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Read the Latest ISN Journals eDigest on Genetic Diseases and Nephrotic Syndrome

Access the latest companion to ISN Journals here. This quarter's eDigest presents a selection of papers from Kidney International addressing genetic kidney conditions and articles from the Kidney International Reports September issue on disease patterns and treatment advances for patients with nephrotic syndrome and its related conditions.

Showcase Your Research: Only One Month Remaining to Submit an Abstract to WCN’22

Will you contribute to global kidney health by sharing your research and expertise at WCN'22? Watch WCN’22's Scientific Program Chair Robyn Langham's invitation to share your work at the congress here. Presenting abstracts at WCN'22 offers you the chance to gain professional recognition and receive valuable feedback from peers and experts, boosting the progress and reach...

Register for the Philippine Society of Nephrology Webinar on Transplant Ethics

The Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), one of ISN's Collective-Member Societies, will be holding the webinar "Organ Trafficking in the 2020s - a Persisting Challenge for Transplant Professionals" at 6 p.m. Philippine Time on July 28, 2021 (convert to your time zone here). Register for the webinar here. ISN President, Agnes Fogo, will present the opening...

Read the Latest News on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

The July edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current issue highlights: A report on the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Workshop held in June 2021. The most recent data from the WHO-ONT Global Observatory on worldwide activity in organ transplantation. Recognizing past and...

Join Us for the Presentation of the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North and East Asia

Professor Nan Chen, winner of the ISN Pioneer Award for North and East Asia The 2021 Annual Conference of Blood Purification, hosted by the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), will take place from July 22-24, 2021, in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The conference will include presentation of the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North and East...

Explore and Share the ISN Dialysis Framework to Advance Kidney Care in Low-Resource Settings

The "ISN Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-Resource Settings," developed in collaboration with the WHO, is a resource-sensitive guide to help health systems develop solutions to care for kidney disease patients in low-resource settings. Read more on this initiative in The Lancet. There are significant global inequities in access to long-term dialysis. In LMIC countries,...

Improve Kidney Care in Your Community: Apply to the Sister Renal Centers/Sister Transplant Centers Programs

Doctors and nurses from Moscow visit the SRC supporting center in Helsinki Applications to collaborate within ISN Sister Renal (SRC) or ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center (STC) partnerships will open to ISN members in August. Find out more here. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. These programs have facilitated notable advances as seen with the Moscow-Finland partnership:...

ISN Joint Session and Talks at the MSN and CAST Congresses 2021

The 36th Congress of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN),‘Strengthening the Basics, Embracing Advances in Nephrology,’ will take place virtually from July 23-24, 2021. The congress will be held in conjunction with the virtual 17th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST 2021) from July 25-28, 2021. ISN leaders will have a joint session...

2019 ISN GKHA Survey Results on Worldwide Kidney Care Capacity Published in BMJ Open

The paper, “Current status of health systems financing and oversight for end-stage kidney disease care: a cross-sectional global survey,” has been published in BMJ Open. Read the paper here. The ISN GKHA is a worldwide survey to assess the current capacity for kidney care. Designed to document the availability of the six principles* of Universal Health Coverage...

Connect Across the Globe to Build Mutual Learning Partnerships: Apply to Become an ISN Mentor

The ISN is currently welcoming applications from mentors. Apply here. The ISN has relaunched its Mentorship Program, an initiative to foster mutually beneficial learning partnerships across the globe. The program is open to doctors and associate healthcare professionals who are ISN members. Discover the Mentorship Program here. This initiative offers the chance for mentors to develop their...

Next Edition of Bridging the Gaps Coming Soon

Look out for the third edition of ISN’s advocacy newsletter in your inbox. The upcoming edition of Bridging the Gaps is packed with updates on ISN’s advocacy initiatives and its role in helping to reduce the global burden of kidney diseases, including ISN's participation at: The 74th World Health Assembly The European Kidney Forum The Third Annual Global...

Mentorship and Collaboration to Better Understand Childhood IgA Nephropathy

Alexandra CAMBIER, YNC member, associate professor of pediatric nephrology (MD-PhD), Sainte Justine Hospital, Montréal University Université de Paris, Paris, France ; Centre de Recherche sur L'inflammation (CRI); INSERM U1149, Paris, France IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common forms of primary glomerulonephritis in children and adolescents worldwide [1]. In more than fifty percent of...

2020 Impact Factors Position Kidney International as the Top Journal Publishing Original Research in Nephrology

Clarivate’s Journal Citation Reports (JCR) have released their annual Impact Factors (IF) for 2020. Kidney International (KI) and Kidney International Reports (KIR) have increased their IFs: KI's IF of 10.612, increased from 8.945 in 2019, establishes it as the top journal publishing original research in nephrology. KIR's IF is 4.164, increased from 3.374, its first IF,...

Celebrating ISN Collective-Member Societies: The Nephrology Society of Thailand

WKD T-shirts produced by the NST as part of World Kidney Day 2021 Activities Continuing ISN's current focus on presenting Collective-Member Societies in the ISN Oceania and South East Asia region, we spoke to Worawon Chailimpamontree, chair of the CKD prevention subcommittee, the Nephrology Society of Thailand (NST), about celebrating World Kidney Day (WKD) and...

Advance Kidney Care in Your Region: Apply For an ISN Fellowship Before October 1

Dana Gaudard, ISN Fellow from 2017-2018 The ISN is currently welcoming applications for ISN Fellowships. Interested candidates are encouraged to find and contact a host institution as early as possible to develop a personalized training plan. Apply for an ISN Fellowship grant here. The ISN Fellowship Program provides funding to young nephrologists from low and middle-income countries...

ISN i3C Network: Watch a Series of Webinars on Kidney Biopsy, Explore Ongoing CKDu Research, and Share Your Data on the ISN Observatory of CKDu

From the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) network: A series of innovative digital activities to guide nephrologists and healthcare leaders on implementing a kidney biopsy program. The activities include webinars, educational videos, and two audio interviews on the ISN Academy. Access here. The ISN Observatory of CKDu facilitates data sharing and collaboration between the diverse...

Access Chapter Two of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit Narratives

To facilitate understanding of important clinical trial methodologies, the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are producing a series of stories based on various ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit topics. The second of these narratives outlines several trial design methods through fictional clinical discussions. Access chapter two here. The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is a comprehensive step-by-step...

Paper on Kidney Biopsy Codes Published

BMC Nephrology has published a paper on coding practice in national and regional kidney biopsy registries. The paper gives an overview of kidney biopsy registries, explores how kidney diseases are coded, and demonstrates the need to improve coding practice. This is the first publication from the Kidney Biopsy Codes for pathologists project, which aims to provide...

The ISN Welcomes a New Collective-Member Society

The ISN is pleased to welcome the Chinese Medical Association-Chinese Society of Nephrology (CMA-CSN) as an ISN Collective-Member Society. The ISN has long enjoyed fruitful collaborations with ISN Members from China: The ISN has supported 75 Fellows from China, eight within the last five years. Ling Pan, the first ISN-IACN-HKSN Fellow, recently completed her training at...