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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AKINow Mission

To promote excellence in the prevention and treatment of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) by building a foundational program that transforms the delivery of AKI care, reduces morbidity and Mortality and improves long-term outcomes.

AKINow Workgroups:

AKI Artificial Intelligence AKI Recovery AKI Basic Science

Saving Money Saving Lives: AKI

Savings Lives and Saving Money: Artificial Intelligence for Improvement in AKI Quality of Care and Cost Effectiveness

  • RecordedJune 7, 2022
  • This webinar, offered by the ASN AKINOW, discusses potential areas in AKI clinical management where artificial intelligence can reduce costs while saving lives. Anyone interested in learning about or implementing AI into their clinical practice will find great value in this webinar.

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Determining Gaps in Care of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Survivors

Determining Gaps in Care of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Survivors

  • RecordedMay 3, 2022
  • This focus group session, offered by the ASN AKINow Recovery Workgroup, provided an opportunity for attendees to discuss early discharge planning, interventions to impact post-AKI care, and challenges and opportunities in the care of AKI survivors.

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AKI Compendium

AKINow Artificial Intelligence Webinar

Artificial Intelligence for AKI: Is it Really Elementary, my Dear Watson?

  • Recorded September 14, 2021

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Reducing Bias in AKI

Reducing Bias in AKI Artificial Intelligence Algorithms: Does a Machine have an Unconscious Bias?

  • RecordedApril 12, 2022
  • This webinar, offered by the ASN AKINow Artificial Intelligence Workgroup, describes how to reduce bias in AI algorithms that are tailored to improve AKI care.
    This is particularly relevant for anyone interested in learning about or implementing AI into their clinical practice.

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A Historic Partnership to Vaccinate Dialysis Patients

ASN/HHS COVID-19 Scarce Resources Roundtable

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted two 90-minute sessions with clinicians who were practicing in the acute in-hospital nephrology setting and experiencing a surge in COVID-19 outbreaks. The roundtable sessions explored challenges, lessons learned, and sought to identify best practices in acute in-hospital nephrology settings experiencing an acute and or a prolonged surge in COVID-19 outbreaks. Numerous treatment and logistical areas were explored, lessons learned were discussed, and participants shared recommendations for the future as facilities continue to care for patients through this and future pandemics.

  • Posted Thursday, March 25, 2021

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COVID-19 Toolkit

ASN COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge

In response to the increasing COVID-19 spread across the United States, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Response Team has curated the following recommendations developed by nephrologists and nephrology team members. We hope that by sharing these promising practices for the care of patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT), the reader will be assisted by the experiences of professionals who were on the front lines early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources contained in this Toolkit discuss general considerations across nephrology care settings, outpatient dialysis, dialysis in the acute setting, urgent start peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, and the care of the transplant patient.

  • Posted Saturday, March 24, 2021

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AKI!Now Steering Committee Members

  • Jorge Cerda, MD, Chair
  • Anupam Agarwal, MD
  • Erin Barreto, PharmD
  • Stuart Goldstein, MD
  • Kathleen Liu, MD
  • Jay Koyner, MD
  • Sherry Mansour
  • Javier Neyra
  • Mark Okusa, MD
  • Marlies Osterman, MD
  • Sanir Parikh, MD
  • Anitha Vijayan, MD