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2021 News Items

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  • New Dialysis Core Curriculum
    ASN has launched the new Dialysis Core Curriculum to close the knowledge and/or performance-in-practice gaps of nephrology professionals regarding quality, patient-centered healthcare.
    Thursday, December 16, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
  • Two Years of Accomplishments from A to Z
    For the past two years, ASN and the broader ASN Alliance for Kidney Health have continued to accomplish an ambitious agenda. Directed by a new strategic plan, this focus, drive, and momentum will continue in 2022 and beyond.
    Tuesday, December 14, 2021 @ 8:00 AM
  • Barbara T. Murphy Endowed Lectureship
    During today's plenary session at Kidney Week 2021, ASN President Susan E. Quaggin, MD, FASN, announced the Barbara T. Murphy Endowed Lectureship. Established by Verici Dx (LSE: VRCI), Renalytix (LSE RENX and Nasdaq RNLX), and the American Society of Transplantation (AST), the new lectureship will honor Dr. Murphy's legacy as a leader in transplant immunology and medicine by recognizing advances in kidney transplantation.
    Friday, November 5, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
  • Kidney Week 2021 Virtual Platform Launches
    The Kidney Week 2021 virtual platform has launched, with on-demand content now available. Live content will begin streaming on October 27.
    Monday, October 25, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
  • Kidney Week 2021 Abstracts Now Available
    View the abstracts accepted for Kidney Week 2021, the world's premier nephrology meeting. These abstracts represent the latest in scientific research and medical advances, and can be viewed online or downloaded as a full PDF eBook.
    Friday, October 15, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
  • CDC Awards Cooperative Agreement to the CMSS and Specialty Society Partners to Improve Adult Immunization Rates for High-Risk Adults
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently awarded a cooperative agreement to the Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), to improve vaccination among high-risk adults with chronic medical conditions, including patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, asthma, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and chronic kidney disease, as well as older adults and staff in occupational health settings. CMSS will partner with seven member subspecialty societies, including the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), who care for these patient populations to support this important work. Funding for this project includes $22 million in the first year, with an estimated $55.5 million over five years.
    Friday, October 1, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
  • Removing the Race Variable
    The National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Task Force on Reassessing the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases has released its final report, which outlines a new race-free approach to diagnose kidney disease.
    Thursday, September 23, 2021 @ 12:30 PM
  • Same Content. Even Easier Access.
    Putting health and safety first, ASN has transitioned Kidney Week 2021 to be a fully virtual meeting. The virtual platform will offer the same great Kidney Week content, but accessible from almost any device. Learn more and register today.
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
  • Registration and Housing are Now Open For Kidney Week 2021
    Registration and housing are now open for Kidney Week 2021, the world's premier nephrology meeting. Featuring an in-person meeting in San Diego, as well as online virtual content, this year's hybrid format has something for everyone.
    Wednesday, August 11, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
  • New nephSAP Issue: End-Stage Kidney Disease
    The latest Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP) issue, Volume 20: Issue 1 (Aug 2021): End-Stage Kidney Disease, is now available online.
    Sunday, August 1, 2021 @ 12:00 AM
  • Call for nephSAP and KSAP Reviewers
    The nephSAP and KSAP Editors invite you to become more involved in the editorial process for ASN's self-assessment programs to further enhance the rigor of the question review by applying to serve as a reviewer.
    Friday, July 30, 2021 @ 9:00 AM
  • We're United 4 Kidney Health
    "We're United 4 Kidney Health" is an awareness-building campaign that captures our goal of embracing early intervention and advocating for kidney health. The "4" references the priorities that move us closer to a world without kidney diseases.
    Wednesday, July 28, 2021 @ 11:00 AM
  • ASN/AST COVID-19 Kidney Transplant Roundtable: Life After Vaccination
    Representatives from American Society of Nephrology (ASN), American Society of Transplantation (AST), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the patient and general nephrology community will discuss what is currently known and unknown about COVID-19 vaccine efficacy in transplant recipients. The webinar will take place on Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 4:00 PM EST.
    Friday, July 23, 2021 @ 9:31 PM
  • Loan Mitigation Pilot Program Application Deadline: July 28
    The ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program is a five-year pilot program aimed to decrease the loan burden of those entering the field of nephrology, while also increasing interest in the specialty.
    Wednesday, July 21, 2021 @ 6:39 PM
  • Submit Your Late-Breaking Clinical Trial for Kidney Week 2021
    Submit your late-breaking clinical trial for Kidney Week 2021. As the world's premier nephrology meeting, Kidney Week is the best place to present your research and be recognized by your peers.
    Wednesday, July 14, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
  • The Passing of Barbara Murphy, MB BAO BCh, FRCPI
    Our beloved colleague and friend Barbara Murphy, MB BAO BCh, FRCPI, passed away on Wednesday, June 30.
    Monday, July 5, 2021 @ 10:00 AM
  • Abstract Deadline Approaching: June 2 at 2:00 PM EDT
    The deadline for abstract submissions is June 2 at 2:00 PM EDT for Kidney Week 2021, to be held November 2 - 7 in San Diego, CA. For more information on submissions, including all requirements and deadlines, view the Call for Abstracts.
    Thursday, May 27, 2021 @ 12:52 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 23, at 4:00 p.m. EDT. ASN members should email nominations to ASN Operations Coordinator, Molly Harrison, at
    Friday, April 16, 2021 @ 1:51 PM
  • Submit Your Abstract for Kidney Week 2021
    ASN is now accepting abstract submissions through June 2 at 2:00 PM EDT for Kidney Week 2021, to be held November 2 - 7 in San Diego, CA. For more information on submissions, including all requirements and deadlines, view the Call for Abstracts.
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 8:00 AM
  • KidneyCure Launches New Website
    KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation, now has a dedicated website. Featuring a full donor portal, supporters can manage their contributions, make secure donations, and more. The site also features the newly revamped grant application system, and will be the go-to location for the latest funding opportunity information.
    Wednesday, April 14, 2021 @ 6:00 AM
  • Prepare for the Boards: Registration is Now Open
    Registration is now open for Board Review Course & Update Virtual 2021, an interactive board review for nephrologists preparing for the ABIM Nephrology Board certification and recertification examinations.
    Thursday, April 1, 2021 @ 4:19 PM
  • Deadline Approaching: Mid-Career Award Nominations
    Nominate your peers now for their distinguished service as clinicians, educators, leaders, mentors and researchers. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, April 2, 2021 at 4:00 PM EDT.
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021 @ 9:37 PM
  • Deadline Approaching: Award Nominations
    The ASN Lifetime Achievement Awards recognize individuals who have made great strides in kidney care, research, and education; and whose contributions have greatly impacted the field. The deadline to submit a nomination is January 29, 2021.
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 @ 12:16 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 2020 Reimagined, including plenary sessions, basic and clinical science sessions, clinical practice sessions, special sessions, and translational sessions.
    Tuesday, January 12, 2021 @ 2:22 PM