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American Society of Nephrology

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– Research and publications:
– ASN and ASN Foundation provide nearly 400 research and travel grants annually.
– ASN annual meetings attract around 13,000 participants.
– Publications include JASN, CJASN, NephSAP, ASN Kidney News, and In The Loop.
– JASN focuses on high-quality nephrology articles.
– CJASN reports rigorous clinical research in renal medicine.

– Conferences and education:
– ASN conducts annual meetings like Kidney Week and regional meetings.
– Offers an Annual Board Review Course & Update and online learning.
– Introduced the Kidney STARS Program to engage students in nephrology.
– Provided over 1,200 instructional hours in 2012.
– Aims to stimulate interest in nephrology careers.

– Current and past presidents:
– Mark E. Rosenberg serves as the current President of ASN.
– Mark D. Okusa was the Past-President.
– Jonathan Himmelfarb, a Director at the Kidney Research Institute, was President in 2014-2015.

– Key people:
– Mark E. Rosenberg is the current President of ASN.
– Tod Ibrahim holds the position of Executive Vice President.
– Founding members include Raymond C. Harris, Jonathan Himmelfarb, Sharon M. Moe, and Bruce A. Molitoris.
– ASN’s Board includes notable figures like James D. Hardy and Norman Shumway.
– Medical professionals associated with ASN include Joseph Murray and Thomas Starzl.

– Location and focus:
– ASN was founded in 1966 and is headquartered in Washington, D.C.
– It focuses on nephrology, kidney disease, medical research, education, and public policy.
– The society serves a global community of over 20,000 members.
– ASN informs policymakers on kidney-related issues.
– ASN’s website is

Founded in 1966, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is the world's largest professional society devoted to the study of kidney disease. Composed of over 20,000 physicians and scientists, ASN promotes expert patient care, advances medical research, and educates the renal community. ASN also informs policymakers about issues of importance to kidney doctors and their patients.[citation needed]

American Society of Nephrology
Founded1966; 58 years ago (1966)
FocusNephrology, Kidney Disease, Medical Research, Education and Public Policy
Area served
Key people
Mark. E. Rosenberg
Tod Ibrahim
(Executive Vice President)
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