Other Advocacy

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...

ISN President Calls for the Protection of Dialysis Patients in Myanmar

The ISN President wrote to the WHO Director-General to highlight the catastrophic impact of the ongoing civil unrest in Myanmar, and the brutal military response, upon the country’s ~ 2000 dialysis patients, and to call for the WHO’s support in convincing the Myanmar military to minimize disruption to this vital healthcare treatment. Dialysis Patients in...

ISN Joins GCCH in Raising Awareness of Circulatory Diseases

The ISN, alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH), contributed to MediaPlanet’s cardiovascular health campaign with the article “Circulatory diseases – a growing global problem,” to be published in the Guardian newspaper. Read the article here from tomorrow, March 30. Circulatory diseases are the world’s leading cause of disability and death and...

ISN Joins the Kidney Health Initiative

On January 7, 2021, the ISN became a member of the Kidney Health Initiative (KHI), a public-private partnership formed in 2012 by the American Society of Nephrology and the US Food and Drug Administration to enhance patient safety and foster innovation in the treatment of kidney diseases. KHI has more than 100 diverse and international...

ISN President Presents at Patient Support Group Conference

Kidney Warriors Foundation, India's largest kidney patient support group, held the virtual conference, “Patient Advocacy in kidney transplantation, renal diet and dialysis, for bringing uniform treatments and renal practices across major cities in India,” on December 20, 2020. Patient-centeredness is a central tenet of health care delivery: only patients can fully understand the challenges of...

ISN President Encourages Patient-Centric NCD Policies

ISN President, Vivekanand Jha, spoke at the online event “Leaving No-one Behind: The Need for a Person-Centred, Inclusive NCD Agenda Confirmation” organized by the NCD Alliance on November 5, 2020. This roundtable event focused on the challenges of the current NCD response and key opportunities and solutions to go beyond a siloed NCD agenda, notably...

The ISN Presents Evidence to the UK Committee on the Science of COVID-19

Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Chair of the ISN’s Advocacy Working Group, was among a distinguished panel of experts who gave evidence at the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee hearing on the Science of COVID-19 in the UK. Presenting at the beginning of the virtual session on Tuesday, September 15, Professor O’Donoghue outlined the...