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ISN Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair: Call for Expressions of Interest/Nominations  

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Deadline to apply is 21 September 2021

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of ISN Capacity Building Programs Deputy Chair.

The ISN has a longstanding mission to build the capacity of healthcare professionals by addressing workforce shortages, developing effective multidisciplinary teams, and enhancing kidney care facilities to address patients’ needs, particularly in low resource settings. It does so through several distinct granting programs and other training activities which provide continued support to our members from the developing nephrology community.

The Capacity Building Programs Chair leads the Core Programs Committee (CPC), which oversees the strategic coordination of the ISN Capacity Building programmatic activities including, among others, the following activities:

All these activities are linked to regional boards, working groups, initiatives, and other programs within the ISN and externally.

The aim of the CPC is to ensure the relevance of ISN Capacity Building activities, evaluate their local and regional impact, build bridges between them, and maximize the synergies across all ISN initiatives in low resource countries. This position requires extensive strategic input and oversight of the ISN grant-making and capacity-building programs listed above and therefore considerable knowledge about global nephrology challenges.

Previous experience and knowledge of the work of these ISN Programs will be a strong asset.

The Deputy Chair will be selected according to these eligibility criteria

  • Strong leadership skills
  • Proven understanding and experience in educational activities targeted to low-and-middle income countries (LMICs)
  • Availability to devote regular time and effort for active participation and input; email accessible and able to regularly connect to conference calls
  • Willingness to travel on behalf of ISN
  • Proficiency in English
  • ISN member in good standing, and with a demonstrated interest in and commitment to ISN activities

The ISN embraces the principles of diversity and believes that appropriately emphasizing the diversity of our organization and of our teams will make for a stronger, smarter, and more effective ISN. We commit to create, whenever possible, programs committees, leaders and groups that are diverse from a gender, ethnicity and cultural perspective.

Additional Information

The work is year-round and consists of regular conference calls with other members of the CPC (i.e. other individual ISN Programs leaders). The CPC as a whole ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week.

Term

This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of approximately one year, starting at WCN’22 and ending at WCN’23. At the end of this term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the current Core Programs Committee Chair until WCN’25. There is no honorarium attached to this role.

Timeline and next steps

Please submit an expression of interest by e-mail to sdupuis@theisn.org no later than 21 September 2021 by clicking on the button below.

Your expression of interest should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and a statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, your vision about the future of the ISN capacity building activities and why you wish to be considered for the position.

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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
IkechiOkpechiMemberFellowship CommitteeSouth Africa
ArpanaIyengarMemberClinical Research CommitteeIndia
MarinaWainsteinMemberYoung Nephrologists CommitteeAustralia
BrettCullisMemberSaving young Lives ProjectSouth Africa
MarceloOriasMemberSister Centers CommitteeUnited States
PeterBlakeMemberCME CommitteeCanada
ElenaZakharovaMemberEducational Ambassadors CommitteeRussian Federation

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 NameRoleCountry
IkechiOkpechiChairSouth Africa
RümeyzaTuran KazanciogluDeputy ChairTurkey
SomchaiEiam OngMemberThailand
AlfonsoCueto ManzanoMemberMexico
JohnNgigiMemberKenya
RolandoClaure-Del GranadoMember/YNCBolivia
CharlesSwanepoelMemberSouth Africa
DanielChanMemberHong Kong
ShahrzadOssarehMemberIran
MuhiburRahmanMemberBangladesh
AlbertOngMemberUK
GuillermoAlvarezMemberDominican Rep.
KirillKomissarovMemberBelarus
KlaraPaudelMemberNepal
RacquelLowe-JonesMemberJamaica
KevinFagooneeMemberMauritius

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Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations for Deputy Chair, ISN Sister Renal Centers Committee

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Deputy Chair of the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Committee, to succeed Chih-Wei Yang who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Marcelo Orias, starting at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2022 (WCN’22).

The SRC Committee helps manage the ISN SRC Program, which is part of the overall capacity building effort of the ISN and strives to bring essential teaching and training to doctors and healthcare practitioners in low resource countries (i.e. LICs, LMICs and UMICs as per World Bank status). The SRC Program aims at enhancing the clinical practice of nephrology at emerging centers through a variety of training exchanges.

The main work of the ISN SRC Committee is the online scoring of the SRC applications once a year (deadline is on October 1st) – the majority of the work therefore takes place in October and November. The SRC Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week (ASN).

The Deputy Chair role is a volunteer position for a period of approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’22 and ending at WCN’24. The Deputy Chair will assist the Chair (or deputize when she/he is not in attendance) and prepare to assume the Chair role after approximately 2 years. The position is not remunerated.

As part of its involvement with the SRC Committee, the SRC Deputy Chair will also sit on the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Committee. When the SRC Deputy Chair becomes the SRC Chair, they will also become the ISN Co-Chair of the STC Committee, alongside the Co-Chair representing TTS.

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Timelines and next steps

If interested, please provide the following documents by e-mail to Pauline Vanhonsebrouck by 21 September 2021:

  • a short CV (max. 4 pages), and
  • a statement (max. 500 words) explaining relevant skills and experience, and reasons for being considered for the position.

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The ISN Sister Renal Centers (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 NameRoleCountry
MarceloOriasChairUSA
Chih-WeiYangDeputy ChairTaiwan
SharonAndreoliMemberUSA
FatiuArogundadeMemberNigeria
KatherineBarracloughMemberAustralia
RosannaCoppoMemberItaly
KeiFukamiMemberJapan
NarayanPrasadMemberIndia
LarisaPrikhodinaMemberRussian Federation
ManishaSahayMemberIndia
AshotSarkissianMemberArmenia
ShokofehSavajMemberIran
HalimaResićMemberBosnia and Herzegovina

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 NameRoleMailing Country
MarceloOriasCo-Chair ISNUSA
DirkKuypersCo-Chair TTSBelgium
Antoine BarbariMember TTSLebanon
PeterKerrMember ISNAustralia
PhilipO'ConnellMember TTSAustralia
Chih-WeiYangMember ISNTaiwan

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Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations for Deputy Chair, ISN Continuing Medical Education Program Committee

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Deadline to apply is 21 September 2021

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Deputy Chair of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program Committee, succeeding Sydney Tang who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Peter Blake, at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2022 (WCN’22).

