Grants

A Cross-Continental Collaboration to Improve Pediatric Kidney Care Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

The main objective of the eight-year ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership was to improve the quality of pediatric kidney care at the Research & Clinical Institute for Pediatrics (RCIP), Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, in Moscow, Russia, with support from the University Hospital (UZ) Leuven and Catholic (KU) Leuven University in Leuven,...

Advancing #Green Nephrology: Strategies and Insights From ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts Published in Scientific Journals 

The paper "Climate Change, Kidney Health, and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care" by ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort 2 members has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).   Read the paper here  The cohort conducted a cross-sectional survey to:   Understand knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare professionals concerning the link between climate...

From Research Novice to Published Author: Achieve Your Goals With the ISN Mentorship Program – Apply as a Mentee by July 1 

Dr. Doreen Nanyunja (Uganda) was awarded 2nd place in the ISN Mentorship Abstract Award for her submission "Infectious Complications of Chronic Haemodialysis via Central Venous Catheters at a Tertiary Hospital in East Africa."   Read the full paper in the supplement to KI Reports on WCN'24 abstracts here  This award recognizes the top three WCN'24 abstracts submitted...

“Stay Curious, Engage in Critical Thinking, Embrace New Technologies” Advice From a Seasoned Mentee – Inspired? Apply by July 1 to the ISN Mentorship Program

Since 2021, 106 ISN Mentees have benefitted from the expertise of an ISN Mentor, primarily in assisting with research projects but also in areas as varied as clinical nephrology, glomerular disease, career development, and interpersonal skills. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and apply as a mentee here by July 1. Candidates are invited...

“Every Facet Has Yielded Favorable Outcomes for Our Centers”: ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Partnership Drives Advances in Kidney Transplant Care in Colombia

Dr. Jaime Restrepo Emerging Institution: Fundacion Valle del Lili (FVL), Colombia Supporting Institution: Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), USA The kidney care team at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), USA, supported nephrology staff at the Fundacion Valle del Lili (FVL) in Colombia for seven years through the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center (STC) partnership. Challenges in kidney care in southwestern Colombia According...

“Patient Care Improved With Immediate Effect”: The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program Boosts POCUS Training in Pakistan

In April 2024, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Saeed Ahmed, consultant nephrologist at South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust in the UK, visited the Bahria Town International Hospital (BTIH) in Lahore, Pakistan, to deliver Pakistan's first hands-on four-day workshop in point-of-care ultrasound (POCUS) basics; a joint ISN - Pakistan Society of Nephrology initiative. The...

Advancing Knowledge on CKD Treatment and Prevention: The ISN Supports Scientific Meeting in Macedonia

Delegates enjoy the program In April, the ISN supported the "7th Congress of the Macedonian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Artificial Organs (MSNDTAO) With International Participation" in Skopje, Macedonia, through its Continuing Medical Education Program (CME). The scientific program included an ISN CME course, "From Prevention to Best Treatment Options in CKD." Dr. Goce Spasovski presents on...

The ISN and TSN Join Forces to Advance Kidney Care

At the event, ISN President Masaomi Nangaku presented information on the ISN Scientific Writing Program to be held in Taiwan in December The ISN participated in joint sessions with the Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN) at their Spring Academic Conference at the end of April. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku contributed to these sessions, presenting on the...

Enhancing Pediatric Kidney Health in India: The ISN Supports Speakers at Specialized Paediatric Nephrology Meeting

In March, the ISN supported speakers through its Continuing Medical Education Program to attend the "Paediatric Nephro Urocon 2024 - Season 3" meeting in Chennai, India. Seventy delegates participated on the first day of the program, with 125 attending on the second day. The conference brought together a diverse group of professionals, including dialysis technologists,...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Supports Advancements in Kidney Care for Children in Nigeria

In 2017, through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, staff from the nephrology section of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) in Alberta, Canada, began supporting staff from the pediatric nephrology unit at the Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The partnership's primary goal was to develop pediatric nephrology at the center...

ISN Ambassador Visit Drives Significant Progress in Kidney Care Services in Brazzaville, Congo

In March, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Faiçal Jarraya (Tunisia) spent a week visiting the University Center Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU) in Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP). From left to right: ISN Ambassador Professor Faiçal Jarraya alongside CHU staff Dr. Bakala Clothyn, head of...

The ISN CME Program Supporting Excellence in Kidney Care in Pakistan and Nigeria 

ISN-supported speaker Dr. McCafferty (far right) at the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024  The ISN Continuing Medical Education Program supported a speaker to attend the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024 in February 2024.  Dr. Kieran McCafferty (UK) presented on chronic kidney disease and visited the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, the...

“A Lasting Legacy of Improved Nephrology Services in the Southern Philippines”: An ISN-APSN Sister Renal Centers Pair Graduates the Program

Staff from the SPMC visit the SGH Transplant Center The ISN and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) collaborated to support a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, Philippines, and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in Singapore over seven years. From modest beginnings to a flourishing...

“Through This Program, the Kidney Foundation Has Become the Largest Hospital in Bangladesh for Kidney and Urological Diseases and Dialysis and Transplantation,” – Find Out More About the 2024 Schrier Award Winner

Participating members of the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair at the 19th annual convention The Schrier Award recognizes remarkable achievements from graduated Sister Renal (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) pairs. The winner of the 2024 Schrier Award is the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair: Emerging Center: Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh Supporting Center: Royal London Hospital, London,...

ISN Members: Explore Specialized ISN Fellowship Opportunities Tailored to Your Expertise and Region –Apply by May 1

In addition to general ISN Fellowships for ISN members from lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships tailored to specific specializations and regions. The deadline to apply is May 1. Submit your application here. These include: The ISN-UHN ExpLoRe Home Dialysis Fellowships in dialysis Ravi Mehta ISN...

Advancing Global Kidney Transplantation – the ISN Renews Its Partnership With The Transplant Society and Launches New Joint ISN-TTS Fellowships in Transplantation

The ISN is pleased to formally renew its ongoing partnership with The Transplant Society (TTS). New! – Launching ISN-TTS Joint Fellowships to advance transplantation skills The ISN and TTS will jointly support training in transplantation for young physicians from low-resource areas. Fellows will receive hands-on training at advanced host institutions to equip them with state-of-the-art knowledge...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarships support young nephrologists who want to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here...

Attend Scientific Sessions and Talks by ISN Granting Programs at WCN’24 to Discover How They Impact Kidney Care in Low Resource Settings. Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!

Attend interactive sessions, presentations, and discussions highlighting ISN Granting Programs to understand the transformative efforts underway to address kidney health challenges worldwide and enjoy discovering the tangible outcomes. These sessions foster connection within the international kidney care community and can inspire you to get involved in making a positive change in global kidney health. Register for...

“A Real and Measurable Impact on the Provision of Kidney Care to the People of Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region” – Sister Renal Centers Partnership Graduates the Program  

The multidisciplinary renal team comprising renal consultants, doctors in renal training, and nurses at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital UPTH in Nigeria established a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership in 2017 with support from the Salford Royal Hospital (in Manchester, UK. This partnership has now graduated...

Developing Kidney Transplant Programs Worldwide: New Partnerships and Upgrades in the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce that two newly formed partnerships have been accepted into the joint ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program. In addition, two partnerships have successfully upgraded to Level A, one to Level B, and the Fundacion Valle del Lili (Colombia)-Boston Children's Hospital (USA) partnership has graduated. This...