Governance

Susan Quaggin becomes ASN’s newest councilor

Susan Quaggin, a long standing member of the ISN, has now become the American Society of Nephrology’s newest Councilor. Dr. Quaggin will begin her term during ASN Kidney Week 2015 and will serve through Kidney Week 2022. In the past three years, Susan Quaggin has provided great service to ISN as an ISN Executive Committee...

Death of ISN’s first woman President

ISN announces with great regret the death of Priscilla Kincaid-Smith of Melbourne, Australia. She was ISN President 1972-75, and until this year had been ISN's only woman President. CLICK HERE for a brief summary of her remarkable achievements in Australian and international nephrology. Here is a video from the "Shaping a Nation" series, celebrating some of Australia's most...

Canada honors ISN President Adeera Levin

ISN is delighted to announce that today the Government of Canada has appointed Adeera Levin as a Member of the Order of Canada. The Order recognizes outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation, and recognizes people in all sectors of Canadian society. This is Canada’s highest honor, and a wonderful recognition of...

Join the ISN General Assembly

The ISN General Assembly will meet on Monday March 16, 2015 to hear and discuss the reports from ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi and Secretary General Ricardo Correa Rotter. Remuzzi will present the results of the elections, then Stuart Shankland and Luca Segantini will give the Treasurer’s report. Programs and activities will be also discussed, among them...

Latest op-ed from Past ASN President Sharon M. Moe

Read the latest op-ed by ASN Past President Sharon M.Moe: How To Cure Kidney Disease? Let's Start by Restoring NIH Funding. "It is clear that medical research in kidney care is imperative. However, investment in kidney research has stagnated. While the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services spends billions each year to care for patients with...

ISN welcomes new Treasurer

The ISN Executive Committee  is pleased to announce that Stuart Shankland, Belding H. Scribner, Endowed Chair of Medicine, Professor of Medicine and Head, Division of Nephrology at University of Washington, Seattle, USA, will assume the position of Treasurer of the ISN. Effective today, Professor Shankland will assume all Treasurer responsibilities, including governance of ISN finances,...

Send your nominations for the ISN leadership and council elections

The ISN Nominating Committee has launched a call for ISN members to nominate potential candidates for the ISN President and council members elections. To put forward a candidate for ISN President Elect, send an e-mail to the Chair of the ISN Nominating Committee, Dr Joanne Bargman, e-mail Joanne.Bargman@uhn.ca. Deadline is Wednesday April 30, 2014. You must send a short...

ISN President says ‘Early screening the key to combat kidney diseases’

ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi recently spoke to the Hindu Times during a screening camp conducted by the TANKER Foundation. Remuzzi who inaugurated this event, was quoted as saying that it is "vital to screen and detect kidney disease early, as with medical intervention, it could be prevented from progressing." Around 500 million people around the world...

Time out with the President

We meet recently-elected ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi as he settles into his new role and runs through his objectives for the next two years. Bringing the South closer “A new gap in capacity has emerged between scientifically proficient developing countries and scientifically lagging developing countries. ISN needs to promote actions to increase the number of post-graduate...

New President-Elect announced at WCN 2013

During the World Congress of Nephrology, it was announced that Adeera Levin will be ISN President from 2015 to 2017. Levin is Professor of Medicine, Head of the Division of Nephrology at the University of British Columbia, and Consultant nephrologist at Providence Health Care in Vancouver, Canada. She is the Executive Director of the BC Renal...

A big welcome to the new ISN President

At the General Assembly in Hong Kong, the outgoing ISN President John Feehally introduced his successor Giuseppe Remuzzi. Remuzzi joined ISN in 1984. "I only became an active member one day in Autumn 1992 when Ike Robinson called and invited me to become member of the ISN Advisory Program Committee for the XIIth International Congress...