Monthly Archives - May 2020

Announcing the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

The ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) , to be launched this month, will initially focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, the GKCP will provide content on science, research, and clinical aspects of nephrology, including: Case-Based Discussions Paradox Nephrology Everyday Nephrologists Latest Kidney International and Kidney International Reports Papers The GKCP will be available via numerous podcast platforms and apps, including Apple, Stitcher, Spotify,...

Register for the ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Webinar

oin an informational webinar presented by ISN President, Vivek Jha on the ELP program on May 20: Webinar May 20 at 5 pm CEST Register here. Find out more about the ISN Emerging Leaders Program and apply here. The application session is open until June 15, 2020. The ISN welcomes early-career professionals interested in shaping the direction of kidney health to work alongside a network of international...

Research by Young ISN Members Highlights the Importance of Sub-tertiary Hospital Capacity to Manage Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-income Countries

The majority of patients with kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are thought to present to sub-tertiary hospitals. Therefore, the capacity of these healthcare facilities to manage kidney disease is an important consideration. Young ISN Member, Dr. Grace Igiraneza (Rwanda), who undertook an ISN Fellowship at Yale University, recently investigated the capacity of sub-tertiary hospitals...

Looking for guidance and best practices to start your clinical trial or to participate as a trial site?

Over 5,000 people worldwide have already visited ISN's recently launched, open-access, online resource to assist you in trial design, study conduct, data management, data analysis, and publication. More than ever, clinical trials in nephrology are needed to generate high-quality evidence to inform all aspects of care for patients with or at risk of kidney disease,...

Considering Alternatives to Support Home Hemodialysis: The Benefits of Community Hemodialysis Houses

By Rachael C Walker, Ph.D., NP, MN, RN Eastern Institute of Technology, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. Member of the ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group For a variety of reasons, many countries are unable to accommodate those with end-stage kidney disease on hemodialysis in hospitals or in-centre dialysis units.1 Home dialysis offers an alternative to this with...

ISN Supports 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop in India

Delegates attend a teaching session at the 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop As part of the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers and the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs, the ISN supported the 1st Primer on Pediatric Renal Transplant and Immunology Workshop alongside the International Society of Pediatric Nephrology (IPNA). The workshop was held from March 5-7, 2020 at the Christian...

Reward Excellence: Nominate Candidates to Receive ISN Awards in 2021

The call for nominations to receive ISN Awards in 2021 is open until August 27, 2020. All ISN Members can nominate candidates for: Alfred Newton Richards Award Roscoe R. Robinson Award Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease Pioneer Awards Discover more on ISN Awards and the requirements for nominations HERE. Award winners will be recognized at The ISN...

Access the ISN Observatory of CKDu and Share Data

In collaboration with the World Health Organization (WHO), the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) group has developed the ISN Observatory of CKDu to facilitate the exchange of information and knowledge to raise awareness of the urgent issue of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. The input of experts in the field of CKDu provides both the ISN...

Join ISN in Congratulating the Recipients of ISN 2020 Awards

Dear colleagues, On behalf of the ISN membership, it is my very great pleasure to announce this year’s recipients of the Jean Hamburger Award, the Bywaters Award, and the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease. The winners have made outstanding contributions to nephrology and patient care as...