Chronic Kidney Disease

ASN Joins Medical Groups to Unite in Support of Science

ASN has joined and embraced the call of peer medical societies to advocate for the non-partisan use of science and the open and unfettered dissemination of scientific evidence and studies.

Outside ASN: Updates to HIPAA Suggested (HIPAA Journal)

“The American Medical Informatics Association [AMIA] has suggested now is the time to update the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) to make sure the legislation fits today’s connected world”.

Announcement - Targeting Zero Infections: A NTDS Webinar Event on May 23

On May 23, NTDS will offer the first in its new webinar series. The webinar event will present a case-based approach to strengthening infection prevention strategies with the nephrologist as leader and champion.

JASN - Gene Editing: Powerful New Tools for Nephrology Research and Therapy

In the October 2016 issue of JASN the following article was published focused on new technology, especially the CRISPR/Cas system, and how it may be used for nephrology research and therapy.

Abstract Submission Window for ASN Kidney Week Now Open

Abstract submissions for ASN’s Kidney Week 2017 can now be submitted for review. The window will be open from April 12, 2017 through June 8, 2017 (2pm EDT).

Please be sure to examine the 
full details of the Call for Abstracts.

CHRONIC Care Act Introduced in Senate

The CHRONIC Care Act introduced recently to the Senate, if enacted, will permit dialysis patients to use telehealth services from their home - the first Medicare patients allowed to do so.

Possible Effects of the Travel Ban on Nephrology

ASN's David White breaks down how the Trump administration travel ban and subsequent court battles may have an effect on the future of the nephrology workforce.

Following the Trail of the Affordable Care Act Debate: Part 3

In this week's update, Zach Cahill and David White of ASN take a look at potential changes affecting patients with preexisting conditions, as well as health savings accounts, and tax credits.

Improving Care for Children on Dialysis

Alicia Neu, MD and Bradley Warady, MD take a look at the SCOPE study and how it might help dialysis centers Target Zero Infections.

Improving Care and Building Communities: An Interview with Nephrologists Fahim and Naeem Rahim

Kidney News Online begins a series of interviews with nephrologists who trained in the United States as International Medical Graduates (IMGs). To launch this series, we turn to two brothers, Fahim and Naeem Rahim, nephrologists who have changed the landscape for kidney patients in southeastern Idaho.

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