The CME Program supports faculty to present talks and workshops at regional nephrology-related meetings, bringing expert speakers together from around the world to share knowledge and experience in clinical care and research.

This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’22 and ending at WCN’24. At the end of their term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair. There is no honorarium attached to this role. ISN staff provide operational support to the Program, and the Chair and Deputy Chair are supported by a committee with regional representation which contributes to review and approval of submitted proposals.

The CME Program Committee helps manage the CME Program, which is part of the overall capacity building effort of the ISN and strives to bring essential teaching and training to doctors and healthcare practitioners in low resource countries. The CME Program intends to establish a dialogue amongst the various nephrology communities, stimulate their interest in expanding their programs and developing relationships with experts who can provide additional information and support as well as trigger some interest in the ISN activities and network. The CME Program Committee reviews the applications collected all year round and decides about the most relevant ones for support. The CME Program Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week.

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Timelines and next steps

Please submit your expressions of interest and nominations by e-mail to Mara Rodrigues by 21 September 2021.

Your expression of interest or nomination should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and a statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and why you wish to be considered for the position.

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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 NameRoleCountry
PeterBlakeChairCanada
SydneyTangDeputy ChairHong Kong
AbduzhapparGaipovMemberKazakhstan
RachaelWalkerMember/Nurse RepNew Zealand
KirillKomissarovMemberBelarus
AdrianLiewMemberSingapore
UrmilaAnandhMemberIndia
AliAbu-AlfaMemberLebanon
RobertWalkerMemberNew Zealand
StanleyFanMemberUnited Kingdom
HalimaResićMemberBosnia and Herzegovina
JaimeRestrepoMemberColombia
SadayoshiItoMemberJapan
MignonMcCullochMemberSouth Africa
ElliotTannorMemberGhana
KlaraPaudelMemberNepal
HernanTrimarchiMemberArgentina

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Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations for Deputy Chair, ISN Educational Ambassadors Program Committee

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing

Deadline to apply is 21 September 2021

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Deputy Chair of the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program Committee, succeeding Gavin Dreyer who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Elena Zakharova, at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2022 (WCN’22).

The Educational Ambassadors Program enables renal centers to host experts to provide specific hands-on training or help develop new skills or services (examples would include initiating acute and chronic dialysis programs, interventional nephrology, renal pathology, nurse or technician training, CKD management in a local setting), develop an education curriculum, or to initiate community-based research or screening programs.

This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’22 and ending at WCN’24. At the end of their term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair. There is no honorarium attached to this role. ISN staff provide operational support to the Program, and the Chair and Deputy Chair are supported by a committee with regional representation which contributes to review and approval of submitted proposals.

The Educational Ambassadors Program Committee helps manage the Educational Ambassadors Program, which is part of the overall capacity building effort of the ISN and strives to bring essential teaching and training to doctors and healthcare practitioners in low resource countries. The Educational Ambassadors Program Committee reviews the applications collected all year round and decides about the most relevant ones for support while developing innovative ways to adapt to the new reality (COVID-19), sustain the program’s impact, and increase the number of regional connections. The Educational Ambassadors Program Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week.

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Timelines and next steps

Please submit your expressions of interest and nominations by e-mail to Mara Rodrigues by 21 September 2021.

Your expression of interest or nomination should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and a statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and why you wish to be considered for the position.

Learn more about:

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 NameRoleCountry
ArpanaIyengarChairIndia
RobertWalkerDeputy ChairNew Zealand
KearkiatPraditpornsilaMemberThailand
ShahrzadOssarehMemberIran
CarmenTzanno MartinsMemberBrazil
HongZhangMemberChina
MirnaAlečković–HalilovićMemberBosnia and Herzegovina
AndreyCybulskyMemberCanada/Ukraine
ChristinaWyattMemberUS
DorotheaNitschMemberSwitzerland
ZaghloulGoudaMemberEgypt
The ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) provides early-career professionals in integrated kidney care the opportunity to work with international experts in the field to become qualified for a leadership role in the advancement of global kidney care.

Emerging Leaders Program Committee

First NameLast NameRoleMailing Country
AgnesFogoISN PresidentUSA
VivekanandJhaChair and ISN Past-PresidentIndia
Rumeyza
KazanciogluMemberTurkey
AdrianLiewMemberSingapore
Saraladevi
NaickerMemberSouth Africa
Walter Guillermo DouthatMemberArgentina
Rolando Claure-Del GranadoMemberBolivia
MirnaAlečković–HalilovićMemberBosnia & Herzegovina
GavinDreyerMemberUnited Kingdom

The ISN Mentorship Program connects mentees looking for guidance on specific professional goals and mentors willing to help them achieve their goals and develop their coaching and leadership skills. Through this program, ISN members connect with the ISN global community and build mutual learning partnerships raising understanding of the global nature of kidney health and care and the various contexts in which they occur.

Mentorship Program Advisory Group

First NameLast NameRoleCountry
ArpanaIyengarLeadIndia
RolandoClaure-Del GranadoCo-LeadBolivia
MicheleTraskMemberCanada
RobertWalkerMemberNew Zealand
LiliZhouMemberChina
JohnNgigiMemberKenya