Other Topics and Initiatives

The purpose of the ISN Dialysis Working Group is to coordinate ISN activities within the dialysis area; develop projects to advance the availability of dialysis for AKI and ESKD worldwide; and support the training of individuals from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) in dialysis.

Dialysis Working Group Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
AbdouNiangDeputy ChairSenegal
MuhiburRahmanMemberISN Council,
Fellowship Committee,
South Asia RB
Bangladesh
ValerieLuyckxMemberSwitzerland
AdrianLiewMemberSingapore
KarenYeatesMemberCanada
IrmaTchokhonelidzeMemberGeorgia
GuillermoGarcia GarciaMemberMexico
RobertoPecoits-FilhoMemberUnited States
BernadetteThomasMemberUnited States
YewondwossenTadesseMemberEthiopia
IsaacTeitelbaumMemberUnited States
BrettCullisMemberSouth Africa
MonaAlrukhaimiMemberUnited Arab Emirates
AliAbu-AlfaMemberLebanon
SampsonAntwiMemberGhana

The ISN Interventional Nephrology Working Group brings together like-minded interventional nephrologists, trainees and health care professionals in the field of interventional nephrology from around the world, with a particular focus on developing interventional nephrology resources and practices throughout the world.

The ISN Interventional Nephrology Working Group aims to:

  • Bridge gaps in interventional nephrology (IN) expertise and provision throughout the world.
  • Foster intra-regional knowledge and resource exchange in interventional nephrology expertise.

Interventional Nephrology Working Group Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
Yong-SooKimChairKorea, Republic of
AnilAgarwalDeputy ChairUnited States
SiddiqAnwarMemberUnited Arab Emirates
WisamAl BadrMemberSaudi Arabia
EddieTanMemberNew Zealand
TakashiSatoMemberJapan
RicardoPortiolliMemberBrazil
AhmedSokwalaMemberKenya
RafidahAbdullahMemberMalaysia
OctavioSalgadoMemberVenezuela, RB
TusharVachharajaniMemberUnited States
ColinFormanMemberUnited Kingdom
StephenMayMemberAustralia
BrettCullisMemberSouth Africa
AiperiAsanbek KyzyMemberKyrgyz Republic
JadrankaButurovic PonikvarMemberSlovenia

The ISN Renal Pathology Working Group focuses on developing renal pathology resources and practices throughout the world. They seek to do this by:

  • fostering inter- and intra- regional knowledge and resource exchange;
  • supporting the development of renal pathology in low- and middle- income countries; and
  • establishing partnerships with relevant stakeholders

Renal Pathology Working Group Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
IanRobertsChairUnited Kingdom
WesamIsmailDeputy ChairEgypt, Arab Republic
Beom JinLimMemberKorea, Republic of
SandrineFlorquinMemberNetherlands
OlgaVorobyevaMemberRussian Federation
AhmedKalebiMemberKenya
VanesaBijolMemberUnited States
GangLiuMemberChina
SuryaSeshanMemberUnited States
EzequielBellorinMemberUnited States
CarmenAvila-CasadoMemberCanada

Nephrologists, nurses, dieticians, social workers, pharmacists, and other renal allied health professionals all play an important part in delivering improved kidney health to every patient.

Founded by ISN nurses, the Kidney Health Professionals Working Group (KHP WG) is presently working to include more nurses and strengthen their role in the ISN community in order to contribute globally to nephrology nursing. The group is currently comprised of nurses and two nephrologists and will expand in the future to include other nephrology professionals.

The KHP WG’s current focus is on:

  • Partnering with regional nephrology nursing organizations
  • Promoting membership by using tools to assess learning needs in low-resource settings
  • Exploring how these learning needs can be best addressed on a global basis.

Get involved with the KHP WG and help ISN build more capacity for nurses in low-resource countries; email the KHP WG Coordinator at jdonner@theisn.org.

Kidney Health Professionals Working Group members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
MicheleTraskChairCanada
Ana ElizabethFigueiredoDeputy ChairBrazil
NashonKagweMemberTanzania
StefaanClausMemberBelgium
ValerieLuyckxMemberExCom LiaisonSwitzerland
RachaelWalkerMemberNew Zealand
GloriaAshuntantangMemberCameroon
MarieRichardsMemberUnited Arab Emirates
Henriette TyseNygårdMemberNorway
PaulBennettMemberAustralia
ZehraAydinMemberTurkey
YingXuMemberChina
Reena RachelGeorgeMemberIndia

The International Society of Nephrology values the exchange of science and providing education in the form of organized meetings, courses, and workshops, and therefore considers endorsing events of high-scientific and educational quality that would benefit the renal and related scientific communities. Note that this endorsement is different from ISN’s Continuing Medical Education Program.

