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New Research Paper Highlights Significance of CKD as a Public Health Problem 

The paper "Mortality and Resource Use Among Individuals with Chronic Kidney Disease or Cancer in Alberta, Canada, 2004-2015" was published in JAMA Network Open on January 25.  Read the paper here.  The research for the paper was led by Marcello Tonelli, iNET-CKD, i3C, and ISN-ACT Networks member. Aiming to support chronic kidney disease (CKD) advocacy efforts,...

Meet Hamze Ibrahim Rage, the 2022 Detlef Schlöndorff ISN Fellow 

The ISN congratulates and welcomes Hamze Ibrahim Rage, this year’s Detlef Schlöndorff ISN Fellowship recipient. His training is supported by the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund.  Hamze, from Hargeisa Group Hospital in Somalia, will train at the University of Cape Town Groote Schuur Hospital in South Africa, an ISN Regional Training Center.  When he returns to...

Introducing Fifteen New ISN Fellows  

Please join us in congratulating thirteen new ISN Fellows and two new IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholars selected from the latest round of applications.  Get to know our new ISN Fellows here.  These young doctors will spend between three and twelve months training at a host center – mainly ISN Regional Training Centers – where they will receive hands-on...

The ISN Continues to Support Meetings to Advance Kidney Care

More than ever, the ISN remains committed to supporting the work and professional development of its members. We are constantly working toward increasing assistance to the global kidney care community through different formats and initiatives. The ISN continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Although many activities involving travel are impacted and have shifted to a...

Coming Soon – Chapter Four of the ISN-ACT Narrative-Based Clinical Trials Toolkit

Chapter four of the Narrative-Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit will highlight the many ethical, practical, and legal issues that researchers need to address before starting a clinical study. The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members are producing this series of stories, based on topics from the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit, to facilitate understanding of clinical trial methodologies. Get involved in ISN's...

Get to Know the ISN-KI Editorial Fellows and Interns

The ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship, designed for early-career professionals and academics working in the field of nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation, provides training opportunities for reviewing and critically evaluating manuscripts and managing editorial responsibilities within the context of a world-renowned nephrology journal. The Kidney International (KI) editorial team is currently providing expert guidance to three ISN-KI Editorial Fellows and...

Give Professional Guidance and Develop Leadership Skills – Apply to Become an ISN Mentor

The ISN Mentorship Program is an initiative to foster mutually beneficial learning partnerships in nephrology. The program connects health professionals within the ISN community, offering mentors the chance to develop coaching and leadership skills and mentees to work alongside them toward specific professional goals. We are currently welcoming applications from mentors: If you are an experienced...

Apply for an Interventional Nephrology Scholarship to Improve Kidney Care in Your Region

Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships are now open for scholars to train at ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers from July 2022 to February 2023. These short-term courses offer ISN members from low- and middle-income countries the chance to train in specialized interventional nephrology procedures. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2022. Start your application...

ISN Congratulates its Second Emerging Leaders Cohort

The ISN is delighted to welcome its second cohort of candidates for the Emerging Leaders Program (ELP). After reviewing many worthy applications from all 10 ISN regions, the ELP Steering Committee selected 12 successful candidates from 11 countries based on criteria to form a strong, collaborative cohort. Over the course of two years, the cohort will...

Watch Episode Three of the ISN Member Open Mic Series: David Martin Atuhe

ISN members are health professionals from across the globe working to reduce the burden of kidney diseases and provide optimal kidney care for patients. The ISN Member Open Mic series offers ISN members the chance to share their professional experiences with the ISN member community. Watch Episode Three In this latest edition, David Martin Atuhe, from Uganda, currently completing an ISN...

ISN at the Indonesian Society of Nephrology’s 14th National Congress and Annual Scientific Meeting

ISN Past President Vivek Jha presenting his talk at PERNEFRI's Annual Meeting The 14th National Congress & Annual Scientific Meeting of The Indonesian Society of Nephrology (PERNEFRI) took place 4-7 November in Bali, Indonesia. Over 1,500 attendees were present to hear a program comprising 69 speakers, 20 symposia, and six workshops to improve skills in...

Announcing the First Mentorship Pairings from the Program’s Relaunch

Prof. Ahmed Akl, Egypt, mentor, and Dr. Ben Lomatayo, mentee, Kenya, meet for the first time online. Their mentorship will focus on clinical research. Since the ISN Mentorship Program's relaunch in July 2021, 30 mentors and mentees have been selected and matched according to skill sets and training requirements. The ISN congratulates and welcomes all...

Newly Selected ISN Fellows Welcomed in Online Meeting by ISN Program Leaders and Coordinators

Fellowship Program leaders, ISN Program coordinators, and ISN Fellows from different countries get to know each other in a virtual meet-up In October, ISN Fellowship Program Chair Ikechi Okpechi, South Africa, and Deputy Chair Rümeyza Turan Kazancioglu, Turkey, welcomed the latest group of ISN Fellows. This virtual meet-up, the first of its kind within the ISN...

First Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Training in Mexico

Wilder Villca Mamani (right) with his host mentor Dr. Bernardo Moguel Wilder Villca Mamani, from Bolivia, was one of 12 young nephrologists selected earlier this year to participate in the ISN’s new Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Program. The program is designed to give young nephrologists from low- and middle-income countries the opportunity to train in advanced interventional...

Past ISN Fellows Contribute to New Research Article on Kidney Transplantation in LMICs

Five former ISN Fellows have collaborated with ISN member Mohamed Elrggal on the paper “Disparities in Access to Kidney Transplantation in Developing Countries,” now published in the journal Transplantation. Sibel Bek, Ali Shendi, Elliot Tannor, Yannick Nlandu, and Abduzhappar Gaipov contributed to the article, which examines factors implicated in deficiencies in kidney replacement therapy...

Landmark Kidney Transplant Takes Place in Cameroon

Aristide Eric Nono Tomta, Yaoundé General Hospital, Cameroon On November 10, the first living donor kidney transplant was successfully carried out in Central Africa by a team from the Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, collaborating with health professionals from the University Hospital in Yaoundé and the University of Geneva Hospitals in Switzerland. Watch a local news...

Three ISN Fellows Pass Pediatric Nephrology Sub-Specialty Certificate Exams

                     The ISN congratulates Privilage Makanda from Zimbabwe, Thembisile Mosalakatane from Botswana, and Paul Mashanga from Zambia. All three ISN Fellows passed the Pediatric Nephrology Sub-Specialty Certificate exam as part of their fellowship training at Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The...

First Hybrid SYL Course Launched in Latin America

SYL advisor and ALANEPE President Melvin Bonilla welcoming participants to the SYL hybrid course On October 13, 2021, the Saving Young Lives (SYL) project launched the initial component of a hybrid course, offered for the first time, in Latin America. In collaboration with the Latin-American Association of Paediatric Nephrology (ALANEPE), this online educational session on AKI...

Put Forward Your Research Article for a KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award Before November 30, 2021

Submit your application here. Kidney International (KI) and the ISN will select four of the best original research papers published in KI in 2021 to receive a KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award. The winners of these awards (two basic and two clinical science publications) will receive 500 USD each and be invited to present their papers at...

Announcing the 2021 ISN Clinical Research Grant Awardees

The ISN is pleased to announce and congratulate three clinical research grant awardees selected from the 2021 application round. These awardees will receive support for their respective research proposals through the ISN Clinical Research Program: Priya Pais, St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore, India Costs and Outcomes of PEdiatric (COPE) CKD – a Multicenter Prospective Study from Three...