Meetings Archive

Past WIN Sponsored Conferences

Nancy E. Gary Memorial Luncheon Lecture

During the annual American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week meetings, WIN sponsors a luncheon lecture, by a well-known speaker, in memory of Dr. Nancy Gary, WIN co-founder and first President. These lectures cover topics not routinely addressed at Kidney Week.

Stay tuned for more information on the 2021 luncheon lecture.


Past Lecture Topics

The past several years of lecturers and topics are listed below:

  • 2005: Dr. Page Morahan: "Advancing Women to Leadership"
  • 2006: Dr. Walter Tsou: "Universal Health Care: Lessons from Nephrology."
  • 2007: Dr. Sally Satel: "When Altruism Isn't Enough: Using Incentives to Reduce the National Kidney Shortage"
  • 2008: Dr. Walter Tsou: "The Future of Chronic Disease Control: Rational or Rationing?"
  • 2009: Dr. Vivian Reznik: "Promoting Women in Academic Medicine"
  • 2010: Dr. Lee Newman: "Prevention of Environmental Health Catastrophies: Toxic Sludge to Gulf Oil- Toxic Waste to Natural Gas"
  • 2011: Janet Bickel: "Difficult Issues in Mentoring: making the undiscussable discussable"
  • 2012: Dr. Nancy Swerdlow Downs: "Listening to Burnout: The Healer Education Assessment and Referral (HEAR) Program:"
  • 2013: Li-Li Hsiao, M.D., Ph.D. FACP: "KDSAP (Kidney Disease Screening and Awareness Program) - An Innovative Way to Increase Nephrology Boots on the Ground"
  • 2014: Reshma Jagsi M.D., DPhil: "Exploring gender differences in career advancement and discrepancies in equity in the work environment, opportunities and work-life balance"
  • 2015: Susan Crowley, MD, PhD: "The Art of War and Kidney Disease: Ancient Wisdom for a Modern Foe"
  • 2016: Adeera Levin, MD, FRCPC: "Chronic Kidney Disease: State of the Art and Science 2016 worldwide"
  • 2017: Eleanor Lederer, MD FASN: "Dealing with failure"
  • 2018: Lisa Guay-Woodford: "For the WIN: the Power of Sisterhoods"
  • 2019: Francis S. Collins, MD PhD and Margaret Collins, MD FASH: "Two Generations of Perspective on Women in Medicine"
  • 2020: Darilyn V. Moyer, MD, FACP: "Negotiating as if your life depended on it…..And getting to JEDI Healthcare Environments"

ASN Scientific Symposia

WIN also organizes a scientific symposium at the fall ASN Kidney Week meeting. The past several years of symposia are listed below:

  • 2005: "The Pathophysiology of Progressive Renal Disease and Hypertension: Importance of Gender and Ethnicity"
  • 2006: "Understanding and Manipulating Antibody Responses in Allo and Autoimmunity."
  • 2007: "It's Not Your Father's Renin-Angiotensin System"
  • 2008: "Boots on the Ground: Do We Have Enough Personnel to Fight the Battle Against CKD?"

Co-sponsored Professional Development sessions at Kidney Week

WIN has co-sponsored short, 1-session professional development seminars at ASN Kidney Week. In 2019, the Professional Development Session: Identifying and Navigating Your Career, included WIN past leader, Qi Qian, MD, who presented "Am I on the Right Track? Research, Clinical, Education"; and WIN President, Ellie Kelepouris, MD, who presented “Contract and Salary Negotiations: Academia and Private Practice” as part of this session.

Pre-meeting Professional Development Seminar at Kidney Week

From 1999 - 2014, WIN sponsored a 1-day Professional Development Seminar at the ASN Kidney Week during the pre-meeting activities. These sessions included presentations on a variety of topics relevant to academic, private practice and industry professions in nephrology. Its target audience included early- and mid-career nephrologists and scientists interested in receiving career guidance. Over the tenure of these presentations, WIN served over 1000 physicians and research scientists, both men and women.