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Adeera Levin interviewed by Cameroon TV news during the AFRAN 2017 congress in Yaounde (15-19 March 2017). She talks about the multiple programs of ISN in Africa, and about the long-standing collaboration between ISN and AFRAN, which is essential for the progress of kidney care in the Continent.

The AFRAN 2017 congress saw a sizable ISN representation, with, beyond our President, David Harris (President Elect), John Feehally (Programs Chair), Fred Finkelstein (Dialysis and CME Chair), Simon Davies (Dialysis Chair), Mohammed Ben Gharbi (Africa Regional Board Chair), Luca Segantini (ISN Executive Director) and many others.

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Our own epidemiological research, and that of others in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA), demonstrates that the majority of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) seen at tertiary centers is severe (i.e. Stage 3 AKI).

Saturday, 18 March 2017 16:25

ISN SRC Egypt and UK celebrate World Kidney Day Featured

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I would like to thank ISN, National Kidney Foundation (NKF), Egyptian Society of Nephrology (ESNT) and Egyptian NKF for their support on World Kidney Day 2017. We are proud that our Sister Renal Center partnership took part in the Egyptian World Kidney Day celebrations, conducted in Damanhour and Menoufia in collaboration with the ESNT, the Egyptian NKF and the ISN Sister Renal Center program.

Thursday, 09 March 2017 10:02

World Kidney Day 2017 - obesity and kidney disease Featured

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March 9, 2017 is World Kidney Day. This campaign puts the accent on the important role that obesity plays in the development and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Thursday, 09 March 2017 07:59

Happy World Kidney Day! Featured

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5910 1024x768pxToday, we celebrate World Kidney Day. This year, World Kidney Day is raising awareness about kidney disease, specifically putting the accent on the important, yet rarely acknowledged, role that obesity plays in the development and progression of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Training of nurses in the Diabetes outpatient clinic how to test urine by dipstick webThe ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) Committee promotes research and education programs in low-to-middle-income countries that involve local nephrologists, health workers and authorities. Applications are now open for this ISN Program, deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Monday, 27 February 2017 17:03

March is National Kidney Month Featured

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In 2017, the theme of the World Kidney Day is ‘Obesity and Kidney Disease - Healthy Lifestyle and Healthy Kidneys.’ Since 2015, I have written several articles during the month of March, highlighting the link between obesity and Kidney disease. I have also discussed several preventive steps that could be taken to avoid Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and subsequent dialysis. CKD, one of the fastest growing chronic non-communicable diseases (NCD) in the last two decades, is now the 13th leading cause of death worldwide, killing more than a million people annually. It has become one of the top reasons for deaths even in several developing countries.

A delegation of ISN leaders will be present at the upcoming The AFRAN/AFPNA Congress, taking place in Yaounde, Cameroon from March 14 to 18, 2017. ISN will also hold an ISN Regional workshop to explain ISN Programs activities and opportunities for ISN members from Africa to get involved.

I would like to share some pictures taken in Pondicherry when I attended the 37th Annual Conference of the Southern Chapter of the Indian Society of Nephrology, endorsed and sponsored by ISN.

thumb nefrologiaApply before February 27, 2017 for a chance to win a free registration pass to the International Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology taking place in Vicenza, Italy from June 13 to 16, 2017. Applications are open to young nephrologists (under the age of 35) who are ISN Members. Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered and remain at the expense of the applicant.

Dr Rennke kidney pathologist looking at kidney biopsies with a fellow and three visiting pathologist from Europe Asia and South AmericaThe International Society of Nephrology Renal Pathology Committee seeks applications for one mini-sabbatical for a nephropathologist from a developing country* to provide partial support for short term in-depth study of renal pathology, by immersion in an established expert renal pathology laboratory for up to two weeks, in conjunction with attendance at a major renal pathology course (see below).

I had the privilege of attending the Summit of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism in Vatican City, which was held in Vatican City on February 7 and 8, 2017.

