Section on Nephrology
The Section on Nephrology was founded in 1975, is committed to improving the care of infants, children, and adolescence with disorders of the kidneys and urinary tract by providing an educational forum for the discussion of problems and treatments relating to Nephrology.
Membership in the Section is open to all Fellows of the Academy who are actively involved in some aspect of the care and study of nephrology in infants, children or adolescents. The Section currently has 115 members and dues of $25 annually. Beginning July 1, 2010, fellows in pediatric nephrology training can join for free.
The Section on Nephrology holds its educational programs in conjunction with the AAP National Conference and Exhibition (NCE). The educational programs are directed toward the practicing pediatrician and include topics such as evaluation of an abnormal urinalysis, diagnosis and management of children with urinary tract infections, glomerulonephritis, care of the transplant recipient, fluid and electrolyte disorders, advancements in the diagnosis and treatment of hypertension, and evaluation and treatment of voiding disorders.
The Executive Committee has actively sought the input from both general pediatricians and Section members to identify topics for these educational sessions.
The Section serves as an expert resource to the academy by providing review and input to official Academy policy. Members of the Section also serve as source of information on nephrologic issues affecting infants, children and adolescents to the general medical community and the public. Some of the most recent efforts in this regard can be reviewed under the “Advocacy” tab.
The Section sponsors the Henry L. Barnett Award established to recognize annually a physician for outstanding contributions to the field of Nephrology. The award is presented during the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Annual Meeting.
Information is shared with Section members via periodic email updates as well as through a newsletter published twice per year.