Plenary Session 5 presentation title: “Complement in IgAN what we know and what we don't”
Richard A. Lafayette, MD, FACP
Professor, Medicine (Nephrology), Director, Glomerular Disease Center, Stanford University Medical Center
Dr. Richard Lafayette is Professor of Medicine (Nephrology) at the Stanford University Medical Center. He is the founder and director of the Stanford Glomerular Disease Center and its fellowship training program. He has a longstanding interest in glomerular disease with a focus on IgA nephropathy. This interest has led to many evaluations and some elucidation of the pathogenesis of IgA nephritis and leadership in many clinical trials. He has more than 30 years of clinical experience and has more than 150 publications including more than 100 peer reviewed papers. He remains passionate in efforts to discover safer and more effective treatments for patients.