Invitation from the 2017 ASN Kidney Week Program Committee

By Dr. Susan M. Wall

Dear Colleagues,

Over the past 5 decades, ASN Kidney Week has served as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical, and translational research as well as advances in clinical practice to the basic science and clinical community. I first attended Renal Week (now Kidney Week) in 1985 while a renal fellow at UCLA. Over the ensuing 32 years, I have seen tremendous progress in the practice of nephrology driven by cutting-edge research.  

On behalf of the ASN Program Committee and ASN President Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN, I invite you to join us at ASN Kidney Week, October 31 – November 5, in New Orleans, LA. Some of the most dynamic and exciting work in our field centers around the vast potential of recent breakthroughs in basic science, clinical trials and epidemiology, which will be highlighted at this year’s ASN meeting, “The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology.”

Matthias Kretzler, MD, and Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, have coordinated the Advances in Research Conference (October 31 – November 1), which will explore the future of personalized medicine and how it could revolutionize the way we practice nephrology. They have assembled an outstanding group of basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators from the United States and Europe who will discuss the current status and future of personalized medicine and how this work will be advanced by funding agencies and industry.  

New This Year:
• Expanded abstract categories for hypertension
• New abstract category on dialysis infection
• Increased opportunity for networking at the “Communities Lounge” in the exhibit hall

Recent breakthroughs in medical research relevant to the practice of nephrology will be presented at the daily State-of-the-Art Lectures. 
o    Laura Niklason, MD, PhD, from Yale University will address “Human Engineered Tissues for Dialysis Access” 
o    Brian Kobilka, MD, from Stanford University and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will discuss “G Protein Coupled Receptors: Challenges for Drug Discovery”
o    Andrew Feinberg, MD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University will present “Epigenetics at the Crossroad of Genetics and Environment Leading to Disease”
o    Richard Flavell, PhD, from Yale University will discuss “Innate Immunity in Tissue Injury and Inflammation”

Other key presentations at this year’s meeting include the following:
o    Christopher Blagg Lectureship in Renal Disease and Public Policy on “Creating a Physician-Led Health Care Future” by Harold Miller from Carnegie Melon University
o    Barry Brenner Endowed Lectureship on “Role of Inflammation and Fibrosis in AKI Progression” by Manjeri Venkatachalam, MBBS, from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
o    Jack Coburn Endowed Lectureship on “Longitudinal Studies of Mineral Metabolism in CKD” by Tamara Isakova, MD, from Northwestern University
o    Robert Schrier Endowed Lectureship on “Inflammatory Cytokines Regulate Proximal and Distal Sodium Transporters” by Alicia McDonough, PhD, from the University of Southern California
o    Michelle Winn Endowed Lectureship on “APOL1 Risk Alleles and the Podocyte” by Jeffrey Kopp, MD, FASN, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
o    Celeste Castillo Lee Memorial Lectureship on “Effective Patient Engagement Strategies to Develop Future Therapies and Advance Patient Safety” by Kevin Fowler from The Voice of the Patient, Inc.

The ASN Postgraduate Education Committee, chaired by Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN, and the ASN Program Committee and have developed an exciting annual meeting program that includes Basic/Clinical Science Sessions, Clinical Practice Sessions, Translational Sessions, and much more. In addition to precision medicine, you can look forward to new Early Programs on advances in clinical research, infection in the dialysis unit, and updates in diabetic nephropathy and its therapy. 

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is June 8 (2:00 p.m. EDT), and the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial submission deadline is September 6 (2:00 p.m. EDT). Make sure to check the ASN website regularly for Kidney Week updates.

Please join ASN in New Orleans and gain the tools needed to stay on the cutting edge of our profession.

