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ISN joins Brazilian Society of Nephrology at the Congresso Pauliste de Nefrologia

The XVII Congresso Paulista de Nefrologia was recently hosted in Atibaia, Brazil. The meeting is the annual meeting of Sociedado de Nefrologia do Estado de Sao Paulo (SONESP), a major meeting for the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (BSN), and includes physicians, nurses, dieticians and other allied health professionals. The opening ceremonies included a formal presentation...

First world treatment of multiple organ failure in neonatal patients

The first world treatment of multiple organ failure in a neonatal patient of 3 Kg was carried out in Vicenza Italy, with an innovative equipment called CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency machine). Acute Kidney Injury may occur in neonatal patients due to several causes. This infant had a hemorrhagic shock due to  a complicated...

Bolivia hosts first AKF meeting between ISN and SLANH

La Paz, Bolivia was the location for the first meeting for a global initiative on Acute Kidney Failure (AKF) between ISN and Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Nefrologia y Hipertension (SLANH). Representatives from several authorities took part in this meeting on October 2, 2013.  These included SLANH President Juan Fernández, SLANH Committee Representative for AKF Emmanuel Burtman, ISN President...

WHO Action plan 2013-2020

The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its report (CLICK HERE), which identifies reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as priority. The Lancet Series on Global Kidney Disease highlights the increasing burden of chronic kidney disease worldwide. The 2011 report of the WHO General Assembly on NCDs also identified chronic...

ANIO award to be presented at ASN Atlanta

ISN Past President John Feehally will receive the ANIO special service award at the ANIO annual dinner taking place this November at Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia. This award will recognize John Feehally’s contributions in advancing nephrology education, science, and clinical care in India. He is a founding member and currently chair of the ISN-ANIO...

Scientific writing course takes place at Bergamo Institute, Italy

The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention (R&P) Program offers research and educational programs in low-middle-income countries to bridge the gap in kidney research and patients care worldwide. In September, a scientific writing course at the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy sought to increase kidney research in developing countries. The course took participants through...

1st Oxford conference on IgA Nephropathy

Magdalen College, Oxford will be the location for a IgA Nephropathy meeting taking place from June 25  to 26, 2014. The event is organized by the International IgA Nephropathy Network with the endorsement of ISN and the Renal Pathology Society. The aim of the meeting will be to review the Oxford Classification of IgA...

Tackling CKD in South America

Last week I went to South America, and I was in Bolivia and Chile. In Santiago, I met Luis Fernando Michea, at the Chronic Kidney Disease Research Center (CKDRC). This is a research facility where physician researchers, pharmacologists, and basic scientists are working together in really close contact on a number of projects. Their efforts...

Saving Young Lives project sets off to Ghana to train nurses on basic principles of PD

This summer, the Saving Young Lives project organized its first training session in Ghana, both in the centers of Accra and Kumasi. The Saving Young Lives project is a partnership between ISN, IPNA and ISPD and SKCF seeking to develop acute peritoneal dialysis program in hospital centers across Africa and South East Asia. Last year, a...