CHICAGO, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- DaVita Clinical Research, a specialty contract research organization with services spanning the full spectrum of drug and device development, today announced that company representatives and collaborators will present 12 abstracts at American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week in Chicago, Nov. 15-20. Attendees can meet representatives of DaVita Clinical Research and DaVita Kidney Care, the kidney care division of DaVita Inc. (NYSE: DVA), in booth 710.
ASN's annual Kidney Week is the world's premier nephrology meeting, bringing together more than 13,000 kidney care professionals from around the world to share and discuss new developments related to all aspects of nephrology. This year's meeting theme is "Reinventing Nephrology: From Molecule to Man" and also celebrates ASN's 50th Anniversary.
"DaVita Clinical Research and DaVita Kidney Care are committed to improving clinical outcomes in patients with kidney disease. We invest in quality initiatives and research that improve our understanding of disease prevention and treatment," said Steven Brunelli, MD, MSCE, vice president of DaVita Clinical Research.
Researchers from DaVita Clinical Research and DaVita Kidney Care will present results from a number of large retrospective studies. The group also will present data from innovative clinical improvement programs originating from DaVita Clinical Research and its independent research partners in the academic, pharmaceutical and biotech research communities.
DaVita Clinical Research and DaVita Kidney Care representatives will share the results from the following clinical quality initiatives during the conference's poster sessions.
In addition, findings from the following research studies will be presented.
Attendees who visit DaVita Kidney Care's booth at ASN will hear from clinical leaders in nephrology, including DaVita Kidney Care Chief Medical Officer Allen Nissenson, MD, FACP, FASN; Chief Medical Officer for DaVita Kidney Care in Saudi Arabia Abdulkareem Alsuwaida, MD, FRCPC, MSc; Vice President of Clinical Affairs for Home Dialysis Martin Schreiber, MD; Vice President of Medical Affairs Robert Provenzano, MD, FACP, FASN; Vice President of Clinical Integrated Care Management Services Stephen McMurray, MD, FASN; and Chief Medical Director for DaVita Kidney Care in EMEA Maciej Drożdż, MD, PhD.
About DaVita Clinical Research
DaVita Clinical Research (DCR), a wholly owned subsidiary of DaVita Inc., uses its extensive, applied database and real-world healthcare experience to assist pharmaceutical and medical device companies in the design, recruitment and completion of retrospective, prospective and pragmatic clinical trials. DCR's scientific and clinical expertise spans the lifecycle of product development with more than 175 client companies. DCR's Early Clinical Research unit (Phase I-IIa) and Late Phase Clinical Research (Phase IIb through post-marketing) network of physicians and investigative sites, Real-World Healthcare Data and Medical Communications are focused on providing world-class research in both complex/specialty populations and therapeutic areas and especially in CKD and ESRD populations. To learn more about DCR, visit www.davitaclinicalresearch.com.
About DaVita Inc.
DaVita Inc., a Fortune 500® company, is the parent company of DaVita Kidney Care and HealthCare Partners, a DaVita Medical Group. DaVita Kidney Care is a leading provider of kidney care in the United States, delivering dialysis services to patients with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease. As of September 30, 2016, DaVita Kidney Care operated or provided administrative services at 2,318 outpatient dialysis centers located in the United States serving approximately 186,000 patients. The company also operated 139 outpatient dialysis centers located in 11 countries outside the United States. HealthCare Partners manages and operates medical groups and affiliated physician networks in California, Nevada, New Mexico, Florida, Colorado and Washington in its pursuit to deliver excellent-quality health care in a dignified and compassionate manner. As of September 30, 2016 HealthCare Partners provided integrated care management for approximately 750,000 patients. For more information, please visit DaVita.com/about.
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