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During the ISN World Congress of Nephrology, from the Genius Bar at the ISN exhibition booth, a specially-assigned Social Media Task helped us to livestream some 80 congress sessions on social media,  Showing great enthusiasm and a true passion for nephrology, they made highlights from the congress available to those unable to join us in Mexico City.

The first ISN Policy Forum welcomed more than 200 participants representing over seven Latin American governments, policy makers, nephrologists, researchers, patients and other relevant stakeholders. They committed to the Conclusions of Mexico City, a 12-point set of measurable actions to curb the burden of kidney disease worldwide, specifically focusing on Latin America.

Between the talks and debates at the recent World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN awards were handed out to those who have made exceptional contributions to nephrology.

The ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas, presented at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2017 in Mexico City, highlights the huge gaps in kidney disease care and prevention in rich and poor countries alike.

The road map stemming from discussions that took place at last year’s first ISN Summit focusing on chronic kidney disease have now been published in The Lancet Health Review.

The first ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum to be held on April 21, 2017 in Mexico City under the patronage of the Mexican Secretary of Health and in collaboration with the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH), will be opened by José Narro, Mexican Secretary of Health, moderated by Richard Horton, Editor-in-Chief of The Lancet, and co-chaired by ISN President Adeera Levin and Ricardo Correa-Rotter, President of Local Organizing Committee, World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2017.

ISN's World Congress of Nephrology 2017 is just around the corner. For those not able to join us in Mexico City this April 21-24, ISN Academy is proposing two ways to follow select plenary sessions live from home.  

 

livestreamLive Streaming Sessions: 

Register and follow the sessions listed below live from your home computer. The Live Streaming application includes video of speakers and slides, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers!

 

Check out the Live Streaming Program and Register 

 

 

 

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For this upcoming World Congress of Nephrology, ISN has constituted a Social Media Task Force, joining forces with a group of 23 dedicated nephrology experts and advocates, to cover the congress in social media. This will include live coverage of selected sessions, interviews of participants and key stakeholders, and much more.

 

Check out the schedule of social media coverage below: 

 

Follow congress events live from @WCN2017 and join the conversation using the hashtag #WCN2017.

  

 

WCN 2017 Live Streaming Program: 

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SESSION 1: SATURDAY 22/04: 08:30-10:10 AM (CST, Mexico City Time)
Obesity and the Kidney - Finding the Sweet Spot (Joint Session - in partnership with World Kidney Day)

Presentations:

  • As Goes Obesity so Goes Diabetes - Steven Kahn, USA
  • Obesity Paradox and CKD - Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, USA
  • The Fatty Kidney. Lipid Deposits, a Neglected Contributor to CKD in Obesity and Diabetes - Aiko de Vries, The Netherlands
  • How to Identify Obesity-Related Nephropathy in Clinical Practice - Manuel Praga - Spain 

 

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SESSION 2: SUNDAY 23/04: 16:30-18:30 PM (CST, Mexico City Time)
Refreshing Clinical Trials in CKD (Joint Session - in partnership with ISN-ACT)

Presentations:

  • How Recent Clinical Trials in Nephrology Should Change Practice Now - Vlado Perkovic, Australia
  • Lessons learned from DKD Trials - Mark Cooper, Australia
  • Streamlining Clinical Trials to Enhance Feasibility - David Wheeler, United Kingdom
  • From Biomarkers to Precision Medicine - The Big Gap - Hiddo Lambers Heerspink, The Netherlands
  • Conducting Clinical Trials in LMIC - Hong Zhang, China
  • Patient Priorities in Clinical Research - Fiona Loud, United Kingdom

 

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SESSION 3: MONDAY 24/04 14:45 - 16:05PM (CST, Mexico City Time):
CKD Progression

Presentations:

  • What is Meaningful CKD Progression? - Josef Coresh, USA
  • What Drives CKD Progression? - Ariela Benigni, Italy
  • Public Health Interventions for Delaying Kidney Disease Progression Globally - Tazeen Jafar, Pakistan
  • National Registries to Control CKD - Laura Sola, Uruguay


 
 

Monday, 03 April 2017 09:02

Joining the Philippines Society of Nephrology Featured

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I have just returned from the 37th Annual Convention of the Philippines Society of Nephrology (PSN) which was held in Manila from March 29th to April 1, 2017. The theme of the meeting was Translational Nephrology: research outcomes to clinical application.

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.

Please watch the video from CrTV:

 

Monday, 27 March 2017 16:06

My visit to the AFRAN congress Featured

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ISN was very well represented at the 14th Congress of AFRAN which was held recently in Yaounde, Cameroon. The President, President-Elect and two Past ISN Presidents were onsite, as were many other members of the ISN family.

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).

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 15:26

Saving Young Lives in Cameroon Featured

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I just returned from the AFRAN/AFPNA Congress that took place in Yaoundé, Cameroon last week. I was proud to be part of this amazing event gathering more than 300 delegates at Africa’s not-to-missed biennial nephrology meeting. It showed the importance of gathering our developing nephrology communities in Africa, to exchange valuable knowledge, experience and science amongst fellow colleagues.

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.

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