Grants

Announcing Twenty Newly-Recognized ISN Regional Training Centers

Twenty healthcare centers were selected from the 2021 application for recognition as ISN Regional Training Centers (RTC) for a five-year renewable period. Currently, 21 centers in total have received ISN RTC status. These centers were selected by the ISN Core Programs Committee as institutions of excellence in low and middle-income countries to: Provide nephrology training to...

Introducing the ISN@Work Gallery

Professor Helal: A Decade of Professional Advancement through ISN Initiatives Prof. Helal’s professional journey is one of many to be showcased on the ISN@Work Gallery launching at WCN’21. This gallery will highlight several ISN members whose work and professional development have benefited from ISN granting programs, as well as those who tirelessly advocate to raise awareness...

Announcing the Winners of the ISN Fellowship Awards 2021

Every two years, at the occasion of the World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN Fellowship Committee recognizes a selection of recent and current ISN Fellows for their ongoing achievements. The ISN is pleased to announce three winners of the ISN Fellowship Awards 2021.  The ISN Fellowship Committee selected these winners based on the abstract accepted...

Narratives on ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit

To illustrate the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit’s usability and facilitate understanding of important clinical trial methodologies, ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are developing a series of stories based on various toolkit topics. The first of these narratives, by Augusto Cesar Soares dos Santos and Brendan Smyth, outlines trial randomization methods through a fictional clinical...

Two Weeks Left to Apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship

The deadline to apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Scholarship is April 1, 2021. Read the application guidelines here. The current process is for scholars to undertake training at an ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Center from July 2021 to February 2022. These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in: Non-tunneled CVC placement Tunneled...

Apply For an ISN Fellowship Before May 1

The ISN Fellowship Program provides funding to young nephrologists from low and middle-income countries to receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions abroad. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Apply for an ISN Fellowship grant here. Applicants should provide a detailed training plan to help the ISN Fellowship Committee ascertain a match between the...

One Month Left to Submit a Proposal to the ISN Clinical Research Program

From 2016 – 2018, Clinical Research Program Grant Recipient, Alao Michael Abel from Nigeria, undertook a research project to determine the community-based prevalence of CKD using cystatin C-based eGFR of the pediatric population in Ogbomoso, Southwest Nigeria. Watch the video here.  Proposals for the ISN Clinical Research Program must be submitted to an ISN Regional Coordinator for...

ISN-H4KH Grant Awardee’s Research Findings Published

“Water intake and progression of chronic kidney disease: the CKD-REIN cohort study” by ISN Hydration For Kidney Health (ISN-H4KH) Research Grant awardee, Sandra Wagner, was published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation on February 12, 2021. Read the full article here. Sandra Wagner et al. investigated the relationship between water intake and kidney failure progression in CKD patients...

Apply for an IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship is a region-specific scholarship for young nephrologists living and working in China who plan to train in clinical nephrology. Find out more and apply here. The International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) jointly support three-month scholarships in China or Hong-Kong. In 2020, the ISN awarded...

Virtual Learning Sessions Host ISN Educational Ambassador Training Program in Egypt

The ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Program endorsed a critical care training program in Egypt between December 31, 2020, and January 9, 2021, at Talkha Central Hospital, Dakahlia, Egypt. Access extracts of the program here. International speakers from the USA, UK, and UAE were invited to share in the educational activities, and professors in renal pathology from...

New: Interventional Nephrology Training Centers and Scholarships

The ISN has selected 12 centers to become ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Training Centers.  The ISN warmly congratulates the selected centers listed below and extends thanks to the Interventional Nephrology Working Group and ISN Programs Chair, David Harris, for helping with the selection process. Zenith Medical and Kidney Center, Nigeria, Africa All India Institute of Medical Sciences,...

Get Support For Your 2021 Research Project: Apply to the ISN Clinical Research Program

The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education programs in low-to-middle income countries that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. The deadline for online submission of proposals is May 1, 2021. Proposals are reviewed by an ISN for approval before they are submitted online. To...

ISN Granting Programs Adapting and Innovating Throughout 2020

Despite COVID-19 restrictions, ISN granting programs continued to thrive by adapting to different ways of collaborating, and launching new initiatives. Fellowships In January, ISN announced its first Detlef Schlöndorff Fellow, set up in honor of the late, influential nephrologist and former Editor of Kidney International. Dr. Etienne Ntabanganyimana, from the Gihundwe Hospital in Rwanda, was selected...

WATCH THE FULL NEPHKIDS 2020 WEBINAR SERIES ON THE ISN ACADEMY

Nephkids, launched in 2016, is an annual meeting organized by past ISN Fellow, Dr. Sudha Ekambaram, from Mehta Multispeciality Hospital in Chennai, India, as part of activities developed through the Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program between Mehta Multispeciality Hospital and the Home, Independent Dialysis and Transition Services at Metro North Hospital and Health Services...

Help Advance Kidney Health Worldwide, Together – Apply for ISN Regional Training Center Recognition Today

ISN Regional Training Centers are institutions of excellence in low and middle-income countries within an ISN region that provide nephrology training to local doctors and health professionals from low and middle-income countries through ISN grants. These centers serve as a hub for ISN kidney care initiatives within an ISN region and facilitate locally-relevant research and...

Apply for ISN Regional Training Center Recognition: Advance Kidney Care in your Region

The ISN is currently calling for applications from health care centers to become recognized as an ISN Regional Training Center. The deadline to apply is January 8, 2021. Find full eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply here. ISN Regional Training Centers provide nephrology training to local doctors and health professionals in low, lower-middle, or upper-middle-income...

Become an ISN Beacon in Your region: Apply for ISN Regional Training Centre Recognition

Healthcare centers are requested to submit applications for consideration to become recognized as an ISN Regional Training Center The deadline to apply is January 8, 2021. If your center is interested in applying, see full eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply here. Become recognized as a training center of excellence and: Provide nephrology training to local doctors...

Paper on Kidney Failure in Samoa Published by ISN SRC Emerging Center Doctor

The National Kidney Foundation of Samoa (NKFS) provides the only government-funded dialysis service in the Pacific. In early 2020, with the aid of Dr. David Voss, an ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership was established between NKFS and Middlemore Hospital in Auckland. Senior staff at the dialysis unit in Samoa Dr. Malama Tafuna’i, from the emerging center,...

ISN Welcomes its First Emerging Leaders Cohort

The ISN received many worthy applications for its new Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) and is now pleased to announce that the ELP Steering Committee has selected 14 applicants from 12 countries to form the first Emerging Leaders Cohort. Over the coming months, the cohort will take part in a series of joint activities on collaborative...

Obituary: John Thomas Herrin (1936 – 2020)

The ISN is saddened to announce the death of Dr. John Thomas Herrin, who passed away on October 25, 2020. Dr. Herrin graduated with a medical degree from Melbourne University and went on to specialize in nephrology at St Vincent's and Royal Children's Hospitals in Melbourne. He later held positions at the Shriners Burns Institute,...