American Society of Nephrology
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) was founded in 1967 as a nonprofit corporation to enhance and assist the study and practice of nephrology, to provide a forum for the promulgation of research, and to meet the professional and continuing education needs of its members.
American Nephrology Nurses Association
Established as a nonprofit organization in 1969, the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) has a growing membership of nearly 10,000 nephrology professionals.The American Nephrology Nurses' Association as a professional organization has the obligation to set forth and update high standards of patient care, educate its practitioners, stimulate research, disseminate new ideas through the field, promote interdisciplinary communication and cooperation, and address issues encompassing the practice of nephrology nursing.
The American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine AIUM is a multidisciplinary association dedicated to advancing the safe and effective use of ultrasound in medicine through professional and public education, research, development of guidelines, and accreditation.
The Association for Vascular Access (AVA) is an exciting multidisciplinary organization composed of clinicians, educators, regulators and manufacturers from the medical field of Vascular Access. AVA provides an opportunity for these individuals to improve practice and patient outcomes by focusing on education and new product innovations. AVA is the premier professional organization for those individuals in Vascular Access who are leading the thoughts and actions of others in the field.
Seminars in Dialysis
Fistula First Initiative
The "Fistula First" initiative is a collaborative effort sponsored by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), and supported by the ESRD Networks and the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI). The vascular access pages of the QualityHealthCare.org website detail specific, evidence-based changes health care professionals can make to increase AV fistula rates and thus improve the health of their patients.KDOQI Guidelines for Vascular Access
Global Dialysis has been online for over 5 years and has become one of the most popular websites for dialysis patients and professionals with up to 6000 visitors per day. It maintains a database of dialysis centres around the world, currently 11,800 in 127 countries. It also archives dialysis centre reviews and travel stories from dialysis patients.
Medicare Learning Network
- Promotes national consistency of Medicare FFS provider information developed for CMS initiatives. Products are available in a variety of formats such as web-based training courses, hard copy and downloadable publications, CD-Roms and DVD format.
Renalinfo offers information about kidney failure, including causes, symptoms, tests, ideas to help maintain health, and a comprehensive presentation of kidney disease treatment choices.
Renal Physicians Association
RPA represents and serves nephrologists, practice managers,advanced practice nurses and physician assistants in their pursuit of quality renal health care. RPA members are engaged in diverse activities including practice of medicine, research, teaching and are all committed to improving the cae of patients with renal diseases and related disorders. RPA addressses medicare, medicaid and private sector health care financing issues.