Lectureship Honors Nephrologist and Educator Esteemed for his Innovative Teaching and Online Clinical Resources

Washington, DC (October 16, 2019) — The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Burton D. Rose, MD, Endowed Lectureship.

Named in honor of Dr. Rose, a nephrologist who devised groundbreaking education and information resources for clinicians, the lecture will be delivered each year at ASN Kidney Week on a topic related to innovative advances in clinical decision-making and educational techniques.

Dr. Rose, known as Bud, is an internationally recognized clinician, scientist, and educator. He has written several well-regarded textbooks, including Clinical Physiology of Acid-Base and Electrolyte Disorders, whose five editions have been translated into multiple languages. He also wrote Pathophysiology of Renal Disease and co-authored Renal Pathophysiology: The Essentials.

In 1992, Dr. Rose co-founded UpToDate, a leading resource for practicing clinicians to access the latest expert medical information online. This resource was ahead of its time in using computers and the Internet as educational tools for science and medicine. Starting as a clinical nephrology reference, UpToDate now covers 25 subspecialties and keeps its content fresh by compiling evidence-based recommendations with the help of more than 7,000 physicians, authors, editors, and reviewers.

The Lectureship was endowed with support from Wolters Kluwer (publisher of UpToDate), the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Department of Medicine Foundation, the Rose Family, and several of Dr. Rose’s colleagues. 

The inaugural lecture, “Educating Patients and Practitioners About the Benefits of Transplantation,” will be delivered at ASN Kidney Week 2019 by Bertram L. Kasiske, MD. Kidney Week will take place November 5-10 in Washington, DC, and the inaugural lecture is scheduled for Friday, November 8.

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Since 1966, ASN has been leading the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients. ASN has more than 20,000 members representing 131 countries. For more information, please visit or contact the society at 202-640-4660.





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