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New: Interventional Nephrology Training Centers and Scholarships

The ISN has selected 12 centers to become ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Training Centers.

 The ISN warmly congratulates the selected centers listed below and extends thanks to the Interventional Nephrology Working Group and ISN Programs Chair, David Harris, for helping with the selection process.

  • Zenith Medical and Kidney Center, Nigeria, Africa
  • All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  • Azerbaijan Medical University, Baku, Azerbaijan
  • Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute, Cleveland, United States
  • Hospital Selayang, Batu Caves, Malaysia
  • Instituto Nacional de Cardiología ‘Ignacio Chávez,’ Mexico City, Mexico
  • Kaikoukai Central Clinic, Vascular Access Treatment Center, Nagoya, Japan
  • King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
  • Peruvian Association of Vascular Access, Lima, Peru
  • Helier’s South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit, Carshalton, United Kingdom
  • Mary’s Hospital, Hemodialysis Vascular Access Center, Seoul, Republic of Korea
  • University Medical Centre, Ljubljana Western Europe, Slovenia

Interventional Nephrology Training Centers serve to provide doctors from  with real-life patient experience and in-depth understanding of IN.

These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in non-tunneled CVC placement; tunneled CVC placement; native kidney biopsy; transplant kidney biopsy; PD catheter insertion; and endovascular procedures (for a full list of available training topics, click here).

Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships are now open for scholars to undertake training at host centers from July 2021 to February 2022.

The deadline to apply is April 1, 2021. Read the guidelines here.

 Two training options are available: Foundation (Level 1) and Advanced (Level 2):

  • Foundation Courses comprise 2 to 4 weeks of observational and hands-on training in a specific procedure.
  • Advanced Courses comprise three months of hands-on training in a broad spectrum of procedures, notably endovascular.

Applicants should contact their chosen ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center to devise a training plan in the desired procedures, convenient to both centers.

Successful applicants must complete the ‘ISN Interventional Nephrology eLearning Program’ before starting either level at the Host Institution.

If you have any questions, please contact ISN’s Senior Programs Coordinator,

We look forward to receiving your applications.

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