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Save the Date: Celebrate the Extraordinary Life of the Late Professor Stewart Cameron on Friday, April 19, in London

Stewart Cameron (1934-2023) left an indelible mark on the world of nephrology as a distinguished clinician, researcher, educator, and leader.  He was president of the ISN (1993-1995), ERA, and the UK Renal Association. Please join “The Stewart Cameron Celebration” on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Science Gallery, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. All are invited to attend, whether they...

The ISN to Honor Merle Clarke With the North America and Caribbean Pioneer Award at Annual Caribbean International Conference

The 16th Annual Caribbean International Conference on Nephrology and Hypertension will take place in a hybrid format on January 27, 2024, in Mona, Jamaica. The meeting provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN North America and the Caribbean region to Merle L. Clarke from Saint Lucia. Dr. Clarke commented,...

Adapting to Tomorrow’s Care: The Imperative for Nephrologists to Embrace AI in Kidney Healthcare – A Must-attend Plenary Session at WCN’24

Michal Rosen-Zvi, director of AI in healthcare and life sciences at IBM Research and professor of computational medicine at the Hebrew University in Israel, will present the talk 'Generative AI Revolution in Medicine' at WCN'24. Secure your seat for Michal Rosen-Zvi's plenary talk: Register for the congress now! The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in...

Improving Kidney Health: Access Essential ISN Tools in Your Language and Discover Patient Resources Worldwide

Evaluating kidney health The "Are Your Kidneys Healthy?" quiz is now also available in Ukrainian, Dutch, Greek and Albanian. This informative quiz, which has been translated into 20 languages, allows people to evaluate their possible risk of kidney disease easily and swiftly. Map of kidney patient organizations Explore the map of global kidney patient organizations The map was developed to...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Conservative Kidney Management and Kidney Supportive Care: Core Components of Integrated Care for People with Kidney Failure The ISN Conservative Kidney Management/Kidney Supportive Care Workgroup (CKM/KSC) is one of five thematic workgroups formed as part of the ISN’s 5 to 10-year strategy for the integrated care of individuals with kidney failure, involving collaboration with...

“I Really Liked the Idea of Giving Back to People in Other Parts of the World.” Larry Greenbaum on Being an ISN Mentor – Inspired? Apply by March 1!

ISN mentee Priya Pais (back row, third from left) and ISN mentor Larry Greenbaum (front row, third from right) during his three-day visit to St John's National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore as part of their collaboration through the ISN Mentorship Program Through the ISN Mentorship Program, Larry Greenbaum, from the Emory University School...

Diverse Talent, Global Impact: The ISN Welcomes 16 New Fellows Ready to Drive Progress in Kidney Care

The ISN is delighted to announce 16 new fellows from 12 countries worldwide. Get to know the new ISN Fellows here These fellows will receive specialized training abroad in transplantation, glomerular disease, peritoneal dialysis, or clinical nephrology. They will return home with valuable skills from their training. By implementing and sharing this knowledge, they aim to make...

Advancing Nephrology Together: The ISN Supports the Iranian Society’s International Congress

ISN Middle East Regional Board member and president of the Iranian Society of Nephrology, Shahrzad Ossareh, at the conference The ISN supported the Iranian Society of Nephrology's 19th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (ICNDT) held in Tehran from 12-15 December 2023. Participants enjoy a presentation at the conference Rumeyza Kazancioglu, the ISN Fellowship chair, participated...

The Importance of Implementing CKM and KSC in Kidney Health: Access Essential Understanding Through ISN Initiatives

The ISN endorses kidney supportive care (KSC) and conservative kidney management (CKM) as core components of integrated kidney care. To this end, the ISN aims to build global capacity for the skills and knowledge needed to implement sustainable CKM programs. Explore the Kidney Supportive Care and Conservative Kidney Management Curriculum at the ISN Academy. As the...

What’s on in February? Discover Upcoming ISN Endorsed Events–Find Out How to Elevate Your Event Through ISN Endorsement!

Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here. 43rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology – Southern Chapter (ISNSCCON), February 8-11, Hyderabad, India A recorded talk from ISN President Masaomi Nangaku will be broadcast at the event. The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation (ESNT) congress, Cairo, Egypt, February 13-16 The ISN...

What is the ISN Doing About the Challenge of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin?

Despite ongoing efforts, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) remains a significant, persistent challenge in several world regions. As part of its commitment to advancing equitable kidney care worldwide, the ISN launched the ISN i3C (CKDu) Network at WCN 2017 to facilitate global CKDu-related collaboration and data collection and dissemination. Explore the details of...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Lupus Nephritis The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has updated its Glomerular Diseases Guideline for lupus nephritis (LN) in response to accelerated drug development and new insights from genetic and molecular studies. Read the updated guideline here The most significant change involves...

For the Young and Young at Heart – Join the YNC for Dynamic Exchanges at WCN’24 in Buenos Aires

By YNC Committee member Zdenka Hrušková Building on the success of last year's in-person Word Congress (WCN) in Bangkok, the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) is pleased to release an exciting new program for WCN'24 in Buenos Aires that incorporates proven, well-received activities while introducing novel sessions to provide even more opportunities for learning and networking. We are looking forward...

A Year of Achievements in Global Kidney Care: Revisit Remarkable Success Stories from ISN Granting Programs in 2023

ISN Granting Programs led scores of kidney care transformations worldwide in 2023, helping build capacity and improve patient care in regions with limited nephrology resources. As we look forward to more extraordinary accomplishments in 2024, we invite you to take a moment to discover or revisit inspiring accounts of progress in kidney care made possible...

The Fundamental Connection Between the Cosmos and the Elementary Particles of Our Bodies: Daniel de Florian’s Plenary Talk on the Origin of the Universe

For millennia, scientists have tirelessly sought to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Daniel de Florian's groundbreaking contribution to particle physics has left an indelible mark on our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of existence. Secure your seat for Daniel de Florian's plenary talk: Register for the congress now to benefit from the early...

Elevate Your Professional Journey: Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with expertise in clinical work, research, career development, or another specialized area? Experience a rewarding mentorship partnership: Apply here by March 1, 2024, to become an ISN Mentor.  Share your knowledge, develop coaching and leadership skills, and connect with mentees worldwide through the esteemed ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by mentorship pairs...

The Faces Behind the Posts – Meet the WCN’24 Social Media Team!

The #ISNWCN Social Media Team is a group of dedicated health professionals committed to delivering comprehensive coverage throughout the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Get to know the team here. Comprising members from the @ISNeducation team and carefully selected applicants, they are united by a shared passion for driving healthcare innovation. This dynamic team is ready and...

Advancing aHUS Understanding: The ISN’s International Forum in Prague Sets the Stage for Progress

The ISN's aHUS International Forum took place from December 8-10 in Prague, the Czech Republic. The forum brought together over 80 experts in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from around the globe. Participants at the ISN aHUS International Forum Topics covered included terminology, evaluation, treatment of native disease, Factor H antibody and treatment, transplant, and non-complement...

“Integral in Enabling Me to Start My Research Career”: ISN Clinical Research Program Facilitates Groundbreaking Study on Dialysis in Zimbabwe

Rumbidzai Dahwa received an ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) grant for the research project "Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Zimbabwe" in 2017. Find out more about the CRP and how to apply here. The study, completed in 2020, was the first to provide comprehensive data on the nature and prevalence of dialysis in Zimbabwe and...