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Working Toward Improved AKI Services in Latin America: The Saving Young Lives Project Holds First Workshop in Colombia

Workshop participants and course presenters at the SYL workshop at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia

Course presenters Guillermo Hidalgo and Bill Smoyer welcomed 18 participants from Central and South America to the two-day Saving Young Lives Project (SYL) workshop held at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, at the end of June. The dean of the medical school, Natalia Mejia, kindly provided access to the medical school facilities to hold the course.

The workshop was held in a hybrid format allowing faculty members Mignon McCulloch and Melvin Bonilla to join virtually. The program included lectures and a hands-on practical session where catheter insertion was demonstrated, with each participant performing the procedure at least once.

Workshop participants practice catheter insertion overseen by course presenter Bill Smoyer

The Saving Young Lives Project is a joint partnership between the IPNA, the ISN, the ISPD, and Euro PD. The project provides training and educational activities to equip local doctors to identify and prevent AKI cases needing hospital care.

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