Changing More than the Name: ASN Kidney Week 2011



ASN’s annual meeting (previously called Renal Week) is now Kidney Week, reflecting the mission of ASN members and the society in leading the fight against kidney disease. Changing more than the name, this year’s meeting includes several exciting new features and resources.

Kidney Week Mobile Application

Access Kidney Week information in the palm of your hand. Use ASN’s Kidney Week mobile application for on-the-go access to meeting information on your smartphone or handheld device. Features include a customizable calendar and itinerary builder, exhibitor listing with interactive booth map, social media interaction, and special meeting alerts. Download the app online at

Support for the Kidney Week Mobile Application is provided by Amgen.

Kidney Week Posters On-Demand

Fully paid participants can access electronic versions of the Kidney Week posters at no additional cost. Search and locate posters easily by authors, categories, or keywords during and after the meeting. The Posters On-Demand computer kiosk is located onsite in the Hall A Foyer, or posters can be accessed online at

CME credit will not be awarded for these materials.

Amgen, Genentech, a Member of the Roche Group, and Mitsubishi Tanabe Pharma provide support for Posters On-Demand.

Hot Topics Sessions in Hall D

On Friday, November 11, from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., the “Hot Topics” session will address HUS epidemiology/bacteriology and eculizumab experience as well as provide an update on the SYMPLICITY clinical trial with editorial comments.

On Saturday, November 12, from 2 to 4 p.m., attendees may hear updates on hemodiafiltration trials and FHN trials and from the Chronic Kidney Disease Prognosis Consortium in the “Beyond Conventional Hemodialysis and Beyond eGFR” session.

Top Abstracts

ASN is pleased to award 46 Top Abstracts for young investigators and physicians-in-training as lead authors. Check out the list of Top Oral Abstracts and Top Posters in the Kidney Week Onsite Program. The Top Posters will be located in the front center of the poster area in the Exhibit Hall.

Meetings-Within-a-Meeting on Diabesity and Bioengineering

Diabesity refers to diabetes and obesity, a global epidemic contributing to kidney disease worldwide. Bioengineering is the interface between nanotechnology and biology, applying the most advanced technologies to understand kidney disease and targeted therapies.

ASN offers Meetings-Within-a-Meeting (MWM) for featured topics to encourage a sense of community and to promote scientific interchange. Each MWM consists of Basic and Clinical Science Symposia, Clinical Nephrology Conferences, Special Sessions, Oral Abstract Sessions, and Poster Sessions. Each MWM generally takes place in the same location throughout the Annual Meeting.

October-November 2011 (Vol. 3, Number 10 & 11)