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First Indian Pediatric Dialysis Training Course and AKI Seminar

Last year saw the ISN organize the first Indian Pediatric Dialysis Training course in collaboration with the Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Over two days, delegates from all over India joined the discussions. They were also accompanied by participants from Kuwait and the Royal Hospital in Oman The course included workshops on Acute Kidney...

Back to cooler temperatures – returning from AFRAN Congress in Ghana

An ISN Blog Entry penned by 2011-2013 ISN President John Feehally. Another of those temperature changes which I have got used to as ISN President. It was 3C° when I left home in England and 30 degrees warmer when I  arrived in Accra, Ghana  for the biennial  AFRAN (African Association of Nephrology) Congress, February...

Visiting the Madras Medical College in India

This is an ISN Blog entry written by 2011-2013 ISN President John Feehally. I recently returned from an inspiring trip to India. The complexity of medicine presented to me at the Madras Medical College was highly challenging and the fellows were outstanding. Articulate and knowledgeable and a credit to the Indian training systems. I enjoyed...

Raising Awareness of AKI: A Call to Arms

The following is an ISN Blog entry by Ravi Mehta written in 2013. Worldwide, acute kidney injury (AKI) is now well recognized to be associated with poor patient outcomes including mortality, development of chronic kidney disease and increased resource utilization. While this knowledge has generated considerable interest and led to significant advances in defining...

Recent CME in Chennai calls for more courses in the future

This January, the Madras Medical Mission in Chennai was the location for an ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on nephropathology. Local consultant pathologist Anila Abraham Kurien spoke at the sessions alongside Patrick Donovan Walker, Director of NephroPath in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She explains: "The CME covered the recent advances in nephropathology and was...

ISN and the Extracorporeal Treatments in Poisoning (EXTRIP) workgroup

Few remember that the development of the first artificial kidney was not for treating kidney failure but rather to remove salicylate from the blood. Since then, extracorporeal treatments have focused more on treating organ failure than poisoning. However, morbidity and mortality related to poisoning remains incredibly high in developed and developing countries. For all these...

Landmark Papers in Nephrology out in March

This March Oxford University Press will publish Landmark Papers in Nephrology. To find out more, CLICK HERE. This publication is co-edited by ISN Past President Stewart Cameron and ISN President John Feehally.  Contributors include other past, present and future ISN leaders such as Adeera Levin, Nathan Levin, Eberhard Ritz and Fred Finkelstein. Landmarks in Nephrology points the reader to...

New ISN Treasurer announced

ISN is happy to announce the appointment of its new Treasurer. Tom Coffman has now accepted the role and will take over from current ISN Treasurer Vic Schuster. Many of you will already know Tom, who is Chief of the Division of Nephrology at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA. It is a...

ISN and TTS join forces to launch Sister Transplant Center Program

ISN and the ISN Global Outreach Programs are happy to announce the launch of the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. Applications are now open for this new joint partnership between ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS). CLICK HERE for more details. Following the success of the ISN Sister Renal Center Program, this initiative encourages transplant centers to...