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Nominate the next ISN President-Elect & Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councillors (all 10 ISN regions)

Help shape the future of ISN: Nominate a potential candidate for the positions of 2021-23:

  • President-Elect,
  • and Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councillors; 1 vacancy in each of the 10 ISN regions

As an ISN member, you can help advance kidney care worldwide by nominating candidates for ISN leadership positions.

The ISN is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion. We encourage nominations from eligible individuals across all regions, genders and ages!

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ISN stands with the WHO

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), with its mission to improve kidney health worldwide and ensure that all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health, has noted with alarming concern that President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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ISN-ACT article on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology Features in KI

ISN members may access the ISN-ACT (advancing clinical trials) Patient Engagement Working Group’s article, “International Perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology,” published in KI on 9 July 2020.

The article highlights the important need to improve patient involvement in clinical trials to promote high-quality research in nephrology.

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International Society of Nephrology - Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Statement on Trials and COVID-19

The ISN-ACT Committee has released a statement on the urgent need to include patients with kidney diseases in clinical trials related to COVID-19.

Despite preliminary studies demonstrating the increased risk for people with kidney diseases to develop severe COVID-19 symptoms or to die from COVID-19, kidney disease patients are frequently excluded from COVID-19-related clinical trials.

Effective therapies are needed to prevent and treat COVID-19 in all patients, including those with kidney diseases, and to reduce the current burden to healthcare systems.

Read the full statement

Honoring the Past, Welcoming the Future: Experience the ISN Timeline

ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

Focusing on topics of relevance to the nephrology community, currently the COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) will cover the sciencestories, and experiences that impact nephrologists and kidney healthcare professionals around the world.

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The objective of the Corporate Members Committee, is to assist the Society in achieving its mission. For more info click here.


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ISN Observatory of CKDu

As part of the ISN’s Collaboration Plan with the World Health Organization (WHO), the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) group has organized a platform to collect and store basic information on current human studies in CKDu.

The data is obtained from researchers and accessed through the ISN Observatory of CKDu, facilitating exchange of information and knowledge.

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WCN'20 Posters Available Online At The ISN Academy
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Kidney International

Kidney International (KI) is ISN's official journal, one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease. KI is peer-reviewed and publishes original research in both basic science and clinical medicine covering renal physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, morphology and more. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal studies, including basic and clinical research, emerging therapeutics, and novel diagnosis.

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Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology.

The Society represents a wide international network and provides an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world. It is also dedicated to addressing the disparity between the developing and developed worlds in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.

The ISN has over 9500 professional members from more than 155 countries. In addition, it closely collaborates with over 90 national and regional nephrology societies worldwide, representing about 30,000 professionals. 

The ISN continues to develop and consolidate several programs, initiatives and partnerships that will help to further deliver on its two overarching goals: reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide, and making the society a leading international organization for all issues related to the science and practice of nephrology.

KI reports

The official journal of the ISN and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease


ki supplement

Kidney International Supplements is a peer-reviewed companion journal to Kidney International. KI Supplements focuses on sponsored, topical content of interest to the nephrology community. The journal is complimentary to subscribers of Kidney International.


KI reports Recovered

The official journal of the ISN, KI Reports is an open access publication that is now indexed in PubMed.


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