On-Site

November 9, 2017

Please listen while ASN President Eleanor D. Lederer MD, FASN, discusses Day 3 of Kidney Week 2017 with Martin Pollak, MD, Richard Coward, MBChB, PhD, and Devika Nair, MD.

November 5, 2017

Highlights

  • The estimated global burden of chronic kidney disease attributable to fine particulate matter is more than 10.7 million cases per year.
November 5, 2017

Highlights

  • From 2004 to 2016, VA patients had lower rates of transplantation compared with patients with Medicare or private insurance.
  • VA patients also had a higher rate of mortality on the waiting list compared with privately insured patients.
November 5, 2017

Highlights

  • In young women, a history of kidney stones was associated with metabolic and hypertensive complications.
November 4, 2017

Highlights

  • In an analysis of published studies, individuals who used proton pump inhibitors had a 33% increased relative risk of developing chronic kidney disease or kidney failure when compared with non-users.
November 4, 2017

Highlights

  • In white patients with chronic kidney disease, those with depressive symptoms had a higher risk of early death than those without depressive symptoms. This risk was much lower after accounting for use of anti-depressants, however.
  • In black patients, the presence of depressive symptoms was not linked to risk of death.
November 3, 2017

Highlights

  • In patients treated for hypertension, greater reductions in mean blood pressure were linked with reduced kidney function.
November 3, 2017

Highlights

  • In a recent analysis, African American patients were less likely to be wait-listed than White patients.  This difference was influenced by factors including age, comorbidities, socio-economic status, being on dialysis, having a living donor, transplant knowledge, and social support.
November 3, 2017

Highlights

  • Insomnia was linked with increased risks of early death, rapid kidney function decline, and kidney failure in a group of US veterans.
  • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
November 3, 2017

Highlights

  • Among children with impaired kidney function, those with high blood pressure at night experienced a faster time to kidney failure than children with normal blood pressure. This decline was even more pronounced in patients with high blood pressure during both day and night when compared with children with normal blood pressure.
  • Results from the study will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
November 3, 2017

Highlights

  • In patients with chronic kidney disease, there was a dose-dependent inverse association between caffeine consumption and early death.
  • Results from the analysis will be presented at ASN Kidney Week 2017 October 31–November 5 at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.
November 2, 2017

Take a look behind-the-scenes of setting up the exhibit hall at Kidney Week 2017.

October 20, 2017

The Photography and Social Media policy has changed for Kidney Week 2017. Be sure to read before you arrive.

September 21, 2017

Please be aware that there are fraudulent websites that can turn up in search engine results that purport to offer housing for Kidney Week but are actually scams. To ensure your safety, please book your housing directly through the ASN website in the Reserve Housing section.

August 4, 2017

If you are planning to attend ASN Kidney Week 2017 in New Orleans from outside the US, see this website to assist in booking your hotel for the duration of your stay. You can also engage in a live text chat for assistance.