The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) and KidneyCure are pleased to announce the establishment of the Garabed Eknoyan Endowed Lectureship, made possible with generous support from ASN Past President Wadi N. Suki, MD.

Named in honor of Garabed Eknoyan, MD—an esteemed researcher, educator, and clinician—the lecture will be delivered annually at ASN Kidney Week on a topic related to advances in clinical care of patients with chronic kidney disease or end-stage kidney disease on dialysis. The inaugural lecture will be delivered at ASN Kidney Week 2021, scheduled to take place November 2-7 in San Diego, CA.

Dr. Eknoyan is widely recognized as a key architect of evidence-based and expert-generated clinical practice guidelines in nephrology, including the Dialysis Outcomes Quality Initiative (DOQI) and the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality Initiative (KDOQI). This model has been adopted internationally, resulting in Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO). Dr. Eknoyan's commitment to identifying the best demonstrated clinical practices has led to improved outcomes and enhanced care for kidney patients.

Held annually at ASN Kidney Week, endowed lectureships provide an opportunity to recognize individuals who have made an impact on, or dedicated their lives, to the kidney community. In addition to the Garabed Eknoyan Endowed Lectureship, the lectureship program includes the Christopher R. Blagg Endowed Lectureship, Barry M. Brenner Endowed Lectureship, Jack W. Coburn Endowed Lectureship, Celeste Castillo Lee Memorial Lectureship, Burton D. Rose Endowed Lectureship, Robert W. Schrier Endowed Lectureship, and Michelle P. Winn Endowed Lectureship.

About KidneyCure

Established in 2012, KidneyCure, the ASN Foundation, funds the Ben J. Lipps Research Fellowship Program, the Transition to Independence Grants Program, the William and Sandra Bennett Clinical Scholars Program, the American Society of Nephrology-Harold Amos Medical Faculty Development Program, and the ASN Pre-Doctoral Fellowship Award Program.

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