A Professional Environment for Discussion, Networking and Collaboration
ASN Communities is an online
platform where members can network, collaborate and discuss important issues in
a members only environment. Like a chat room or online forum, you can write posts
and others can reply, creating a ‘thread’. To keep discussion organized, there
are many communities to house threads around particular topics such as Acute Kidney Injury,
Transplant or Basic Research. All these
communities together make up the ASN Communities environment.
ASN members have their own
unique profiles that allows them to connect to others with similar interest or
in similar locations. Each member controls the privacy levels. Daily digest emails are sent out weekly,
daily, or in real time for each community to which you belong. You can join the
discussion by replying to digest emails or via the Communities website. Replies can be public to the entire thread or
private to a particular author. Each community has a library to hold papers or
presentations that supplement your discussion.
As member driven organization, the American Society of Nephrology needs to be receptive and responsive
needs of its more than 16,000 members. ASN Communities puts all the society's members on an even playing field, with an
equal voice and a bottom up leadership structure. Members from more than 110 countries
now have access to the broader knowledge base of nephrology. Individual
communities now provide opportunities for any member to lead in an area that
interests him or her. Communities serves to
broadcast issues that matter to you and give you an opportunity to provide
input on issues facing the society.
ASN Communities: One Year Review