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2018 News Items

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  • Call for Applications: Kidney360 Editor-in-Chief
    The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) seeks candidates for the position of Editor-in-Chief (EIC) of Kidney360. Kidney360 is a new addition to the ASN portfolio of journals and will be a global, peerreviewed, open access, online only, general kidney journal that aims to publish scientifically rigorous basic, translational, clinical, epidemiologic, health policy, population science, and global health kidney research. The first issue of Kidney360 will launch online in January 2020.
    Tuesday, December 18, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • ASN Seeks Editorial Director for Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP)
    ASN has opened a search for a new NephSAP Editorial Director. The Editorial Director's primary responsibility is to extend NephSAP's quality, reputation and scholarship as well as enhance NephSAP's contribution to ASN continuing its mission "by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients."
    Thursday, December 6, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
  • Kidney Week 2018 Abstracts Now Available
    The Kidney Week 2018 abstracts are now available online and via the Kidney Week Mobile App. View abstracts, save on your mobile device, or download the Abstract Supplement PDF (47.8MB).
    Friday, October 5, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • ASN Partners with Renal Fellow Network
    One of the first nephrology blogs was the Renal Fellow Network (RFN), a forum where trainees specializing in kidney health can share posts that are open to the community to read and comment. On the 10th anniversary of RFN, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has created a partnership with RFN to continue its legacy and forge new opportunities.
    Friday, September 14, 2018 @ 12:51 PM
  • KidneyX Innovators Showcase
    KidneyX, in its effort to spur innovation in the kidney space while building momentum among the kidney community and public for KidneyX's first prize competition, will hold a pitch-event titled KidneyX Innovators Showcase in coordination with ASN Kidney Week 2018 . The event will be held on Saturday, October 27, 2018 from 10:00am – 12:00pm on the Exhibit Hall Floor of the San Diego Convention Center.
    Monday, September 10, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
  • The Hidden Epidemic: Worldwide, Over 850 Million People Suffer from Kidney Diseases
    The global burden of kidney diseases has so far been underestimated; most people are not aware of their impaired kidney function. ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN are collaborating to raise awareness of kidney diseases and to improve prevention efforts.
    Thursday, June 28, 2018 @ 12:01 AM
  • Register for Kidney Week 2018
    Join ASN and more than 13,000 other kidney professionals from across the globe at Kidney Week 2018. 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, June 6, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX)
    In order to spur the development and commercialization of innovative technologies and therapeutics in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of kidney diseases, ASN has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with HHS to establish the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX).
    Thursday, April 26, 2018 @ 1:30 PM
  • Help ASN Build the Future of Kidney Care
    Submit your creative teaching tool idea to the ASN Innovations in Kidney Education Contest. You could win a prize worth $5,000 which includes complimentary registration to ASN Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego. The deadline to submit an entry is June 8, 2018.
    Monday, April 23, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
  • Submit Your Abstract for Kidney Week 2018
    ASN is now accepting abstract submissions for Kidney Week 2018, to be held October 23 - 28 in San Diego, CA. This year features an updated submission system and streamlined process, and has several exciting new categories. For more information on how to submit your abstract, view the Call for Abstracts.
    Wednesday, April 4, 2018 @ 10:00 AM
  • Prepare for the Boards: Registration is Now Open
    Board Review Course & Update helps you prepare for certification or recertification in nephrology with lectures, interactive case discussions, and panel Q&A sessions.
    Thursday, March 1, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
  • HHS Announces Kidney Innovation Accelerator at ASN Kidney Week 2017
    At ASN Kidney Week 2017, Bruce D. Greenstein, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Chief Technology Officer, highlighted the need for innovation in the nephrology space.
    Tuesday, January 9, 2018 @ 12:00 AM
  • 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 2017, including plenary sessions, basic and clinical science sessions, clinical practice sessions, special sessions, and translational sessions.
    Tuesday, January 2, 2018 @ 12:00 AM