Kidney Watch 2016

Happy New Year from Kidney News. We are delighted to provide you comprehensive coverage of what is new and influential in the world of kidney disease. Please look for major innovations in how we present information and news stories in upcoming editions. We welcome your input into how we can best serve your need for information and communication, and can always be reached at

For this issue, the Kidney News Editorial Board has tried to focus on several issues for the kidney community to follow in the coming year. We are hopeful that this issue will in part capture the excitement we feel about kidney care and all of the opportunities to improve our field and enhance patient care. Based on diverse interests, we have covered topics including new treatments, new policies and payment options, ongoing issues in recruiting trainees to nephrology, emerging technologies, as well as challenges in bringing new therapies to our patients. We hope this will spark your curiosity and attention and we look forward to providing updates on these issues and many more throughout the year.