Programs

The Core Programs Committee is in charge of the strategic coordination of the ISN Capacity Building programmatic activities. These include the five main granting programs of the ISN aiming to build nephrology capacity in resource-low countries (i.e. Fellowship, Sister Renal Center / Sister Transplant Center, Educational Ambassador, Clinical Research and Continuing Medical Education Programs), and implementation projects such as the Kidney Care Networks, Saving Young Lives and the Indonesia Project. The aim of the Core Programs Committee is to ensure the relevance of ISN capacity building activities, build bridges between them, and maximize the synergies across all ISN initiatives and philanthropic activities in resource-low countries.

Core Programs Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
DavidHarrisChairAustralia
MarceloOriasMemberSister Renal Centers CommitteeArgentina
BrettCullisMemberSaving Young Lives ProjectSouth Africa
ElenaZakharovaMemberEAP CommitteeRussian Federation
PeterBlakeMemberCME CommitteeCanada
GiovanniStrippoliMemberClinical Research CommitteeItaly
GavinDreyerMemberYoung Nephrologists CommitteeUnited Kingdom
AllisonEddyMemberFellowship CommitteeCanada

The ISN Fellowship Program provides relevant and contemporary nephrology training to physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of improving the standards in the Fellows’ home countries upon their return and becoming leaders in their fields.

Fellowship Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
AllisonEddyChairCanada
IkechiOkpechiDeputy ChairSouth Africa
RolandoClaure-Del GranadoMemberYNC Rep.Bolivia
MuhiburRahmanMemberBangladesh
JohnNgigiMemberKenya
GloriaAshuntantangMemberCameroon
ShahrzadOssarehMemberIran, Islamic Republic of
CharlesSwanepoelMemberSouth Africa
DanielChanMemberHong Kong
AlfonsoCueto ManzanoMemberMexico
SomchaiEiam OngMemberThailand
RümeyzaTuran KazanciogluMemberTurkey
KirillKomissarovMemberBelarus
AlbertOngMemberUnited Kingdom
GuillermoAlvarezMemberDominican Republic

The ISN Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program helps improve how nephrology is practiced in emerging countries by linking emerging renal centers or units with established centers of excellence in the developed world.

Sister Renal Centers Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
MarceloOriasChairArgentina
Chih-WeiYangDeputy ChairTaiwan
TatiaraBuenoMemberBrazil
LarisaPrikhodinaMemberRussian Federation
AshotSarkissianMemberArmenia
ShokofehSavajMemberIran, Islamic Republic of
RosannaCoppoMemberItaly
SharonAndreoliMemberUnited States
FaiçalJarrayaMemberTunisia
KatherineBarracloughMemberAustralia
NarayanPrasadMemberIndia
HalimaResi?MemberBosnia and Herzegovina
ManishaSahayMemberIndia
KeiFukamiMemberJapan

The ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program is a joint partnership set up between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) to create new kidney transplant centers and develop existing kidney transplant programs in emerging countries.

Sister Transplant Centers Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
MarceloOriasCo-ChairArgentina
AntoineBarbariMemberLebanon
AlehKalachykMemberBelarus
PeterKerrMemberAustralia
PhilipO'ConnellMemberAustralia

Every year, the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program brings essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and healthcare practitioners in the emerging world. This Program supports the conceptual design of local and regional meetings in resource-low countries by contributing to the organization of the meeting and helping arrange faculty for the meeting. Oganized between the ISN CME Committee, the event organizer and the  ISN Regional Board, these courses establish a suitable scientific program developed to meet the needs of the local nephrology community.

Continuing Medical Education Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
PeterBlakeChairCanada
SydneyTangDeputy ChairHong Kong
AbduzhapparGaipovMemberKazakhstan
RachaelWalkerMemberNurse memberNew Zealand
UrmilaAnandhMemberIndia
AdrianLiewMemberSingapore
HalimaResi?MemberBosnia and Herzegovina
JaimeRestrepoMemberColombia
StanleyFanMemberUnited Kingdom
RobertWalkerMemberNew Zealand
AliAbu-AlfaMemberLebanon
KirillKomissarovMemberBelarus
SadayoshiItoMemberJapan
MohammadGhnaimatMemberJordan
LauraSolaMemberUruguay
GloriaAshuntantangMemberCameroon
Harun UrRashidMemberBangladesh
YewondwossenTadesseMemberEthiopia
VladimirTesarMemberCzech Republic

The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program aims at advancing nephrology in the developing world through very concrete hands-on training programs, enabling the impact to be well monitored. The program provides ISN members and younger nephrologists with an invaluable opportunity for personal involvement in the society’s educational programs while enhancing the sense of global solidarity and awareness in the renal world.

Educational Ambassadors Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
ElenaZakharovaChairRussian Federation
GavinDreyerDeputy ChairUnited Kingdom
MicheleTraskMemberKHP WG rep/nurse memberCanada
GhalebDaoukMemberUnited States
Hans PeterMartiMemberNorway
Zhi-HongLiuMemberChina
JaimeRestrepoMemberColombia
EtienneMacedoMemberUnited States
Fatiu AbiolaArogundadeMemberNigeria
ErangaWijewickramaMemberSri Lanka
VincentLeeMemberAustralia
PetarKesMemberCroatia
PeterKerrMemberAustralia
MonaAlrukhaimiMemberUnited Arab Emirates

The ISN Clinical Research Committee supports research and education programs in low-to-middle income countries, involving local nephrologists, health workers and authorities. The Program helps implement research projects to detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

Clinical Research Program Committee Members

First NameLast NameRoleSecondary RoleMailing Country
GiovanniStrippoliChairItaly
GermaineWongCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorAustralia
KarenYeatesCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorCanada
CsabaAmbrusCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorHungary
MohammadGhnaimatCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorJordan
VijayKherCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorIndia
VladimirVoitovichCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorBelarus
OmarAbboudCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorSudan
ShoichiMaruyamaCoordinatorRegional CoordinatorJapan
ArpanaIyengarDeputy ChairIndia
Carmen TzannoMartinsMemberBrazil
ShahrzadOssarehMemberIran, Islamic Republic of
Selma SihamEl KhayatMemberYNC Rep.Morocco
KearkiatPraditpornsilaMemberThailand
ChristinaWyattMemberUnited States
AndreyCybulskyMemberNIS & Russia rep.Canada
RobertWalkerMemberNew Zealand
MirnaAle?kovi?-Halilovi?MemberBosnia and Herzegovina
HongZhangMemberChina