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March 26, 2015

2015 ASDIN Research Award Announced


Many congratulations to Jie Cui, MD, a fellow at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston who received the $25,000 ASDIN Research in Vascular Access – Research Grant for  2015.  Key collaborators on the project are Farouc Jeffer and Ravi Thadhani.  Her research project  is titled, “Prediction of arteriovenous fistula stenosis and failure via in vivo inflammation and fibrin molecular imaging.”   The full research narrative may be viewed online at



March 24, 2015


Dr. Allon accepting on behalf of Dr. Timmy Lee

1st Place Podium 
Arteriovenous Fistula Remodeling in a Rat AVF Model
Timmy Lee, Presenting Author, Maheshika Somarathna, Lingling Gao and Timmy Lee, University of Alabama at Birmingham




1st Place Poster
Effect of transdermal nitroglycerin on newly created arteriovenous fistula for hemodialysis
Dr.  Zachariah Paul P, Dr. George Kurian ,Dr. Rajesh R, and  Dr. Anil Mathew, Department of Nephrology,  Amrita School of Medicine, Kerala,  India




2nd Place Poster
Placement of Fluoroscopically-Guided Percutaneous Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters by interventional Nephrology followed by Urgent -Start Peritoneal Dialysis
Rajeev Narayan, MD, San Antonio Kidney Disease Access Center




3rd Place Poster
Can Augmentation Procedures Promote Arteriovenous Fistula Use without Compromising Vascular Access Long Term Patency?
Hoon Suk Park, Sung Joon Kim, Hyung Wook Kim, Bum Soon Choi, Cheol Whee Park, Young Ok Kim, Chul Woo Yang & Dong Chan Jin St. Vincent's Hospital, Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, The College of Medicine, The Catholic University of Korea. Gyeonggi-do, Korea



March 17, 2015

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March 6, 2015

ASDIN is pleased to announce a new partnership with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). This is a big achievement that has been in the works for the past year led by Dr. Tushar Vachharajani, Chair of ASDIN’s International Committee. This partnership will increase ASDIN’s international presence and open up new doors for vascular access across the globe. There will be shared ISN-ASDIN branding for World Congress of Nephrology workshops in the future.  ASDIN and ISN representatives have been named to facilitate communication and implement the educational exchange program moving forward. ASDIN is looking forward to this new relationship that will provide great opportunities for ASDIN and ISN in the future.

February 3, 2015

You may have received a very interesting email from the ABIM about their recognition of the need for changes in the MOC process. Board recertification has been a particular challenge for interventional nephrologists because of the lack of recognition within ABIM certification of CME and educational opportunities related specifically to our field of expertise. This has been a concern for some time, and has generated much discussion in the ASDIN Education and Public Policy Committees. ASDIN will be reaching out to the ABIM during this time of re-evaluation to try to bring greater opportunities for interventional nephrologists to maintain certification moving forward. We would welcome your input and comments.

Tim Pflederer
Chair, Public Policy Committee

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