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Nephrology fellows recently completed a week-long summer course on renal physiology held at the Mount Desert Island Biological Laboratories in Maine. Named the National Course for Renal Fellows: Origins of Renal Physiology, the course has been offered for 15 years and has proved valuable in helping fellows gain a deeper understanding of concepts of physiological homeostasis.  

Temperature changes, shifting precipitation patterns, and increasing vector-human contact have led to a wider prevalence of kidney diseases across the world.

Congressional support is paramount for increasing investment in kidney health research at NIDDK, more funding for KidneyX to accelerate innovation, and protections for living organ donors.

Prediction models can process factors that modify patient risk and transform them into a single probabilistic prediction that can be used to help patients and doctors make good choices and fairly allocate care.

Beyond educational circles, jobs, and friends, ASN’s Mentor Match Program creates a low stake, no-pressure environment with a diverse pool of people willing to build meaningful relationships.

ASN applauds the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for amending the emergency use authorizations for both the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and the Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for the use of an additional dose in certain immunocompromised individuals, including kidney transplant recipients. 

In a letter to HRSA, ASN emphasized the need for separating the technology portion of the OPTN contract as a stand-alone contract, requiring OPTN contractors to have complete and accurate data, and the enforcement of separate governance boards.

In a recent letter to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), ASN submitted comments on a proposed rule concerning the End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Prospective Payment System, Quality Incentive Program, and End-Stage Renal Disease Treatment Choices (ETC) Model.  

The legislation would prohibit discrimination against living donors obtaining life, disability, and long-term care insurance, and improve job security.

Leveraging technology to offer wholistic pictures, inform clinical decisions, and strengthen relationships between patients and physicians.