Leading Edge

The Diversity and Inclusion Work Group: Moving ASN Forward

Since its inception in December 2013, the ASN Diversity and Inclusion Work Group has launched a number of successful initiatives: creating an ASN mission, vision, and values statement on diversity and inclusion, transforming collection of demographic information to help inform ASN’s services to its members and the kidney community, adding LGBT representation, and establishing several key partnerships:

Re-Energizing Nephrology: TPD Retreat 2016

The 2016 ASN Training Program Directors’ Retreat focused on new ways to re-energize the specialty and attract trainees to nephrology.

Perspective: Why Nephrology Needs a Blockbuster Therapeutic

This insightful piece by  Dr. Bruce A. Molitoris proved to be the second most popular perspective KN Online posted in 2016.

Does Clinical Research Have A "Compatability" Problem?

Read this Nature editorial; use the Talk Back button to let us know what you think.

ASN President's Column May 2016

Nephrologists have always been considered among the best educators in medicine. Our commitment to excellence in patient care and research extends to finding innovative ways to teach students, residents and fellows about some of the most complex (and interesting) issues physicians and scientists face. Nephrologists also provide complete care for a complex patient population in ways that most other specialties do not.

Making a Difference for Kidney Health

ASNAAKP and kidney patients visited Capitol Hill to talk to legislators and staff about the Living Donor Protection Act. What happened?

ABIM Announces New MOC Options.

ABIM announces new MOC options to launch January 2018 (Internal Medicine). Includes public comment period. 

Building the Nephrology Workforce

Building the Nephrology Workforce:  ASN Creates Workforce and Career Advancement Department

ASN Names Next Editor-in-Chief of CJASN

ASN has named Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, FASN, as CJASN Editor-in-Chief effective January 1, 2017. He will serve a six-year term.

Reinventing Nephrology: From Molecule to Man. Kidney Week 2016 Q&A with Program Director Roy Zent, MD, PhD

Roy Zent, MD, PhD is Chair of the Kidney Week 2016 Program Committee. Dr. Zent answers questions about this year's program.