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Nephrology: Taking the Lead (President's Address, Kidney Week 2020 Reimagined)

Welcome to ASN Kidney Week Reimagined for 2020! 

On behalf of our society, I thank each one of you for your unwavering commitment to improving kidney health throughout the world. This first-ever Kidney Week Reimagined symbolizes many of the opportunities and challenges nephrology faces. Your participation during these unparalleled and supremely challenging times is so highly valued and greatly appreciated.

ASN 2020 Midcareer Award Recipients

ASN honors the 2020 Midcareer Award recipients. ASN congratulates the following individuals for their exemplary work and achievements.

NKF and ASN Form Joint Task Force to Focus on Use of Race in eGFR

In August of 2020, the National Kidney Foundation (NKF) and the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) formed a joint task force to focus on the use of race to estimate GFR. For more information, please read the joint NKF-ASN statement on “Establishing a Task Force to Reassess the Inclusion of Race in Diagnosing Kidney Diseases.”

Seeking Excellence: Building the Nephrology Pipeline

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is proud to announce the upcoming launch of the ASN Loan Mitigation Pilot Program.

This exciting program will launch in early 2021, and the pilot will continue for three years. ASN has committed $2,700,000 to reaching those who are considering nephrology as a career.

Honoring Health Professionals

 

Health professionals take great pride in our commitment to improving the lives of those we care for. We recognize and accept that our calling involves risk, day in and day out.

This year, facing the challenges, stress, and ongoing burden of a global pandemic, kidney professionals have demonstrated the resolve and focus on excellence that exemplifies our profession.

ASN Awards 2020 Presidents Medals

ASN President’s Medal 2020

Gisela Deuter, BSN, MSA,  enabled ASN to develop, launch, and build the Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (nephSAP), helped launch ASN Renal Weekends (now called ASN Highlights), expand educational offerings at ASN Kidney Week, and ensure ASN’s accreditation as a provider of continuing medical education credits by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). Finally, she helped start the Kidney Self-Assessment Program in 2014.

Statement from the American Society of Nephrology on the End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices Model

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) commends the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) and its Innovation Center (CMMI) for finalizing the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Treatment Choices (ETC) Model today. This model will herald positive changes to care for the more than 37 million Americans with kidney diseases, including more patient choice, increased utilization of home dialysis, and greater access to transplantation, options for which ASN has long advocated.

We Must Support Research to Advance Care

Center for Scientific Review’s Elimination of Study Section Perilous to Kidney Community

The Center for Scientific Review (CSR) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) oversees peer review of NIH grant applications. CSR recently announced a change to study sections that will have a significant effect on the kidney community.

Candidates, Applications Up in Pandemic-Shortened Nephrology Fellowship Application Cycle

Kidney News Online

Applications for nephrology fellowships in the first month of a pandemic-shortened application cycle were up according to Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS) data showing nephrology application through August 17, 2020, rose 49% compared with July 2019.

CMS Issues Essential COVID-19 Guidance for Dialysis Facilities

Ensure kidney patients get the vascular access surgeries they need, and don’t delay kidney transplant surgeries. 

These two directives formed the centerpiece of recent guidance from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), “Key Components for Continued COVID-19 Management for Dialysis Facilities,” released Monday, August 17, 2020. 

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