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Policy Discussions at Kidney Week 2018: A patient-centered focus

Following an aspirational policy-oriented kick-off at Kidney Week, I found that the second day of Kidney Week focused on the most important aspect of what we do: our patients.  From the public-private partnerships including KidneyX and Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), to the CMS proposed payment changes, to the global challenges facing nephrology, the common sentiment has been simple: we must not forget our efforts to keep the patient at the center...

Nephrology Challenges and Opportunities Front and Center in Policy Discussions in Day 1 of Kidney Week 2018

2018 ASN Kidney Week officially kicked off on October 25 with a Plenary Session focused on the changing dynamics in nephrology and the influence of policy and advocacy in achieving innovations in care. ASN President, Dr. Mark Okusa, MD, FASN, delivered his opening remarks with not just aspirational goals for the direction of nephrology, but also outlining the stark realities confronting nephrology.

New ASN TV at Kidney Week 2018

We are excited to announce the launch of ASN TV at Kidney Week 2018. ASN TV brings a thrilling new element to the conference, using video to enhance your experience throughout this world leading event. It will serve as a unique platform to highlight the most important issues and aspects in nephrology.

Partnering with award winning international film and broadcasting company, WebsEdge, ASN TV will produce daily episodes throughout the conference. Each episode will feature:

Spotlight: Kidney Health Initiative Sessions at 2018 ASN Kidney Week

For attendees interested in innovations in clinical trials and developing new therapies for people living with kidney diseases, there are a few must see sessions whose speakers are members of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI).

ASN Releases 2018 Nephrology Fellow Survey Report

A new analysis finds leading indicators point to an improving job market and rising salaries for nephrologists entering practice. ASN released the analysis of the society’s annual survey of nephrology fellows in training—Report on the Survey of 2018 Nephrology Fellows—authored by George Washington University researchers.

KHI Patient Council Members Will Be Presenters in Kidney Week 2018 Special Session

The Kidney Week 2018 Special Session “Measuring What is Important to Patients: A Patient-Centered Approach to Innovation,” featuring members of the Kidney Health Initiative Patient and Family Partnership Council (KHI PFPC), will examine some of the ways we and our colleagues are delivering value as partners in kidney disease research.

Update: ASN Scores Wins in Appropriations Process

As reported in the August edition of Kidney News Online, these priorities include a $2 billion funding increase for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and language supporting KidneyX, the study of immunosuppressive drug coverage for kidney transplant patients, Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) coverage for living organ donors, and recognition of the discrepancy between investment in kidney research and financial burden of kidney diseases.

Kidney News Online Readership Doubles Since Last Year

In September 2018, Kidney News Online (KNO) reached its largest readership numbers since its beginning in March 2016.

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