Grants

Helping to Advance AKI Care in Malaysia and the Philippines Through Your Donations to the Ravi Mehta AKI Fellowship 

Nurul Zaynah Nordin (left) with Ravindra Mehta at the 28th International AKI & CRRT Conference in March The first Ravi Mehta ISN Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Fellow, Nurul Zaynah Nordin (Malaysia), recently completed her fellowship in critical care nephrology at Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital in the UK. She has now returned home to Malaysia...

“It Deals With Most Things We Never Learned In School”: Hear How the ISN Emerging Leaders Program Benefited Cohort Member Robert Kalyesubula and Get Inspired to Apply

Robert Kalyesubula (Uganda) applied for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) because he wanted to learn how to be a better leader and advocate for kidney health from leaders he admired. Find out all the ways the ELP has benefited Dr. Kalyesubula in this short video.   Dr. Kalyesubula was accepted to the first cohort of the...

The ISN Supports Member’s Training Program for Pediatric Nephrologists to Help Advance Kidney Care in Africa – Read a Recently Published Paper on Its Impact

Read the open-access article "Lessons Learned From Regional Training of Paediatric Nephrology Fellows in Africa" here. Over the last 20 years, Mignon McCulloch and her team have trained 38 fellows in pediatric nephrology (PN) at the Red Cross War Memorial Children's Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Today, the Red Cross Hospital is one of...

The ISN and SLANH Sign a New Memorandum of Understanding

ISN President Masaomi Nangaku (left) and SLANH President Guillermo Álvarez sign a new MOU at the SLANH congress in May The ISN and the Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH) have renewed their agreement to continue their ongoing collaboration. The partnership seeks to advance regional capacity building through several joint activities, including: Webinars in Spanish to...

ISN Emerging Leaders Members and Kidney International® Collaborate to Promote Green Nephrology

Kidney International® has partnered with members of the ISN Emerging Leaders 2022 Program* (ISN-ELP 2022) to launch a series of mini reviews on green nephrology. Read the editorial here. "Green Nephrology: A Series of Mini Reviews on Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Kidney Health Care" aims to: Increase awareness of the environmental impact of health care within the...

Become an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center! Apply by September 1

The ISN recognized 12 Interventional Nephrology Training Centers (INTCs) worldwide in 2020 and is now seeking additional institutions to offer in-depth training in interventional nephrology. Applications are open to centers from all countries. See all eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply here. The deadline is September 1. ISN INTCs were launched in response to...

ISN Members – Enjoy or Relive WCN’23 Spotlight Sessions on ISN Grants, the YNC Quiz, CKD in Primary Care Settings, and Successful Clinical Trials

Teams compete in the quiz-a-thon at WCN’23 Watch the WCN'23 Spotlight Sessions on the ISN Academy here. Success stories from ISN Grant recipients Professor David Harris introduces a session of first-hand experiences, highlighting some of the ISN's granting programs. Hear from: Dr. Ningning Wang (China) on the ISN Clinical Research and Mentorship Programs Professor Dr. Ahmed Ibrahim Akl (Saudia Arabia) on the ISN...

Helping Improve Kidney Disease Diagnosis Around the World: The ISN Supports Renal Pathologists From Eleven Different Countries to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events

Onsite delegates at the 5th International Renal Pathology Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, as photographed by online participant Meilania Saraswati The ISN supported 13 ISN members (nephrologists and pathologists) to attend significant renal pathology events this year, both onsite and online. Five recipients (from Colombia, Congo, Turkey, Pakistan and Guatemala) received online registration to the WCN'23 "Renal...

ISN Mentee Investigates Effectiveness of Retraining Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis Procedures

Thanh Van Nguyen (Vietnam) has enjoyed mentorship from Lily Mushahar (Malaysia) since November 2021. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and apply here to be a mentee by July 1. Dr. Nguyen's goal as a dialysis physician was to deepen her knowledge of nephrology, especially renal replacement therapy. Once the pair had agreed on objectives,...

“A Unique, Life-changing Experience”: Hear From Past ELP Cohort Members and Apply Today to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders!

