Advocacy and Public Policy

Advocacy and Public Policy: Advocacy Events

NIH Advocacy Day | June 20, 2012

On Wednesday, June 20, 2012, ASN President-Elect Bruce A. Molitoris, MD, FASN and ASN Research Advocacy Committee (RAC) members participated in the society's first-ever "NIH Advocacy Day" to advance the profile of kidney disease research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) beyond NIDDK and encourage other institutes to dedicate resources to studying kidney disease where relevant to their mission.


Kidney Disease Research Congressional Briefing | June 19, 2012

On Tuesday, June 19, 2012, ASN co-sponsored a congressional briefing on the importance and value of kidney disease research with the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology (ASPN), the American Kidney Fund (AKF), and honorary co-sponsor, the Congressional Kidney Caucus.


ASN Hill Day 2012 | April 26, 2012

On Thursday, April 26, 2012, ASN leaders met with more than 50 Congressional offices, including more than a half-dozen meetings with Senators and Representatives themselves. The second annual ASN Hill Day provided ASN leaders an opportunity to directly meet with lawmakers and House and Senate staff about issues of importance to ASN and the kidney care community.

You can also learn more about past ASN Hill Days:


World Kidney Day 2014 | March 13, 2014

World Kidney Day 2014 focuses on chronic kidney disease and aging. The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has provided responses to four key questions on this topic.

You can also view ASN's commemoration of past World Kidney Days: