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ISN Supports Call for Action to EU Commissioner to Reduce the Burden of CKD

Earlier this year, the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA) and the European Kidney Patients’ Federation (EKPF) had a meeting with the European Commissioner for Health and Food Safety, Ms. Stella Kyriakides. They presented EKHA’s call-to-action (CTA) to improve prevention, treatment, and care of CKD in the aftermath of COVID-19 and discuss EU priorities for...

ISN Awareness-building Campaign for the General Public: “A Beginner’s Guide to Kidney Health,” an ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast:

As part of an ongoing educational campaign, the ISN has recorded the podcast "A Beginner's Guide to Kidney Health," part of ISN's Global Kidney Care Podcast Series. The podcast features Professor Ifeoma Ulasi, Nigeria, ISN Executive Committee and Advocacy Working Group (AWG) member, and the late Professor Donal O’Donoghue, United Kingdom, chair of the AWG...

Plan a Scientific Meeting Online Through the ISN Continuing Medical Education Program

Applications for ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) meetings are accepted throughout the year. Discover the CME Program here. Due to ongoing travel and social restrictions resulting from the coronavirus pandemic, the CME Program has adapted to support faculty experts to present virtual talks and workshops at regional nephrology-related meetings. What educational content could help improve kidney...

Virtual Edition: 2021 ISN Scientific Writing Course

The ISN Online Scientific Writing Course, cohosted by the Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Nefrología e Hypertensión (SLANH), began on Saturday May 8. The course, comprising four live sessions via Zoom, will take place on consecutive Saturdays until May 29. SLANH's President, Dr. Alejandro Ferreiro Fuentes, introduced the first session, welcoming ten selected participants - young ISN...

Recognizing Excellence: The ISN 2022 Awards

It is time to honor colleagues and peers who deserve recognition for their work in kidney care or research. We invite you to acknowledge their excellence by nominating them for an ISN Award. ISN members can nominate candidates for: The Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for excellence and leadership in Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) clinical or...

Apply Now for an ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship

The ISN and Kidney International (KI) welcome expressions of interest from early-career nephrologists and scientists working in nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation for two positions as ISN-KI Editorial Fellows in 2021-2023. ISN-KI Fellowships are non-funded positions offering training to candidates with a strong background in clinical and basic science nephrological research to: Critically assess and handle manuscripts Evaluate...

CME Accreditation and Certificate of Attendance

The congress has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 18 European CME credits (ECMEC®s). Each medical specialist can only claim credits for time spent in an educational activity. Find out more here. To download your CME Certificate of Attendance: Please log in to your WCN’21 Portal, here. Click on the...

Join the WCN’21 Scavenger Hunt and Have the Chance to Win Free Registration to WCN’22

The WCN'21 online virtual scavenger hunt remains open to WCN'21 delegates until May 31, 2021. Complete the five challenges and enter the competition here. Those who solve all five challenges correctly will be featured on the WCN'21 scavenger wall-of-fame and be entered in a prize draw with the chance to win: One complimentary registration for WCN'22 One of ten personal...

Save The Date – WCN’22 to Take Place In Malaysia

The ISN is excited to be holding WCN'22 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 24-27, 2022. WCN'22 will be hosted by the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and the Malaysian Society of Nephrology.  The congress will be held in the safest possible environment, either in-person or virtually. Abstract Submission is open. The deadline is September 22,...

Announcing the Updated ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

An updated edition of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is now available. It includes additional content and new resources. The Toolkit was updated and improved based on feedback from the ISN-ACT Toolkit subgroup and the nephrology community. The Toolkit is an ISN open-access, online resource to guide trial design, study conduct, data management, data analysis, and publications....

Final Webinar in the SGLT2i Series: Toward Equitable Access to Kidney Treatment

The ISN Webinar, Dissemination and Implementation of Therapies for Kidney Diseases in Low- and High-Income Countries, will be broadcast on Thursday, April 29, at 3 p.m. CEST (convert to your time zone here). Register here. SGLT2i inhibitors protect the heart and the kidney, but equitable access to these and other drugs for Chronic Kidney Disease and...

Celebrating the Winners of the ISN Fellowship (Abstract) Awards 2021

The ISN Fellowship (Abstract) Award winners for 2021 were recognized in the Awards Gallery at WCN’21 for their achievements in nephrology. Congratulations to Abduzhappar Gaipov, Farah Gul Khan, and Privilage Makanda-Charambira for their outstanding achievements. The ISN Fellowship Committee selected these winners based on the abstract accepted at WCN’21 and the Fellows’ role in the...

Advance Kidney Care in Your Region: Only a Few Days Left to Apply for an ISN Fellowship

The deadline to apply for an ISN Fellowship is May 1. Read the application guidelines and apply here. Applicants are especially encouraged to consider applying at our newly-designated ISN Regional Training Centers. Candidates interested in a 12-month clinical training will need to complete the ISN Fellowship Foundation Course on the ISN Academy. Please contact fellowship@theisn.org if you have...

Launching this Week: First Session of the “Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology” Program

The first "Grand Rounds" session, “Management of Renal Bone Disease,” will be presented by Ruskshana Shroff from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, and Sukanya Govindan, Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals, Chennai, India, on Friday, April 30 at 3 p.m. CEST. Pooja G N (India) and Marcelo Orias (USA) are also speakers at the event.  Register here.  This session will...

Reflections on the Young Nephrologists Committee – COVID and Beyond

Gavin Dreyer – Outgoing YNC Chair             The last two years as the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) chair have been the highlight of my professional career. It is hard to describe the joy I feel chairing meetings and leading such an exceptional committee of young nephrologists. The diversity of the committee, now including members of the...

Explore ISN’s 2019-2020 Biennial Report

The ISN Biennial Report 2019-2020 is now available on the ISN website. Consult the report here. The report highlights the challenges, successes, and global impact of ISN and its members in the timeframe that saw us celebrate ISN's 60th anniversary, adopt a new brand identity, and adjust to COVID-19 restrictions. It is a summary of remarkable achievements...

Obituary: Momir H. Polenakovic (1939-2021)

The ISN was saddened to learn of the death of esteemed colleague, Professor Momir H. Polenakovic, from Covid bronchopneumonia on March 6, 2021. Prof. Polenakovic founded the Macedonian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (MSNDTAO) and was co-founder of the Balkan Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO). He organized many international...

Congratulations to the ISN Community Film Event Winners

The ISN congratulates R. Pecoits Filho and R. Pine (US and Brazil) on winning the 2021 ISN Community Film Event with the film “Life Beyond the Transplant.” Bruno, from Brazil, lost his business when he became ill with Polycystic Kidney Disease. Since undergoing a kidney transplant in 2019, he has made a full recovery and...

Thank You for Participating in WCN’21; Virtual Platform Remains Open for Registered Delegates – Register Now for On-demand Access

The ISN thanks all WCN'21 delegates for their engaged participation in the Virtual World Congress of Nephrology 2021. After enjoying several days of Raising-the-Curtain sessions and pre-congress courses, President Vivek Jha (2019-2021) welcomed attendees to the main congress on Friday, April 16. His presidential address was followed by a timely Stewart Cameron lecture on propaganda...