ISN, through its membership in EKHA (European Kidney Health Alliance), is supporting the European Chronic Disease Alliance's open letter to EU Commission President José Manuel Barroso calling for EU political action on chronic diseases.
CLICK HERE to read the full letter.
As part of this year's World Kidney Day celebrations, ISN took part in a seminar on March 5, 2013 at the European Parliament in Brussels, organized by the European Kidney Health Alliance of which ISN is a member, and hosted by MEP Zofija Mazej Kukovic, new Chair of the MEP Group for Kidney Health. Opening the discussion, she highlighted the importance of screening, prevention and the role politicians and scientists play in helping people make healthy lifestyle changes.
ISN's Renal Pathology Committee is seeking applications for one mini-sabbatical for a nephropathologist from a developing country as defined by ISN to travel to one of two major nephropathology courses, in conjunction with an in-depth study for a short-term stay, up to two weeks. Applicants will also have the opportunity for an additional one or two weeks of intensive immersion immediately following either of these two courses, under the mentorship of the directors or one of the faculty of these courses, in their renal pathology laboratories.
Few remember that the development of the first artificial kidney was not for treating kidney failure but rather to remove salicylate from the blood. Since then, extracorporeal treatments have focused more on treating organ failure than poisoning. However, morbidity and mortality related to poisoning remains incredibly high in developed and developing countries.
ISN and the ISN Global Outreach Programs are happy to announce the launch of the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. Applications are now open for this new joint partnership between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS). CLICK HERE for more details.
In its mission to improve renal health worldwide, ISN has increasingly taken a lead role in activities that strengthen awareness about kidney disease across the globe and turn more attention to early detection and prevention efforts.
This year’s WKD campaign puts the spotlight on acute kidney injury and its role in preventing the onset of kidney disease.
Tushar Vachharajani has recently become the inaugural Editor of ISN Education. Tushar has been an active member of ISN’s new Education Committee. He was one of the first to contribute resources to ISN Education and has a wealth of clinical and educational experience, making him an ideal choice for this important position. Tushar is very enthusiastic about this new role, and under his guidance ISN Education is set to go from strength to strength.
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), the organization dedicated to developing and implementing global guidelines in kidney disease, announces the publication of its latest work, Definition and Classification of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).
This important global guideline has been published online at www.kdigo.org and as a supplement in Kidney International, January 2013.
Read the full news release HERE.
Kidney Disease Improving Global Guidelines (KDIGO) has announced the publication of its latest clinical practice guideline on the “Management of Blood Pressure in Chronic Kidney Disease.”
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