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Two Weeks Left to Register at the Early Bird Rate for the ISN Frontiers Meeting on Infections and the Kidney in New Delhi

The ISN Frontiers Meeting in New Delhi, India will take place from September 22-25, 2022. The theme is bi-directional relationships between infections and kidney diseases. Register for the meeting at a special price by midnight CEST, June 23, 2022, here. Infections can cause acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, and all patients with kidney diseases,...

Join the ISN for Symposium on Precision Medicine and Prevention of Chronic Disease at the World NCD Congress 2022

The World NCD Congress 2022 is a free virtual event from June 9-11, 2022, Eastern Standard Time. The event is hosted by the University of Michigan Medical School and the World NCD Federation. The theme of this second edition of the congress is ‘Prioritizing Prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases: Taking Data and Knowledge to Action.’ The...

Mentee Acquires Proficiency in Kidney Biopsy Slide Interpretation Through the ISN Mentorship Program

Mentee Dr. Adeyemo Abiodun Mentee Dr. Adeyemo Abiodun from the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital in Nigeria has completed his first mentorship exchange through the ISN Mentorship Program. Dr. Abiodun's main objective within the mentor-mentee partnership was to improve his clinical skills in diagnosing renal diseases, notably hypertension and chronic glomerulonephritis, two common causes of chronic...

Improved Kidney Biopsy and CKD Treatment in Vietnam Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

A Vietnamese nurse surveys endotoxins in dialysate in the hemodialysis unit at BMH The Bach Mai Hospital (BMH) in Vietnam received training and guidance from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) in Japan during their six-year collaboration through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program and has now graduated from the program. Dr....

ISN International Consortium CKDu Collaborators (ISN i3C) Network Meeting Affirms Need to Build Capacity for Kidney Biopsies in CKDu Within Ethical Framework

Held in May, the meeting brought together 40 members of the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) network and the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group The meeting highlighted the need to increase kidney biopsies in CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) and improve biopsy preservation.  Three ISN i3C network members presented: Richard Johnson outlined the usefulness of kidney...

The YNC Expands: New Members, Network, and Subcommittees

New Young Nephrologists Committee members (top row): Ahad Qayyum, Andrea Viecelli, Anna Petrova; (bottom row): Krissia Wallbach-Massai, Wilmer Jim Escobar Torres and Zdenka Hruskova Changes in Young Leadership at the ISN YNC The Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) is excited to welcome several new members to the team: Ahad Qayyum (Pakistan) Andrea Viecelli (Australia) Anna Petrova (Ukraine) Zdenka Hruskova (Czech Republic) Krissia...

Deceased Donor Kidney Discard, the Tight-knit Nephrology Community and Paying it Forward: Sumit Mohan on his Career Path to Award-Winning Research

Dr. Sumit Mohan, deputy editor of Kidney International Reports, is a professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University. His research findings have helped improve access to kidney transplants and positively impacted public policies for patients with kidney disease. In recognition of these achievements, Dr. Mohan received the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) Excellence in Transplantation Award...

Ten Participants Receive Expert Guidance at the Ongoing ISN Online Scientific Writing Course

The ISN Online Scientific Writing Course, cohosted by Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión (SLANH), is currently holding its second edition, running live sessions on each of the four Saturdays in May. The course, held in English, brings young researchers from the Latin American region closer to their goal of getting published as they receive exclusive, one-to-one tutoring...

How are Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Sustainable Healthcare Connected? Register to Learn More

The webinar "Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Sustainable Healthcare," supporting the ISN Frontiers Meeting “Infections and the Kidneys,” will take place at 2 p.m. CEST on Tuesday, May 17. Register for the webinar here. Join Vivekanand Jha, Sunita Bavanandan and Peter J. Blankestijn to explore this timely topic, which is highly relevant to the future of kidney...

Discover the Most Innovative 2022 WKD Celebrations

The enthusiasm and innovation of participants engaging in World Kidney Day (WKD) celebrations continue to inspire. Visit the Best Ideas page on the WKD website to find out more on: A group of Kidney Donors Athletes (KDA) who climbed Mount Kilimanjaro. The Iranian Society of Nephrology quizzing pedestrians on their kidney knowledge, plus their series of educational videos. The Espace...