Grants

The ISN Announces New Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Celebrates Upgraded and Graduated Pairs: Thank You to Our SRC Supporters!

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program Committee is pleased to announce that 11 new partnerships have been accepted into the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Learn more about active partnerships in the ISN SRC Program and explore an interactive map here  These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney...

Narrowing the Gap: Improving Kidney Transplantation Skills in Nigeria Through the ISN Fellowship Program

Chimezie Okwuonu from the Federal Medical Centre in Abia State, Nigeria, undertook an ISN Fellowship under supervision from Rasheed Balogun from the University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA, in 2023. Find out more about the ISN Fellowship Program and apply here by May 1 The six-month training focused on kidney transplantation. According to Dr. Okwuonu,...

Global Expansion: The ISN Designates Ten New Nephrology Training Centers, Elevating Skills in Critical Procedures and Ultrasound Technology

The ISN is pleased to announce that ten new ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers (INTCs) have been approved, complemented by the re-approval of seven existing centers. Explore all ISN INTCs here This expanded network of INTCs will provide training in central venous and peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion, kidney biopsy, endovascular procedures, and a new addition this...

“I Really Liked the Idea of Giving Back to People in Other Parts of the World.” Larry Greenbaum on Being an ISN Mentor – Inspired? Apply by March 1!

ISN mentee Priya Pais (back row, third from left) and ISN mentor Larry Greenbaum (front row, third from right) during his three-day visit to St John's National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore as part of their collaboration through the ISN Mentorship Program Through the ISN Mentorship Program, Larry Greenbaum, from the Emory University School...

Diverse Talent, Global Impact: The ISN Welcomes 16 New Fellows Ready to Drive Progress in Kidney Care

The ISN is delighted to announce 16 new fellows from 12 countries worldwide. Get to know the new ISN Fellows here These fellows will receive specialized training abroad in transplantation, glomerular disease, peritoneal dialysis, or clinical nephrology. They will return home with valuable skills from their training. By implementing and sharing this knowledge, they aim to make...

Advancing Nephrology Together: The ISN Supports the Iranian Society’s International Congress

ISN Middle East Regional Board member and president of the Iranian Society of Nephrology, Shahrzad Ossareh, at the conference The ISN supported the Iranian Society of Nephrology's 19th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (ICNDT) held in Tehran from 12-15 December 2023. Participants enjoy a presentation at the conference Rumeyza Kazancioglu, the ISN Fellowship chair, participated...

A Year of Achievements in Global Kidney Care: Revisit Remarkable Success Stories from ISN Granting Programs in 2023

ISN Granting Programs led scores of kidney care transformations worldwide in 2023, helping build capacity and improve patient care in regions with limited nephrology resources. As we look forward to more extraordinary accomplishments in 2024, we invite you to take a moment to discover or revisit inspiring accounts of progress in kidney care made possible...

Elevate Your Professional Journey: Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with expertise in clinical work, research, career development, or another specialized area? Experience a rewarding mentorship partnership: Apply here by March 1, 2024, to become an ISN Mentor.  Share your knowledge, develop coaching and leadership skills, and connect with mentees worldwide through the esteemed ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by mentorship pairs...

“Integral in Enabling Me to Start My Research Career”: ISN Clinical Research Program Facilitates Groundbreaking Study on Dialysis in Zimbabwe

Rumbidzai Dahwa received an ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) grant for the research project "Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Zimbabwe" in 2017. Find out more about the CRP and how to apply here. The study, completed in 2020, was the first to provide comprehensive data on the nature and prevalence of dialysis in Zimbabwe and...

Get a Head Start on Your ISN Clinical Research Program Application – Watch Our Webinar for Tips on Applying!

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  Watch the webinar at the ISN Academy. The application deadline is May 1, but your ISN regional coordinator must review proposals by April 1. Find out who your regional coordinator is here. The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage noncommunicable chronic diseases...

