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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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  • Registration and Housing Are Now Open For Kidney Week 2022
    Join ASN and approximately 10,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2022 in Orlando, FL.
    Wednesday, July 27, 2022 @ 10:00 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: Chronic Kidney Disease
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 21: Issue 2 (Jun 2022): Chronic Kidney Disease, is now available online.
    Thursday, June 30, 2022 @ 4:36 PM
  • ASN Announces New Partnership with Wolters Kluwer
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce that effective January 2023, ASN will start a new publishing relationship with Wolters Kluwer.
    Tuesday, June 28, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
  • ASN President's Update: Embracing Pride Month and Nephrology's Ongoing Inclusion
    In the June issue of Kidney News, ASN President Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN, discusses Pride Month and ASN's plan to bring its values to Florida to help support the LGBTQ+ community during Kidney Week 2022.
    Thursday, June 9, 2022 @ 11:14 PM
  • ASN President to Participate in The Hill's Event on Chronic Kidney Disease
    ASN President Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN will be featured as a panelist in The Hill's virtual event, Chronic Kidney Disease: Forging Patient Centered Solutions, on Tuesday, June 14th 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM.
    Wednesday, June 8, 2022 @ 4:42 PM
  • Current Florida Legislation and ASN Kidney Week 2022
    ASN President Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN addresses the site selection for Kidney Week 2022 and ASN's plan to bring its values to Florida and the LGBTQ+ community.
    Saturday, May 7, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: Acute Kidney Injury and Critical Care Nephrology
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 21: Issue 1 (Apr 2022): Acute Kidney Injury and Critical Care Nephrology, is now available online.
    Wednesday, April 20, 2022 @ 11:21 AM
  • How to Help People with Kidney Diseases in Ukraine
    ASN has partnered with Direct Relief—a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that responds to natural disasters and other emergencies—to establish a fund to support the provision of medicines and supplies to people with kidney diseases affected by the war in Ukraine.
    Saturday, April 16, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
  • Call on the Federal Government to Prioritize Kidney Health
    On April 8, 2022, the American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA), the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and the Renal Healthcare Association (RHA) sent a letter to incoming White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, urging him and his colleagues across the federal government to prioritize the needs of people living with kidney diseases in pandemic planning and response.
    Friday, April 8, 2022 @ 3:00 PM
  • Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2022
    Today, 50 advocates from ASN are on Capitol Hill to meet with lawmakers to discuss the need for increased funding for kidney health research at NIDDK, increased funding to accelerate innovation at KidneyX, and to increase access to transplantation by protecting living organ donors with the Living Donor Protection Act.
    Wednesday, March 23, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
  • ASN Seeks Nominations for the Annual Election of the ASN Council
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) seeks nominations for the annual election of the ASN Council, the society's governing board. Qualified candidates should have the vision, experience, and expertise to guide the society in leading the fight against kidney diseases. ASN must receive nominations for the 2021 ASN Council election by Friday, April 22, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. ASN members should email nominations to ASN Operations Coordinator, Molly Harrison, at
    Monday, March 21, 2022 @ 1:00 PM
  • Prepare for the Boards: Registration is Now Open
    Registration is now open for Board Review Course & Update 2022, an interactive board review for nephrologists preparing for the ABIM Nephrology Board certification and recertification examinations.
    Thursday, March 17, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
  • How a Hip-Hop Star's Socks Saved His Life
    As part of World Kidney Day 2022, kidney disease research advocate, hip-hop artist, and KidneyX Steering Committee member David Rush appeared with ASN President Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN on WGN in Chicago, IL, to discuss the importance of kidney disease awareness and how his socks helped him identify his own kidney disease.
    Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 10:22 AM
  • Submit Your Idea for the Innovations in Kidney Education Contest
    Got an idea for an innovative teaching tool? Enter the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest, which features cash prizes for tools designed to inspire students and trainees to learn more about the field.
    Monday, March 14, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
  • World Kidney Day - #SockItToKidneyDisease
    In celebration of World Kidney Day, and in conjunction with NU GoKidney, ASN encourages you to participate in the #SockItToKidneyDisease campaign by posting your socks on social media.
    Thursday, March 10, 2022 @ 8:00 AM
  • Reconsidering Every Aspect of the Future of Nephrology
    On Tuesday, March 1, 2022, in response to invitations from ABIM and ACGME, ASN leadership sent a joint response letter, recommending reconsidering every aspect of nephrology, including the future of training, certification, and practice.
    Wednesday, March 2, 2022 @ 11:00 AM
  • National Kidney Month - Take the #850Challenge
    Last year, members of the kidney community took 8,500 steps a day, walked 8.5 miles, cycled 85 miles, and more as part of the #850Challenge to raise awareness of the 850 million people living with kidney disease. This National Kidney Month, will you take the pledge and rise to the #850Challenge?
    Tuesday, March 1, 2022 @ 12:00 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 20: Issue 2 (Jan 2022): Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders, is now available online.
    Friday, January 21, 2022 @ 5:00 PM
  • Kidney Week On-Demand is Now Available
    Kidney Week On-Demand is now available and provides online access to approximately 200 hours of Annual Meeting presentations from Kidney Week 2021, including plenary sessions, basic and clinical science sessions, clinical practice sessions, special sessions, and translational sessions.
    Wednesday, January 12, 2022 @ 3:01 PM
  • ASN Launches New Compensation Data Tool for Members
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) launched a new partnership with Phairify to provide ASN members with exclusive new tools to help manage their careers. With Phairify, ASN members gain access to nephrology-specific compensation and productivity data unavailable anywhere else to help level the negotiation playing field.
    Tuesday, January 11, 2022 @ 9:00 AM