Sister Renal Centers

A Cross-Continental Collaboration to Improve Pediatric Kidney Care Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

The main objective of the eight-year ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership was to improve the quality of pediatric kidney care at the Research & Clinical Institute for Pediatrics (RCIP), Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, in Moscow, Russia, with support from the University Hospital (UZ) Leuven and Catholic (KU) Leuven University in Leuven,...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Supports Advancements in Kidney Care for Children in Nigeria

In 2017, through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, staff from the nephrology section of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) in Alberta, Canada, began supporting staff from the pediatric nephrology unit at the Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The partnership's primary goal was to develop pediatric nephrology at the center...

“A Lasting Legacy of Improved Nephrology Services in the Southern Philippines”: An ISN-APSN Sister Renal Centers Pair Graduates the Program

Staff from the SPMC visit the SGH Transplant Center The ISN and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) collaborated to support a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, Philippines, and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in Singapore over seven years. From modest beginnings to a flourishing...

“Through This Program, the Kidney Foundation Has Become the Largest Hospital in Bangladesh for Kidney and Urological Diseases and Dialysis and Transplantation,” – Find Out More About the 2024 Schrier Award Winner

Participating members of the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair at the 19th annual convention The Schrier Award recognizes remarkable achievements from graduated Sister Renal (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) pairs. The winner of the 2024 Schrier Award is the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair: Emerging Center: Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh Supporting Center: Royal London Hospital, London,...

Attend Scientific Sessions and Talks by ISN Granting Programs at WCN’24 to Discover How They Impact Kidney Care in Low Resource Settings. Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!

Attend interactive sessions, presentations, and discussions highlighting ISN Granting Programs to understand the transformative efforts underway to address kidney health challenges worldwide and enjoy discovering the tangible outcomes. These sessions foster connection within the international kidney care community and can inspire you to get involved in making a positive change in global kidney health. Register for...

“A Real and Measurable Impact on the Provision of Kidney Care to the People of Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region” – Sister Renal Centers Partnership Graduates the Program  

The multidisciplinary renal team comprising renal consultants, doctors in renal training, and nurses at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital UPTH in Nigeria established a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership in 2017 with support from the Salford Royal Hospital (in Manchester, UK. This partnership has now graduated...

The ISN Announces New Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Celebrates Upgraded and Graduated Pairs: Thank You to Our SRC Supporters!

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. Learn more about active partnerships in the ISN SRC Program and explore an interactive map here  These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney...

ISN CME Program Supports Meeting on CKD Prevention, Complementing SRC Program to Advance Kidney Care in South Asia

The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supported Narayan Prasad (India), Dibya Singh Shah (Nepal) and Udana Ratnapala (Sri Lanka)* to travel to the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute held from Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023. Faculty at the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of the Kidney...

Meet ISN Sister and Get Tips on Applying to the Program: Register for the Webinar on August 29

Register for the webinar here. The Sister Centers Programs create partnerships between kidney and transplant  centers in low-resource countries and well-established centers to provide educational support to improve kidney care in emerging regions. Leaders of the ISN Sister Renal Centers and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers and ISN staff will host a webinar session* to answer your...

“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...

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,...

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...

“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...

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...

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...

“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...

Team of ISN Educational Ambassadors Provide Week-long Training in Sister Renal Center in Romania

Staff from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center, New York, and the Mari Curie Pediatric Clinical Emergency Center (MCPCE) in Bucharest during the ISN Educational Ambassador's visit to Romania in September A team of five ISN Educational Ambassadors from the Cohen Children’s Medical Center (Northwell Health), New York, USA, traveled to Romania in October to spend...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Partnerships Share Achievements and Challenges in Virtual Networking Workshops

  Participants at the SRC virtual networking workshops, sessions 1 and 2, chaired by Rukshana Shroff – deputy chair of the SRC Program Committee, and Chih-Wei Yang – chair of the SRC Program Committee Seventy participants from around the world took part in workshops organized by the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program Committee in...

Join Webinar Sessions to Meet Sister Centers Programs Leaders and Get Tips On Applying to the Program

The Sister Centers Programs partner kidney and transplant  centers in low-resource countries with established centers so they can benefit from educational support and collaborate to improve kidney care. Leaders of the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program, and the ISN Program staff will host two upcoming webinar sessions* to answer your...