Monthly Archives - May 2020

The ISN Welcomes Two New Collective-Member Societies

The Kenya Renal Association (KRA) and the Guatemalan Association of Nephrology (AGN) have joined the ISN as Collective-Member Societies further strengthening a mutual commitment to the advancement of kidney care. Collective Society status increases global activity and visibility through ISN endorsement, priority consideration for managing joint events, and complimentary participation in the Global Village at the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). In addition, for...

ISN Impact: Sister Renal Centers Program

In the early nineties, ISN leadership began discussions on active collaboration between established kidney care centers and emerging centers from low-resources areas. By 1996, 17 active partnerships were established and a further 16 were in a formative stage. These paired centers would become known as the Sister Renal Centers . Today, 63 partnerships are active within...

ISN and ANZSN: A Partnership to Improve Kidney Care in the Asia Pacific Region

In 2017, the ISN and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) signed a memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop a partnership to advance kidney care in the Asia Pacific region. Since then, the ISN and ANZSN have successfully co-funded ISN Programs, including Sister Renal Centers, Clinical Research, and Educational Ambassadors Program, as well as Fellowships and CME meetings. The ISN-ANZSN collaboration...

Nominate a Candidate for the ISN 2021 Awards

Nominate a Candidate for the ISN 2021 Awards Do you know someone who has made an outstanding contribution to nephrology? Nominate them for an ISN Award before August 27, 2020: Alfred Newton Richards Award Roscoe R. Robinson Award Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease Pioneer Awards Send your nominations, supporting materials, and...

KDIGO Report to be published in Kidney International and Kidney International Reports

KDIGO’s Nomenclature for Kidney Function and Disease Conference Report and Glossary will be released in the June issue of Kidney International. An executive summary and glossary will be published in KI Reports. The KDIGO consensus conference took place in June 2019 providing a platform to discuss standardizing and refining kidney-related terminology to be more patient-centered and precise and to...

The ISN Supports WHO’s Landmark Resolution at the World Health Assembly

On May 18, 2020, the ISN represented the global kidney health community at the 73rd session of the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. At this historic WHA, which took place virtually due to COVID-19-related restrictions, delegates adopted a landmark resolution to press for solidarity in addressing the pandemic. The resolution calls for a joint and intensified effort...

ISN Welcomes New Chairs for the:

Kidney Health Professionals Working Group | Sister Renal Centers Committee | ISN Advancing Clinical Trials (ACT) Committee KIDNEY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WORKING GROUP Outgoing Chair Paul Bennett (Australia) 2018-2020 “Nephrology nurses and allied health professionals are the largest professional nephrology group, and the development of the ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group has been an important ISN initiative recognizing this group’s vital...

Seeking your nominations: ISN 2021 awards!

Has someone you know made a true difference to kidney care or research? Are they especially dedicated to the patient cause in their country or region? Show your appreciation by nominating them for an ISN award. As an ISN member, you can nominate candidates for the following awards: Alfred Newton Richards Award rewards outstanding basic research in fields...

ISN Represents the Global Nephrology Community Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic at this Week’s World Health Assembly in Geneva

On May 17th 2020, the ISN was proud to attend the 73rd World Health Organization General Assembly as the global leading society representing nephrology and renal healthcare. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Assembly is taking place as a de minimis meeting, At the Assembly, ISN joined discussions on the adoption of the COVID-19 Resolution....