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Exciting Updates From the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee

Although the 2023 ISN-GKHA reports improvements, significant disparities persist in global kidney care, especially in low- and middle-income countries.

To help address these gaps, the ISN is advancing initiatives led by the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) to prioritize education and capacity building for kidney health professionals.

Whether taking your first steps into clinical research or looking to improve your statistical skills, the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee‘s six-part video curriculum guides you to use statistics effectively and analyze and interpret data from clinical trials and studies. Chapter I, Modules 1 and 2 are available to ISN members now!

Find out more about the curriculum at the ISN Academy.

A comprehensive compilation of research resources, including courses, webinars, and opportunities within ISN research initiatives.

Access the toolkit for research resources here.

Access additional ISN toolkits here.

In recognition of the importance of research in shaping the future of global kidney care, this valuable toolkit aims to support younger generations of nephrologists to engage in and contribute to advancing kidney health worldwide.

In response to feedback from young ISN members collected through a survey, the committee has established its very own Capacity Building Subcommittee.

The subcommittee will collaborate with other ISN supporting groups, such as the Advancing Clinical Trials Committee, the ISN Academy, and the World Congress of Nephrology Scientific Committee, to shape exciting initiatives to promote capacity-building. Look out for an update on this soon!

The ISN Young Nephrologists Network (ISN YNN) is an online platform for ISN members under 45, fostering engagement, networking, and collaboration.

Find out more and register to join here.

The ISN YNN offers opportunities to participate in a range of activities, such as contributing to multilingual patient education leaflets.

The YNC and ISN YNN are dedicated to advancing kidney care globally and welcome new members to join their efforts. For inquiries, contact

The ISN YNC subcommittee is developing a toolkit to help young nephrologists establish local committees.

For more information and tips on getting started, read this article By YNC member Nikolay Bulanov.

Local associations can help improve local practices in kidney care through educational meetings, mentorship programs and research networks.

WCN’23 delegates enjoy some friendly competition in the YNC quiz-a-thon

The YNC has an exciting program in the works for WCN’24 in Buenos Aires. This includes a 90-minute scientific session featuring emerging young researchers focusing on Latin America and acute kidney injury.

Additionally, we’ll have other engaging sessions on the Spotlight Stage, including the return of the highly acclaimed YNC Quiz! Read about last year’s spotlight stage activities here.

We can’t wait to see you there to share our ongoing work with you as we support each other to advance global kidney health together. Your presence is highly anticipated!


From left to right: Gaetano Alfano, Iman Rashed Al Shamsi, and Barbara Letícia Dudel Mayer

We’re excited to introduce Gaetano Alfano (Italy), Iman Rashed Al Shamsi (United Arab Emirates), and Barbara Letícia Dudel Mayer (Brazil).

Find out more about two of the new members here.

The YNC’s initiatives are designed to empower and support all younger nephrologists. Get in touch with to find out how to get involved. Together, we can make a meaningful impact on the future of kidney care!

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