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ISN Joins GCCH in Urging Increased WHO Capacity to Tackle NCDs

The ISN has submitted a joint statement alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) to the EU-led stakeholder consultation on strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies. The resulting draft resolution, to be debated at the 74th World Health Assembly, aims to increase efforts to build and strengthen WHO mechanisms...

Narratives on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

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

Register for the PHSSR Summit

The Partnership for Health System Sustainability Resilience (PHSSR), founded by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the London School of Economics, and AstraZeneca, is holding a summit from March 15-19, 2021. Register for the summit here. The summit on health system resilience and sustainability features a talk from ISN President Prof Vivek Jha on key recommendations for...

ISN Collective-Member Societies Interviews: The Spanish Society of Nephrology

The Spanish Society of Nephrology (SENEFRO) joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society over a decade ago. Spain is currently active in two ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and has hosted 17 ISN Fellows from seven different countries over the last ten years. In 2020, the ISN and SENEFRO held...

Two Weeks Left to Apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship

The deadline to apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Scholarship is April 1, 2021. Read the application guidelines here. The current process is for scholars to undertake training at an ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Center from July 2021 to February 2022. These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in: Non-tunneled CVC placement Tunneled...

Announcing the Winners of Early-Career Researcher Awards

The ISN-KI Early-career Researcher Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2019 and 2020. The winners are: Basic science Sho Hasegawa (Japan) Comprehensive three-dimensional analysis (CUBIC-kidney) visualizes abnormal renal sympathetic nerves after ischemia/reperfusion injury Qi Cao (Australia) Regulatory innate lymphoid cells suppress innate immunity and reduce renal ischemia/reperfusion injury Clinical science Madhav C. Menon (USA) Genome-wide...

Help Secure the Prioritization of Dialysis Patients in National COVID-19 Vaccination Programs

Following British colleagues’ recent success in convincing the UK’s Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) to urgently amend its prioritization schedule and aim to vaccinate all adult dialyis patients by mid-February 2021, and our Italian colleagues’ success in convincing their national authorities to prioritize Chronic Kidney Disease patients in the Italian Vaccination Plan,...

The second in the series, “NEPHRO-CONNECT,” a case-based discussion

After a well-received and successful first online learning session, the South Asia Regional Board will host the second in the series, “NEPHRO-CONNECT,” a case-based discussion. See brochure for information on the program and registration The second in the series, “NEPHRO-CONNECT,” a case-based discussion Click here to register Download Brochure

Support the ISN-Schrier fellowship fund

Prof. Schrier served in ISN leadership for more than twenty years. He was elected to the ISN Council in 1978. From 1981 - 1991, he served as Treasurer. He then led ISN as President-Elect in 1991, up until he was announced as ISN President from 1995 to 1997. Prof. Schrier remained an active supporter...