2019 Inaugural KidneyX Summit Day 2 Recap – In Case you Missed It

The KidneyX Summit continued today, April 30, 2019, with congressional perspectives; the role of NIH, FDA, and payors; and the nephrology investment landscape all addressed during the second day of the event.

ASN Helps Secure Appropriations Increase for NIH and NIDDK

On Monday, April 29, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations (LHHS) Subcommittee released their Fiscal Year 2020 budget. The draft provides a total of $41.1 billion for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an increase of $2 billion above the 2019 enacted level and $6.9 billion above President Trump’s budget request.

2019 Inaugural KidneyX Summit Day 1 Recap – In Case you Missed It

KidneyX_logo.PNGThe KidneyX Summit kicked off on April 29, 2019, with opening remarks by ASN President Mark Rosenberg, MD, FASN, who outlined how KidneyX is filling a much-needed gap in kidney care and will act as a catalyst to spur innovation in the space.

$10 million for KidneyX included in 2020 House Appropriations bill

Announced today during the 2019 inaugural KidneyX Summit, the House Appropriations Committee released the draft 2020 FY funding bill for Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS). The bill will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow, April 30th.

KidneyX Summit begins today with announcement of Redesign Dialysis prize competition Phase 1 Winners

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of the Chief Technology Officer and the American Society of Nephrology have selected 15 winning teams for Phase 1 of the KidneyX Redesign Dialysis prize competition.

ASN Releases 2018 Annual Report

The 2018 American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Annual Report was released on April 29th, 2019. The report summarizes how ASN has progressed in its goal of leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professional and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

2019 Global Kidney Health Atlas released at ISN Word Congress

The Atlas found that “by 2030, 14.5 million people around the world will have end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), yet only 5.4 million will be treated due to economic, social, and political factors. Additionally, more than 2 million people will die each year to due to little or no access to hemodialysis or kidney transplantation”.

American Society of Nephrology Announces KidneyX Chair

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) announced today that John R. Sedor, MD, FASN, has been appointed Chair of the Kidney Innovation Accelerator (KidneyX) Steering Committee.logo_big_0.png

Innovative New Kidney Care Model in Development Highlighted at National Quality Forum

In a packed session of the National Quality Forum (NQF) in Washington, DC today, Adam Boehler, Deputy Administrator for CMS and Director and the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation (CMMI), spoke about an upcoming comprehensive kidney care model being developed by CMMI and written about previously in KNO – as well as his vision of the role of quality and quality measurement in healthcare overall.

CJASN Podcast: You have access Rates of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in Patients with CKD and Diabetes

The newest episode of the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) is hosted by Nazem Akoum, MD, MS, FACC, FHRS. He discusses the recent article he and his colleagues published in CJASN, entitled: “Rates of Cardiac Rhythm Abnormalities in Patients with CKD and Diabetes”.