The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has launched a new website, www.kidneynews.org, that extends ASN Kidney News as a digital platform for daily updates on news, context, and resources for all stakeholders in the kidney community.

Raymond C. Harris, MD, FASN

As the first recipient of the American Society of Nephrology–Amos Medical Faculty Development Program (ASN-AMFDP) Award, Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD, intends to build on his current work in renal genomics, with a primary focus on hereditary focal segmental glomerulosclerosis (FSGS). Dr. Hall is a medical instructor in the Duke University Division of Nephrology.

It is a great pleasure to continue our series of “Distinguished Conversations” in recognition of ASN’s 50th anniversary. In each conversation, a leader in nephrology invites a mentor or esteemed colleague for a discussion of nephrology, past and future. This month Sharon Moe, MD, FASN, interviews Sharon Anderson, MD, FASN.

The American Board of Internal Medicine recently released results from its survey “Improving the MOC Assessment Experience.”

In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimated that there were more than 20 million Americans with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and 661,648 prevalent cases of ESRD (1, 2).

A recent survey of 1134 US nephrologists who are ASN members provided important insights that will help guide ASN’s assessment of approaches to initial certification, recertification, and physician assessment activities, as well as the relationship between the nephrology community and the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).