Building the Future: Search for NephSAP® Editorial Director

By ASN Staff

ASN has opened a search for the next Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP®) Editorial Director. The current NephSAP Co-Directors’, Gerald A. Hladik, MD and Jerry Yee, MD, FASN, conclude their successful leadership of NephSAP on December 31, 2019.

Nephrology Self-Assessment Program is one of the premiere ASN educational activities, and among the most highly accessed. Its primary goals are self-assessment, education, and the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for individuals certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

NephSAP provides a learning vehicle for clinical nephrologists to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills. The combination of materials in each issue enable clinicians to rigorously assess their strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

The Editorial Director’s primary responsibility is to extend NephSAP’s quality, reputation, and scholarship as well as enhance NephSAP’s contribution to ASN’s mission “by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.”

The Editorial Director oversees the development of each NephSAP issue and is responsible for its content, quality, and timeliness. The appointment is for a three-year term, renewable once, and offers an annual stipend. The appointment term will commence July 2019 with a six-month orientation period and will end on December 31, 2022.

NephSAP is changing. To address the evolving science of nephrology, teaching technologies, and learning styles of kidney professionals, ASN is improving the NephSAP infrastructure. The production cycle of NephSAP will be revamped and streamlined. NephSAP 3.0 will feature a new electronic platform and layout, and enhance interaction between the scientific content and the learner. These refinements will increase flexibility for the Editorial Director, enhance the educational value for the learner, and lessen the burden of authorship and editing. These changes are anticipated to be completed by early 2020. NephSAP 3.0 will not be your same old NephSAP.

The duties for the NephSAP Editorial Director include, but may not be limited to:

  • Appointing (as appropriate) and with approval of the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee, a Deputy Editor and Associate Editors. The Editorial Team (deputy and associate editors) should be comprised of ASN members with high stature and respect in the community, and with the professional expertise to successfully meet the NephSAP vision and mission.
  • Defining, refining, and updating the aims and scope of NephSAP.
  • Ensuring that NephSAP adheres to all appropriate ASN polices especially guidelines related to bias and conflicts of interest.
  • Overseeing the development of each NephSAP issue and is responsible for its content and quality.
  • Providing overall oversight for editorial team and authors, and addressing any performance issues that may arise.
  • Serving as member of the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee.  Regularly reporting status of NephSAP to the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee and responding to reporting request that may be issued by ASN Council.
  • Setting goals to assure the content of NephSAP meets the highest standards of excellence and regularly evaluate NephSAP’s performance in this regard.
  • Working with ASN staff to adhere to budget and financial structures.  ASN is responsible for managing NephSAP production, distribution, and promotion.


Interested candidates should submit an application package (PDF tabbed file) that includes:

  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information (phone number and email address) of three (3) professional references.
  • Succinct letter of interest and qualifications (limit 3-4 pages), including your vision for NephSAP for the next five (5) years and how you will accommodate the time demands of editing NephSAP.


In addition, each candidate should update or complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement. The template is found in the “My ASN/Disclosure” section of the ASN website.

The NephSAP Editorial Director search opens on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and closes on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Submit application package (PDF tabbed file) to education@asn-online.org using the subject line “Candidate for NephSAP Editorial Director” no later than Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Additional information about NephSAP 3.0 and the Editorial Director search are available at: https://www.asn-online.org/g/dl/nephsap.aspx

Questions should be directed to Phillip Kokemueller, Special Advisor to Executive Vice President, at 202-510-2490 or pkokemueller@asn-online.org.

ASN is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness to enhance the nephrology profession and the lives of people with kidney disease. The society seeks to ensure that all segments of the kidney community feel welcome and fully engaged as members and volunteer leadersIn selecting leaders, ASN will exercise a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.

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ASN has opened a search for the next Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP®) Editorial Director. The current NephSAP Co-Directors’, Gerald A. Hladik, MD and Jerry Yee, MD, FASN, conclude their successful leadership of NephSAP on December 31, 2019.

Nephrology Self-Assessment Program is one of the premiere ASN educational activities, and among the most highly accessed. Its primary goals are self-assessment, education, and the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for individuals certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

NephSAP provides a learning vehicle for clinical nephrologists to renew and refresh their clinical knowledge, diagnostic, and therapeutic skills. The combination of materials in each issue enable clinicians to rigorously assess their strengths and weaknesses in the broad domain of nephrology.

The Editorial Director’s primary responsibility is to extend NephSAP’s quality, reputation, and scholarship as well as enhance NephSAP’s contribution to ASN’s mission “by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.”

The Editorial Director oversees the development of each NephSAP issue and is responsible for its content, quality, and timeliness. The appointment is for a three-year term, renewable once, and offers an annual stipend. The appointment term will commence July 2019 with a six-month orientation period and will end on December 31, 2022.

NephSAP is changing. To address the evolving science of nephrology, teaching technologies, and learning styles of kidney professionals, ASN is improving the NephSAP infrastructure. The production cycle of NephSAP will be revamped and streamlined. NephSAP 3.0 will feature a new electronic platform and layout, and enhance interaction between the scientific content and the learner. These refinements will increase flexibility for the Editorial Director, enhance the educational value for the learner, and lessen the burden of authorship and editing. These changes are anticipated to be completed by early 2020. NephSAP 3.0 will not be your same old NephSAP.

The duties for the NephSAP Editorial Director include, but may not be limited to:

  • Appointing (as appropriate) and with approval of the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee, a Deputy Editor and Associate Editors. The Editorial Team (deputy and associate editors) should be comprised of ASN members with high stature and respect in the community, and with the professional expertise to successfully meet the NephSAP vision and mission.
  • Defining, refining, and updating the aims and scope of NephSAP.
  • Ensuring that NephSAP adheres to all appropriate ASN polices especially guidelines related to bias and conflicts of interest.
  • Overseeing the development of each NephSAP issue and is responsible for its content and quality.
  • Providing overall oversight for editorial team and authors, and addressing any performance issues that may arise.
  • Serving as member of the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee.  Regularly reporting status of NephSAP to the ASN Continuous Professional Development Committee and responding to reporting request that may be issued by ASN Council.
  • Setting goals to assure the content of NephSAP meets the highest standards of excellence and regularly evaluate NephSAP’s performance in this regard.
  • Working with ASN staff to adhere to budget and financial structures.  ASN is responsible for managing NephSAP production, distribution, and promotion.


Interested candidates should submit an application package (PDF tabbed file) that includes:

  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Names and contact information (phone number and email address) of three (3) professional references.
  • Succinct letter of interest and qualifications (limit 3-4 pages), including your vision for NephSAP for the next five (5) years and how you will accommodate the time demands of editing NephSAP.


In addition, each candidate should update or complete a conflict of interest disclosure statement. The template is found in the “My ASN/Disclosure” section of the ASN website.

The NephSAP Editorial Director search opens on Thursday, December 6, 2018 and closes on Thursday, January 10, 2019. Submit application package (PDF tabbed file) to education@asn-online.org using the subject line “Candidate for NephSAP Editorial Director” no later than Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. EST.

Additional information about NephSAP 3.0 and the Editorial Director search are available at: https://www.asn-online.org/g/dl/nephsap.aspx

Questions should be directed to Phillip Kokemueller, Special Advisor to Executive Vice President, at 202-510-2490 or pkokemueller@asn-online.org.

ASN is committed to promoting diversity and inclusiveness to enhance the nephrology profession and the lives of people with kidney disease. The society seeks to ensure that all segments of the kidney community feel welcome and fully engaged as members and volunteer leadersIn selecting leaders, ASN will exercise a strong focus on diversity and inclusion.

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Monday, December 3, 2018