McMaster University

Demystifying Medicine
Seminar Series

Focal Segmental Glomerulosclerosis and the Nephrotic Syndrome

  • Seminar Information
  • Presentations
  • Video — Part 1 Clinical
  • Video — Part 2 Basic Research

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Information


Monday, February 27, 2012


  • Dr. Peter Margetts, Associate Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pathology and Molecular Medicine Director, MD/PhD Program, McMaster University
  • Dr. Azim Gangji, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine


  • Outline a clinical approach to proteinuria and nephrotic syndrome
  • General review of treatment of nephrotic syndrome and focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Understand the glomerular filtration barrier and basic mechanisms of proteinuria
  • Review the structure and function of podocytes and novel concepts of anti-proteinuric agents

Contact Info:

Dr. Kjetil Ask

Sara Sellers
Phone: 905-525-9140 Ext. 76706

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Video — Part 1 Clinical

Demystifying Medicine Seminar Video — Part 2 Basic Research