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Help Expand Trial Participation in Nephrology: Join Colleagues Online for the #NephTrials Debate

The #NephTrials initiative is an exciting series of conversations combining expertise from the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus, the ISN-ACT Toolkit, and the #NephJC community.  Join the latest #NephTrials discussion on May 25 at 9 p.m. ET. The conversation will focus on DIAL-MAG, which evaluates the effect of increased magnesium concentration in dialysate on the risk of...

Only One Week Left to Apply for an ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship

The ISN and Kidney International (KI) are accepting 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. The deadline is June 1, 2021. Find out more on ISN-KI Editorial Fellowships, eligibility criteria, and how to apply here. Successful candidates will be supervised...

Looking to the Future: New YNC Leadership Shares Current Projects

YNC Chair Marina Wainstein and Deputy Chair Sabine Karam The Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) was launched in 2007 to understand and evaluate the needs of young nephrologists worldwide to develop opportunities for them within the ISN. From the 11 founding members to the 24 current ones—including two allied health professionals and one Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)...

International Consensus Definitions of Clinical Trial Outcomes for Kidney Failure: 2020 – Slide Deck and User Guide

In October 2020, Kidney International published the International Consensus Definitions of Clinical Trial Outcomes for Kidney Failure: 2020 developed from the 1st International Consensus Meeting on Defining Kidney Failure in Clinical Trials hosted by the ISN in Vancouver, BC, Canada, earlier that year. The paper has been summarized into a slide deck and user guide for...

Get Inspired by the ISN@Work Gallery on the WCN’21 Platform

Viviane Calice-Silva, from Brazil, was awarded an ISN Clinical Research Grant in 2014. This grant allowed her to investigate the use of salivary urea nitrogen (SUN) dipsticks for acute kidney injury detection in areas with low diagnostic resources. Her study was later replicated in Africa, and different steps of the project have been published in...

Senegal to Inaugurate Largest Dialysis Center in Western Africa

The ISN is pleased to share that Senegal will soon have the largest dialysis unit in Western Africa. The ISN Dialysis Working Group chair, Abdou Niang, recently presented the project to Senegal’s President, Macky Sall. This brand-new unit will be part of the four-story Dalal Jamm Hospital in Dakar. This major referral hospital receives patients who are...

Register Now: ISN/HFA-ESC Webinar on Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure

Join us for a joint webinar between the ISN and the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology to understand connections between HF and CKD and discuss optimal management for patients. Stefan D. Anker (Germany), Debasish Banerjee (UK), Angela Yee-Moon Wang (China), and Wilfried Mullens (UK) will address: Pathophysiology of co-morbid heart failure and CKD: what...

Read the Latest DICG Newsletter

The latest issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current edition highlights: The launch of an open-access "DICG Course on Ethical Issues In Transplantation and The Declaration of Istanbul." New laws and regulations on organ donation and transplantation. The Global Kidney Exchange. A video...

Access WCN’21 Content Today

Were you unable to attend WCN'21? You don't have to miss out on an outstanding program of scientific and educational content: A special registration fee grants you immediate on-demand access to all sessions and congress features until May 30, 2021. Thousands of participants attended the live program, and the congress content and experience received excellent...

ISN-H4KH Grant Awardee Has Research Results Published in KI Reports

In 2018, Amarasiri de Silva (Sri Lanka/USA) received an ISN-H4KH (Hydration for Kidney Health) Fellowship Grant. His abstract, "POS-314 People’s knowledge of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology in Sri Lanka," was accepted for presentation at WCN21 and published in Kidney International Reports. Amarasiri de Silva investigated a Sri Lankan population's knowledge of CKDu, and their...

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,...