Kidney Week 2016: New in 2016

Reinventing Nephrology: From Molecule to Man

This year's Kidney Week includes exciting new features and resources.

Early Programs

ASN offers 10 Early Programs on Tuesday, November 15 and/or Wednesday, November 16, preceding the Annual Meeting (November 17–20). New Early Programs are:

  • The Advances in Research Conference—Metabolic Phenotyping: From Mouse to Man provides a systems approach to better understanding diabetes and metabolic diseases. An emphasis is placed on the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases, state-of-the-art tools to study metabolism, impact of diabetes on renal function, and new therapeutic advancements in treating metabolic diseases.
  • The Evaluation and Management of Kidney Stones program reviews the current state of the art with respect to evaluation and management of all forms of stone disease. The role of stone imaging modalities is reviewed, including considerations regarding radiation risk. Finally, the indications, risks, and benefits of various surgical approaches for stone removal are presented.

ASN's 50th Anniversary

Honoring the Past as We Prepare for the Future
50 Years of Leading the Fight

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) marks 50 years of leading the fight against kidney diseases in 2016. Throughout the year, ASN will recognize kidney health advances from the last half century and look forward to new innovations in kidney care. Celebrations will culminate at ASN Kidney Week 2016, November 15–20, 2016, at McCormick Place in Chicago, IL.

As we commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the American Society of Nephrology, it allows us to reflect on the role that ASN has played in helping to shape our discipline and to look forward to how nephrology will evolve. Since its inception, ASN has played decisive roles in promoting education, research, and advocacy for our patients and our profession, and going forward we will continue to lead the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world.

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN
ASN President

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Welcome Reception

Thursday, November 17, 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

To commemorate ASN's 50th anniversary, the society will host a Welcome Reception for all Kidney Week participants in the exhibit hall. This celebratory event will provide participants with an additional unopposed hour to engage with exhibitors and explore the exhibit hall.

In addition to the Welcome Reception, ASN will have booths celebrating the past, present, and future of both ASN and nephrology in the exhibit hall. Take a walk down memory lane in one of these booths celebrating our history and the history of nephrology.