Initiatives

New Lancet Kidney Campaign Update puts forward advice for CKD patients during Ramadan

During the holy month of Ramadan, the majority of health care professionals wonder what advice to give Muslim patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In our most recent Lancet Kidney Campaign Update, Mona Alrukhaimi examines the topic and reviews the main concerns and best recommendations. We hope you enjoy this update and stay tuned for...

iNET-CKD: a successful example of international partnership

This blog post is provided by Paula Orlandi, Naohiko Fujii, Lisa Nessel, Harold I. Feldman. The International Network for Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort Studies (iNET-CKD) links chronic kidney disease (CKD) cohorts from all over the world to promote research on this rapidly growing public health issue. It is supported by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN)...

The Lancet Kidney Campaign puts the spotlight on kidney health policy

On World Kidney Day (WKD) 2016, ISN and The Lancet launched an online campaign to raise awareness of kidney disease aimed at the international health community.  The Lancet Kidney Campaign brings together the best available evidence to inform strategies to reduce the national, regional and global burden of kidney disease and its risk factors. ‘Despite the...

The Global Kidney Health Atlas

The Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA), part of the ISN Closing The Gaps CKD initiative, is co-chaired by Professor David Johnson (University of Queensland, Australia) and Dr Aminu Bello (University of Alberta, Canada). The purpose is to systematically evaluate the current state of readiness, capacity and competence for delivering kidney health care globally. World nations are being pushed...

Are you interested in clinical trials? ISN-ACT is calling for members

The ISN Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) group is a new ISN Initiative to leverage existing infrastructures within ISN to improve how the global nephrology community conducts and participates in clinical trial research, through a series of activities and initiatives. The aim of ISN-ACT is to increase the number of international high-quality clinical trials in nephrology,...

The Lancet publishes AKI Global Snapshot results

The outcome of the Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Global Snapshot, an innovative web-based global cohort study carried out under the ISN 0by25 Initiative, is published in The Lancet today. Including 4,000 patients in over 72 countries, the study assessed similarities and differences in recognizing and managing AKI globally. The study found that over half of the patients in...

An-Najah University Hospital carries out first kidney transplants

A team from the Liverpool International Transplant Initiative and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital carried out the first two kidney transplants at the An-Najah University Hospital in Nablus, on the West Bank on March 26, 2016. The collaboration was made possible thanks to the ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS) Sister Transplant Center Program. The...

STOP KIDNEY DISEASE INITIATIVE – the effect of diet on CKD

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is the fastest growing chronic non-communicable disease caused by modifiable lifestyle risk factors as discussed previously, CLICK HERE. It is important to highlight the effect of dietary habits on the onset and progression of CKD. Positive caloric balance (consuming more calories than are burned daily) has a negative impact on onset and...

H4KH grant winners announced

Following the call for applications, the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) Committee is happy to announce the names of those who have been selected for the New Investigator and Hydration and Kidney Health grants. The H4KH research initiative called for candidates from all disciplines relevant to kidney disease (clinical, health services and population health disciplines)...

STOP KIDNEY DISEASE INITIATIVE – Prevention is the only cure

According to the data released by The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) last week, the prevalence of obesity in the United States is at an all time high. Body Mass Index (BMI) is a metric used by organizations worldwide to define and classify severity of obesity. A recent study involving 3.38 million veterans with normal...

SYL project at the first international dialysis course in Senegal

The Aristide Le Dantec hospital in Dakar hosted a dialysis workshop with the Senegal Society of Nephrology. Peritoneal and hemodialysis were the main focus. A Saving Young Lives (SYL) session presented the challenges and opportunities of setting up an AKI treatment program in Western Africa, while it emphasized the value of peritoneal dialysis (PD). SYL...

Results of the 2015 Diabetic Kidney Disease Research Project

The ISN-ANIO India Committee called for young nephrologists and diabetologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India to submit research projects focused on diabetic kidney disease (DKD). Five applications have been received for the 2015 Diabetic Kidney Disease Research project. A Grants Committee of eminent nephrologists and diabetologists from India and...

First dialysis course in Senegal hosts the Saving Young Lives project

This blog post is provided by the Saving Young Lives Initiative following the team's recent visit to Senegal. In December 2015, the Senegalese Society of Nephrology held its first course on dialysis in West Africa. More than 300 delegates attended this highly successful conference. The course tackled peritoneal and hemodialysis and hosted side events for allied...

Call for applications: ISN ANIO India diabetic kidney disease research projects

The ISN-ANIO India Committee is calling for young nephrologists and diabetologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India to submit research projects focused on diabetic kidney disease (DKD).   The Committee is welcoming applications for: Clinical research projects directed at prevention and early treatment of DKD Successful projects should be pragmatic and relevant to...

H4KH research initiative: apply today

November 30, 2015 is the deadline to apply for the Hydration for Kidney Health research initiative (H4KH). Candidates from all disciplines can apply for the New Investigator and the Hydration and Kidney Health grants. Randomized and cohort controlled as well as observational studies contain kidney function data and some hydration measures. This initiative supports the...

Meet the Saving Young Lives representatives in Dakar

This year, Saving Young Lives (SYL) project representatives from Western Africa will meet in Dakar from December 5 to 7, 2015, during the first International course on dialysis in Western Africa. More than 250 attendees are expected to attend the first Dialysis conference, organized by the Senegalese Society of Nephrology. The course will tackle both...

0by25 initiative sessions during ASN Kidney Week

ISN will have its usual presence at ASN Kidney Week this November. This will be an opportunity to share more information about the 0by25 initiative with the nephrology community in a couple of AKI dedicated sessions. Since the launch of the 0by25 initiative in 2013, ISN has made considerable progress in its fight against Acute...

ISN News November is now out

The latest edition of ISN News is now available to read. This issue focuses on the 0by25 initiative. After the results of the Global Snapshot Survey, several pilot projects are now in the pipeline. You can also read about ISN programs that have taken place in Russia and Nepal focusing on AKI and transplantation as...

Evidence, awareness… action!

ISN 0by25 initiative steps up the fight against AKI  Since the launch of the 0by25 initiative in 2013, ISN has made considerable progress in its fight against Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), notably in 2015 with the publication of a new 0by25 Lancet Commission and the results of the Global Snapshot study. Building on this success, the next phase of the initiative...