ASN joins ABIM Foundations Choosing Wisely campaign The American Culture of Nephrology.

‘ASN looks forwards to working with the ABIM Base and other leading societies to boost care for individuals through the Choosing Wisely Campaign,’ states ASN President Ronald J. Falk, MD, FASN. ‘ASN’s unwavering dedication to this important effort displays the society’s obligation to improve the lives of the nearly 30 million Us citizens with kidney disease,’ he adds. ‘The advertising campaign also reflects my personal commitment that ASN and its nearly 14,000 people provide high-quality, patient-centered treatment.’ Through its Quality and Individual Safety Task Power, ASN is developing tools to help kidney care experts address potential patient basic safety issues and use Medicare to recognize appropriate quality steps for dialysis patients.Generous support from individual donors as well as Amgen, Inc.; the Atlanta Convention & Site visitors Bureau; Genentech USA, Inc.; GlaxoSmithKline; Millennium: The Takeda Oncology Business; Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Onyx Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; enabled the Culture to award several extra bridge grants as part of this second round.

$543,000 had a need to support immediate health needs in Guyana The Pan American Wellness Organization has issued an urgent appeal for $543,000 to support immediate health needs in Guyana, where heavy rainfall has flooded densely populated areas, departing thousands without shelter, food or water.