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ISN Fellows Collaborate on Research Project exploring Transplantation Access Patterns

At the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 in Mexico, ISN Fellows from around the world created a WhatsApp group to share experience and progress.

Dr. Mohammed Elrggal, from the Nephrology Department at the Kidney and Urology Center in Alexandria, Egypt, initiated a collaborative research project exploring AKI practice patterns in all the Fellows’ home countries. The study was accepted for a poster presentation at WCN19.

In 2019, the group of Fellows continued collaborating to explore disparities in access to kidney transplantation in their respective countries, with a special interest in the data from low-income countries. Initially, 11 Fellows agreed to participate, and the results were submitted as an abstract for WCN20.

Since then, more ISN fellows on the platform have contributed data from their own countries relating to transplantation access. This led to the creation of an ISN Fellows Collaborative Review set up to identify the challenges different regions face in providing universal access to kidney transplantation.

All ISN Fellows, and colleagues who got involved in the project, described data from his/her country on national transplant programs, national kidney transplant registry data, as well as from nephrology societies’ databases and data collected from previous publications. The majority of colleagues contributing to the project* are former ISN Fellows or members of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee.

The research group is confident that this collaborative study will be of value to the ISN community and a manuscript is currently underway to be submitted to Kidney International for consideration.

*Past ISN Fellows:
– Sibel Gokcay Bek (Turkey);
– Elliot Koranteng Tannor (Ghana);
– Aristide Eric Nono Tomta (Cameroon);
– Yannick Mayamba Nlandu (DR Congo);
– Ismoil Rashidov (Tajikistan);
– Khalida Bulhan-Soki (Kenya);
– Maisarah Jalalonmuhali (Malaysia);
– Abduzhappar Gaipov (Kazakhstan).

ISN members:
– Mohamed Essam Elrggal (Egypt);
– Aiperi Asanbek Kyzy (Kyrgystan);
– Sherzod Abdullaev (Uzbekistan).

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