The ISN-ANIO India Committee builds on the expertise of ISN to bridge gaps in healthcare provision for kidney disease across India. The Committee was initiated by ISN, Indian kidney doctors and nephrologists of Indian origin living abroad to improve care for patients with kidney disease in India.
The ISN-ANIO India Committee is a partnership between ISN, the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) and other nephrologists of the Indian Diaspora. This Committee uses available funds to support innovative programs aimed at improving kidney care in India. The ISN-ANIO India Committee works in partnership with the Indian Society of Nephrology.
Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program
The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) are pleased to announce the 2016 Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program (CNC).
Pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of Nephropathology from all around the world are encouraged to apply. However, applicants from low- and middle-income countries are given priority.
- Identify the key principles in the preparation of kidney biopsy material – preparation of sections for LM, IF and EM. Review the different staining techniques and their purpose.
- Apply knowledge of different patterns of renal injury observed in histopathologic specimens in classifying syndromes of nephron injury and integrating this knowledge into the management of clinical presentations of renal disease.
- Use newly gained knowledge of specific renal syndromes or diseases (e.g., acute kidney injury, autoimmune renal disease, diabetic kidney disease, genetic renal disease, hepatorenal syndrome, pregnancy related renal disease) to infer pathophysiologic mechanisms and apply this to the management of patients.
- Use updated knowledge of kidney pathology for better patient management.
The CNC program spans over one year and includes over 40 recorded online lectures and 12 live webinars (one each month). The course attendees are required to attend all the live webinars, pass short quizzes throughout the course, and pass a final exam in order to get the certificate.
The course attendees are required to attend >75% of the live webinars AND obtain a “pass” (a score of 75%) in both a mid-year and a final exam in order to receive the certificate.
Next deadline for submissions: 1 October 2017
If the applicant is a trainee, s/he must submit a proof of training and letter of endorsement from his/her department chair. Educational credentials of any applicant is subject for verification.
Tuition Fees are waived for Trainees in MD, DNB, DM or PhD from low- and middle-income countries. Tuition Fees payments ($495 USD) for applicants to CNC with Start Date 1 January 2017 must be made by December 15, 2016 through PayPal (instructions to be sent upon acceptance to the program).
Featured CNC Faculty:
• Gerald B. Appel, M.D, Director of Clinical Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center
• Jamil Azzi, MD Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Vanesa Bijol, MD, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Anil K. Chandraker, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Robert Colvin, MD, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
• Bradley Denker, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Fernando Fervenza, M.D, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic
• Ana Greka, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• David Mount, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Helmut Rennke, M.D, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Leonardo Riella, MD Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, Renal Division, Columbia University
• Ajay K. Singh, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• David. J. Salant, MD, Boston University
• Sanjeev Sethi, M.D, Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic
• Sushrut Waikar, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
• Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
For any questions related to the course and the application, please contact: ISN-ANIO CNC Program Manager, Dr. Youssef Farag - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Indukaka Ipcowala Advanced Apprenticeship Program has been established by the ISN ANIO India Committee to enable physicians or allied healthcare personnel from India to gain specific skills by practical experience in any field of nephrology, including but not limited to renal pathology, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, dialysis.
Next deadline for submissions: 1 May 2017
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Chronic Kidney Disease Research Project: Call for applications CLOSED
The ISN-ANIO India Committee in collaboration with Indian Society of Nephrology invited applications from young nephrologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India for clinical research projects focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD).
In this year’s application round, we welcomed proposals for clinical research projects in two aspects of CKD:
• Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
• CKD of unknown aetiology (CKDu)
Successful projects had to be pragmatic, innovative, transformative and relevant to the Indian context. The proposed project had to be 1-3 years in duration. The project had to have potential for early significant impact on the management of DKD or CKDu in India.
The previous October 2016 call for applications is co-funded (50:50) by the ISN -ANIO India Committee and the Indian Society of Nephrology. The maximum funds available for each project is $50,000 (regardless of the proposed duration). It is anticipated that a maximum of two projects will be funded through this call. It is expected that successful projects will attract matching grants from India to complete the project.
The applications received are being assessed by a grants committee comprising eminent nephrologists and diabetologists from India and members of the ISN-ANIO India Committee. Members of this grants committee will offer mentorship to the successful candidates to carry out the proposed research.
Next deadline for submissions: to be confirmed in December 2016
Material needed to submit the online application: 5 page (A4) project proposal with the following headings: Abstract (max 250 words), Specific aims and significance (max 500 words), Background (max 500 words), Preliminary data (max 500 words), Research Design and Methods (max 1000 words), Timeline and References (1 page), Budget and Budget Justification. Please submit also a brief research CV of lead and co-applicants.
Joint ISN-ANIO Fellowship Program
The Committee supports ISN-ANIO Fellows, young Indian nephrologists who are selected through the ISN Fellowship Program for a period of training overseas.
Next deadline for submissions: 1 May 2017
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Sandrine Damster - email@example.com with the ISN-ANIO project name in the email subject line.
John Feehally (UK) - ISN - Co-chair
Ajay Singh (USA) - Chair of ANIO - Co-chair
Prabir Roy-Chaudhury (USA)
Rulan Parekh (Canada)
Georgi Abraham (India)
Sanjay Agarwal (India)
Shuchi Anand (USA)
Indranil Dasgupta (UK)
Vanesa Bijol (USA)
Ravi Mehta (USA)
Gopesh Modi (India)
Sreejith Parameswaran (India) - Young Nephrologists Committee representative
Narayan Prasad (India) - Indian Society of Nephrology representative
Manisha Sahay (India)
Mohan Rajapurkar (India)
ISN-ANIO Sub Committees
Mission: The goal of the transplant subcommittee is to advance all aspects of renal transplantation in India with a special focus on teaching, training and mentorship of committed individuals. Initiatives:
Acute Kidney Injury
Chair Dr. Ravindra L. Mehta (USA): firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Raj Chakarvarthi
Chronic Kidney disease
Chair: Indranil Dasgupta: email@example.com (UK)
Chair:Dr. Ajay Singh (USA) firstname.lastname@example.org
Co-Chair: Dr. Vanesa Bijol