Initiatives

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...

Only One Week Left to Apply for an ISN-KI Editorial Fellowship

The ISN and Kidney International (KI) are accepting expressions of interest from early-career nephrologists and scientists working in nephrology, dialysis, and transplantation for two positions as ISN-KI Editorial Fellows in 2021-2023. The deadline is June 1, 2021. Find out more on ISN-KI Editorial Fellowships, eligibility criteria, and how to apply here. Successful candidates will be supervised...

ISN 0by25 Study on Improving Early AKI Identification

This 0by25 multicenter, non-randomized study evaluated the feasibility of using point-of-care (POC) serum creatinine and urine dipstick testing alongside an educational program to facilitate the identification and management of AKI in three low-resource countries. Access the study here. The researchers hypothesized that a lack of awareness of and access to diagnostic and therapeutic care contributed to...

Announcing a new online educational initiative: Kidney International on the Academy

The ISN Academy and the ISN Education Working Group is pleased to announce a new online educational initiative, KI on the Academy. The Academy will summarize one article per month, selected by the editors of the Kidney International, and present it as a video abstract. This concise video summary will be presented by the author...