With increasing uncertainties around variants of the COVID-19 virus, ASN canceled plans for the in-person component of ASN Kidney Week 2021 in San Diego, CA. Putting health and safety first, ASN firmly believes this decision is in the best interest of meeting participants, stakeholders, partners, and—most important—the millions of people who have entrusted us with their healthcare.
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All meeting content will be available to all participants on the Kidney Week platform until Friday, January 7, 2022. In late January 2022, this content
The Belding H. Scribner Award will be tendered on Saturday, November 6, to Jonathan Himmelfarb, MD, FASN, for his career-long contributions to the practice of nephrology. Dr. Himmelfarb is professor of medicine, adjunct professor of bioengineering, director of the Kidney Research Institute, and co-director of the Center for Dialysis Innovation at the University of Washington in Seattle. He also holds the Joseph W. Eschbach, MD, Endowed Chair in Kidney Research.
Established in 1995, the Belding H. Scribner Award is presented to individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the care of patients with kidney disorders or
Representatives Suzan DelBene (WA-01) and Larry Bucshon, MD (IN-08), leading voices in Congress for improving the health of the 37 million Americans living with kidney diseases, will deliver the Christopher R. Blagg, MD, Endowed Lectureship on “Inside the Beltway: Why Everyone is a Stakeholder in Kidney Health Policy.”
As co-chairs of the Congressional Kidney Caucus, the representatives have shaped the development of kidney health policy, including emphasizing earlier detection, prevention, and patient choice in treatment. Longstanding advocates for innovation, Reps. DelBene and Bucshon are staunch proponents of KidneyX. Their leadership has resulted in multiple
A Duke University physician will present the Garabed Eknoyan, MD, Endowed Lectureship on Friday, November 5, on “Elephant in the Room: Sex and Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation.”
The speaker will be L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, who is the Eleanor Easley distinguished professor of medicine, director of the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute, vice dean for translational science, and associate vice chancellor for translational research in the School of Medicine at Duke University. She also serves as chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine.
A researcher who has spent more than 20 years investigating glomerular diseases will speak on “From Morphology to Mechanisms,” in the Michelle P. Winn, MD, Endowed Lectureship.
Vivette D'Agati, MD, is the Delafield professor of pathology and cell biology at Columbia University Medical Center in New York City, where she has served as director of the Renal Pathology Division since 1984. She will speak on Friday, November 5.
Dr. D'Agati directs one of the largest renal pathology laboratories in the country, which processes approximately 4800 renal biopsies annually. This large biopsy practice has facilitated her research into
Joanne M. Bargman, MD, will receive the Robert G. Narins Award on Saturday, November 6, for her many efforts in education and training of the next generation of nephrologists. Dr. Bargman is a staff nephrologist at the University Health Network and professor of medicine at the University of Toronto, from which she received her MD followed by a clinical fellowship in nephrology at Stanford University..
Since arriving at the University of Toronto in 1986, she has led nephrology education for undergraduate medical students, core internal medicine, and the postgraduate training program. She previously chaired the departmental
ASN will recognize the wide-ranging contributions of Donald E. Wesson, MD, MBA, FASN, with the presentation of the John P. Peters Award on Friday, November 5. The John P. Peters Award is given for outstanding contributions to improving the lives of patients and furthering the understanding of the kidney in health and disease.
Dr. Wesson is professor of medicine at Texas A&M University in Dallas and president of Donald E. Wesson Consulting. His pioneering research and many leadership roles in academic medicine and clinical care have advanced nephrology, medicine, and public policy.
ASN is partnering with the National Academy of Medicine to kick off Kidney Week with a first-of-its-kind opening plenary presenting a COVID-19 update, with a global focus on kidney health.
Anthony Fauci, MD, will present the keynote address on “Public Health Lessons Learned and Implications for Future Pandemics.”
The moderator will be the well-known CNN chief medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta, MD.
The plenary speakers will highlight the viral pathogenesis and importance of the COVID-19 variants in the development of next-generation therapies and vaccines and provide expert opinions on public health policy and the potential