Hello, my name is Iain Macdougall.
I'm a Consultant Nephrologist and Professor
of Clinical Nephrology in the Renal Unit,
King's College Hospital in London.
I've been invited to talk to you
in this presentation
about Anemia in Chronic Kidney Disease,
a topic that I've had a long-standing
clinical and research interest
over the last two or three decades.
The topics I would like
to cover specifically
in relation to this presentation
I would like to, first of all,
discuss the definition of anemia
in general population
in chronic kidney disease.
I would like to look
at the prevalence of anemia
in this patient population.
I would like to discuss
the causes of the condition,
how to treat it, and specifically
what the benefits
and possible harms
associated with treating anemia might be,
and then just a brief word at the end
about the future of CKD anemia management.