Nephrology: We Define Our Future

  • 1 Amy Williams, MD, is affiliated with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, and is a member of the KN Editorial Advisory Board.
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Over the past 10 years, much has changed in the specialty of nephrology and for nephrologists in all career tracks and professional settings. We have a deeper understanding of underlying mechanisms of disease and how to target therapy. Kidney Week 2017 was full of excitement and examples of discovery and translation to improve clinical care.

New care models have grown and matured, and there has been continued exploration of how to manage those with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and to identify those at risk for kidney disease earlier in their disease trajectory. Plus, there certainly is a market for our