On February 7 and 8, 2017, ISN participated to the Summit of the Pontifical Academy of Sciences on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism in Vatican City. ISN fully endorsed the Summit’s Statement, which calls on all religious, political and social leaders, national and international legislators to recognize that organ and human trafficking for organ removal are ‘true crimes against humanity.’

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 18:26

Applications open: ISN Deputy CME Chair Featured

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ISN is seeking applications from ISN members to take on a volunteer position as Deputy Chair of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:59

Introducing ISN’s Regional Training Centers Featured

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Eight Regional Training Centers have been assigned to help build more nephrology capacity across regions. Global nephrology partnerships are getting stronger as ISN Programs are increasingly delivering nephrology training across specific regions.

As a member of the ISN South Asia Regional Board and the organizing chairman of the symposium, I attended the ISN endorsed symposium on acid base and electrolyte disorders held at the Pondicherry Institute of Medical Sciences on January 21, 2017. We welcomed speakers from ISN including Dr Gopalakrishnan, Dr Fernando and Dr Parameshwaran who gave valuable input to the program.

ISN Members can register, at a reduced rate, for the upcoming ISN endorsed Infectious and Global Nephrology Course 2017, taking place at the Royal Free Hospital in London on March 22 and 23, 2017.

The latest Lancet Kidney Campaign update focuses on cancer and kidney disease. The second and ninth leading causes of death in patients in the United States, respectively.

In this month’s Lancet Kidney Campaign update, Mark Perazella from Yale University tells us about the unique connection between these two maladies, and how it gave rise to the subspecialty area known as ‘Onco-Nephrology’. He also reveals the complex challenges and new opportunities it presents for the global medical community.

Read more HERE

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 13:12

iNET-CKD and ISN-ACT: call for members Featured

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ISN iNET-CKD (International Network of Chronic Kidney Disease cohort studies) and ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) are both currently seeking more members to join their causes. Interested in helping out? Register online.

Monday, 30 January 2017 17:23

Coming up: ISN CMEs and endorsed events Featured

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ISN regularly endorses a number of meetings of high scientific and educational quality that are beneficial to the renal and related scientific communities.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in Mediterranean Europe and the Middle East.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in Africa and East Asia.

After the first ever chronic kidney disease (CKD) weekend held this month in Thailand with support from the Nephrology Society of Thailand (NST), this meeting gathered students, residents, nurses and nephrologists, including researchers and members of the Ministry of Public Health people, to discuss and review the current state of CKD, and best practices.

wcn 2017 logoThe early registration deadline for the upcoming World Congress of Nephrology has now been prolonged to January 31, 2017. After this date, the registration rates will go up.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in Oceania & South East Asia and South & Central Asia.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in North America and NIS & Russia.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:16

ISN will join upcoming AFRAN 2017 congress Featured

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ISN is set to join the African Association of Nephrology, the African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFRAN/AFPNA) combined biennial congress. This edition will celebrate 30 years since the foundation of AFRAN, focusing on the theme of preserving kidney health in Africa. Talks will highlight the issues of acute kidney injury, transplantation and look into curbing progressive kidney failure and combating the complications of chronic kidney disease to maintain good health.

ISN organized a press congress in Mexico City on January 12, 2017 to announce the theme of the upcoming ISN World Congress of Nephrology, taking place from April 21 to 25, 2017 in Mexico City.

vote3ISN Council election time is almost upon us. You can cast vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique password to access the voting system.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:38

Early bird registration closes in two weeks Featured

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wcn 2017 logoThere are exactly 100 days to go before we head off to Mexico City for the 2017 ISN World Congress of Nephrology, which takes place from April 21 to 25, 2017. If you haven’t already registered, we encourage you to do so by January 23 to take advantage of the early registration rates.

Tuesday, 10 January 2017 17:04

ISN President Elect David Harris joins ISNCON 2016 Featured

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ISN President Elect David Harris took part in the inauguration ceremony at the last edition of ISNCON 2016 in December. ISNCON is organized by the Indian Society of Nephrology, one of the International Society of Nephrology's many Affiliated Societies that help advance nephrology around the world.