The first Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort members share their enthusiasm for the program and explain why others should apply. Watch the video here. Apply here by September 30, 2023. Vivek Kumar (India) The ISN ELP has been a unique experience. It is unlike any other academic research or professional program that I have attended in the past....

ISN Mentoring Partnership Awarded Clinical Research Grant to Complete Research Project – Inspired? Apply as a Mentee by July 1!

Dr. Stefano Picca mentored Dr. Sukanya Govindan from March 2021 until September 2022. Dr. Govindan’s goal was to develop a research proposal on neonatal acute kidney injury and gain experience in grant writing and submission to obtain research funding. She also wanted to acquire skills to conduct a randomized control trial. During the first year of...

“From Zero to Transplant”: Nephrology Services in Pokhara, Nepal, Develop With Support From the ISN SRC Program

Hemodialysis nurses attend an advanced hemodialysis course at CMH in Pokhara, Nepal, during a visit from staff from Barts Health NHS Trust in London as part of initiatives developed through their partnership in the ISN sister renal Centers Program The renal unit at Barts Health NHS Trust in London, UK, and the Charak Memorial Hospital...

Calling Early-career Kidney Health Professionals – Apply Today to Become Tomorrow’s Leaders!

The ISN is now accepting applications for the next Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort. The ISN welcomes applications from ISN members interested in positively impacting the future of kidney care. Apply here by September 30, 2023. The ELP aims to build a global talent pool of future leaders in kidney health. Through collaboration and research, successful...

ISN Members – Watch More Free Content From the WCN’23 Spotlight Sessions!

Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Amina Rakisheva discuss the Optimization of RAASi Therapy Toolkit on the Spotlight Stage at WCN'23 Watch the WCN'23 Spotlight Sessions here. A Nephrology-Cardiology Initiative: Optimization of RAASi Therapy Toolkit* Roberto Pecoits-Filho, ISN Research Working Group member, and Amina Rakisheva, representing the Heart Failure Association of the European Society of Cardiology (HFA-ESC), discuss the...

“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...

“I Could Always Rely on Him to Get Back to Me!” – ISN Mentee Priya Pais on Mentor Laurence Greenbaum: Watch the Video Interview and Apply as a Mentee to the ISN Mentorship Program by July 1

Watch the video here. Apply to become an ISN Mentee here by July 1. Priya Pais (India) received guidance on writing a research paper and preparing a grant proposal from mentor Laurence Greenbaum (USA) between 2018 and 2021. In this video, they discuss their mentorship experience and give tips to future program applicants. Read more about their...

Kidney Care Center in Bosnia and Herzegovina Performs Majority of Transplants and Patient Follow-ups in the Country After Support Through the ISN-SRC Program

Staff from the University Clinical Center and the Royal Preston Hospital Renal Departments at a biopsy course organized at the UCC through the ISN SRC and Educational Ambassador Programs The renal department at the University Clinical Center (UCC) in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Renal Department at the Royal Preston Hospital (RDRP) in Preston,...

Advancing Kidney Care Worldwide: Announcing Seven New ISN Regional Training Centers in Latin America

The ISN congratulates seven kidney care centers in Latin America that have earned ISN Regional Training Center (RTC) status: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán," Mexico City, Mexico Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chávez,” Mexico City, Mexico Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Universidad Austral...

Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships are now open. Applicants should contact the Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, then apply to the ISN here by June 1, 2023.

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers will host trainees for two types of curriculum: Foundation course (2-4 weeks): specific interventional procedures; observational and hands-on training with patients. Advanced course (3 months): a broad spectrum of procedures, especially endovascular procedures; hands-on training with patients. The ISN will support trainees from lower, lower-middle, or upper-middle income countries according to World Bank...

Join the ISN Past President at the Hybrid Edition of the International Renal Pathology Conference

On Friday, May 19, ISN Past President, Agnes B. Fogo, will moderate the session "Clinicopathologic Conference and Ask the Experts" at the 5th International Renal Pathology Conference from 4-6 p.m. (CEST– convert to your time zone here). The event takes place in Zagreb, Croatia, in a hybrid format from May 18-20, 2023. It is organized...