Teaching across the developing world
Every year, the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program brings essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and healthcare practitioners in the emerging world. Organized between the ISN Program Chair, the event organizers and the regional committees, these courses establish a suitable scientific program developed to meet the needs of the local nephrology community.
Over 200 speakers, including the world’s leading authorities in the field, participate in this program on a voluntary basis. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with doctors, specialists and nurses in underserved parts of the world.
Together with national/regional societies and local physician organizers, ISN annually helps to bring essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and health care practitioners in the emerging world through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) program.
ISN supports around 50 CMEs annually by funding the travel of 2-3 expert speakers. ISN's roster of just over 200 speakers includes most of the world's leading authorities in the field who participate on a completely volunteer basis.
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ISN CME Program offers support to local meeting organizers including:
- Help and advise in establishing a suitable scientific program developed to meet the precise needs of the local nephrological community
- Advice in selecting expert speakers in relation to the scientific program
- Funding travel of a maximum of three ISN Program sponsored speakers
- Involving ISN regional sub-committee for advice and support
Programs typically focus on:
- Clinical Nephrology (including acute kidney injury, diabetes, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, kidney in cardiovascular disease and other topics)
- Critical Care nephrology
- Prevention of CKD
- Translational nephrology
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Renal Pathology
- Tropical Nephrology
ISN selects and sponsors the travel of up to three expert nephrologists to take part in the course. They give a minimum of two lectures each. Prevention, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD), Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) dialysis and transplantation are among the most requested topics presented at CMEs. Virtually every national nephrology society worldwide has partnered with ISN to offer education programs on prevention, dialysis and/or transplantation.
- Fill in the appication form and submit the scientific program of your meeting to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Continuing Medical Education Application Form (Download)
Applications should be received at least 3 months prior to the start of the meeting.
In order to be eligible for support, a CME meeting must have a formal scientific program as well as national or international attendance of at least 70-100 participants. Classroom type courses for in-house faculty are not considered eligible. A one-day CME meeting can be incorporated into a national or international conference of nephrology. A stand-alone meeting should have a program of at least 2 full days.
Applying event organizers must have a formal scientific program as well as national or international attendance of at least 70-100 participants. Classroom type courses for in-house faculty are not considered eligible. A one-day CME meeting can be incorporated into a national or international conference of nephrology. A stand-alone meeting should at least have a program of 2 full days. In addition, CME speakers, supported by the ISN Programs, give at least 2 lectures per CME and agree to provide their slides to the ISN after the meeting. Speakers should be active ISN members and should declare any conflicts of interest at the beginning of the talk.
After the meeting, the event organizers will be asked to submit a report within 3 weeks after the meeting. The report should, when possible, include a list of delegates who have attended the CME meeting.
CME policy (Download)
Below are important information and forms regarding the application process. It is mandatory for all the documents and forms to be submitted in PDF format. Please note that applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the start of the meeting. CME meeting organizers of past meetings are required to submit a Post Meeting Report.
After the CME meeting has taken place, organizers must submit the below:
CME Post Meeting Report (Download)
ISN Mission Statement Slides to be shown during meeting
Please submit all the required application documents and forms to email@example.com at the ISN Global Operations Center.
Submit your application request to
CME Advisory Committee
Chair: Fredric Finkelstein (USA)
- Gloria Ashuntantang (Cameroon) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Yewondwossen Tadesse (Ethiopia) email@example.com
- Vladimir Tesar (Czech Republic): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nan Chen (China) email@example.com
- Laura Sola (Urugay) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mohammad Ghnaimat (Jordan) email@example.com
- Huong Thi Bich Tran (Vietnam) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Khin Maung Htay (Myanmar) email@example.com
- Mykola Kolesnyk (Ukraine) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fazal Akhtar (Pakistan) email@example.com
- Harun-ur-rashid (Bangladesh) firstname.lastname@example.org
- Francesco Locatelli (Italy) email@example.com
- Justin Silver (Israel) firstname.lastname@example.org
ISN CME Program works in Joint Partnership with: