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Kidney Week

Kidney Week 2019: What's New

Bringing Discovery to People with Kidney Diseases

Early Programs

ASN offers 10 Early Programs on November 5-6, preceding the Annual Meeting (November 7-10). New offerings are:

Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship

This lectureship is named for Dr. Rose, the esteemed clinician, educator, and scientist who is internationally famous for his innovative teaching and textbooks on management of renal diseases, and for creating and cofounding UpToDate, a leading resource for clinicians to access current, expert medical information online. Dr. Rose has inspired generations of nephrologists and other health professionals, enhancing the care of patients across wide areas of medicine. This lectureship in his honor recognizes innovative advances in the approach to clinical decision-making and leading-edge educational techniques.

This inaugural lecture will be presented by Bertram L. Kasiske, MD, on the topic of "Educating Patients and Practitioners About the Benefits of Transplantation", in the session "Let's Get You That Kidney Transplant" on November 8, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

ASN gratefully acknowledges Wolters Kluwer (publisher of UpToDate), the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine Foundation, the Rose Family, and several of Dr. Rose's colleagues for supporting this lectureship.

Abstract Categories

Check out the oral presentations and posters in these new categories: Onco-Nephrology; Women's Health and Kidney Diseases.

Medical Educators Workshop

The workshop "Leveraging the Science of Learning to Elevate Your Teaching" on November 6 showcases high-yield strategies that participants can use to optimize their teaching and to translate teaching innovations into education scholarship for dissemination and academic credit. Topics include an overview of the science of learning, maximizing learning while teaching physiology, utilization of technology in medical education, the power of metacognition, and mindfulness of factors influencing the clinical learning environment. Please note that separate registration is required. (Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 144)

Expanded Hands-On Nephrology Workshop

SOLD OUT - This two-hour workshop is offered on Thursday, November 7 and will cover insertion of temporary dialysis catheters and renal biopsy. Each session focuses on hands-on ultrasound scanning of live subjects and performance of procedures on commercial phantoms under the guidance of experienced nephrologists. (Location: Walter E. Washington Convention Center, Room 149 A/B)

In addition to the new items above, don't forget:

  • Welcome Reception in the Exhibit Hall on November 7, 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
  • Daily state-of-the-lectures during the plenary sessions (November 7-10, 8:00 - 9:30 a.m.)
  • Daily poster presentations with more than 3,500 posters (November 7-9, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)
  • ASN Communities Lounge in the Exhibit Hall (November 7-9, 9:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.)