Monthly Archives - October 2020

World Kidney Day: Tools to Start a Local Campaign

The 2021 World Kidney Day Campaign (WKD) content is now available in Arabic, Chinese (simple and traditional), French, Greek, Italian, Russian, Spanish, and Thai. These newly translated pages include details of the 2021 WKD theme and call for action to facilitate local awareness-raising activities. A series of WKD 2021 campaign images presenting the 2021 focus on living...

ISN Joins Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact

Professor Ifeoma Ulasi, University of Nigeria, ISN Advocacy Working Group member, and Paul Laffin, ISN Advocacy Director, participated in the WHO Stakeholder Consultation on the Development of the WHO Global Diabetes Compact on October 14, 2020. The WHO Global Diabetes Compact, to be launched in April 2021, builds on the Global Hearts Initiative to focus...

ISN-Eastern and Central Europe Regional Board Webinar: 2020 KDIGO guidelines for the treatment of glomerular disease – what is new? part 1

    The ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Board held the webinar, “ISN-Eastern and Central Europe Regional Board Webinar: 2020 KDIGO guidelines for the treatment of glomerular disease – what is new? part 1” on October 27, 2020. Watch for the webinar here. The event features talks by: Rosanna Coppo (Italy) Andreas Kronbichler (Austria) Kultigin Turkmen (Turkey) and will be moderated...

VIRTUAL WCN’21: A Global Event at Your Fingertips

Throughout its 60-year history, and in collaboration with local hosts, the ISN World Congress of Nephrology has provided a forum for the global nephrology community to meet, connect, exchange knowledge, and share ideas. Join us for the VIRTUAL World Congress of Nephrology in April 2021, accessible online with just a few clicks, connecting delegates wherever...

The ISN Academy Announces the Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Case-Series

Using patient-centered approaches, the ISN Academy brings you a new case-series in collaboration with The Society of Point of Care Ultrasound (SPOCUS) to provide education on Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS). This new topic follows the successful structure of the Renpath cases: in short videos, experts will highlight important aspects of POCUS, including: Safe and...

ISN-COVID Team Presents Infographic and Visual Abstract for the Cloth Masks Project

The ISN-COVID team has developed a visual abstract and infographic for the general public based on the Cloth Masks Project, an initiative set up by Dr. Catherine Clase and Dr. Roberto Pecoits-Filho. The Cloth Masks Project involves a team of academics, physicians, and other volunteers who research published, peer-reviewed literature to help inform the choice of...

WCN’21 – Share Your Opinion, Help Shape the Congress

WCN’21 organizers would like to have ISN members’ input to ensure the best possible format to deliver the congress. We invite you to complete a few short questions in the survey section of your MyISN profile, which will only take a minute to complete. We appreciate your time and feedback. Take the Survey

ISN President to Open 7-Week Colombian and International Congress of Nephrology and Transplantation

The Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension (ASOCOLNEF) will hold the XXII Colombian and International Extended Congress of Nephrology and Transplantation as a virtual congress over seven weeks from October 27 to December 14, 2020. The congress is aimed at nephrologists and other health care providers from the Ibero-American region. The increased timespan enables an...

KI Publishes Paper, Led by ISN Members, on Ethical Concerns Revealed by Pandemic

Ethics of kidney care in the era of COVID-19 The paper describes ethical concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in the context of care for people with kidney disease, notably how to approach equitable access to dialysis during pandemic surges; the risks and benefits of different kidney failure treatments; and ethical practice when using...

Apply for an ISN Travel Grant to Attend WCN’21

The World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21) organizers are pleased to offer a Travel Grant Program for online or in-person attendance to WCN’21. These grants support equitable access to ISN educational and networking opportunities and are available to ISN members residing in low and lower-middle-income countries (consult eligible countries.) WCN’21 Travel Grants offer: Pre-Congress Courses Registration (online and...