ASN Launches Distance Learning

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The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) continues to broaden its commitment to education and to the kidney professionals who help ASN lead the fight against kidney disease. ASN now offers distance learning opportunities that make it possible for nephrologists to advance their professional education anytime, anywhere.

ASN’s Board Review Course & Update (BRCU) online mirrors the BRCU offered annually in San Francisco. Internationally renowned speakers lecture and participate in case presentations and panel discussions that blend physiology and pathophysiology with clinical discussions. BRCU is the primary preparatory course for the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) initial certification and maintenance of certification examinations in nephrology; each section is patterned after the ABIM nephrology examination blueprint (maximum 70 AMA PRA Category 1 credits).

On April 14, 2010, ASN launched ASN Renal WeekEnds (RWE) Online. This comprehensive overview of Renal Week 2009 presents breakthroughs in research, as well as clinical and translational medicine summarized by experts in the field. Now ASN members can access key presentations on acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation, hypertension, end stage renal disease, glomerular disorders, and clinical nephrology from the office, at home, or while traveling (maximum 9.5 AMA PRA Category1 credits).

These new offerings are just the beginning. ASN will expand its distance learning education programs and offer opportunities for members to update their professional skills at their convenience and pace. Check the ASN website for announcements about new distance learning programs. To access all ASN’s distance learning opportunities, visit the ASN website at