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The International Society of Nephrology has put together this page to provide the global nephrology community on updates on the current global novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This page is a companion to the recently published article in Kidney International "The Novel Coronavirus 2019 Epidemic and Kidneys”. We will continue to update the information on these pages as the situation changes. Our aim is to provide the global kidney health community (physicians, non-physician health workers as well as the general public) on the current knowledge and best practices and stories from around the world.

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WCN20 Status Update

In the best interest of a safe and healthy environment for our community and worldwide, WCN’20 could not take place as planned. For additional information related to the impact on your travel and registration arrangements, please visit our FAQ page with answers and information available at this time. The ISN team will continue to reach out to you with specific information and instructions via email.

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Congress abstracts have been published, and ISN is preparing to deliver specific WCN’20 content to you via its eLearning platform, the ISN Academy. To not miss out, we recommend you to keep an eye out for our communications on this matter and check the ISN webpages regularly for updates.

Abstracts Published in KI Reports

We look forward to welcoming back our full community at the World Congress of Nephrology 2021 in Montreal, Canada. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend WCN’21 from 15-18 April 2021.

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ISN President Vivekanand Jha shares heartfelt and encouraging thoughts on kidney health, global public health, and WCN’20 #ISNWCN

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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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