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Kidney International


KIKidney International (KI) is the official journal of the International Society of Nephrology. KI is one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease. KI is peer-reviewed and publishes original research in both basic science and clinical medicine covering renal physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, morphology and more. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal studies, including basic and clinical research, emerging therapeutics, and novel diagnosis.



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In 2010, ISN celebrated its 50th Anniversary, showcasing 50 years of achievements. Through the decades, ISN’s goal has evolved from a simple informative Society to an organization that sets out to communicate renal-care knowledge and resources worldwide.

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ISN Programs

One Global Mission: Build kidney health equality worldwide through education, training and research. The ISN works to alleviate the growing socio-economic burden of kidney disease through a portfolio of global initiatives to enhance nephrology through education and research. Some of these global initiatives are organized and managed through the ISN Programs, which identify the educational and clinical needs in emerging countries and offer valuable training and educational activities for kidney specialists of all levels. 

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Sister Renal Centers - October 1
Fellowship - May 1 and October 1
Continuing Medical Education – All year
Educational Ambassadors - May 1 and October 1
Clinical Research - May 1 and October 1

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World Congress of Nephrology 2017

WCN2017 logoThe ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN 2017) is the leading biennial educational event in international nephrology, attracting attendance from the worldwide nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care. It not only features a world-class scientific program but also reflects the unique role of ISN’s efforts in advancing renal care in the developing and developed world. WCN 2017 takes place in Mexico City from April 21-25, 2017.


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ISN Nexus Symposia


ISN Nexus Symposia bridge the gap between basic research and clinical practice and offer a profound focus on translational medicine and clinical application. The Nexus symposia aim to address the increasingly multidisciplinary approach to kidney health issues.


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ISN Forefronts Symposia

ISN Forefronts Symposia focus on emerging and ground-breaking research gathering nephrologists and active investigators from surrounding medical areas. Using an interactive format, ISN Forefronts Symposia allow nephrologists to develop a collegial relationship with leading researchers from other disciplines.


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World Kidney Day

WKD Logo 2016 460pxWorld Kidney Day (WKD) is a joint initiative of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF). World Kidney Day aims to raise awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.


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Welcome to the International Society of Nephrology

Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology.

The Society represents a wide international network and provides an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world. It is also dedicated to addressing the disparity between the developing and developed worlds in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.

The ISN has 10,000 professional members from more than 126 countries. In addition, it closely collaborates with over 70 national and regional nephrology societies worldwide, representing about 20,000 professionals.

The ISN continues to develop and consolidate several programs, initiatives and partnerships that will help to further deliver on its two overarching goals: reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide, and making the society a leading international organization for all issues related to the science and practice of nephrology.
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ISN News

ISN News is the official quarterly newsletter of ISN with round-ups of the latest happenings within the Society

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Kidney International

The official journal of the ISN and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease

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