CME

ISN returns to Myanmar for CME

Because of previous political restrictions, this was the first ISN visit to Myanmar since the late 1990s when a number of visits were made involving senior ISN leaders (including Clarkson, Dirks, Schrier, Atkins and Kerr). During the restrictions, healthcare spending was severely restricted (1.5% of GDP). There has now been significant change with the...

CMEs in India and Indonesia planned for coming months

ISN is happy to announce the endorsement of two Continuing Medical Education (CME) Courses, taking place in India and Indonesia over the coming months. These will coincide with local meetings and respond to training needs in these regions. The Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology is jointly funding the travel of two speakers. India continues to...

Online training course strengthens nephrology practice in Latin America

The Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión and Sociedad de Transplante de América Latina y El Caribe came together last year for an online course about immunopathology and immunointervention, gathering some 600 participants from Latin America, Europe and the United States. The course was supported by ISN. ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi gave a closing lecture and actively joined...

First nephropathology workshop in India

Anila Abraham, from the Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, along with Prof. Edwin Fernando, Head of Nephrology at Stanley Medical College and Prof. N Gopalakrishnan, Head of Nephrology at Madras Medical College, in Chennai, India organized an ISN endorsed nephropathology workshop on January 25, 2014. It was the first of its kind in...

CME supports 6th Annual Conference On Nephrology and Hypertension in Jamaica

In collaboration with the University of the West Indies, Faculty of Medical Sciences, the University of Michigan, and Ann Arbor, the Caribbean Institute of Nephrology hosted the 6th annual International Conference on Nephrology and Hypertension from January 30 to February 1st, 2014, at the Montego Bay Convention Centre under the theme: "Touching the Disadvantaged." The...

Looking back

ISN’s Global Outreach Program Chair shares how he has seen the programs grow from strength to strength. William Couser has now completed 12 years on the ISN Executive Committee including 6 years as Chair of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs. As he passes on his duties to ISN Past President John Feehally, it is...

ISN GO Workshop: Highlighting the best in nephrology

During the ISN World Congress 2013, the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Workshop was a chance for ISN GO participants to meet and share the continuing success of the programs. The winners of the GO poster sessions also received their prizes during this special session. Peter Kerr, Chair of the Oceania and South-East Asia Committee enjoys...

ISN Global Outreach Program deadlines coming up

In the coming months, there are several ISN Global Outreach Program deadlines to watch out for. If you are thinking of applying for the programs listed below, mark you calendar! Sister Renal Center Program application: deadline September 15, 2013 This program enhances the practice of nephrology in the developing world by linking emerging renal units with...

APSN joins forces with ISN to support the ISN GO Programs

The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) is set to partner with ISN in each of its Global Outreach programs: Fellowship, Sister Renal Centre, Research & Prevention, Education Ambassador and Continuous Medical Education (CME) courses and workshops. From 2013, APSN will provide 50% of the funding for up to two Fellowships, two Educational Ambassadors, two...

CME in Nigeria celebrates 25 years of Nigerian Society of Nephrology

The Nigerian Association of Nephrology joined forces with ISN to organize a Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Abuja, Nigeria from January 30 to February 6, 2013. The meeting coincided with the society's 25th anniversary this year. Celebrations began with a press conference on January 30, 2013 followed by walk for life and an awareness campaign for...

CME in Nigeria celebrates 25 years of Nigerian Society of Nephrology

The Nigerian Association of Nephrology joined forces with the ISN to organize a Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Abuja, Nigeria from January 30 to February 6, 2013. The meeting coincided with the society's 25th anniversary this year. Celebrations began with a press conference on January 30, 2013 followed by walk for life and an awareness...

CME meeting Douala, Cameroon

After much activity through the ISN Grant Programs in recent years, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course was organized in Douala Cameroon by Gloria Ashuntantang, on behalf of the Cameroon Society of Nephrology. The meeting took place from November 23 to 25, 2012. Participants not only came from Cameroon but also from many other countries...

CME meeting Douala, Cameroon

After much activity through the ISN Global Outreach Program in recent years, a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course was organized in Douala Cameroon by Gloria Ashuntantang, on behalf of the Cameroon Society of Nephrology. The meeting took place from November 23 to 25, 2012. Participants not only came from Cameroon but also from many other...

BTS/RA congress in UK and CME in Egypt

The weather contrasts continue to challenge me as I decide what I need in the suitcase for the next trip. The UK Renal Association meeting on the wintry south coast of England, and then a CME in Upper Egypt, complete with two incredibly hot (for a Brit) days and a sandstorm! The UK Renal Association...

First Indian Pediatric Dialysis Training Course and AKI Seminar

Last year saw the ISN organize the first Indian Pediatric Dialysis Training course in collaboration with the Medicity Hospital in Gurgaon, Haryana, India. Over two days, delegates from all over India joined the discussions. They were also accompanied by participants from Kuwait and the Royal Hospital in Oman The course included workshops on Acute Kidney...

Back to cooler temperatures – returning from AFRAN Congress in Ghana

An ISN Blog Entry penned by 2011-2013 ISN President John Feehally. Another of those temperature changes which I have got used to as ISN President. It was 3C° when I left home in England and 30 degrees warmer when I  arrived in Accra, Ghana  for the biennial  AFRAN (African Association of Nephrology) Congress, February...

Recent CME in Chennai calls for more courses in the future

This January, the Madras Medical Mission in Chennai was the location for an ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course on nephropathology. Local consultant pathologist Anila Abraham Kurien spoke at the sessions alongside Patrick Donovan Walker, Director of NephroPath in Little Rock, Arkansas, USA. She explains: "The CME covered the recent advances in nephropathology and was...