Dr. Bernd Tersteegen, the founder of the Verband Deutsche Nierenzentren (DN) e.V., was dedicated to improving outpatient treatment modalities in end stage renal disease. Specifically, he focused on the further technical development of hemodialysis. The Bernd Tersteegen award was established following his death in 1995. The prize is awarded internationally for basic and particularly for clinical research related to chronic renal insufficiency and to advances in treatment of end stage renal disease.
The Turkish Society of Nephrology (TSN) was founded in Istanbul 41 years ago. Since then, it has played an important role in hosting events and meetings in the field of nephrology. Currently, TSN has 411 active members and Turkish membership at ISN has now reached 273.
Brussels, Belgium (February 21, 2012) – January 2012 marks the International Society of Nephrology’s (ISN) acceptance into official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO). The WHO’s Executive Board admitted ISN during its 130th session.
Kidney disease is a universal issue. Organizations such as KDIGO and ISN are taking a public health approach to sharing clinical practice guidelines.
ISN and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) have recently signed an agreement to develop a partnership and to express their mutual commitment to the advancement of nephrology.
Fresh from TED2011 last week: Surgeon Anthony Atala demonstrates an early-stage experiment that could someday solve the organ-donor problem: a 3D printer that uses living cells to output a transplantable kidney. Using similar technology, Dr. Atala’s young patient Luke Massella received an engineered bladder 10 years ago; we meet him onstage. (Recorded at TED2011, March 2011, in Long Beach, California. Duration: 17:24)
ISN is happy to announce the start of a new partnership with UKidney.com, a leading resource in nephrology education. From today, ISN will become UKidney’s exclusive educational partner.
ISN and the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) have written and endorsed a consensus statement describing how young people with kidney disease should be cared for when they are transferred from pediatric to adult nephrology units. The statement is set to be published in the September edition of Kidney International and IPNA’s Pediatric Nephrology Journal.
Every year, a number of British Columbians are pursuing black market kidney transplants in countries such as India, China and the Philippines. In doing so, they may be risking their own lives, and those of the donors — many of whom are exploited.
You can now access the latest presentations from the 2011 Dialysis Nephrology Transplant Workshop and the 2010 Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) meetings. Download them now at the following link.
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