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ISN responds to WHO consultation on recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) welcomes the opportunity to provide feedback on the WHO Discussion Paper: Draft recommendations to strengthen and monitor diabetes responses within national noncommunicable disease programmes, including potential targets and on the document Improving Health Outcomes of People with Diabetes Mellitus: Target Setting to Reduce the Global Burden of Diabetes...

Global Kidney Care Podcast: Advocacy Edition Part 1 – A Beginners’ Guide to Kidney Health

It’s shocking that although between 8 and 10% of the adult population live with some form of kidney damage, and millions die prematurely each year from complications related to kidney disease, “kidneys do not appear to be considered by the public as vital organs that need to be considered and kept healthy.” To address this...

eDigest – Summary Highlights

~ Vivekanand Jha The COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc in many parts of the world. While some countries seem to have this in their rear view mirror, others are still struggling to manage the repeated surges. The unique predicament of patients with kidney disease during the pandemic, especially those on dialysis and kidney transplant...

Congratulations to the Recipients of the ISN 2021 Awards

The ISN is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the: Alfred Newton Richards Award Roscoe R. Robinson Award Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease ISN Pioneer Awards The 2021 winners are honored for their commitment to nephrology. Award winners will be recognized at The ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021,...

Narrative-based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit

To illustrate important clinical trial methodologies, Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos and Brendan Smyth, ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members, are developing a series of stories based on various toolkit topics. The first of these narratives outlines trial randomization methods through a fictional clinical discussion. Access chapter one

The Pragmatic #Nephtrials Wrapup

A joint initiative from NephJC and the International Society of Nephrology, #NephTrials is the newest initiative in #NephTwitter. It is a tweetchat aimed at increasing awareness about ongoing trials in nephrology, and to inform the wider nephrology community about what nephrology trialists consider when designing and conducting trials. The hope is that this will...

ISN CME Program Supports ISN Sister Renal Centers’ Virtual Symposium on AKI

The “Acute Kidney Injury Across Two Continents: An Anglo-Indian Virtual AKI Symposium” was held on March 5 and 6, 2021, organized by the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) pair between the Nephrology Department at Yashoda Hospitals, Hyderabad, India (emerging center), and the Department of Renal Medicine, Heartlands Hospital Birmingham, UK (supporting center) currently at...

Notice of ISN General Assembly Meeting

I am pleased to notify you that the 2021 ISN General Assembly meeting will take place online during the ISN 2021 Virtual World Congress of Nephrology, as follows: Time:  7:00 to 8:00 am Montreal time (convert time and date to your own time zone here) Date: Monday, April 19, 2021 Place: Via online webinar To register for the ISN...

Global Kidney Organizations Urge Governments to Prioritize Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine to Dialysis Patients.

The presidents of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have urged the immediate prioritization of COVID-vaccine distribution to people undergoing dialysis treatment in dialysis units worldwide. Kidney failure patients cannot live without dialysis and are more at risk of...

World Kidney Day Unites the Nephrology Community with WKD Webinar; Brussels’ Icon Dressed in WKD Colors

The ISN and the IFKF-WKA broadcast a World Kidney Day 2021 Webinar, “Living well with kidney disease,” bringing together the WKD community to mark the occasion despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the WKD Webinar will shortly be available on the ISN Academy. ISN President Vivek Jha and IFKF-WKA President Siu-Fai...