Grants

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...

International Experts to Guide Scientific Paper Writing in Turkey at ISN Scientific Writing Course

A three-day ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from February 16 to 18. Find out more about the ISN SWC here. Cohosted by the Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) and the Turkish Society of Nephrology, this will be the first ISN Scientific Writing Course to...

Improve the Detection and Management of NCDs in Your Region: Submit Your Proposal by April 1 for an ISN Clinical Research Grant

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria here or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middle-income countries. The deadline to apply is May 1, but proposals...

Renal Pathologist ISN Members – Apply for a Bursary by February 28 to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events in 2023

The ISN invites renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to receive bursaries to attend significant renal pathology events this year. Bursaries are available for onsite and online attendance. Apply here by February 28, 2023. ISN bursaries are available to attend: The European Renal Pathology Course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 6-9, 2023. This includes a two-week sabbatical...

“A Boost to Developing Peritoneal Dialysis in Bangladesh”: ISN Granting Programs Support Hands-on Training and Scientific Meeting in Bangladesh

Dr. Stanley Fan presents a training session to staff at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Dhaka ISN Granting Programs complement each other to connect experts and support the development of healthcare centers in low-resource settings, as demonstrated by recent ISN initiatives in Bangladesh. The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) supported Educational Ambassadors Dr. Stanley...

Apply to the ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) – Get Help With Your Application From ISN CRP Chairs at 9 a.m. CET on January 10

The ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) offers grants to researchers in low, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries to support research projects on detecting and managing noncommunicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Apply to the program here. Regional coordinators must receive the application by April 1. Final applications are accepted once per...

ISN Fellow Returns Home to Start Interventional Nephrology Programs in Pondicherry, India

Dr. Venkatram Murugesan (left) and Dr. Yong-Soo Kim Dr. Venkatram Murugesan recently spent six months training through the ISN Fellowship Program with Dr. Yong-Soo Kim at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea – a recognized ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center. Dr. Murugesan has now returned home to Pondicherry, India, where he is keen to...

Give Professional Guidance and Develop Leadership and Communication Skills – Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with experience in clinical work, research, career development, or another area of expertise? Apply to become an ISN Mentor here by March 1, 2023. Share your expertise and develop coaching and leadership skills as you connect with mentees worldwide through the ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by the previous mentorship pairs and their stories here. Find...

New 2022 Mentorship Pairings in the ISN Mentorship Program – Online Workshop for 2021 Pairs

Mentor and mentee 2021 pairs sharing experiences at the virtual workshop in November The ISN warmly congratulates and welcomes 34 successful new ISN Mentorship pairs. The ISN Mentorship Program Advisory Group selected and matched these partnerships from the latest round of applications. Find the complete list of mentorship pairs 2022 here. These new mentors and mentees will focus on diverse...