Monthly Archives - August 2020

Apply for ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center Status: Advance Interventional Nephrology in your Region

The ISN is currently calling for applications from health care centers to become recognized as ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers. Such training centers work with the ISN to provide in-depth training in interventional nephrology to improve patient care in different regions of the world. Read the detailed guidelines on how to apply. Institutions from all countries (low, middle,...

ISN Supports Clinical Research Studies in NCDs in Emerging Countries to Improve Patient Outcomes.

The ISN supports clinical research projects that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in emerging countries through the ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP). Three CRP investigators recently completed their research projects: Title of Grant: Acute Renal Failure in Children. Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study in Medium-Complexity Intensive Care...

You still have a chance: 2021 Award Nominations Close August 27

There are only a few days left for ISN Members to nominate a deserving individual for one of the following 2021 awards: 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 nomination requirements HERE. Award winners will be recognized at The ISN World Congress of Nephrology...

Go Further: Apply for the ISN-ANIO CNC Basic Program

Applications are open until October 31, 2020. Click here to apply The year-long ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificaten Basic Program includes over 40 recorded online lectures and 12 live monthly webinars cover the main principles and practices of Nephropathology. Discover more here. "This is a wonderful course, did this last year. Highly recommended for fellows and early career nephrologists." Aakash Shingada, Director...

Functional Assessment of Fatigue and Other Patient-Reported Outcomes in Patients Enrolled in the Global aHUS Registry

This longitudinal studyassessedfatigue and treatment status in patients with Atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from the Global aHUS Registry. The results confirm the detrimental effects of aHUS on patients’ daily lives, especially in terms of fatigue,butdemonstratessignificant improvement in symptoms following treatment with eculizumab.

A Planetary Health Perspective for Kidney Disease

In response to factors such as climate change, unsustainable kidney-treatment methods, and CKD epidemics due to toxins and extreme working conditions, the authors urge nephrologists to pay particular attention to the effects of global warming and its potential to cause acute and chronic kidney injury, severe dehydration, and electrolyte disturbances. The authors propose a “planetary health” approach...

Global Trials

The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus team has collected and published a new list of randomized research from nephrologists around the world for August 2020. Each trial is reviewed in context and the risk of bias in seven key areas is assessed. Highlight: Allopurinol does not slow the progression of chronic kidney disease in patients with type 1...

Discover the Latest on DAPA-CKD: Dapagliflozin in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease

The full DAPA-CKD trial results will be presented and reviewed at the ESC Congress 2020, Sunday, August 30, 17:00 – 17:30 CET. Topic Renal failure and Cardiovascular Disease Chairpersons Rory Collins (Oxford, UK); Frank Ruschitzka (Zurich, Switzerland) Presentations: DAPA-CKD – Dapagliflozin in Patients with CKD: Hiddo Heerspink (Groningen, Netherlands) DAPA- CKD – Live Prime Discussion: Diederick E Grobbee (Utrecht, Netherlands) Q&A Session The...

ISN to Lead Panel Discussion at 2020 IDEAS symposium

The ISN will contribute to a panel discussion, « A Global Perspective on Kidney Failure” at the Innovations in Dialysis Expediting Advances Symposium (IDEAS) on August 31, 2020. Representing the ISN on the panel are: Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health, India, Chair of Global Kidney Health, Imperial College of London, President, International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and  Aminu Bello, Professor of Medicine, University of...

CORONATION Registry: Contribute Data on Kidney Patients with COVID-19 from your Region

The ISN invites nephrologists to register patients affected by COVID-19 on the new  global COVID registry. The ISN collaborated with the University of Cambridge to develop CORONATION, the Coronavirus multinational observational registry, a data entry portal accessible to nephrologists worldwide to collect anonymous data on individual people with kidney disease and the COVID-19 infection. For more information, please visit...