ASN's Mission

To create a world without kidney diseases, the ASN Alliance for Kidney Health elevates care by educating and informing, driving breakthroughs and innovation, and advocating for policies that create transformative changes in kidney medicine throughout the world.

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Paul T. Conway

ASN Biography
Mr. Conway is Chair of Policy & Global Affairs, and Immediate Past President, of the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP), the nation's largest kidney patient organization. He is also Co-Chair of the AAKP Annual Global Summit on Kidney Disease Innovations, a partnership with the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He has managed kidney disease for 42 years, including 3 on peritoneal dialysis and, for the past 25, with a transplant. His career includes posts under 4 presidents, 3 Virginia governors and in support of 5 presidential transitions. His federal awards include the Department of Homeland Security Secretary's Silver Medal for exceptionally meritorious service to America. Since 2017, he has served on Presidential Rank Review Boards to evaluate federal senior executives and scientific experts for White House and presidential recognition. His previous federal posts are: Chief of Staff, Department of Labor; Chief of Staff, Office of Personnel Management; Agency Chief of Staff, DHS; and Special Assistant, White House ONDCP. In Virginia, he served as Deputy Secretary of Health & Human Resources and on the Board of Health Professions. He has received both the ASN and AAKP President's Medal for policy advocacy before Congress and White House. His current roles are: Chair, FDA Patient Engagement Advisory Committee; Board, KHI; External Expert Panel, NIH/NIDDK KPMP; Contract Board, USRDS; Patient Voice Editor, CJASN; Nephrology Specialty Board, ABIM; Patient Advisory Board, UWA KRI & CDI.