Worldwide, diabetic kidney disease (DKD) is the leading cause of end stage kidney disease (ESKD), and its global incidence and prevalence are both increasing.

“It is much more important to know what sort of a patient has a disease than what sort of disease the patient has.”

— Sir William Osler

Kidney Health for All

World Kidney Day kicks off on Thursday, March 12, with the theme “Kidney Health for All.” This year’s theme, on the 10th anniversary of WKD, recognizes that not everyone is equal with regard to risk for kidney disease and access to treatment.

ASN’s latest nephrology workforce report provides a detailed portrait of future nephrologists and their perceptions of, and experiences in, the current job market. Findings from the 2014 Survey of Nephrology Fellows is the second in a series of workforce studies authored by George Washington University (GWU) investigators.

Responding to concerns raised by ASN, the American College of Physicians, and other medical specialty societies, the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) on February 3, 2015, announced it is suspending the Practice Assessment, Patient Voice, and Patient Safety requirements of its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program for at least 2 years in order to engage the medical community’s...

Kidney transplantation has been the preferred treatment for people suffering from kidney failure since Dr. Joseph E. Murray completed the first successful kidney transplant in 1954.

Richard Lafayette Appointed Editor-in-Chief of ASN Kidney News

ASN's new Editor-in-Chief: Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP

With this issue of ASN Kidney News, the American Society of Nephrology is pleased to announce the appointment of a new Editor-in-Chief: Richard Lafayette, MD, FACP. Dr.