Grants

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...

Enhancing Kidney Health in French-speaking Africa: ISN’s Collaborative Efforts in the DR Congo

Delegates and faculty at the 2ème Cours International de Nephrologie, Dialyse et Transplantation, and 1er Congrès de la Société Congolaise In support of an agreement between the Société Francophone Néphrologie, Dialyse et Transplantation (SFNDT) and the ISN to enhance skills in French-speaking African countries, the ISN Continuing Medical Education Program contributed to the 2ème Cours...

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Program Yields Breakthroughs in Kidney Care for Cameroon

Ronald Gobina trained through the ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Program for four weeks at the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit at St Helier Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Gobina recently contacted the ISN to tell us how he applied his newly acquired skills to enhance the quality of kidney care at the Regional...

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...

Read the Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Repurposing Drugs for Diseases Associated With Podocyte Dysfunction Due to recent advances in understanding the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying podocyte injury, there is potential for repurposing already approved therapeutics for treating these disorders. This mini-review explores the complexities of repurposing drugs for kidney treatment, emphasizing the importance of extensive testing, emerging technologies, early intervention,...

ELP Cohort 2 Member Divya Bajpai’s Animation on Everyday Actions to Reduce Her Carbon Footprint

Watch the Video here. Divya Bajpai's says: "The ISN Emerging Leaders Program has inspired me to think about how to improve kidney health globally. One of the many ways to help advance kidney care worldwide is to make it more sustainable. It was a shock when I realized how my day-to-day activities were damaging the planet and contributing to an...

Help Identify Practice and Research Priorities in Sustainable Kidney Care: Take Part in a Survey on Climate Change and Kidney Diseases

The members of the second cohort of the ISN Emerging Leaders Program invite you to participate in a survey to gauge the impact of climate change on the health of people with kidney diseases and the environmental burden of kidney care practices. Take the survey here. This survey is open to anyone involved in caring for...

Meet ISN Sister and Get Tips on Applying to the Program: Register for the Webinar on August 29

Register for the webinar here. The Sister Centers Programs create partnerships between kidney and transplant  centers in low-resource countries and well-established centers to provide educational support to improve kidney care in emerging regions. Leaders of the ISN Sister Renal Centers and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers and ISN staff will host a webinar session* to answer your...

“The Stepping Stone It Gives You as an Individual is Just Phenomenal. Don’t Hesitate  –  Just Apply!”: Elliot Koranteng Tannor on His Experience in the First ELP Cohort

Elliot Koranteng Tannor (Ghana) applied for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) to build on his existing leadership skills and learn more from experts. In this short video, find out how the ELP has benefited Elliot Tannor. He comments, "Leadership…is not only about what you do in the clinic..but how you connect…collaborate, and how you are able...

“A Unique Experience With Involvement That Extends Far Beyond the Official Duration of the Program”: ELP Cohort 1 in Kidney International Reports®

"Nurturing Global Leadership, Advocacy, Research, and Collegiality: The Unique Experience of the International Society of Nephrology Emerging Leaders Program," by the first ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort, presents a collective account of the program's activities and the skills and lessons learned from participating. The ELP members state that the most valuable impact of the...

The ISN and the Indian Society of Nephrology Extend Partnership

Since 2015, the ISN and the Indian Society of Nephrology (Indian SN) have enjoyed collaborating on kidney care initiatives in India and South Asia. The two societies recently signed a new memorandum of understanding to continue and build upon their existing partnership. This partnership seeks to advance regional capacity building through ISN Granting programs such...

The ISN Supports Kidney Care Education at French Language Congress in Africa Through the CME Program

The "2ème Cours International de Néphrologie et 1er Congrès de la Société Congolaise de Néphrologie" will take place from August 21-25, 2023, in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo. The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program will support Dr. Thierry Lobbedez (France), Dr. Faguer Stanislas (France) and Dr. Michel Jadoul (Belgium) to travel to the conference...

“The Emerging Leaders Program Has Made Me a Better Person and a Better Nephrologist”: Viviane Calice-Silva on Her Experience in the First ELP Cohort

Viviane Calice-Silva (Brazil) applied for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) because she wanted to learn skills required to become a leader in kidney care. In this short video, find out how the ELP has benefited Dr. Calice-Silva.  She comments, "The ELP has made me a better person, a better nephrologist, and it has impacted…my work in...