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ISN Educational Ambassador in China

Last August, ISN Educational Ambassador Ming-Hub Zhao from Peking University First Hospital gave talks on epidemiology, acute kidney injury and renal pathology.

 He spent a week at the First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University to update local doctors. The objectives included giving advice on establishing cohorts of patients with glomerulonephritis (GN) for further study, as well as enhancing clinical, research and pathological skills.

Host center representative Yun-hua Liao from The First Affiliated Hospital of Guangxi Medical University says: “Local nephrologists got the chance for face-to-face continuous medical education to update the knowledge they have and learn about more effective treatments and diagnosis.”

He adds: “Guangxi is still a remote province in Southern China. We were very lucky to acquire this kind of training, which will benefit the whole province.”

Participants mostly benefitted from the chance to communicate in the same language, learning more and developing a long-term collaboration to the benefit of both centers.

Yun-hua Liao believes: “this training will help my colleagues improve the level of diagnosis and treatment of kidney disease, clinical research and discipline construction while being beneficial to other institutions too.”

Through this program, centers in the emerging world can request a teacher or an expert to join them onsite for very specific hands-on training or to initiate and develop community-based research and screening programs.

Emerging centers who require the visit of an expert can either suggest someone they know already or ask the ISN Headquarters to match their request with an available ISN Educational Ambassador qualified in the field of training required. ISN supports the Educational Ambassador to deliver high quality and relevant training for a period of 1-4 weeks.

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