Today, 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).
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.
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.
The 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).
ISN is seeking applications from ISN members to take on a volunteer position as Deputy Chair of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program.
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.
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.
The American Society of Nephrology commemorated its 50th anniversary with a memorable ASN Kidney Week in Chicago in November 2016.
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.
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