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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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Information about Support in 2019


The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the world's leading kidney organization, works to improve treatment for millions of patients worldwide. ASN provides a wide range of research and educational opportunities and resources for medical professionals. Support from a variety of organizations augments the society's efforts to stimulate learning and enhance educational opportunities worldwide. The total gross advertising revenue for ASN's four publications in 2019 was over $1,300,000. ASN's educational activities in 2019 included approximately 18,000 participants, 900 faculty, and 4,900 abstract submissions on advances in kidney research and patient care.

Scientific Exposition

A number of businesses, non-profit societies, and other organizations participate in the ASN annual meeting (Kidney Week 2019) as exhibitors. Their participation provides meeting attendees with a venue to evaluate the latest technological, product, and treatment innovations in kidney disease, and their support helps ASN extend the vast array of educational and research opportunities the society provides members of the kidney community. ASN supports the ethical codes of conduct on interactions with health care professionals including, but not limited to, Advanced Medical Technology Association "Code of Ethics on Interaction with Health Care Professionals," the American Medical Association "Gifts to Physicians from Industry Ethical Opinion 8.0611," and the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America "Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals." For more specific information, please click here.

Educational Activities

ASN is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) and follows all guidelines for providing ACCME-accredited activities. ASN provides venues for medical professionals to access the most recent research findings, share information, and translate research results into optimal patient care. ASN also prepares physicians to meet continuing education and certification requirements deemed essential to professional development and the responsible practice of medicine. ASN appreciates the support of other organizations in helping physicians and other professionals better understand disease processes and improve patient care. For more specific information, please click here.

Promotional Recognition

ASN's annual meeting (Kidney Week 2019) and Board Review Course and Update provided venues for sharing the results of the latest scientific and clinical investigations. Support provided to ASN by organizations enhances the meeting experience for the attendee, while providing promotional recognition to the supporter. For more specific information, please click here.

Publication Advertising

ASN is the largest publisher in the kidney disease arena. Its four publications, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN), Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP) and ASN Kidney News offer a venue to disseminate scientific and clinical advances and provide updates on policy and practice that affects kidney patients and providers. These publications allow ASN to educate health professionals, policy makers, and the public, and disseminate new knowledge, while providing advertising opportunities for supporters. For more specific information, please click here.