Plenary Session 5 presentation title: “Key updates in the 2021 IgAN & IgAV Guideline”
Associate Professor Heather Reich MD CM, PhD, FRCPC
Gabor Zellerman Chair in Nephrology Research, Associate Professor, University of Toronto, Nephrologist, University Health Network
Heather N. Reich MD CM, PhD, FRCP(C). Dr. Reich is a graduate of McGill University Faculty of Medicine. She completed her post-graduate clinical training and PhD at University of Toronto where she is an Associate Professor and holds the Gabor Zellerman Chair in Nephrology Research. She works as a nephrologist-scientist at the University Health Network and is passionate about improving the clinical care and outcomes of patients with glomerulonephritis.
Dr. Reich directs the glomerulonephritis program at Toronto General Hospital. This rich program spans clinical care of patients with glomerulonephritis, contribution to innovative clinical trials and translational research. Her research program objective is to identify clinical and molecular markers of progressive glomerular diseases, and to identify and evaluate novel therapeutic targets to improve outcomes of patients with glomerulonephritis. She has contributed to over 95 publications, and her work has been consistently supported by peer reviewed awards from agencies including the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. She enjoys training future leaders in glomerulonephritis care and research and she was the co-director of the annual educational pre-course in glomerulonephritis for the American Society of Nephrology.