Grants

Collaboration leads to transplant hope for kidney patients in Palestine

Until recently, there were no transplant services available in Gaza. About 500 adult patients and 20 children were on chronic hemodialysis and only those who could afford to travel away could benefit from this treatment. Change is on the horizon now thanks to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. A partnership between the Al Shifa Hospital...

ISN – ‘big daddy’ for children and kidneys

It all began with a bang in Bangalore, thanks to ISN. The Children’s Kidney Care Center at St John’s Medical College Hospital became sister center to Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada. The vision was in place, the mission ready, borders to cross and boundaries to erase. Today, the partnership reflects the glory and pride of...

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...

ISN Fellowship Program: results are out!

ISN is happy to announce the outcome of the last call for application to the ISN Fellowship Program. To get the full list of ISN Fellows who will be joining the program, CLICK HERE. Today, 30 candidates have been successfully accepted into the program and will receive ISN funding for their fellowship. This time around, there...

Chronic Kidney Disease in Tanzania

Thanks in large part to an ISN Research and Prevention grant, we are learning about many important aspects of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Tanzania. Preliminary data suggest that the burden of CKD is likely to be as substantial (if not greater) than that of the United States and Europe, and alarmingly, we are finding...

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...

ISN Fellowship helps build up pediatric nephrology in the Philippines

Pediatric nephrology is an ever-growing subspecialty in the Philippines. Raising awareness about kidney disease is crucial as it is especially common in children. Ana Rose Dy finished a two-year fellowship training for Pediatric Nephrology in the Philippines and was awarded the ISN grant for fellowship training at The Children's Hospital at Westmead. During her fellowship...

ISN Educational Ambassador assists in developing kidney transplantation in Thailand

ISN Educational Ambassador Shlomo Cohney from Melbourne, Australia recently visited Khon Kaen hospital in Thailand. He brought with him expertise in transplantation, transplant immunology as well as an established interest in clinical and laboratory research. The Khon Kaen hospital kidney transplantation program started in 1990 and is amongst the top renal transplantation programs in Thailand,...

SRC partnerships for 2014

ISN is happy to announce the results of the last round of application for the Sister Renal Center Program. CLICK HERE to read the list of active pairs and trios for this year. This time around, ISN funded the first application from Myanmar. Japan and Finland are also acting as first time supporting centers. The Sister Renal Center...

EAP visit helps start national kidney registry in Ghana

An ISN Educational Ambassador Program (EAP) visit to the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital sparks hope for developing a national renal registry in Ghana.  Professor Razeen Davids from Stellenbosch University and Tygerberg Hospital, South Africa, recently led a workshop on fluid, electrolyte and acid-base disorders. Combining lectures and practical problem solving allowed participants to gain the...

New ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers announced

ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are delighted to announce the results of the latest call for applications of ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program.  Four established renal centers will be working with another four renal centers in emerging countries to develop, support and enhance kidney transplantation in those centers. We would like to congratulate these centers joining this...

Coming up in 2014 – ISN GO Program deadlines

With 2014 just around the corner, we want to communicate the ISN Global Outreach program deadlines for next year. You can apply for the following programs online before the relevant deadlines below: -    Clinical Research & Prevention Program: April 1, 2014 -    Educational Ambassadors Program: May 1, 2014 (centers) -    Fellowship Program: June 15, 2014 -    Sister Renal Centers Program:...

Reminder: ISN GO Fellowship Program application deadline closes soon

Applications for the ISN Global Outeach (GO) Fellowship Program are set to close on December 15, 2013. So if you are interested in joining this program, make sure to apply before the call closes. All the information about becoming an ISN GO Fellow can be found HERE. The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship program provides relevant and...

EAP application 2013-2: results are out!

The ISN Global Outreach (GO) team is pleased to announce that 8 centers from emerging countries will now welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador following the latest call for applications. Six new Educational Ambassadors were also accepted into the program.  CLICK HERE for the full list of centers in emerging countries. In the meantime, the next application...

ISN partners with Kidneys for Life to support more fellows

A partnership agreement between ISN and Kidneys for Life to train at The Manchester Royal Infirmary Hospital has now been finalized for all young applicants (usually below 40 years) from developing countries. Applications for this opportunity can now be made through the ISN Fellowship Program. Deadline is December 15, 2013. CLICK HERE to apply and get all...

ISN launches ISN Fellowship Alumni page on Facebook

The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program has now launched a new Facebook page for all past and current fellows to share their experiences and photos with each other. If you have been involved in the ISN GO Fellowship Program or are interested in joining this program then you can join the community page HERE.

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...