Monthly Archives - July 2020

ISN Sessions at APCN2020: Join Colleagues In-person or Online

The ISN and Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) have sustained a successful collaboration over the last decade, working together to advance kidney care in the Asia-Pacific region. The ISN is pleased to share with members that the APSN’s 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) will take place from 2-4 October 2020 at the Hong...

Working During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Further Reflections from Young ISN Members from Around the World

Young ISN members from Bangladesh, Ghana, and Brazil reflect on their experiences on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read reflections from other young ISN members here. Find resources relating to the COVID-19 infection here. Reflections from Dhaka Tania Mahbub, Consultant Nephrologist, ISN Fellow, United Hospital Limited, Dhaka, Bangladesh Since it is a novel disease, the modus operandi of COVID-19 management has...

Global Trials

Every month the ISN-ACT Team lists interesting new randomized controlled trials from around the world. Highlight: Early ACE-inhibition is safe in pediatric Alport’s Syndrome and may be effective See the latest trials here

Attend the ISN 2021 Frontiers Meeting

The ISN, in collaboration with the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research, will hold the ISN 2021 Frontiers Meeting on ‘Complement-related kidney diseases: classification, genetics, and treatment’  from July 1-3, in Bergamo, Italy. This specialist meeting will focus on the two prototypical complement-mediated kidney diseases: atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS), and C3 Glomerulopathies/Membranoproliferative Glomerulonephritis (C3G/MPGN),...

Visit the ISNeducation Social Media Team Website Page

How does the ISN meet the challenge of presenting the latest complex ideas in easy-to-understand nuggets of information? Discover the @ISNeducation Social Media Team and the ISN WCN Social Media Team. ISN WCN Social Media Team Over the past decade, Social Media (SoMe) platforms have become increasingly popular to disseminate information from medical conferences. Twitter has become...

ISN CME Program Supports Two Speakers at the Nigerian Association of Nephrology Annual Conference and Presents the 2019 Pioneer Award

Through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, the ISN was pleased to contribute to the 32nd Scientific Conference and General Meeting, held by the Nigerian Association of Nephrology in February 2020, in Ibadan, Nigeria. The ISN supported two speakers to lecture at the event: Rasheed Balogun, Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia Health...

ISN-ACT article on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology Features in KI

ISN members may access the ISN-ACT (advancing clinical trials) Patient Engagement Working Group’s article, “International Perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology,” published in KI on 9 July 2020. The article highlights the important need to improve patient involvement in clinical trials to promote high-quality research in nephrology. It describes also the current challenges...

Episode 4 of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast on “SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Patients with Kidney Diseases”

In Episode 4 of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) series, the hosts converse with Hernando Trujillo and Angel Sevillano (Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre in Madrid, Spain) authors of the Kidney International Reports article, “SARS-CoV-2 Infection in Hospitalized Patients With Kidney Disease.” The discussion considers the findings in the article and explores the professional and personal struggles...

Join the Global Kidney Care Network at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21)

Stay connected in uncertain times. Hosted by the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) and la Société Québécoise de Néphrologie (SQN), WCN’21 remains scheduled from April 15-18, 2021 in Montreal, Canada The far-reaching consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic will continue to impact the way we share knowledge. The ISN is adjusting to this reality and is closely monitoring developments and following...

Free Access to Seminars in Nephrology issue on Nephrology and Social Media

Due to its timeliness, Seminars in Nephrology has made the current issue, Nephrology and Social Media, fully available to the public. This issue focuses on the way medical professionals (#medtwitter) use Twitter and analyzes Twitter's role as a new tool for learning, teaching, networking, professional development, mentorship, sponsorship, and advocacy within medicine. The edition examines the principles of adult...