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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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Kidney News

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About Kidney News

Kidney News will include some regular features, and others may be added at your request. The following will appear regularly in most issues:

Essay and Opinion: Welcome to the kidney soapbox, where controversies and issues can be addressed. Have a strong opinion? Contact us ( and we may give you an audience.

Policy Update: Government regulations affect the care of our patients, the education of our providers, and the funding of our researchers. Conventions for approval of drugs and devices can change as well. Learn about proposed and enacted policies that could alter your world.

Practice Pointers: Delivering excellent care to our patients is everyone's goal. Sometimes a study or consensus statement will change the standard of care. Others may have developed processes that will improve your practice. Learn ways to improve kidney health care from experts driving the paradigm shifts.

Journal View: Read highlights of cutting-edge biomedical research from the journals of the ASN, as well as other publications. It is impossible for you to read everything in the medical literature, but Kidney News can help you hit the highlights. Also go to Nephrology Now at for more articles on important findings in clinical nephrology.

Trends in Medical Education: Not just for program directors, this section will include information about maintenance of certification. Issues in fellow education will be included, with contributions from trainees.

Industry Spotlight: Pharmaceutical companies, biomedical supply providers, dialysis units, and even insurance companies employ kidney specialists. Learn more about the issues these people face during the development and delivery of drugs, devices, and clinical care.

Kidney News will also report on member transitions. In addition to obituaries, Kidney News will consider publishing member honors and new positions at the level of division director or higher, depending on space available. Please send announcements to

Kidney News is a work in progress, and it should be what you, the readers, want and need. Once again, please contact us at with your ideas.

Frequently Asked Questions

How will Kidney News be delivered?

The magazine will be a print publication starting in January 2009. The first year it will be mailed every other month to US and Canadian members. Other members will have access to the publication via online PDF. We plan to publish monthly beginning with the January 2010 issue.

Will Kidney News be available online?

A PDF of Kidney News will be available online. Ultimately, this website will supplement the print publication. Many of our graphics will be available for download. Links to other sources will be considered. Our site will provide a lively forum for discussion of everything kidney!

Will I still get Kidney Daily?

These email updates will be unaffected by Kidney News. Some stories may be expanded and updated in the magazine.

How can I contact Kidney News?

Magazine staff can be reached by email at

Can I contribute to Kidney News?

This magazine belongs to you, the members of the nephrology community. If you have an idea for an article or feature, please contact the magazine staff at One beautiful thing about a new publication is that we can mold it to be whatever we want!