Sister Renal Centers

Improved Kidney Biopsy and CKD Treatment in Vietnam Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

A Vietnamese nurse surveys endotoxins in dialysate in the hemodialysis unit at BMH The Bach Mai Hospital (BMH) in Vietnam received training and guidance from the National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM) in Japan during their six-year collaboration through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program and has now graduated from the program. Dr....

Six Years of Collaboration on ISN-TTS-STC Program Help Transforms Kidney Transplant Facilities in India

Thanks to generous and dedicated support from the Bambino Gesu Children's Hospital in Italy, the St. John's Medical College and Hospital in India has now graduated from the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program after completing a fulfilling six-year journey. The long-term goals of the collaboration were to optimize transplant outcomes and develop a sustainable...

Announcing the Winner of the 2022 Schrier Award

Healthcare professionals from the Belarusian Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education, Belarus, and the Universitatsklinikum Charité, Germany involved in the ISN SRC Program The ISN is pleased to announce this year’s recipient of the Schrier Award, which recognizes the most deserving partnership from recently graduated ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers...

The ISN Welcomes Six Newly-Formed Partnerships into the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program  

The SRC Committee is pleased to announce that six new partnerships have been accepted into the Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. The partnerships were selected based on the potential to support the emerging center to become a center of reference for kidney health in the region:  Sri Lanka-United Kingdom: University Medical Unit, Colombo, Dr. Eranga...

October Deadlines to Apply to ISN Sister Centers Granting Programs

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program and the Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program, a joint initiative from the ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS), help create global partnerships between health centers to improve treatment and outcomes for kidney disease and kidney transplant patients in low-resource settings. Apply to ISN Sister Centers Granting Program here:...

Improve Kidney Care in Your Community: Apply to the Sister Renal Centers/Sister Transplant Centers Programs

Doctors and nurses from Moscow visit the SRC supporting center in Helsinki Applications to collaborate within ISN Sister Renal (SRC) or ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center (STC) partnerships will open to ISN members in August. Find out more here. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. These programs have facilitated notable advances as seen with the Moscow-Finland partnership:...

Launching this Week: First Session of the “Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology” Program

The first "Grand Rounds" session, “Management of Renal Bone Disease,” will be presented by Ruskshana Shroff from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, and Sukanya Govindan, Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals, Chennai, India, on Friday, April 30 at 3 p.m. CEST. Pooja G N (India) and Marcelo Orias (USA) are also speakers at the event.  Register here.  This session will...

Sister Renal Center Partnership Spotlight: Fiji – Australia

Emerging Institution: Colonial War Memorial Hospital, Fiji; Supporting Institution: Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Australia. When the partnership was formed in 2014, the goal was to establish the first Nephrology service in Fiji, acting as a hub for the development of Nephrology in the Pacific Islands. Supported by the program, the hospital published a paper demonstrating that Fiji has one...

ISN Schrier Award 2020 Recipient

The ISN Sister Renal Center Tanzania-Canada partnership between the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Centre (KCMC) in Tanzania and the Queen’s University in Canada was awarded the Schrier Award in 2019 in recognition of the significant progress made through the collaboration. This pair availed of additional ISN Programs to build a strong and durable partnership, achieving...