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Advocacy A call to action on kidney disease
In preparation to the UN General Assembly's (UNGA) High-level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (23 September 2019), ISN calls on political leaders and all stakeholders involved to ensure that member states design UHC with the specific needs of kidney disease in mind, i.e. financial protection, comprehensive and integrated services, improved focus on early prevention and a health in all policies approach. Download ISN position on UHC HERE.



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The new report on global kidney health highlights the growing burden of kidney disease and significant inequities in accessing treatment across countries and regions worldwide. Click HERE to download the full report.



Kidney International


KIKidney 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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APPLY HERE to become a member of ISN

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 Academy

Following in the footsteps of ISN Education, the ISN Academy is an interactive e-learning platform and app providing equal access
to the latest knowledge in nephrology, where and when you need it. With up-to-date and interactive resources, it opens doors to a unique
mix of presentations, cases, articles, webinars, guidelines and more.

Click here to try the ISN Academy for yourself.

Watch the features of this innovative online e-learning platform and download the app.

Welcome to the International Society of Nephrology

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.

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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


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


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