ASN Attendees Weren’t the Only Ones Having Fun

Not everyone was fortunate enough to attend the world’s top nephrology meeting – ASN Kidney Week – November 5-10, 2019.  Not everyone got to visit thousands of posters depicting the latest scientific and medical advances in nephrology, or listen to leading experts in the field, or meet up with old friends and colleagues, or enjoy Washington DC’s nightlife.

Someone had to stay behind to hold down the fort and actually take care of our patients!  But that didn’t keep our dedicated doctors from having a little fun.

Stephen Cheng, MD, kept his sense of humor when colleagues left to attend ASN Kidney Week in Washington DC.

Drs. Blessing Osondu, Gonzalo Matzumura, Sana Shaikh, Sam Krishnamoorthy, Rima Patel, Anubha Mutneja, Haris Murad, Seth Goldberg and Stephen Cheng, put out a late-breaking “poster” of their own on Twitter.

The clever poster shown above, Tweeting and Free Food Consumption Among Fellows and Faculty Who Are Not at Kidney Week, went viral on Twitter, ending up with 189 likes, 39 re-tweets and 16 replies, one of which was “Glorious poster!!!!  It deserves best poster award at Kidney Week!”  Read the Tweet, posted November 8 by Dr. Cheng @RenalRhapsody, and all the comments here

Not to rub it in, but an additional perk for those who did go to ASN was the opportunity to party at the annual Division of Nephrology’s Friends and Alumni Reception that was held in the Scarlet Oak Room at the Marriott Marquis Washington, DC.  Over 125 current and former members of the division, along with family and friends, were able to catch up with each other over cocktails and fine food.  See a few pictures of the excellent reception below, and visit the Division of Nephrology’s Facebook page to see more.

Christina Mariyam Jay, Andy Chuu, Maggie Meier and Aniesh Bobba

Benjamin Humphreys and Seth Alper

Gopa Green and Anitha Vijayan

Chamberlain Obialo, Jay Seltzer and Alvaro Reyes

Haojia Wu and Matthew Williams

Jerry Morrissey