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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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Basic Research Forum for Emerging Kidney Scientists: A Partnership Between APS and ASN

ASN thanks the American Physiological Society for their partnership on this program.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by 1 R13 DK127700 -01 from NIDDK. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies of the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Course Description

Scientific growth and career development happen when trainees and junior investigators have a supportive space to present their data, exchange ideas, and expand their scientific networks through interactions with each other and with established investigators. To address this need, this program creates a space for networking, receiving career advice, and sharing research findings and serves as a collaborative home for trainees and early career investigators. The goal of this program is to develop the next generation of investigators so that future innovative breakthroughs in kidney research advance the understanding, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases.

Trainees and early career investigators are invited to submit abstracts on basic and translational kidney science by August 11. Selected abstracts will be chosen for short oral communications in this program and for Young Investigator Abstract Awards.

This will be a full-day, live, interactive program on Wednesday, October 21 starting at 8:45 a.m. and ending at 5:40 p.m. (EDT). The program will be presented only live only (not on-demand). There is no syllabus. Continuing education credits are not offered.

Course Objective(s)

Upon completion of the program, the participant will be able to: 1) formulate innovations in research projects through exposure to new concepts and techniques gained from oral presentations and direct interactions between scientists; 2) determine strategies for success in biomedical research by participating in career development activities; and 3) create new connections with peers and established investigators through networking activities.

Course Chair(s)

  • Aylin R. Rodan, MD, PhD, FASN
  • Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN


  • Basic Research Forum
    October 21, 2020 | 08:45 AM - 05:40 PM
    Location: Live-Streamed |
  • Basic Research Forum

    October 21, 2020 | 08:45 AM - 05:40 PM

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