Educational Ambassador

“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...

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...

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...

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...

The ISN’s Pioneering Role in Advancing Interventional Nephrology in Cuba

The ISN was pleased to support the inaugural "Primer Curso Cubano de Nefrología Intervencionista" (First Cuban Course on Interventional Nephrology) in September through its Continuing Medical Education and Educational Ambassadors Programs. Find out more about ISN interventional nephrology training opportunities here. Hosted by the Cuban Society of Nephrology at the Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Lucía Iñiguez Landín...

“Our Assembly Hall Could Hardly Accommodate All Those Interested”: Advancing Kidney Care in Uzbekistan Through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program

ISN Educational Ambassador, Dr. Aimun Ahmed, demonstrates puncture kidney biopsy as part of the week-long training program he gave at the RSSMPC of Nephrology and Transplantation in March 2023 "Our Assembly Hall Could Hardly Accommodate All Those Interested": Advancing Kidney Care in Uzbekistan Through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program Find out how the ISN Educational Ambassadors...

“A New Paradigm in Vascular Access” – Improving Patient Care in Peru Through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program

Staff at the Almenara Hospital in Lima practice vascular access procedures under guidance from ISN Educational Ambassador Anderson Tavares Rodrigues ISN Educational Ambassador Anderson Tavares Rodrigues (Brazil) visited staff at the Almenara Hospital in Lima, Peru, in January to present theoretical and practical training on vascular access placement for hemodialysis, especially arteriovenous fistulas (AVF). Professor Rodrigues...

“A Boost to Developing Peritoneal Dialysis in Bangladesh”: ISN Granting Programs Support Hands-on Training and Scientific Meeting in Bangladesh

Dr. Stanley Fan presents a training session to staff at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Dhaka ISN Granting Programs complement each other to connect experts and support the development of healthcare centers in low-resource settings, as demonstrated by recent ISN initiatives in Bangladesh. The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) supported Educational Ambassadors Dr. Stanley...

Team of ISN Educational Ambassadors Provide Week-long Training in Sister Renal Center in Romania

Staff from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New York, and the Mari Curie Pediatric Clinical Emergency Center (MCPCE) in Bucharest during the ISN Educational Ambassador's visit to Romania in September A team of five ISN Educational Ambassadors from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Northwell Health), New York, USA, traveled to Romania in October to spend...

ISN Educational Ambassador’s Fourth Visit to Mongolian Hospital  Strengthens Kidney Care Team and Raises Awareness of Kidney Diseases

Dr. Mohamed Atta appears on national television in Mongolia during his recent visit to the country as ISN Educational Ambassador The ISN recently supported Dr. Mohamed G. Atta, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, to spend ten days presenting lectures and hands-on training in the State Second Central...

ISN Educational Ambassador Program Facilitates Hybrid Course on Clinical and Interventional Nephrology in Egypt

Participants are instructed on point-of-care ultrasound at a workshop at the ISN Ambassadors training program in Egypt An ISN Educational Ambassadors (EA) training program was held at Dikirnis Central Hospital in Dakahlia, Egypt, in July. The sessions, led by ISN Educational Ambassador Prof. Ahmed Akl, and Dr. Ahmed Albeyaly, director of Dakahlia Ministry of Health, nephrology sector,...

Apply to the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program to Develop Better Kidney Care in Your Healthcare Center

Does your center need expert guidance to improve its kidney health care services? The ISN welcomes applications to the Educational Ambassadors (EA) Program. We can connect you with an expert to develop and deliver relevant training tailored to your center's needs. If you're already in contact with an expert, you can submit a joint application. Virtual and hybrid training programs are...

Advance Nephrology in Your Region with the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program

Does your center need expert guidance to develop: new initiatives, skills or services, community-based research, or screening programs? The ISN welcomes applications for the Educational Ambassadors (EA) Program. We can connect you with a suitable expert to develop and deliver a relevant training program tailored to your needs. Find out how an EA visit can positively impact your health center by reading about recent collaborations here. Clinical care guidance...

Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh

Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh (center right) demonstrating hemodialysis techniques to nurses at the Charak Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Nepal. Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh, a registered nurse from Diaverum and Guys and St Thomas NHS Hospital in the UK, spent two weeks as an ISN Educational Ambassador at the Charak Memorial Hospital (CMH), in Pokhara, Nepal,...

Educational Ambassadors Train Egypt’s Young Nephrologists

ISN Educational Ambassadors, Ahmed Akl and Osama Ibrahim El Shahat, visited Belkas Central Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt, to share knowledge and experience with teams of young nephrologists at primary care health centers and hemodialysis satellite units in the country. Ahmed Akl is Nephrology Associate Professor at Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences, Jeddah, and KSA and...

Myanmar Educational Ambassador visit brings pediatric transplantation to country

Dr. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore In 2018, Dr. Yi Yi Khin, from Yangon Children’s Hospital (YCH) in Myanmar, organized an Educational Ambassador visit from Ambassador Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Ng spent a week at the host center to give training in dialysis and transplantation...

ISN Webinar: Get tips to apply for the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program

Since 2009, the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program has helped some 125 institutions in 56 countries benefit from hands-on training courses. Watch this free ISN webinar to see how you can host an ISN Educational Ambassador and learn from an experienced professional. The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program can lend you the support you need to set...

Kidney transplantation in Kazakhstan – rising to the challenge

Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases in Almaty, Kazakhstan benefitted from the experience of ISN Educational Ambassador Aimun Ahmed to improve kidney transplant treatment for patients. Kazakhstan's Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases is one of the only centers that offers kidney transplantation in the region. Arina Yespotayeva explains how the...

Strengthening nephrology treatment for Senegal’s young patients

The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program and Saving Young Lives come together to support training collaboration for Senegal’s pediatric nephrologists, improving kidney care for the country’s younger generation. Younoussa Keita, from Hopital Aristide Le Dantec (Senegal) and Stefano Picca, ISN Educational Ambassador, pediatric nephrologist and former Head of Dialysis Unit at 'Bambino Gesù' Children's Hospital (Italy), joined...

Educational Ambassadors train Egypt’s young nephrologists

ISN Educational Ambassadors, Ahmed Akl and Osama Ibrahim El Shahat visited Belkas Central Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt. Once again, they shared knowledge and experience with teams of young nephrologists at primary care health centers and hemodialysis satellites units in the country. Ahmed Akl is Nephrology Associate Professor at Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences, Jeddah and...