ASN Kidney Week—New in 2015

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Early Programs

ASN offers 13 Early Programs on Tuesday, November 3, and/or Wednesday, November 4, preceding the Annual Meeting (November 5–8). New Early Programs are:

  • Advances in Research Conference: Engineering Genomes to Model Disease, Target Mutations, and Personalize Therapy covers the principles and practical application of this technology to disease modeling, human genetics, and, ultimately, new approaches to personalized therapy in kidney disease.
  • Curing Kidney Disease: At the Crossroads of Biology, Infrastructure, Patients, and Government focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to “curing kidney disease” in four different modules: Drug and Device Discovery, Clinical Trial Design and Infrastructure, Patient-Centric Approaches to Kidney Disease, and the Regulatory Pathway.
  • Women’s Renal Health across the Decades is designed for all trainees and practicing nephrologists who care for women with kidney disease. It spans the life of a woman from adolescence to postmenopause and addresses the kidney concerns across these stages of life.

Translational Sessions

ASN introduces a new Annual Meeting session type to the program. Translational Sessions include scientific research that is intended to update and/or translate to clinical practice for the care of patients with kidney disease. This year’s topics include CKD and nutrition, graft injury, drug repurposing, glomerular genomics, diabetes, HIV, kidney tumors, iron metabolism, transport physiology and electrolyte disorders, potassium and blood pressure, as well as clinical trials and organ transplantation.

Board Certification Forum and Recertification Forum

A special forum has been added to the Kidney Week schedule to offer ASN members an opportunity to voice their concerns and opinions about the controversies in board certification and recertification. The forum will be chaired by ASN leadership and will be held on Friday, November 6, at 10:30 am.

Meet-the-Experts Roundtables

ASN introduces an opportunity for small group interaction with several distinguished Kidney Week faculty. On Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7, from 12:45 pm to 1:45 pm in the Scientific Exposition hall, annual meeting participants can share a table with an expert faculty. Tickets ($35 USD) will be available each morning to reserve a seat at one of the roundtables where you will share a box lunch and conversation with colleagues and an expert faculty. Tickets are sold on a first-come, first-served basis. All sales are final, no refunds or exchanges.

Extended Poster Hours

Poster viewing will be extended to the time period from 9:30 am to 4:30 pm in the exhibit hall on Thursday, November 5; Friday, November 6; and Saturday, November 7.