubulopathy with crystals – Vivette D’Agati
LC proximal tubulopathy without crystals: Guillermo Herrera
LC-induced interstitial nephritis: Maria Picken 
Inflammatory pathways involved in proximal tubular injury:  Veichi Batuman
Panel discussion

2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Updateon monoclonal protein detection/measurement
New free light chain assays: Ashu Wechalekar 
Mass spectrometry: David Murray  

3:00 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. New Renal response and emerging therapies in AL amyloidosis
Assessing renal response in AL amyloidosis: Giampaolo Merlini
Anti-SAP therapy – Julian Gillmore
Anti-fibril therapy – Brendan Weiss  

Coffee break  

4:30 p.m. –  6:00 p.m. Update on the management of myeloma cast nephropathy
Chemotherapeutic options: Dimopoulos group
Free light chain removal: Colin Hutchison? Paul Cockwell?
Response measurement: Heinz Ludwig  
Group discussion  

6:00 p.m. Poster viewing and wine reception   

Friday, September. 4th
8:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. Update in pathophysiology: animal models
Cast nephropathy: Paul Sanders
LC Fanconi syndrome: Olivier Devuyst
AL amyloidosis: Guillermo Herrera
Randall-type MIDD: Christophe Sirac  

Coffee break  

10:45 a.m. – 12:00 a.m. C3 glomerulopathy and monoclonal gammopathy
C3 GP and monoclonal gammopathy: the disease spectrum: Frank Bridoux
The complement system in C3GP and monoclonal gammopathy: Véronique Frémeaux- Bacchi  

12:00 – 12:45:  Extrarenal manifestations of monoclonal gammopathy: Jean Paul Fermand  

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Oral communications  

4:00 p.m. Closing remarks  

4:30 p.m. IKMG meeting

5:30 p.m. IKMG Board meeting