Advocacy and Public Policy: Advocacy Events
Kidney Community Advocacy Day 2019 | November 6, 2019
Advocates from ASN and organizations representing the community of kidney care patients and professionals will visit Capitol Hill Wednesday, November 6 to advocate on behalf of the 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases.
Learn more about past Kidney Community Advocacy Day events:
- Kidney Community Advocacy Day 2018 | September 27, 2018
- Kidney Community Advocacy Day 2015 | September 10, 2015
- Kidney Community Advocacy Day 2014 | May 1, 2014
Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2020 | April 1, 2020
Advocates from ASN and the American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) will be joining forces for the eighth consecutive year on Wednesday, April 1 to visit members of Congress and call on them to advance American kidney health.
Learn more about past Kidney Health Advocacy Day events:
- Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2018 | March 28, 2018
- Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2017 | March 29, 2017
- Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2016 | April 21, 2016
- Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2015 | April 23, 2015
- Kidney Health Advocacy Day 2013 | April 25, 2013
- ASN Hill Day 2012 | April 26, 2012
- ASN Hill Day 2011 | May 5, 2011
113th Congressional Kidney Caucus Kick-Off | March 20, 2013
ASN, ASPN, and seven other kidney patient and health professional organizations hosted a reception on Capitol Hill to launch the activities of the Congressional Kidney Caucus in the 113th Congress. Caucus co-chairs Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) attended the event and discussed priorities for the caucus in this congress.
Congressional Briefing on Innovation in Kidney Disease | May 1, 2014
ASN and several other organizations co-hosted a congressional briefing on kidney research and innovation in conjunction with Kidney Community Advocacy Day 2014. Congressional Kidney Caucus co-chairs Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) and Rep. Jim McDermott (D-WA) served as honorary co-hosts, and both attended to address the audience and describe their personal interests in kidney issues.
Learn more about past congressional briefings:
Kidney Research Advocacy Day 2014 | September 19, 2014
ASN Secretary-Treasurer and Research Advocacy Committee Chair John R. Sedor, MD, FASN, joined other members of the committee and several of the society's advisory groups to visit the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute for meetings to advance kidney research. (PCORI)
You can also learn more about past regulatory advocacy days:
Testimony before Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthrough Congressional Hearing | April 9, 2014
ASN President Sharon M. Moe, MD, FASN, testified before the House Science, Space, and Technology Committee's Subcommittee on Research and Technology about the long overdue need for more innovation in kidney care and also voiced support for federal prize competitions as a mechanism to spur scientific and technological breakthroughs to improve kidney care and keep people off of dialysis.
- Learn more about the Prizes to Spur Innovation and Technology Breakthrough Congressional Hearing in 2014
World Kidney Day 2015 | March 12, 2015
In celebration of the World Kidney Day 2015 theme "Kidney Health for All," ASN released a podcast about the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute's Community Health Workers Health Disparities Initiative, which aims to reduce disparities in underserved populations.
You can also view ASN's commemoration of past World Kidney Days: