Grants

From One Part-time Nephrologist to a Thriving Kidney Care Team – The Remarkable Impact of the ISN SRC Program on a Healthcare Center in China

Staff from PUMCH and MGH at their 2019 annual meeting The Peking Union Medical College Hospital (PUMCH), China, and the Institution Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), USA, have graduated after a seven-year* partnership through the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Before the program, the PUMCH had one part-time interventional nephrologist managing an annual volume of fewer...

“My First Publication Would Not Have Been Possible Without My Mentor’s Guidance”: ISN Members Get Inspired by a Recent Mentorship Pair and Apply by July 1 to Be an ISN Mentee

Hamze Rage (left) and Pranaw Kumar Jha Dr. Hamze Rage’s first publication as first author, "Pregnancy-related AKI. A Tertiary Care Hospital Experience in Somaliland," was published earlier this year in Kidney International Reports. Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha (India) mentored Dr. Rage (Somalia) from November 2021 to September 2022. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and...

First of the WCN’23 Spotlight Session Recordings Out Now for ISN Members on the ISN Academy – Look Out for the Complete WCN’23 Program in July!

The ISN Academy has published three recordings from the WCN’23 “Spotlight Sessions.” Access the sessions here. All the “Spotlight Sessions” will be published on the Academy over the next five weeks. These “Spotlight Sessions” addressed various topics, from global nephrology geared toward low to moderate-income countries to exploring the relationship between nephrology and primary care. They included...

“Rich Interactions and Abundant Learning” – Find Out How a Kidney Care Center in Guatemala Has Grown Through the ISN SRC Program

Staff from the IGSS and WashU at one of their annual scientific meetings An ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (IGSS) in Guatemala and the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in the USA has graduated from the SRC Program. The primary goals of the collaboration were to improve...

WHO’s Head of Unit Presents Webinar to ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts on Leadership Skills for NCD Management

Members of the ELP cohorts attend a webinar to hear Dr. Slim Slama’s presentation On April 17, the ISN Emerging Leaders cohorts from 2021 and 2022 had the honor of hearing Dr. Slim Slama, Unit Head for Non-Communicable Disease (NCD) Management at the World Health Organization (WHO), present on the leadership skills required for NCD...

ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts Meet for the First Time at WCN’23 and Collaborate on Congress Sessions and Activities

ELP cohort 1 and 2 members, speakers, and ELP Steering Committee members at the “Leadership Immersion Experience for ELP Cohorts” event at WCN’23 in Bangkok in April During WCN’23 in Bangkok earlier this month, ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) members participated in several engaging scientific sessions and activities, including some “Spotlight” sessions led and moderated...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply by May 1 to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here by...

ISN Members – Are You Making the Most of What’s On Offer? Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options and Apply by May 1

To help build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations. These include fellowships for: Nephrologists who want to train in dialysis, AKI, or pediatric nephrology Nephrologists from the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, or South Asia Nephrologists who want to...

First Kidney Biopsies in Holguin, Cuba: One Way ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Has Helped Improve Local Kidney Care

From left to right: Lázaro Cobiellas, Bernardo Moguel, Rafael Montepio and Mariza Colque Lázaro Cobiellas (Cuba), Mariza Colque (Bolivia), and Rafael Montepio (Philippines) are all recent graduates of the ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Scholarship Advanced Course. These doctors spent three months at Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez in Mexico, a recognized ISN Interventional Nephrology Training...

Leading Kidney Transplant Protocols in the Philippines Through the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program: Find Out More About the Recent Graduate Pair

Staff from SPMC receive training on brain death diagnosis and deceased donors from visiting UB staff An ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) partnership between the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) Kidney Transplant Unit in the Philippines and the University of Barcelona (UB) in Spain has graduated from the program after seven years of collaboration. The...

Kidney Care Center in Georgia Ranked Number One in the Country Since Graduating From the ISN Sister Centers Program: Find Out More about the Winner of the 2023 Schrier Award

Staff from the nephrology departments at Tbilisi State Medical University and Ghent University Hospital at one of the training programs organized as part of their ISN Sister Renal Centers Partnership The Schrier Award recognizes outstanding achievements from recently graduated ISN Sister Renal (SRC) and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC pairs. Please join us in congratulating the...

Help Increase Kidney Care Capacity in Your Region: Apply by June 1 for an Interventional Nephrology Scholarship

The ISN is currently inviting applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023. Start your application here. These short courses offer training in interventional nephrology procedures to ISN members from low- and middle-income countries. Successful applicants will train in CVC placement, PD catheter insertion, kidney biopsy, and endovascular procedures at ISN...

ISN President Delivers Keynote Lecture at the University College London’s Infectious and Global Nephrology Course

The course will take place in a virtual format from March 22-24, 2023. It is hosted by the Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Free Hospital/University College London, in London, UK, which is currently part of an ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership. On Wednesday, March 22, ISN President Agnes Fogo’s recorded keynote lecture, "The Role of...

The ISN Welcomes Newly Formed ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Congratulates Successfully Upgraded and Graduate Pairs

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program Committee is pleased to announce that 11 new partnerships have been accepted into the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney health needs and the potential to develop kidney care capacity and services for people with...

ISN Emerging Leaders Program Member Features in the UK Newspaper The Guardian

Emerging Leaders Program member, Robert Kalyesubula Robert Kalyesubula (Uganda) joined the inaugural ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort in 2021. He recently featured in an article in The Guardian as the pioneer behind a successful local healthcare program in Uganda, the Balamu project, launched to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. Read the newspaper article...

Who Are Our New ISN Fellows? Join Them! Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our fourteen new ISN Fellows. Get to know the ISN Fellows here. These early-career professionals will receive hands-on training in their specialty area for up to twelve months at a host center – typically an ISN Regional Training Center. Once trained, ISN Fellows lead improvements in kidney care in their...

“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...

Developing Kidney Transplant Programs Worldwide: New Partnerships and Upgrades in the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce that four newly formed partnerships have been accepted into the joint ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program. In addition, one partnership has successfully upgraded to Level A and four partnerships to Level B. One partnership has successfully graduated. The Southern Philippines Medical Center Kidney Transplant...

Get Training and Support to Provide Better Standards of Patient Care in Your Community: Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

ISN Fellowship grants are open to early-career ISN members from low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries to get high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at their chosen center. ISN Fellows can make a real impact on advancing kidney care in their home region. Former ISN Fellow Venkatram Murugesan recently returned home to start interventional nephrology programs...

ISN CME Program Supports Two Speakers to Travel to India to Present on Pediatric Nephrology

Valerie Luyckx presents at the 34th National Conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology in Mumbai, India In December 2022, the ISN supported members Valerie Luyckx (Switzerland) and Hui Kim Yap (Singapore) to present talks at the 34th National Conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology in Mumbai, India. Over 200 people participated in...