PhD Summit Sets Aims, Recommendations

In September of 2016, ASN hosted its Second PhD Summit in Washington, DC, to discuss how the society can better serve PhD members. Participants outlined seven recommendations for the ASN Council to consider to achieve that goal. This February, ASN Council approved a plan to implement the Summit’s recommendations. Table 1 shows the final recommendations and the relevant ASN committee assigned to implement them.


Over the next year, look for updates on these items in the Basic Science Research community in ASN Communities and in communications from the Committees.

These are exciting first steps to make ASN a more welcoming and enticing society for PhDs working in the kidney space. Following through on these goals is critical to expose young researchers to the field, offer exceptional content at our scientific meetings, and provide meaningful leadership roles for PhD members. If you have any questions about the implementation process, please contact ASN Communities Associate Zach Cahill at or 202-640-4674.

April 2017 (Vol 9, Number 4)