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ISN Forefronts Florence – learning from each other

I had the great honor to participate, as one of the invited speakers, in the recent ISN Forefronts meeting on “Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration” which was held September 12–15,2013 in beautiful Florence, Italy. The organizers Drs. Paola Romagnani and Ben Humphreys, with the help of the wonderful ISN Conference team, put together an excellent...

ISN Forefronts Florence – an extensive program on possible regenerative options for the kidney

Florence was the venue for the most recent ISN Forefronts Symposium which focussed on Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration. Organized by Professors Paola Romagnani and Benjamin Humphreys, leaders in the field from both Italy and the US, the meeting opened with seminal presentations about the processes of reprogramming and regeneration across all species as...

Discovering the great potential of stem cells and kidney regeneration

A remarkable ISN Forefronts Symposium entitled, “Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration”, was held in Florence, Italy, from September 12 to 15, 2013.  The speakers were assembled worldwide from laboratories and clinics in the forefront of research extending from very basic investigations to clinical trials. The entire field was propelled forward by the discovery that somatic...

ISN Forefronts Florence – some personal highlights

This was a well-organized outstanding meeting on a timely topic: The role of stem cells and kidney regeneration. Virtually all invited speakers were carefully selected outstanding scientists from all over the world, who represented a well balanced cross-section of the field. My personal highlights were talks on regeneration in different organ systems (e.g. in muscle...

Death of Hugh de Wardener

It is with regret that we announce the death of Hugh de Wardener on September 29, 2013 (ISN President 1969-1972). He was 97 years old. Hugh Edward de Wardener was born October 8, 1915 in France of American parents. He was educated in England and took on British citizenship as a medical student to avoid...

Looking back

ISN’s Global Outreach Program Chair shares how he has seen the programs grow from strength to strength. William Couser has now completed 12 years on the ISN Executive Committee including 6 years as Chair of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs. As he passes on his duties to ISN Past President John Feehally, it is...

Looking back

ISN’s Global Outreach Program Chair shares how he has seen the programs grow from strength to strength. William Couser has now completed 12 years on the ISN Executive Committee including 6 years as Chair of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs. As he passes on his duties to ISN Past President John Feehally, it is...

ISN GO Workshop: Highlighting the best in nephrology

During the ISN World Congress 2013, the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Workshop was a chance for ISN GO participants to meet and share the continuing success of the programs. The winners of the GO poster sessions also received their prizes during this special session. Peter Kerr, Chair of the Oceania and South-East Asia Committee enjoys...

Nexus heads to Italy in April 2014

Bergamo is the location for the upcoming Nexus Symposium taking place from April 3 to 6, 2014. Mark your calendar today. You can register online for this event soon and abstract submission closes on January 6, 2014. CLICK HERE for more information. Owing to the theme chosen this time around, this symposium will be a little different....

Kidney disease in disadvantaged populations: still a Herculean challenge

The Proceedings of the 8th Conference on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations presents papers given at the WCN 2011 Satellite Symposium "Disparities in Renal Disease-Moving Towards Solutions," the eighth symposium organized by the International Society of Nephrology - Global Outreach Committee on Kidney Health in Disadvantaged Populations (ISN-GO CKHDP), held in Victoria on Vancouver Island...