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.
Documentation by ASDIN that an individual physician who is currently certified, but nearing his/her 5 year expiration date continues to meet specified requirements for the performance of a particular procedure. Recertification is offered in the following areas: Hemodialysis Vascular Access (HVA) and Insertion of Peritoneal Catheters (PD).
ASDIN is celebrating its 15th Scientific Meeting in Atlanta in February 2019. 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.