Governance

Announcement from ASN, ERA, and ISN on the Collective Effort to Provide Relief to People with Kidney Diseases and Their Caregivers During Natural Disasters and Human Conflicts Throughout the World

Thursday, 14 December 2023 In formal collaborations since January 2015, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association (ERA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) held a joint leadership meeting on 4-5 December 2023 to proudly affirm their sustained partnership and renew their collective commitment to addressing the challenges faced by people...

Your Expertise Matters – Apply to Join ISN Committees and Working Groups for 2024!

Thank you for your interest. The application process closed at 5 pm CEST on Friday, 27 October. We encourage you to keep an eye out and apply for available positions at next year’s call for EOIs/nominations round Several ISN committees and working groups are looking to fill vacancies for positions starting at the World Congress of Nephrology...

ISN Executive Committee Meets in Brussels

Members of the ISN executive committee (from left to right): Rolando Claure- Del Granado, Fergus Caskey, Agnes Fogo, Masaomi Nangaku, Marcello Tonelli, Fatiu Arogundade, Guang-Yan Cai, Meg Jardine and Charu Malik The ISN executive committee enjoyed meeting and catching up with ISN staff members at the ISN headquarters in Brussels last week. ISN staff members who...

Joint Statement on Sudan from ASN, ERA and ISN: Kidney Organizations Appeal for Kidney Health for All War Victims

Support the Kidney Community in SudanVia partnership with Direct Relief, help us deliver aid to the kidney community in Sudan. Donate Now May 19, 2023 “Kidney Health for All: Preparing for the unexpected, protecting the vulnerable” is the call to action from World Kidney Day 2023. Many countries around the world are being affected by natural...

Kidney International Publishes ISN Paper on Implementing Early CKD Detection Programs

As the global burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) rises, “Perspectives on Early Detection of CKD: The Facts, the Questions, and a Proposed Framework for 2023 and Beyond” presents timely information from ISN leaders on early CKD detection and a framework for adoption. Read the paper in Kidney International here. This paper culminates two years of work that...

Meet ISN’s New Committee and Working Group Leaders

The ISN warmly welcomes incoming committee and working group chairs to their new roles and looks forward to working with them. The ISN also congratulates the deputy chairs for their appointments. Advocacy Working Group Chair Valerie Luyckx Switzerland Deputy Chair Ifeoma Ulasi Nigeria Clinical Research Committee Chair Robert Walker New Zealand Deputy Chair Dorothea Nitsch UK Core Programs Committee Chair Tushar Vachharajani USA Deputy Chair Robert Walker New Zealand Dialysis Working Group Chair Irma Tchokhonelidze Georgia Deputy Chair Sourabh Sharma India Education Working Group Chair Angela...

“I’m Here to Serve You!” Watch an Interview With 2023-2025 ISN President, Masaomi Nangaku, Recorded at WCN’23

WCN’23 Social Media Team members Basu Gopal and Rafidah Abdullah interviewed ISN President, Professor Masaomi Nangaku, at the ISN Kidney Studio at WCN’23. Watch the interview here. In the interview, Professor Nangaku says he is honored to serve the global kidney community and talks about the "huge impact" his first World Congress attendance had on him,...

Notice of ISN General Assembly Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand During WCN’23; Please Register by March 24, 2023 in Order to Attend

I am pleased to notify you that the ISN General Assembly meeting will take place in Bangkok, Thailand during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology (March 30-April 2, 2023), as follows: Time:   7:15 - 8:15 a.m. ICT             Please arrive by 7:00 am, so we can ensure the meeting is attended...

Choose Your Leaders – Less Than 2 Weeks to Vote in the 2023 ISN Leadership Elections

As an ISN voting member, you have the right to vote for the next ISN president-elect and your ISN region’s regional board deputy chair/council member. Cast your vote here by noon CET on February 17, 2023. To vote: Login to your MYISN account (located on the top blue bar) at theisn.org (preferred browser: Google Chrome) Click on the...

