Creating a Stronger Nephrology Community: Two years of ASN Communities

  • 1 Richard Glassock, MD, is Emeritus Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, and Roger Rodby, MD, FASN, is Professor of Medicine at Rush University Medical Center. Both are Community Leaders for the Patient Care Q&A Community.
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Increasingly in the 21st century, nephrologists and other physicians are turning to social media (SoMe) and internet-based forums to teach the next generation, treat their patients better, and bolster their knowledge. From blogs to Twitter, there are an overwhelming number of non-traditional learning and teaching resources available to nephrologists (13).

For the past two years, ASN Communities has been a vital addition to this space by providing an online venue for nephrologists around the world to have detailed discussions about complex questions, share their knowledge with peers, and create the peer-to-peer relationships that many only find

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