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On July 27, 2020, the governing bodies of Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Accreditation Program (ANCC) granted the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) with Joint Accreditation for 6 years.

What does this mean for ASN and the community it serves? ASN is now simultaneously accredited to provide medical, nursing and pharmacy continuing education activities through a single process, without needing to obtain separate accreditations.

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Announced this year, there will be a brand-new session occurring at Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego on October 25. The session focuses on significant publications in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN) and the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (CJASN) from this past year.

Editor-in-Chief of JASN, Josephine P. Briggs, MD, and Editor-in-Chief of CJASN, Rajnish Mehrotra, MD, MBBS, FASN, will moderate the session, highlighting innovative clinical, translational, and basic research in nephrology. Topics will also cover diverse, novel, and clinically applicable science across a variety of nephrology disciplines.

 

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WASHINGTON – Caloric restriction, whether through diet, bariatric surgery, or new sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 inhibitor (SGLT2) medications, could help improve measures of kidney disease in obese patients, according to a Kidney Week 2019 presentation.

As people gain weight, their metabolic rate increases, said Holly J. Kramer, MD, MPH, a professor of public health sciences and medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Loyola University in Chicago, during a talk on the direct and indirect effects of adiposity on the kidney. The kidneys then have to do more, and meet the increased demands by increasing the glomerular diameter so it hypertrophies, yielding an increase in glomerular filtration rate and an increase in renal plasma flow.  

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Kidney Week On-Demand 2019 is now available! The site provides recordings and presentation slides from the 2019 ASN Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.

If you were unable to attend or missed a session, now is your chance to access approximately 220 hours of recorded presentations with Kidney Week On-Demand!

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WASHINGTON, DC – Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but morbid complication of pregnancy, presenters said during Kidney Week 2019. Yet, cases are rising in developed countries, including the U.S., and understanding anatomic and physiologic changes is critical to understanding the diagnosis.

“The number of obstetric AKI cases in the U.S. is on the increase,” said Vesna D. Garovic, MD, PhD, a nephrologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A study1 of 11 million deliveries found these cases rose from 2.4 per 10,000 pregnancies in 1999-2001 to 6.3 per 10,000 pregnancies in 2010-2011, at a 10% yearly increase.

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WASHINGTON, DC – Acute kidney injury (AKI) is a rare but morbid complication of pregnancy, presenters said during Kidney Week 2019. Cases are rising in developed countries including the U.S., though, and understanding anatomic and physiologic changes is critical to understanding the diagnosis.

The number of obstetric AKI cases in the U.S. is on the increase, said Vesna D. Garovic, MD, PhD, a nephrologist with the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. A study1 of 11 million deliveries found these cases rose from 2.4 per 10,000 pregnancies in 1999-2001 to 6.3 per 10,000 pregnancies in 2010-2011, at a 10% yearly increase.

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During Kidney Week 2018, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is releasing daily podcasts covering the interesting topics of each day in San Diego.

Featured are talks lead by ASN President Mark D. Okusa, MD, FASN and ASN Program Committee Chair Benjamin D. Humphreys, MD, PhD, FASN.

The first daily Kidney Week 2018 podcast features ASN President, Mark D. Okusa MD, FASN, who speaks with Catherine Godson, PhD; John K. Roberts, MD, MS; and Dinushika Mohottige, MD, MPH about the first day of the annual meeting.

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ASN has opened a search for the next Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP®) Editorial Director. The current NephSAP Co-Directors’, Gerald A. Hladik, MD and Jerry Yee, MD, FASN, conclude their successful leadership of NephSAP on December 31, 2019.

Nephrology Self-Assessment Program is one of the premiere ASN educational activities, and among the most highly accessed. Its primary goals are self-assessment, education, and the provision of Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points for individuals certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM).

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NephSAP Volume 18, Number 2, May 2019

Please read the full issue .

Acute Kidney Injury and Critical Care Nephrology

Acute kidney injury, primarily caused by acute tubular necrosis, leads to significant morbidity and mortality in hospitalized patients. AKI also increases the risk of progression of chronic kidney disease to end-stage kidney disease and affects other health resource outcomes such as length of stay and readmissions.