On Site at Kidney Week

Sunday, November 20: Daniel M. Drucker, MD, whose research has led to new treatments for diabetes, delivered the State-of-the-Art Lecture on enteroendocrine physiology and drug design.

Sunday November 20: Young Investigator Award recipient Amit Garg, MD, PhD is honored for his work on behalf of living kidney donors.

  
 


Saturday, November 19. A few ASN Kidney STARS participants below. Through the Kidney STARS program, med students, grad students and residents bring fresh perspectives to Kidney Week, and gain exposure to the year's most exciting advances in kidney research and practice.

Saturday, November 19. The Program and Postgraduate Education (PGE) Committees harness creativity, effort and innovation to make each Kidney Week annual meeting better than the last. Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN and Roy Zent, MD, PhD represent the members of the PGE and Program Committees, respectively as they are recognized for superlative work.

Saturday, November 19. Gary Curhan, MD, MSc, FASN and his team have led CJASN into new and innovative territory over the past 5 years. CJASN is the most read journal in nephrology, in large part due to their thoughtful review and oversight of the great work submitted to them.

  

Saturday, November 19. Peaceful transitions: Current ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN recognizes Past President Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN and President Elect Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN. At the end of December 2016, Dr. Himmelfarb ends his 7-year service on ASN Council, and on January 1, 2017 Dr. Lederer takes the helm as ASN President.

 
 


Saturday, November 19. Ross L. Cagan, PhD speaks to a large and attentive audience as he presents Saturday's state-of-the-art lecture. Dr. Cagan has pioneered the use of Drosophila to develop complex models of diabetes and of breast, lung, colorectal and thyroid cancers.

Saturday, November 19 Lots of interest in the educational symposium focused on early-start peritoneal dialysis.

Friday November 18: Gentzen Hall, MD, PhD speaks at ASN's Diversity and Inclusion luncheon. Dr. Hall is the first recipient of the ASN-AMFDP Faculty Development Award. These "Harold Amos Awards" represent one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's most successful programs, and are directed towards those whose work promises future success as scholars and as leaders in health care.

Friday November 18: Kidney Week Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Bowl -- nothing like competition.

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Friday November 18. Lots of activity at the ASN Scientific Exposition Hall and the Welcome Reception.

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Friday November 18: The Kidney Health Initiative Open House generated lots of discussion and valuable exchanges about the diverse range of projects and activities now supported by KHI.

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Thursday, November 17. In his President's Address, Dr. Harris took a look into the future of the nephrology profession. He challenged nephrologists to "assume a greater role in areas of care such as diabetes, hypertension and nephrolithiasis" and to embrace leadership roles in medicine and science.


 

Thursday, November 17.

The Diversity and Inclusion  Work Group has propelled tremendous success,advancing ASN's commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the society, and nephrology. Below, the  Kidney Week Open House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 17. Session on "Lupus Nephritis: Back by Popular Demand."

Thursday, November 17 -- Lots of interest at the town hall meeting on the new ASN/CDC project, Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety. Through this project, ASN has committed to reducing infections in dialysis care.

Thursday, November 17 -- Rapt audience for Dr. O'Rahilly's State-of-the-Art Lecture.

 

Thursday, November 17. Yes, it's Kidney Week.

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Wednesday, November 16. Summit of US Kidney Organizations. This summit launched in 2013, and brings together a variety of organizations with common interests in kidney policy. Each year this meeting provides a rich exchange of vital information, and new opportunities for collaboration that will improve kidney care.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, November 16. Critical Care Nephrology Early Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 16. ASN Training Program Directors.

#1 requirement in the TPD job description -- dedication. The next generation of nephrologists depends on these leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

​Wednesday, November 16. ASN Executive Committee. Launched as part of the new strategic plan, Executive Committee members include Committee Chairs who work with Council members to help enact ASN's strategic goals, and who also keep Council informed of key issues in nephrology.

Wednesday, November 16. International Forum of Kidney Organizations.The first International Forum of Kidney Organizations was held at ASN Kidney Week 2014, to bring together international organizations that represent health professionals interested in kidney diseases. This opportunity to exchange ​ideas, discuss cross-cutting issues and identify opportunities to collaborate and advance care exemplifies the spirit of ASN Kidney Week, and ASN is proud to host this important gathering.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 15. ASN Council

Council members got a break from their laptops and the several-hundred page Council meeting "book" to snap this picture. This dedicated group of leaders focuses time, effort and expertise on building programs and structures that will support and advance kidney professionals and their commitment to  improving the lives of patients with kidney diseases.

 

 

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Sunday, November 20: Daniel M. Drucker, MD, whose research has led to new treatments for diabetes, delivered the State-of-the-Art Lecture on enteroendocrine physiology and drug design.

