Initiatives

Improving Knowledge of Dialysis Techniques to Tackle High Demand in Cameroon Through the ISN-Swiss Society-Cameroon Society Partnership

The ISN-Swiss Society-Cameroon Society Partnership has been active since 2019. It is dedicated to advancing kidney care in Cameroon through joint initiatives. In the context of this partnership, Dr. Ngo Makang Marguerite Cecile, a nephrologist from Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, undertook a six-month fellowship training in the nephrology unit at Geneva University Hospital in...

Improving Kidney Care in South Asia and OSEA: Saving Young Lives Holds Workshop at the ISPD Congress and Strategy Session to Explore Opportunities for Expansion

Participants at the Saving Young Lives workshop held at the ISPD congress As part of the ISPD congress program, the Saving Young Lives (SYL) Project welcomed 27 participants from South Asia and the Oceania and Southeast Asia (OSEA) regions to a two-day workshop. The workshop included lectures and a hands-on practical session where catheter insertion was demonstrated,...

Working Toward Improved AKI Services in Latin America: The Saving Young Lives Project Holds First Workshop in Colombia

Workshop participants and course presenters at the SYL workshop at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia Course presenters Guillermo Hidalgo and Bill Smoyer welcomed 18 participants from Central and South America to the two-day Saving Young Lives Project (SYL) workshop held at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, at the end of June....

Examine the Recently-Published Scoping Review on Early CKD Identification

Early CKD identification remains a much-debated subject in kidney care. Over the past year, a group of ISN members has collaborated on a project to provide an understanding of the challenges of implementing early CKD identification and intervention programs. One initial element of the collaboration, a scoping review, has been published in Kidney International Reports: Read...

Listen to the World Kidney Day Special Edition of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

The Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) has recorded a special WKD episode, "World Kidney Day: Health Literacy, a Call for All Nephrologists." Listen to the special WKD edition of the GKCP here. In this episode, Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Smeeta Sinha discuss the history of WKD and the 2022 campaign theme and goals with members of the WKD Steering...

“Are Your Kidneys Healthy?” Quiz Now Available in 12 Languages, Including Amharic 

Almost 60, 000 people have taken the ISN “Are Your Kidneys Healthy?" quiz since it launched less than a year ago.   Take the quiz here to find out if your kidneys are healthy.  Last week the quiz was added in Amharic, alongside the already available Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, and...

Follow the Anemia of Renal Disease Online Curriculum on the ISN Academy 

The 'Anemia of Renal Disease' curriculum is accessible to all on the ISN Academy.  Explore the curriculum here.  The curriculum is creatively designed using mixed media, including three originally produced voice-over animations, charts, graphs, and self-guided questions to engage students and facilitate learning.   The course covers the pathophysiology of renal disease along with the clinical trials guiding...

Discover the Protocol for a Scoping Review on Early CKD Identification

Over the past several months, a group of ISN members has collaborated on a project to provide a shared understanding of the inherent opportunities and challenges of implementing early CKD identification and intervention programs. A component of this initiative, a protocol for a scoping review, has just been published here. The review aims to synthesize available...