Sincerely,


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Susan M. Wall, MD
Chair, 2017 Program Committee

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Dear Colleagues,

Over the past 5 decades, ASN Kidney Week has served as a major forum for the dissemination of advances in basic, clinical, and translational research as well as advances in clinical practice to the basic science and clinical community. I first attended Renal Week (now Kidney Week) in 1985 while a renal fellow at UCLA. Over the ensuing 32 years, I have seen tremendous progress in the practice of nephrology driven by cutting-edge research.  

On behalf of the ASN Program Committee and ASN President Eleanor Lederer, MD, FASN, I invite you to join us at ASN Kidney Week, October 31 – November 5, in New Orleans, LA. Some of the most dynamic and exciting work in our field centers around the vast potential of recent breakthroughs in basic science, clinical trials and epidemiology, which will be highlighted at this year’s ASN meeting, “The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology.”

Matthias Kretzler, MD, and Katalin Susztak, MD, PhD, have coordinated the Advances in Research Conference (October 31 – November 1), which will explore the future of personalized medicine and how it could revolutionize the way we practice nephrology. They have assembled an outstanding group of basic scientists, epidemiologists, and clinical investigators from the United States and Europe who will discuss the current status and future of personalized medicine and how this work will be advanced by funding agencies and industry.  

New This Year:
• Expanded abstract categories for hypertension
• New abstract category on dialysis infection
• Increased opportunity for networking at the “Communities Lounge” in the exhibit hall

Recent breakthroughs in medical research relevant to the practice of nephrology will be presented at the daily State-of-the-Art Lectures. 
o    Laura Niklason, MD, PhD, from Yale University will address “Human Engineered Tissues for Dialysis Access” 
o    Brian Kobilka, MD, from Stanford University and recipient of the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry will discuss “G Protein Coupled Receptors: Challenges for Drug Discovery”
o    Andrew Feinberg, MD, MPH, from Johns Hopkins University will present “Epigenetics at the Crossroad of Genetics and Environment Leading to Disease”
o    Richard Flavell, PhD, from Yale University will discuss “Innate Immunity in Tissue Injury and Inflammation”

Other key presentations at this year’s meeting include the following:
o    Christopher Blagg Lectureship in Renal Disease and Public Policy on “Creating a Physician-Led Health Care Future” by Harold Miller from Carnegie Melon University
o    Barry Brenner Endowed Lectureship on “Role of Inflammation and Fibrosis in AKI Progression” by Manjeri Venkatachalam, MBBS, from the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio
o    Jack Coburn Endowed Lectureship on “Longitudinal Studies of Mineral Metabolism in CKD” by Tamara Isakova, MD, from Northwestern University
o    Robert Schrier Endowed Lectureship on “Inflammatory Cytokines Regulate Proximal and Distal Sodium Transporters” by Alicia McDonough, PhD, from the University of Southern California
o    Michelle Winn Endowed Lectureship on “APOL1 Risk Alleles and the Podocyte” by Jeffrey Kopp, MD, FASN, from the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, National Institutes of Health
o    Celeste Castillo Lee Memorial Lectureship on “Effective Patient Engagement Strategies to Develop Future Therapies and Advance Patient Safety” by Kevin Fowler from The Voice of the Patient, Inc.

The ASN Postgraduate Education Committee, chaired by Patrick Nachman, MD, FASN, and the ASN Program Committee and have developed an exciting annual meeting program that includes Basic/Clinical Science Sessions, Clinical Practice Sessions, Translational Sessions, and much more. In addition to precision medicine, you can look forward to new Early Programs on advances in clinical research, infection in the dialysis unit, and updates in diabetic nephropathy and its therapy. 

Please note that the abstract submission deadline is June 8 (2:00 p.m. EDT), and the Late-Breaking Clinical Trial submission deadline is September 6 (2:00 p.m. EDT). Make sure to check the ASN website regularly for Kidney Week updates.

Please join ASN in New Orleans and gain the tools needed to stay on the cutting edge of our profession.

Sincerely,


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Susan M. Wall, MD
Chair, 2017 Program Committee

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