ISN President Adeera Levin and Executive Council Member Masaomi Nangaku recently traveled to Thailand to meet with local nephrologists and government officers from the country’s Ministry of Public Health. The main highlight of the visit was going to Chitralada Palace for an audience with H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, presenting the Her Royal Highness with an ISN Special Recognition Award for her extraordinary contributions to caring for CKD patients. 

The American Society of Nephrology commemorated its 50th anniversary with a memorable ASN Kidney Week in Chicago in November 2016.

Georgi Abraham, a long-standing member of ISN who is currently part of the ISN South Asia Regional Board has received an award from Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

Don’t miss this Thursday’s ISN-KDIGO webinar on ’Common Elements of Rare Diseases' with Julie Rich Ingelfinger. This online talk is part of a webinar series organized with KDIGO. It will take place at 10AM EST (New York) on Thursday December 15, 2016.

Monday, 12 December 2016 11:13

In Memoriam Bengt Rippe Featured

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Prof RippeLund University, Sweden have announced the death of Professor Bengt Rippe, who passed away on October 20, 2016 after a period of severe illness. 

Maekel WKFWorld Kidney Fund (WKF) contributed to the career of young internist Dr. Maekel Belay Woldemariam from the Jimma University Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia. Read his story and help other get the same chances through a WKF donation.

Monday, 05 December 2016 09:29

WCN2017: Long-term education for all

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WCN2017 Mexico viewWCN 2017 is about sustainable and diverse nephrology teaching. Several courses offer continuous learning for nephrologists of all levels. Register for the early bird deadline before January 23, 2017.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:15

KI Reports accepted for indexing in Scopus Featured

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KI reportsWe are delighted to announce that KI Reports has been accepted for indexing in Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

SYL Cape TownThe 2016 edition of Clinical Dialysis Skills Course has kicked off in South Africa today. An initiative supported by the Saving Young Lives (SYL) initiative and organized by the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town under the leadership of Mignon McCulloch.

Russian Levtchenko CME ISN SRC Moscow 22102016Renal centers in Russia and Belarus are working with nephrologists in Belgium and Italy to find new ways of managing and treating young patients.

wcn 2017 logoIf you haven't already submitted your abstract, take advantage of this deadline extension and share your research with thousands of nephrologists attending the congress from all over the world.

The Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the home dialysis clinical scholar training program: 2018-2019. This is a 12-month fellowship offered through a collaboration with the BCPRA and UBC Division of Nephrology. Deadline is April 20, 2017.

The call to submit abstracts for next year's World Congress of Nephrology is open until November 28, 2016. Applications must be made online before this date.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:13

Latest issue of KI Reports is now online Featured

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KI reportsThe November issue of Kidney International (KI) Reports is now published. Head to the website to read more and see the highlights of Volume 1 Issue 4.

syria refugee kidsThis latest Lancet Kidney Campaign update by Professor Ayşe Balat, from Gaziantep University in Turkey. 

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:01

World Kidney Fund: Help fund CKD research in India Featured

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India CRP causeDr. Pradeep Shenoy, from the K.S. Hedge Medical Academy in Mangalore, is seeking support to gather crucial data to demonstrate how much heavy metals contribute to the progression of chronic kidney disease in India.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:01

Meet KI editors at the ISN stand during Kidney Week Featured

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Meet the editorsTake the opportunity to talk to the editors of ISN’s flagship publication on November 19, 2016 during this year’s Kidney Week.

The Charak Memorial Hospital in Nepal is building further ties with the Royal London Hospital thanks to ISN Fellow Klara Paudel. The UK team will give clinical advice and provide training to set up a peritoneal dialysis (PD) program, among many more activities.

The ISN-ANIO Committee has opened the call to apply of its four programs. The deadline has now been extended to November 15, 2016. Send your application online.

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