Monthly Archives - October 2020

Caring for Patients with Kidney Failure: Ten-Year Strategy

This month’s Supplement to Kidney International features the detailed description of a global strategic plan for care of patients with kidney failure. The strategy is to be implemented progressively over the next decade. As noted in the accompanying editorial, there is a huge gap between the total global number of patients with kidney failure and...

VIRTUAL WCN’21: A Global Event at Your Fingertips

We look forward to connecting with you at the VIRTUAL World Congress of Nephrology in April 2021. In addition to live and on-demand access to excellent science and education, the congress will offer features enabling members to connect and network. Stay tuned for more information. Abstract Submission new deadline: November 26, 2020 Submit Your Abstract ISN Community Film Event Submit a...

Listen to the ISNeducation Renal Research Rounds Interview: The Cloth Masks Project

Rolando Claure-Del Granado, ISNeducation member, talks to Catherine Clase about her research into cloth masks for protection against COVID-19. * Listen to the interview here. The interview discusses: Differences between masks and mask-testing Recommendations for materials to use for cloth masks (evidence-informed cloth masks) Breathability issues The role of cloth masks in preventing the spread of COVID-19 The Cloth Masks...

ISN Key Speaker at XV Russian Dialysis Society National Virtual Conference with CME Course

ISN past president David Harris will be a key speaker at the event, delivering two talks on November 7: “What is new in CKD treatment?” from 12:50-2 p.m., and “When to start dialysis” from 3:30-4:40 p.m. (Russian time.) The Russian Dialysis Society National Conference with CME course is an annual conference attracting more than 500 participants from...

Expanding the ISN Network: New Affiliated Society

The ISN welcomes a new Affiliated Society, the Renal Association of Mauritius. The ISN is privileged and grateful to work alongside an international community of 106 Affiliated Societies dedicated to advancing global nephrology, together. The ISN looks forward to collaborating with all these organizations to achieve equitable access to sustainable kidney health worldwide. ISN Affiliated Societies benefit...

ISN Welcomes a New Collective Society

The Peruvian Association of Vascular Access (APDAV) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, further strengthening a mutual commitment to improving kidney care in South America. The ISN sponsored the Second International Congress of Peruvian Association of Vascular Access through the CME program last year, supporting Dr. Octavio Salgado and nurse Rosa Marticorena to...

Explore Ongoing Research and Share Your Data on the ISN Observatory of CKDu

The ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) group developed the ISN Observatory of CKDu as part of its Collaboration Plan with the World Health Organization (WHO) to facilitate information exchange and raise awareness of the urgent issue of Chronic Kidney Disease of unknown etiology. Collating ongoing studies and efforts on CKDu provides a valuable overview...

GLOBAL TRIALS FOCUS

Every month the ISN-ACT Team lists interesting new randomized controlled trials (RCTs) from around the world. Highlight: LOL-HD study: Laughter therapy may reduce depressive symptoms in hemodialysis patients See the latest trials here. A summary of the highlighted trial is now available in French, Spanish, and Mandarin. Support equal access to nephrology research: Become an ISN Member!

Explore Research Procedures with the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit; Attend Webinar to Learn More

Would you like to know more about randomization strategies or simplified approaches to consent? The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit contains all the information you need to understand clinical trials and support your own research activities. How can the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit assist your clinical research? Attend the ISN Webinar on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit on Tuesday, November...