Cast Your Vote Today! The 2023 ISN Leadership Elections are Open: A Message From ISN President, Agnes Fogo

As an ISN voting member, exercise your right to vote for the next ISN president-elect and your ISN region’s regional board deputy chair/council member. To vote: Login to your MYISN account (located on the top blue bar) at theisn.org (preferred browser: Google Chrome) Click on the “Vote now” tab in the MYISN dashboard to access the voting...

Prepare for the 2023 ISN Leadership Elections: Meet the Candidates and Renew Your Membership to Vote – a Message From the ISN Nominating Committee Chair

The ISN leadership elections will take place from January 23 to February 17, 2023. During this time, ISN voting members can vote to elect the next ISN: President-elect and Regional board deputy chair/council member in their ISN region Prepare to vote for the best candidates to lead the ISN: Review the ISN's vision, mission, and value statements Learn about ISN...

Nominations Deadline Now September 7, 2022 – Nominate, or be Nominated as, the Next ISN President-Elect or a Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councilor

Nominate the next ISN President-Elect & 10 Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councilors NOMINATIONS DEADLINE NOW: SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 Nominate, or be nominated as, a candidate for 2023-25: ISN President-Elect (1 vacancy), or ISN Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councilor (1 vacancy in each of the 10 ISN regions) The next ISN leadership election for ISN President-Elect and Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councilors in all...

ISN Committees and Working Groups: New Chairs Begin Their Terms

The ISN is pleased to welcome several incoming committee and working group chairs to their new roles, which officially began at WCN'22. The ISN congratulates all ISN members appointed to these roles and looks forward to working together productively alongside them toward advancing kidney care worldwide. ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) Committee  Chair Meg Jardine (Australia) Twitter: @jardine_meg Deputy Chair Deputy Chair (Canada) Twitter: @adeeralevin CPC...

Joint Statement from ASN, ERA, and ISN: Global Kidney Organizations Appeal for Kidney Health for All War Victims

Thursday, March 10, 2022 As we observe World Kidney Day 2022 and recognize all the incredible advances in our field, we must pause and remember members of the kidney community in war-torn countries. This year’s World Kidney Day theme, “Kidney Health for All,” underscores harsh inequities that currently exist around the world. Global attention is...

Statement from the ISN on the situation in Ukraine

As a global professional society representing kidney care professionals from 163 countries via our 10 regional boards, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) reiterates its support for our members and the patients they serve across the world, especially during periods of man-made or natural catastrophe. Noting the current tragic events in Ukraine, and those challenges in other parts of the world,...

Notice of ISN General Assembly Meeting (via online webinar); Please Register by February 22, 2022

I am pleased to notify you that the ISN General Assembly meeting will take place via online webinar during the week of the 2022 ISN World Congress of Nephrology, as follows: Wednesday, February 23, 2022 4 to 5 p.m. CET (convert time and date to your own time zone here) via online webinar (please register for webinar at link...

One Day Left to Apply for ISN Working Group Leadership Opportunities

Are you an ISN member looking to share your knowledge and experience with others to help shape the future of the global kidney community? Apply for these exciting leadership roles by Tuesday, September 21, 2021: i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) Working Group, Deputy Chair ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) Committee, Deputy Chair CPC (Core Programs Committee), Deputy Chair CME (Continuing...

Apply for Leadership Opportunities in ISN Committees and Working Groups – Deadline: Tuesday, September 21

The ISN is calling for expressions of interest/nominations for leadership positions shortly to become available in several groups. Bring your expertise and talent to an ISN committee or working group - apply for these positions: i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) Working Group, Deputy Chair ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) Committee, Deputy Chair CPC (Core Programs Committee), Deputy Chair CME...

Welcome to the 2021-23 ISN President and Leadership

The ISN warmly welcomes Professor Agnes B. Fogo as the 2021-23 ISN President. Professor Fogo completed her medical and pathology training at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA. Her main research interests are focused on progression of chronic kidney disease and crosstalk between tubules and glomeruli. She has created an online Atlas of Renal Pathology with the American...