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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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  • President Biden Signs Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act
    ASN congratulates the House and Senate sponsors of the Securing the U.S. Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Act upon President Biden signing the legislation and thanks the Biden-Harris administration for its commitment to improving American's access to transplantation.
    Friday, September 22, 2023 @ 2:18 PM
  • New CJASN Editor-in-Chief
    ASN welcomes Connie Rhee, MD, MSc, as the new Editor-in-Chief of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN). Dr. Rhee will begin her six-year term on January 1, 2024.
    Friday, September 8, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: End-Stage Kidney Disease
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 22: Issue 2 (Aug 2023): End-Stage Kidney Disease, is now available online.
    Thursday, August 31, 2023 @ 9:21 AM
  • How to Help People in Maui, Hawaii, Particularly Those with Kidney Diseases
    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, their families, and their caregivers (including nephrologists and other health professionals) affected by the devasting wildfires in Maui, Hawaii.
    Friday, August 18, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
  • BRCU Online 2023 Now Available
    ASN's Board Review Course & Update (BRCU) Online features all lectures from the live course held in Chicago and will help you face the boards with confidence.
    Tuesday, August 8, 2023 @ 9:00 AM
  • Cast Your Vote for ASN Council
    Help decide the future of ASN leadership by casting your vote in the 2023 Council Election. The ballot closes September 8th.
    Friday, July 28, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
  • Registration and Housing Now Open for Kidney Week 2023
    Join ASN and more than 12,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2023. The world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week provides participants exciting and challenging opportunities to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative discussions with leading experts in the field.
    Wednesday, July 12, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
  • BRCU is Only Two Weeks Away: Register Now!
    Face the boards with confidence! Board Review Course & Update 2023 starts July 23 in Chicago, IL. Registration is still open, so reserve your spot today.
    Friday, July 7, 2023 @ 9:09 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: Disorders of Divalent Ions, Renal Bone Disease and Nephrolithiasis
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 22: Issue 1 (Apr 2023): Disorders of Divalent Ions, Renal Bone Disease and Nephrolithiasis, is now available online.
    Friday, April 28, 2023 @ 11:43 AM
  • Onco-Nephrology Core Curriculum 2023 Now Available
    This updated ASN Onco-Nephrology curriculum addresses novel clinical entities and provides information on innovations in laboratory and diagnostic techniques and on new management strategies that have recently developed.
    Monday, April 24, 2023 @ 10:00 AM
  • Prepare for the Boards: Registration is Now Open
    Registration is now open for Board Review Course & Update 2023, an interactive board review for nephrologists preparing for the ABIM Nephrology Board certification and recertification examinations.
    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 @ 12:13 PM
  • 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 towards its goal of creating a world without kidney diseases. ASN must receive nominations for the 2023 ASN Council election by Friday, April 21.
    Thursday, March 30, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
  • Kidney Health Advocacy Day
    On March 29th, 50 advocates representing the American Society of Nephrology and American Association of Kidney Patients will be on Capitol Hill. Advocates will showcase to Congress why increased funding to accelerate kidney health care innovation at KidneyX, and increased funding for the Veterans Health Administration National Kidney Program and the Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, are essential for supporting the health of American service members and catalyzing the development of new therapies for the 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases.
    Wednesday, March 29, 2023 @ 7:00 AM
  • ASN Commends HRSA Announcement on OPTN Modernization Initiative
    ASN commends an initiative to modernize the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN), which was recently announced by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA). The initiative includes the release of new organ donor and transplant data; prioritization of modernization of the OPTN IT system; and a call for Congress to make specific reforms in the National Organ Transplant Act.
    Wednesday, March 22, 2023 @ 10:00 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 9, 2023 @ 8:00 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?
    Wednesday, March 1, 2023 @ 12:00 AM
  • Turkey-Syria Earthquake Relief
    ASN encourages members and the kidney community to support Direct Relief-a nonprofit humanitarian aid organization that responds to natural disasters and other emergencies-following the Turkey-Syria earthquake.
    Wednesday, February 8, 2023 @ 8:00 AM
  • Share Your Recommendations to Establish Kidney Disease Screening
    ASN needs your input with the evidence and information necessary to show the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force the need to support screening for kidney diseases.
    Friday, January 20, 2023 @ 4:46 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 2022, including plenary sessions, basic and clinical science sessions, clinical practice sessions, special sessions, and translational sessions.
    Tuesday, January 10, 2023 @ 3:22 PM
  • New nephSAP Issue: Primary and Secondary Glomerular Diseases
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 21: Issue 5 (Dec 2022): Primary and Secondary Glomerular Diseases, is now available online.
    Tuesday, December 20, 2022 @ 9:59 AM