Sunday November 20: Young Investigator Award recipient Amit Garg, MD, PhD is honored for his work on behalf of living kidney donors.

  
 


Saturday, November 19. A few ASN Kidney STARS participants below. Through the Kidney STARS program, med students, grad students and residents bring fresh perspectives to Kidney Week, and gain exposure to the year's most exciting advances in kidney research and practice.

Saturday, November 19. The Program and Postgraduate Education (PGE) Committees harness creativity, effort and innovation to make each Kidney Week annual meeting better than the last. Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN and Roy Zent, MD, PhD represent the members of the PGE and Program Committees, respectively as they are recognized for superlative work.

Saturday, November 19. Gary Curhan, MD, MSc, FASN and his team have led CJASN into new and innovative territory over the past 5 years. CJASN is the most read journal in nephrology, in large part due to their thoughtful review and oversight of the great work submitted to them.

  

Saturday, November 19. Peaceful transitions: Current ASN President Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN recognizes Past President Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN and President Elect Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN. At the end of December 2016, Dr. Himmelfarb ends his 7-year service on ASN Council, and on January 1, 2017 Dr. Lederer takes the helm as ASN President.

 
 


Saturday, November 19. Ross L. Cagan, PhD speaks to a large and attentive audience as he presents Saturday's state-of-the-art lecture. Dr. Cagan has pioneered the use of Drosophila to develop complex models of diabetes and of breast, lung, colorectal and thyroid cancers.

Saturday, November 19 Lots of interest in the educational symposium focused on early-start peritoneal dialysis.

Friday November 18: Gentzen Hall, MD, PhD speaks at ASN's Diversity and Inclusion luncheon. Dr. Hall is the first recipient of the ASN-AMFDP Faculty Development Award. These "Harold Amos Awards" represent one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's most successful programs, and are directed towards those whose work promises future success as scholars and as leaders in health care.

Friday November 18: Kidney Week Fellows-in-Training (FIT) Bowl -- nothing like competition.

    ​
 

 

Friday November 18. Lots of activity at the ASN Scientific Exposition Hall and the Welcome Reception.

  ​             
 

Friday November 18: The Kidney Health Initiative Open House generated lots of discussion and valuable exchanges about the diverse range of projects and activities now supported by KHI.

  ​   
 

Thursday, November 17. In his President's Address, Dr. Harris took a look into the future of the nephrology profession. He challenged nephrologists to "assume a greater role in areas of care such as diabetes, hypertension and nephrolithiasis" and to embrace leadership roles in medicine and science.


 

Thursday, November 17.

The Diversity and Inclusion  Work Group has propelled tremendous success,advancing ASN's commitment to improving diversity and inclusion within the society, and nephrology. Below, the  Kidney Week Open House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thursday, November 17. Session on "Lupus Nephritis: Back by Popular Demand."

Thursday, November 17 -- Lots of interest at the town hall meeting on the new ASN/CDC project, Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety. Through this project, ASN has committed to reducing infections in dialysis care.

Thursday, November 17 -- Rapt audience for Dr. O'Rahilly's State-of-the-Art Lecture.

 

Thursday, November 17. Yes, it's Kidney Week.

. 

 

Wednesday, November 16. Summit of US Kidney Organizations. This summit launched in 2013, and brings together a variety of organizations with common interests in kidney policy. Each year this meeting provides a rich exchange of vital information, and new opportunities for collaboration that will improve kidney care.

 

 

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, November 16. Critical Care Nephrology Early Program.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wednesday, November 16. ASN Training Program Directors.

#1 requirement in the TPD job description -- dedication. The next generation of nephrologists depends on these leaders.

 

 

 

 

 

​Wednesday, November 16. ASN Executive Committee. Launched as part of the new strategic plan, Executive Committee members include Committee Chairs who work with Council members to help enact ASN's strategic goals, and who also keep Council informed of key issues in nephrology.

Wednesday, November 16. International Forum of Kidney Organizations.The first International Forum of Kidney Organizations was held at ASN Kidney Week 2014, to bring together international organizations that represent health professionals interested in kidney diseases. This opportunity to exchange ​ideas, discuss cross-cutting issues and identify opportunities to collaborate and advance care exemplifies the spirit of ASN Kidney Week, and ASN is proud to host this important gathering.

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday, November 15. ASN Council

Council members got a break from their laptops and the several-hundred page Council meeting "book" to snap this picture. This dedicated group of leaders focuses time, effort and expertise on building programs and structures that will support and advance kidney professionals and their commitment to  improving the lives of patients with kidney diseases.

 

 

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