Endorsed Meetings Advisory Group Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
BertramKasiskeChairUnited States
PierreRoncoMemberEditor from Jan 2018France
JaiRadhakrishnanMemberEditor of KI ReportsUnited States
SarahPrattaMemberExecutive PublisherUnited States
Issa Salim AmurAl SamiMemberRepresentative from YNCOman

The ISN presents awards that acknowledge exceptional contributions to nephrology at the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) and at regional events.

Awards Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
VivekanandJhaChairIndia
FergusCaskeyMemberUnited Kingdom
YusukeSuzukiMemberJapan
SunitaBavanandanMemberMalaysia
RulanParekhMemberCanada
GregorioObradorMemberMexico
SaraladeviNaickerMemberSouth Africa

In early 2007, the ISN created the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) to help better engage its talented younger members in shaping the future of the Society. The mission of the YNC is to evaluate and understand the needs of young physicians and scientists in order to develop education, research, professional development and leadership opportunities within the Society tailored specifically to their needs. The Committee consists of a core group of members, representing the various geographic regions of the ISN.

Members of the group develop coherent programs of activities designed to speak to all early career stage nephrologists currently in the ISN (approximately 20% of the society’s membership), as well as to attract new junior nephrologists to the society.

If you would like to learn more about this group, please contact Miguel Gallardo mgallardo@theisn.org, or connect with us on facebook.

Young Nephrologists Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
VivekanandJhaAdvisorIndia
GavinDreyerChairEducational Ambassadors Program Committee; Programs Core CommitteeUnited Kingdom
MarinaWainsteinDeputy ChairAustralia
TatiaraBuenoMemberSRC Program CommitteeBrazil
LiliZhouMemberChina
SabineKaramMemberLebanon
YosukeHirakawaMemberJapan
CanerAlparslanMemberTurkey
ShankarYadavMemberNepal
NikolayBulanovMemberRussian Federation
RolandoClaure-Del GranadoMemberBolivia
MirnaAle?kovi?-Halilovi?MemberBosnia and Herzegovina
RhysEvansMemberUnited Kingdom
AbduzhapparGaipovMemberKazakhstan
SreejithParameswaranMemberIndia
SiahKimMemberOceania & South East Asia(OSEA) Regional BoardAustralia
BasuGopalMemberISN Education CommitteeAustralia
MuzamilHassanMemberiNET-CKD; Interventional Nephrology CommitteeNigeria
Selma SihamEl KhayatMemberAfrican Regional Board; Clinical Research CommitteeMorocco
IssaAlsalmiMemberMiddle East Regional Board; CME Committee; Publications CommiteeOman

The purpose of the ISN Renal Disaster Preparedness Working Group (RDPWG) is to formulate preparedness plans for  situations where there is disruption in the delivery of renal related services in a region and to guide ISN in its advisory role in such situations.

Renal Disaster Preparedness Working Group Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
AdrianLiewChairSingapore
RhysEvansMemberUnited Kingdom
RümeyzaTuran KazanciogluMemberTurkey
ValerieLuyckxMemberSwitzerland
SibelBekMemberTurkey
AliAbu-AlfaMemberLebanon
MohamedSekkarieMemberUnited States
Anthony RussellVillanuevaMemberPhilippines
François JérômeKaze FolefackMemberCameroon
KentDoiMemberJapan
HichamCheikh HassanMemberAustralia
StefaanClausMemberBelgium

Members of the Nominating Committee areexpected to hold appropriate consultations with the nephrology community within theirregion, particularly the Regional Boards, the affiliated societies and Councilors to bring forward three names of candidates for each open seat on Council and for President-Elect.

Nominating Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
CarolPollockChairAustralia
Hans-JoachimAndersMemberWestern Europe representativeGermany
DibyaSingh ShahMemberSouth Asia representativeNepal
LilyMushaharMemberOSEA representativeMalaysia
SydneyTangMemberNorth & East Asia representativeHong Kong
JeffreyPerlMemberNorth America reprsentativeCanada
OlgaVorobyevaMemberNIS & Russia representativeRussian Federation
BehroozBroumandMemberMiddle East representativeIran, Islamic Republic of
LauraSolaMemberLatin America representativeUruguay
JadrankaButurovic PonikvarMemberEastern and Central Europe representativeSlovenia
AhmedTwahirMemberAfrica representativeKenya
DavidHarrisPast PresidentAustralia