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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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Kidney Week

Special Session

Professional Development Session: Identifying and Navigating Your Career Path

November 07, 2019 | 04:30 PM - 06:30 PM

Location: 140, Walter E. Washington Convention Center

Session Description

Are you finding that most Kidney Week sessions focus on medical education? What about learning how to have a successful career in nephrology? Look no further. Among many professional challenges, navigating your career path is vital. As with any job, the tools are important, and the tools taught at this session will sharpen your communication skills, motivation, and efficiency. Discover ways to build your network, negotiate a better salary, and create a work-life balance.

ASN thanks its Career Advancement Committee and Women in Nephrology for assistance with this session.

Learning Objective(s)

  • Describe characteristics vital to a successful career in nephrology
  • Explain the skills and qualities necessary to identify workforce needs and communicate clearly
  • Identify potential barriers to having a successful career and work-life balance and develop skills to target areas of need

Learning Pathway(s)

  • Other


  • Kerry C. Cho, MD
  • Kambiz Kalantari, MD, MS


  • Am I on the Right Track? Research, Clinical, Education
    04:30 PM - 05:00 PM
    Qi Qian, MD, FASN 
  • Contract and Salary Negotiations: Academia and Private Practice
    05:00 PM - 05:30 PM
    Ellie Kelepouris, MD 
  • Building a Mentor Network
    05:30 PM - 06:00 PM
    Delbert R. Wigfall, MD 
  • Career Challenges Panel: Work-Life Integration and Time Management
    06:00 PM - 06:30 PM
    Cybele Ghossein, MD
    John K. Roberts, MD, MS
    Lisa Robinson, MD, FASN
    Craig Alan Shadur, MD, FASN