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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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ASN In Memoriam Policy

ASN will acknowledge on its website on an "In Memoriam" page ASN members who have died and include links for people to notify ASN of members' deaths. On this web page, ASN may also link from a name to an obituary, if a link to the obituary is provided.

ASN will also acknowledge deceased members during ASN Kidney Week.

ASN will acknowledge the following leaders with In Memoriam articles. These articles may appear on ASN's website, in ASN Kidney News, or in ASN journals. (For the record, the editors of ASN publications are responsible for determining content and have the final say concerning content.) These articles will focus on the person's contributions to nephrology and/or ASN.

  1. Individuals who have made contributions to nephrology that is considered seminal.
  2. Former councilors, including past presidents and secretary-treasurers.
  3. Past editors-in-chief of ASN publications; these articles will appear in the publication for which the person served as editor. (Again, the editors of the publications have the final say concerning content.)

ASN may occasionally receive requests to publish In Memoriam pieces for other ASN members who have died, or for non-members who have advanced the field of nephrology. These suggestions will be considered, and if ASN agrees that the contributions made to nephrology and/or the society were seminal, ASN may write a short piece about the person's contributions, to be published online or in ASN Kidney News.

Any questions regarding ASN's In Memoriam policy may be sent to