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Do You Follow the Monthly ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus List? Discover it Now and Welcome Its New Leadership 

The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) is a monthly list identifying and summarizing recent interesting trials relevant to kidney disease.  

The GTF is promoted and published on the ISN website, the ISN Academy, the ISN Insight newsletter, and ISN social media channels. The monthly summary is also discussed during #NephTrials, a series of conversations on Twitter combining expertise from the GTF and ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit teams, and the#NephJC community. 

Interest in the GTF is constantly increasing, prompting exchange and discussions on recent developments in kidney health research. Under Brendan Smyth’s leadership as GTF coordinator, the initiative expanded to provide young nephrologists with the chance to collaborate on each edition. Clinical trials are now highlighted in additional languages: French, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish. 

Brendan Smyth is now handing his role as lead coordinator to Michele Provenzano, and Meg Jardine will shortly replace current ISN-ACT chair, David Wheeler. The ISN greatly thanks Brendan and David for their tireless involvement in building on this initiative to expand GTF contributors and increase its circulation. We look forward to seeing the continued development of global trials under this new leadership. 

The ISN is also pleased to welcome Mohamed Elrggal to the GTF team to expand its social media reach. 

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