Humphreys, Jain and Program Committee meet to Plan Kidney Week 2018

Planning is well underway for Kidney Week 2018, the annual meeting of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) to be held October 23-28 in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Benjamin D. Humphreys, Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Washington University, is Chair of the Program Committee, which develops the basic/clinical science session content and oversees the abstract process for Kidney Week. Division member Dr. Sanjay Jain, Associate Professor of Medicine, is also part of the committee.

A second committee, the Postgraduate Education (PGE) Committee, is responsible for developing the clinical practice session content, formerly known as clinical nephrology conferences, educational symposia, and early programs.

On January 18 -19, members of the two committees and the newly elected ASN president Dr. Mark Okusa, Chief of Nephrology at University of Virginia School of Medicine, met in San Diego.

“I am fortunate that our very talented Program Committee faculty worked so hard over the last four months,” says Dr. Humphreys. “We had a highly productive face-to-face meeting because everyone was so well prepared. We are excited for Kidney Week 2018 in San Diego – for the content, the chance to reconnect with colleagues and trainees and the location!”

Kidney Week 2018 will begin on Tuesday, October 23, and feature ten early programs. Each program is a one- or two-day event addressing a specific topic in nephrology. The annual meeting starts Thursday, October 25, through Sunday, October 28, and features scientific exposition, plenary sessions, educational sessions, poster sessions, industry-sponsored educational symposia, and a welcome reception.

Held at the San Diego Convention Center, ASN Kidney Week 2018 is expected to draw an attendance of about 13,000.

The ASN abstract submission site opens April 4, 2018.

Approximately 200 hours of presentations from the 2017 annual meeting held in New Orleans, LA, can be found on-demand here.

Check for Kidney Week 2018 updates on Twitter @ASNKidney and @WUNephrology.