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Abstract Submission platform to remain accessible until Monday, November 30 (10:00am CET)

We appreciate the great number of abstracts already submitted, confirming that Virtual WCN’21 will be a vibrant meeting for learning and exchange in 2021. To accommodate a number of requests, the submission platform will remain accessible over the coming days. If you have missed the deadline to make your submissions, you still have a...

Kidney International and COVID-19; Dedicated Issue and e-Digest

Don’t miss the December issue of Kidney International dedicated to the COVID-19 pandemic. The special edition will include original papers presenting data from recent studies involving large sample sizes. Conclusions from the studies will be highlighted by accompanying commentary from Dan Weiner and Caroline Hsu from Tufts Medical Center in Boston, USA, and Toby Coates,...

WCN – A GLOBAL EVENT AT YOUR FINGERTIPS

82 Hours Remaining to Present Your Work to a Worldwide Audience Last year, ~1000 abstracts were showcased in Kidney International Reports. Would you like to be published in the April 2021 edition? Kidney International Reports publishes all selected abstracts. Selected abstracts will be presented as e-posters on the virtual congress platform throughout the event and for several weeks afterward. Poster...

ISN President Encourages Patient-Centric NCD Policies

ISN President, Vivekanand Jha, spoke at the online event “Leaving No-one Behind: The Need for a Person-Centred, Inclusive NCD Agenda Confirmation” organized by the NCD Alliance on November 5, 2020. This roundtable event focused on the challenges of the current NCD response and key opportunities and solutions to go beyond a siloed NCD agenda, notably...

ISN Urges Continued Efforts to Prioritize NCDs at World Health Assembly

The ISN participated in the resumed 73rd World Health Assembly (WHA) organized by the WHO, which took place virtually from November 9-14, 2020. The ISN submitted three statements focusing on: The prevention and control of kidney disease and other NCDs. Maternal, infant, and young child nutrition. WHO’s work in health emergencies. Recordings of the sessions, including the statements presented...

Obituary: Dr. Anthony Jude Omolo Were (1956-2020)

We announce with deep sadness the passing of Dr. Anthony J.O. Were, President of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN), Head of Kenyatta National Hospital Renal Unit, Deputy Director of the East African Kidney Institute, and a wonderful colleague. Dr. Were demonstrated a commitment to excellence, service, and friendship to all across Africa. Determined to...

ISN to Attend American Kidney Fund Summit: Addressing the Unknown Cause of Kidney Disease

The ISN is participating in a summit organized by the American Kidney Fund (AKF) to plan strategies to improve understanding of how undiagnosed or misdiagnosed causes of kidney disease directly impact patient care and outcomes. The virtual event will take place on December 1 from 12 – 4 p.m. ET. The summit will include participation...

Paper on Kidney Failure in Samoa Published by ISN SRC Emerging Center Doctor

The National Kidney Foundation of Samoa (NKFS) provides the only government-funded dialysis service in the Pacific. In early 2020, with the aid of Dr. David Voss, an ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership was established between NKFS and Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Senior staff at the dialysis unit in Samoa Dr. Malama Tafuna’i, from the emerging center,...