The 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.
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.
The 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.
Renal centers in Russia and Belarus are working with nephrologists in Belgium and Italy to find new ways of managing and treating young patients.
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 Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program.
With support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and the ISN, the Mario Negri Institute ran the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) welcoming students from all corners of the world to share tips and experience on submitting project proposals.
The city of Sarajevo was the location for a recent ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, updating local nephrologists on the latest in nephrology care. It was also a chance for participants to take part in the ISN Regional Workshop and discover more about ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe.
The deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers, ISN Sister Transplant Centers and Educational Ambassadors Programs is extended to October 17, 2016. Send your application online now.
There are less than two weeks left to apply for the ISN Programs before the deadline closes on October 1st, 2016. So, if you have been thinking about joining our ISN Programs, now is the time to send us your application.
A distinguished panel of international speakers took part in the latest edition of the Budapest Nephrology School - an ISN endorsed meeting organized by the Hungarian Society of Nephrology.
The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2016.
On September 17, 2016, the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Workshop will take place in Sarajevo as part of an ISN Continuing Medical Educational course organized with the Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The ISN Fellowship Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the latest round of applications for the 2016 Fellowship Program aimed at physicians from low-and-middle income countries wishing to pursue their nephrology training.
In collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology, the ISN-ANIO India Committee is calling for clinical research project applications from young nephrologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India. The projects should be focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
The call to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) programs is now open. Deadline is October 1st, 2016.
ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are planning a joint poster session at the upcoming annual Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong. If you are participating in this meeting, make sure to join one of the three sessions from August 20 to 22, 2016.
Following the ISN Educational Ambassadors recent call for applications, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that 18 applications were approved.
The ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the second round of applications for the 2016 Clinical Research Program.
ISN and the Sudanese American Medical Association recently collaborated on three major educational activities in Sudan, which received ISN endorsement and funding. They were co-organized with help from the Sudanese Nephrology Society.
The deadline to apply for the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has been extended to June 6, 2016. Make use of this extra time to send your application.
In 2014, there were about 80,000 kidney transplants from living and deceased donors globally. Deceased donation has increased, especially from donors after circulatory death. This group makes up more than 40% of deceased kidney transplantation activities in the Netherlands. It is also growing signifi cantly in Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.
The ISN Clinical and Research Program funded specific research into the efficiency of kinkeliba on non-complicated hypersensitive patients. The project was awarded USD 15,000 in 2013. Completed in early 2014, it received the best clinical research prize at the 2015 ISN World Congress of Nephrology congress and the 10th Conference on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations.
A team from the Liverpool International Transplant Initiative and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital carried out the first two kidney transplants at the An-Najah University Hospital in Nablus, on the West Bank on March 26, 2016. The collaboration was made possible thanks to the ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS) Sister Transplant Center Program.
Following this year’s World Kidney Day, The Mario Negri Institute is happy to announce that there will be another edition of the Scientific Writing Academy, taking place from September 12 to 18, 2016 in Ranica, Bergamo, Italy.
ISN Educational Ambassador Hui-Kim Yap recently made a trip to Myanmar. Based at the National University of Singapore, she taught local doctors at two of the country’s major children's hospitals the latest skills relating to dialysis and shared her knowledge of clinical nephrology and acute kidney injury.
The deadline for the latest call for applications for the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) is May 1st, 2016. Don't miss this opportunity to apply for this ISN Program.
This year, the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) will co-fund eight ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) from OSEA, South Asia and North & East Asia.
The ISN Sister Center (SRC) Program has finalized the list of centers that will take part in the program following the recent call for applications. We would like to welcome them to the program and congratulate this year’s graduates.
Following the recent call for applications, 10 new centers will welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution in 2016.
ISN Fellow Sudakshina Ghosh from Tanzania trained at the Madras Medical Mission and got involved with India’s Tanker Foundation, which helps the country’s poorest kidney patients.
A new ISN Programs application session is now open. You can easily apply online in a few clicks for ISN Fellowships, Educational Ambassadors visits, Clinical Research projects as well as the Sister Renal Center and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Programs.
ISN is happy to announce that Baxter and the University Health Network in Toronto is set to co-fund ISN Fellows wishing to receive training in home dialysis. As required in all ISN Fellowship Programs, participants are encouraged to share what they have learned with their colleagues once they return to their home institution.
Following the recent application session, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that a total of 25 ISN Fellowships have now been approved, with 19 new ISN Fellows and six extensions.
The ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the ISN Clinical Research Program’s second round of applications in 2015.
ISN is happy to announce the latest list of transplant centers that have been accepted into the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. These centers will take part in this program in 2016 following a call for applications in September 2015.
Behrooz Broumand was recently given the ISN Pioneer Award for the Middle East region. ISN President Adeera Levin and Chair of the ISN Regional Board for the Middle East Mona Alrukhaimi presented him with the prize.
The Latin America ISN Pioneer Award was presented to Dr. José Carlos Peña on December 4, 2015 during the Instituto Mexicano de Investigaciones Nefrológicas (IMIN) meeting in Leon, Mexico.
Collaboration with the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped the Pro-Renal Foundation in Brazil develop its interventional nephrology services.
Saraladevi Naicker and David Harris have now come to the end of their mandates as chairs of the ISN Educational Ambassador (EAP) and Fellowship Programs. We would like to thank them for their dedication and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.
Prof. Shan-yan Lin from Hua-shan Hospital at Fu-dan University was granted an ISN Pioneer Award at the recent ISN North and East Asia Regional Workshop, held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN) in Zhuhai, China.
Nephrology training in a low-cost setting is more effective in understanding how to treat the poorest kidney patients in the world.
Kidney transplant program now comes to fruition in Ethiopia, thanks to the dedication of the country’s nephrologists.
This year, Saving Young Lives (SYL) project representatives from Western Africa will meet in Dakar from December 5 to 7, 2015, during the first International course on dialysis in Western Africa.
The next ISN Regional Workshop is taking place in Zhuhai, China on November 19, 2015 from 2 to 4pm, in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology.
ISN Fellows are actively changing the state of care for Nepal’s growing number of kidney patients.
Doctors at Moscow City Nephrology Center got a refresher course from Italian sister center on the symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury and a frontier view on some kidney diseases.
An ISN-sponsored Pan-Palestine Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Conference was held in Nablus and Gaza City from October 12 to 18, 2015. The meeting was a great opportunity to exchange knowledge but also led to two kidney transplants being carried out on patients from the region.
ISN Belarus German Sister Renal Center partnership raises awareness about treating Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) across intensive care units (ICUs) in Minsk.
With support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and ISN, the Mario Negri Institute has run the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) since 2012. The workshop helps physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specializations fine-tune their writing skills.
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