ISN Pioneer Awards honor the 'unsung heroes' of nephrology. They reward doctors on a regional level who have carried out extraordinary efforts to advance nephrology in a specific country or region. Without their dedication, nephrology would have been far behind its current state in their country and region.

Eligible candidates:

  • born in, and have worked in, a developing country (low or middle-income countries by World Bank criteria) for the great majority of their career
  • medically qualified
  • have not previously won an international award made by a major nephrology society
  • are NOT active in current ISN leadership, i.e., Councilor, ExCom member, Committee member, or Regional Board member

The winners were selected by the Regional Boards and the ISN Core Programs Committee, chaired by the ISN Programs Chair. Awards were announced during WCN 2019 in Melbourne and will be presented during regional events throughout 2019.

Region Name Country
Africa Oladipo Olujimi Akinkugbe Nigeria
OSEA Supat Vanichkarn Thailand
Latin America Edgar Sanclemente Colombia
Russia and NIS Valery Pilotovich Belarus
Central & Eastern Europe Halima Resic Bosnia & Herzegovina

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