ASN Kidney Week—New in 2021

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Transition from Hybrid to Fully Virtual

With increasing uncertainties around variants of the COVID-19 virus, ASN canceled plans for the in-person component of ASN Kidney Week 2021 in San Diego, CA. Putting health and safety first, ASN firmly believes this decision is in the best interest of meeting participants, stakeholders, partners, and—most important—the millions of people who have entrusted us with their healthcare.

Please refer to the Kidney Week FAQs for more information.

Meeting Platform

All meeting content will be available to all participants on the Kidney Week platform until Friday, January 7, 2022. In late January 2022, this content will move to the ASN eLearning Center for up to three years and continue to be complimentary to meeting participants who obtain an access code. Access code information will be available in October.

Joint ASN-NAM Opening Plenary on Thursday, November 4

ASN and the National Academy of Medicine have partnered on the opening plenary featuring a COVID-19 panel discussing the most up-to-date information about COVID-19 with a global focus on kidney health:

  • Sanjay Gupta, MD, CNN, Emory University (Moderator)

  • Anthony S. Fauci, MD, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health (Keynote)

  • Amitava Banerjee, MD, MPH, DPhil, University College London

  • Ashish K. Jha, MD, MPH, Brown University

  • Jeffrey I. Silberzweig, MD, FASN, The Rogosin Institute

  • Susan R. Weiss, PhD, University of Pennsylvania

Inaugural Garabed Eknoyan, MD, Endowed Lectureship


Garabed Eknoyan, MD

Citation: Kidney News 13, 10/11

ASN is pleased to announce this new lectureship honoring Garabed Eknoyan, MD, the esteemed researcher, educator, and clinician. Dr. Eknoyan is widely recognized as a key architect of evidence-based and expert-generated clinical practice guidelines in nephrology. His commitment to identifying the best demonstrated clinical practices has led to improved outcomes and enhanced care for kidney patients. This lectureship in his honor recognizes innovative advances in clinical care of patients with CKD or ESKD on dialysis.

L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, will deliver the inaugural lecture on “Elephant in the Room: Sex and Racial Disparities in Kidney Transplantation.”

ASN gratefully acknowledges Wadi N. Suki, MD, for support of this lectureship.

Advances in Research Conference on Artificial Intelligence and Implementation Science

All Early Programs will be fully virtual with on-demand content available in the meeting platform on Monday, October 25. Co-chaired by Steven G. Coca, DO, MS, and Reem Mustafa, MD, PhD, MPH, FASN, this year's Advances in Research Conference features experts in computational biology, machine learning (ML), and informatics who discuss the latest advances, facilitators, and barriers to wider implementation of AI in medicine and nephrology. Provided a foundation of key principles, terms, and applications related to AI and implementation science, participants explore the opportunities these tools can bring to improving research and clinical care in kidney diseases.