The year 2020 brought unprecedented challenges to our nation and world. The emergence of the first pandemic in over 100 years and the social unrest following police killings of Black people required action from many quarters of society—including nephrology.
ASN responded on all fronts, advocating for resources for patients and professionals to improve kidney care during a global crisis and committing to dismantle systemic racism in nephrology and to overcome the barriers social determinants of health impose on kidney care.
ASN pivoted the world’s premier nephrology meeting to a fully online environment in order to continue to disseminate vital advances in care, research, and education despite the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
And throughout 2020, ASN continued to honor the dedication and commitment of the kidney care team by supporting ongoing initiatives and programs.