ASN Kidney Week—New in 2017

The Intersection of Basic Science and Clinical Care: The Future of Personalized Nephrology

Early Programs

ASN offers 10 Early Programs on Tuesday, October 31, and Wednesday, November 1, preceding the Annual Meeting (November 2–5). New Early Programs address several important areas of study:

● Precision Medicine in Renal Diseases (Advances in Research Conference) Critical advances in molecular and clinical medicine illuminate comprehensive genetic, molecular, structural, and clinical aspects of diseases. Learn about the latest strategies to integrate these multi-scalar data sets to define mechanisms that cut across knowledge domains and propel innovative approaches in novel clinical trials.

● Advancing Clinical Research in Nephrology: Approaches and Methods Epidemiology, clinical trials, and qualitative research define modern clinical investigation. Learn about innovative approaches to data acquisition, stakeholder engagement, systems biology, precision medicine, implementation science, the role of patient-reported outcomes and qualitative research, as well as fundamental concepts of clinical research.

● The Dialysis Infection Crisis in the United States: A Call to Action Nephrologists play a critical role as team leaders in transformational change required to address the urgent need to improve infection control in US dialysis facilities. This interactive program focuses on improving the safety of life-sustaining dialysis, protecting patients and health care personnel. Tools and education efforts will enable nephrologists to lead the pursuit of zero preventable infections.

● What You Need to Know about Diabetes and Diabetic Kidney Disease This program addresses the background epidemic of diabetes mellitus, the pathophysiology of diabetic CKD, current approaches to diabetic CKD and hypertension, new drugs in development, the growing use of hypoglycemic agents in diabetic CKD, and unique dialysis and transplant problems facing patients with ESRD due to diabetes.

ASN Communities Lounge

Thursday, November 2, to Saturday, November 4, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.

The new ASN Communities Lounge extends the exciting professional network that is expanding daily through online ASN Communities. Visit and connect with those working in your area of study, or working in areas you want to know more about. The lounge is located in the exhibit hall and features:

● ASN Community Leaders

● Central Connectivity Bar

● Meeting Quads

● Relaxation Zone

Stop by booth 917 to explore the ASN Communities world and enhance your Kidney Week experience.

In addition to the new items above, don’t forget to check out these events:

● Welcome Reception in the exhibit hall on Thursday, 6:30–7:30 p.m.

● Daily state-of-the-art lectures during the plenary sessions (Thursday–Sunday, 8:00–9:30 a.m.)

● Daily poster presentations with more than 3000 posters (Thursday–Saturday, 9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.)

October/November 2017 (Vol. 9, Number 10 & 11)