During the past five years, the American Society of Nephrology has seen significant membership growth. ASN now represents a more complete picture of the nephrology community, including a significant international presence and health professionals across many job roles and interest areas. To engage with this diverse membership, ASN has established a new member benefit: ASN Communities.

Each year, World Kidney Day seeks to raise awareness about the importance of the kidneys to overall health and to increase support for reducing the incidence and impact of kidney diseases and associated health problems worldwide.

It is a pleasure to introduce a new series at Kidney News, “Distinguished Conversations: Keeping Nephrology Great.” We have asked established leaders in nephrology to invite their mentors, heroes, or most esteemed colleagues for a discussion of their opinions and recollections about the field of nephrology, especially how it has been great in the past and how we can continue to...

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Dialysis Advisory Group announces the release of its updated online curriculum, the Dialysis “Virtual Mentor” Curriculum.

Griffin P. Rodgers, MD, MACP, director of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, was named a 2015 finalist for the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, recognizing his dedication to progress in the treatment of sickle cell disease (SCD).

The trend of declining interest in nephrology as a career is of great concern to the nephrology community.