The mission of the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology is to promote excellence in dialysis access care to improve outcomes for patients with kidney disease.


Documentation by ASDIN that an individual physician has met specified requirements for the performance of a particular procedure. Certification is offered in the following areas: Hemodialysis Vascular Access (HVA), Insertion of Peritoneal Catheters (PD), and Ultrasound Sonography of kidneys and urinary bladder.


As of Wednesday, 3/18/2020, ASDIN Council has suspended all deadlines for individual physician certification until further notice. ASDIN Certification Committee and Workgroups have committed to work with individual certified physician members to assure that no one loses their certification during this crisis. Any questions on certification may be directed to


ASDIN celebrated its 16th Scientific Meeting in Las Vegas February 21-23, 2020. ASDIN is THE organization that has not only offered an annual educational meeting, but has defined the field of interventional nephrology giving structure and identity to the field for nephrologists and other specialists who perform diagnostic and vascular access procedures.


It is the hope of the founders of ASDIN that the Society will be as inclusive as possible and still maintain the Society's purposes. There are several categories of membership: Physician North America, Physician International, Fellow, Associate (Clinical & Administrator), Associate Groups (Center), International Groups (LMIC), Emeritus, and Supporting.

Activities of the Society include:

  • establishment of practice standards
  • certification of physicians in specific procedures
  • accreditation of training programs in specific procedures
  • development of training tools and techniques
  • sponsorship of symposia and training courses
  • dissemination of information through periodic meetings and through print and other media

The American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology was founded in 2000. The Society organized its first program in New Orleans in conjunction with the ASN Annual Meeting.


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