Regional Board Activities

Another kind of life sentence

Yesterday I was asked to consult on a young boy of 20 who has chronic kidney disease and has been on hemodialysis for a few months. Why do I tell this, you may wonder? The point is that this guy is in jail, and I went to visit him there, Regina Coeli, an old...

Call open for ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program

The ISN-ANIO India Committee is happy to announce that the call for its Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program is now open. Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2014. This program is aimed at pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of nephropathology from all around the world. However, applicants from India, as well...

Tackling CKD in South America

Last week I went to South America, and I was in Bolivia and Chile. In Santiago, I met Luis Fernando Michea, at the Chronic Kidney Disease Research Center (CKDRC). This is a research facility where physician researchers, pharmacologists, and basic scientists are working together in really close contact on a number of projects. Their efforts...

Saving Young Lives project sets off to Ghana to train nurses on basic principles of PD

This summer, the Saving Young Lives project organized its first training session in Ghana, both in the centers of Accra and Kumasi. The Saving Young Lives project is a partnership between ISN, IPNA and ISPD and SKCF seeking to develop acute peritoneal dialysis program in hospital centers across Africa and South East Asia. Last year, a...

Do you know about the ISN Saving Young Lives Project?

Last year, the ISN joined forces with the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and Sustainable Kidney Care Foundation (SKCF) to develop a cooperative project in Africa and South East Asia. The Saving Young Lives (SYL) Project sets out to establish sustainable programs using acute Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) to...

CME in Nigeria celebrates 25 years of Nigerian Society of Nephrology

The Nigerian Association of Nephrology joined forces with the ISN to organize a Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Abuja, Nigeria from January 30 to February 6, 2013. The meeting coincided with the society's 25th anniversary this year. Celebrations began with a press conference on January 30, 2013 followed by walk for life and an awareness...