Yearly Archives - 2020

WCN’21 Welcomes Your Participation: Last Chance to Apply for a Grant to Attend Virtual WCN’21

The deadline to apply for a grant is midnight CET, today, December 21, 2020. Are you eligible for a grant to attend Virtual WCN’21? Find out here and apply today. ISN Virtual WCN’21 grants offer pre-congress and congress registration and access to: Post-session recordings; the ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum; the ISN Community Film Event. Last call for grant...

Be Part of the ISN Nephrology Community in 2021

As the year draws to a close, the ISN reflects on what defined 2020: community. As the needs and realities of ISN members continue to evolve from one year to the next, the ISN remains committed to being a global community relevant to and adapted for the times. Your contribution by being a member enables the...

WATCH THE FULL NEPHKIDS 2020 WEBINAR SERIES ON THE ISN ACADEMY

Nephkids, launched in 2016, is an annual meeting organized by past ISN Fellow, Dr. Sudha Ekambaram, from Mehta Multispeciality Hospital in Chennai, India, as part of activities developed through the Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program between Mehta Multispeciality Hospital and the Home, Independent Dialysis and Transition Services at Metro North Hospital and Health Services...

Inside View: Young Nephrologists Committee Member on Selecting ISN Emerging Leaders Cohort

The Emerging Leaders Program (ELP), a new ISN initiative launched earlier this year, announced its first cohort in November. The ELP is an initiative bringing together outstanding individuals to work on different aspects of leadership to impact the global kidney health agenda through collaborative projects aligned with ISN’s mission and vision. The ISN received 71 applications,...

ISN President Presents at Patient Support Group Conference

Kidney Warriors Foundation, India's largest kidney patient support group, held the virtual conference, “Patient Advocacy in kidney transplantation, renal diet and dialysis, for bringing uniform treatments and renal practices across major cities in India,” on December 20, 2020. Patient-centeredness is a central tenet of health care delivery: only patients can fully understand the challenges of...

ISN-DOPPS Launch Survey to Assess Impact of COVID-19 on Kidney Units

The ISN and the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (DOPPS) Program at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health in Michigan, United States, are conducting a survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the care of patients undergoing chronic dialysis for the treatment of kidney failure. People with kidney diseases are particularly vulnerable to...

Help Advance Kidney Health Worldwide, Together – Apply for ISN Regional Training Center Recognition Today

ISN Regional Training Centers are institutions of excellence in low and middle-income countries within an ISN region that provide nephrology training to local doctors and health professionals from low and middle-income countries through ISN grants. These centers serve as a hub for ISN kidney care initiatives within an ISN region and facilitate locally-relevant research and...

ISN Is Pleased to Announce Four New Named Fellows

The ISN Executive Committee and Council have approved four “ISN-Named Fellows.” These ISN members – early-career nephrologists – have contributed significantly to various outputs of ISN’s research activities. Find out more about these ISN-Named Fellows here. ISN GKHA Fellow – Isabelle Ethier Dr. Isabelle Ethier from Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (Canada) has been awarded the title...

ISN-KDIGO Survey on Global Availability and Affordability of Kidney Health Laboratory Tests Featured in AJN

The American Journal of Nephrology (AJN) has published the ISN-KDIGO manuscript, “Availability and Affordability of Kidney Health Laboratory Tests Around the Globe.” Read the full, open-access article here. Laboratory testing of kidney health measures is essential to diagnose and monitor kidney diseases. The availability and affordability of kidney health laboratory tests across countries remain largely undefined. The...

2019 Pioneer Award for NIS and Russia Presented at ANNIS 2020

Professor Valery Pilotovich Professor Valery Pilotovich, Nephrology and Urology Department of Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, was presented with the 2019 ISN Pioneer Award for the NIS and Russia region at the 6th Congress of the Association of Nephrologists of New Independent States (ANNIS) held in Minsk, Belarus, on December 7, 2020. The ISN Pioneer...