A Global Cohort Shaping the Future of Kidney Health: Announcing the 2024 Emerging Leaders 

The ISN is delighted to introduce its 2024 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) participants. The ELP Steering Committee reviewed many deserving applications and selected thirteen ISN members from seven ISN regions for the third ELP cohort. Find out more about the new cohort here. Please join us in congratulating: Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, Mexico/USA Becky Mingyao Ma, Hong Kong Carmen Elena E....

Renal Pathologists Wanted: Apply Now for ISN Bursaries and Join Key Renal Pathology Events in 2024 – Deadline December 20!

The ISN invites renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to receive bursaries to attend significant in-person renal pathology events in 2024. Apply here by December 20, 2023 ISN bursaries are available to attend: The Renal Pathology Pre-Congress Course at the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN’24), Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 13, 2024. The European Renal Pathology Course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 4-7, 2024 - includes a two-week...

ISN CME Program Supports Meeting on CKD Prevention, Complementing SRC Program to Advance Kidney Care in South Asia

The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supported Narayan Prasad (India), Dibya Singh Shah (Nepal) and Udana Ratnapala (Sri Lanka)* to travel to the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute held from Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023. Faculty at the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of the Kidney...

Complementary ISN Granting Programs Coordinate to Elevate Nephropathology in Mongolia

Recently graduated ISN Fellow Narnygerel Erdenebileg helped organize a week-long training program supported by the ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs in October at the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Read more about Dr. Erdenebileg's ISN Fellowship here. Participants at one of the seminars during a week of activities supported...

“Determined to Learn to Help Her Patients and Colleagues”: ISN Training Inspires Fellow to Bridge the Gaps in Kidney Care in Mongolia

Narnygerel Erdenebileg from the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, undertook a three-month ISN Fellowship from June to September 2023 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, under supervision from Mohamed Atta, who is a professor of medicine there. Dr. Erdenebileg wanted to improve her skills in clinical nephrology, kidney biopsy...

Global Connections in Kidney Care: ISN Mentorship Program Welcomes 41 New Pairs

The ISN congratulates and extends a warm welcome to 41 newly matched mentorship pairs in the ISN Mentorship Program. The ISN Mentorship Program facilitates global connections among ISN members to enhance understanding and practice of kidney care in diverse contexts. Mentees achieve professional goals while mentors hone leadership and coaching skills. In the latest application round,...

Enhancing Scientific Writing Skills in Turkey: Testimonials From Course Participants

From left to right: Caner Alparslan, ISN Young Nephrologists Committee member (Turkey); SWC faculty members Rümeyza Kazancioğlu (Turkey), Hans Peter Marti (Norway), and Zdenka Hruskova (Czech Republic); and host and BANTAO president Mustafa Arici (Turkey)* The ISN held a Scientific Writing Course (SWC) in Istanbul from October 5-7 at Istanbul University's central campus. During the three-day...

Ongoing Support for Kidney Care Advancement in Bangladesh and South Asia Through the ISN CME Program

Members of the ISN South Asia Regional Board discuss regional kidney care issues and strategies In September, the ISN supported the 7th Annual Scientific Conference and International CME of the Bangladesh Renal Association (BRA CON 2023) and the South Asia Regional Board Meeting. The conference covered core areas of kidney care under the theme, "Regional &...

ISN Grants Transforming Kidney Care Globally: Meet the Latest Recipients

The ISN is delighted to announce the results of its latest grant application period. We are pleased to welcome participants from fifteen countries worldwide: Six new ISN Fellows who will receive training to help them establish or improve local care in their home regions. The awardees are from Fiji, Kenya, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and...

The ISN Supports KRACON23: Advancing Kidney Health in Kenya and Beyond

KRACON23 delegates at the onsite ISN booth In September, the ISN supported the Kenya Renal Association and its Annual Conference (KRACON23) in Mombasa, Kenya, through its Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education Programs. The theme of the event was "Multidisciplinary Approach to Kidney Care." A well-attended gathering The congress saw an impressive turnout of over 500...