ISN's Impact

Clinical Research Program Spotlight: Alao Michael Abel Studies Community-based Prevalence of CKD in Southwest Nigeria.

Clinical Research Program Grant Recipient, Alao Michael Abel from Nigeria, presents a research project seeking to determine the community-based prevalence of CKD using cystatin C-based eGFR of the pediatric population in Ogbomoso, Southwest Nigeria in this video: See other Clinical Research success stories

Spotlight on the ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017

The ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017 allowed young nephrologists from South Asia to improve their skills in designing and publishing clinical research in nephrology. The course consisted of a series of short lectures, writing exercises, and discussions. The sessions were designed to incorporate mentoring at every level of manuscript writing from abstract and methods to...

Stepping up Nephrology Care in Samoa

An ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course took place in Samoa as part of an initiative to strengthen ties between the ISN, the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology (ASPN), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), and the National Kidney Foundation Samoa (NKFS). The aim was to provide valuable training to local doctors...

CME in Tajikistan makes first step to advance nephrology training

In 2018, an ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting was held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan, attended by medical students and professionals from Iran, Russia, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Belarus, and Lithuania. The course, hosted by the head of the Tajik Society of Nephrology, Ahtam Sadikov, comprised 15 lectures with a question and answer session after...

Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh

Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh (center right) demonstrating hemodialysis techniques to nurses at the Charak Memorial Hospital (CMH) in Nepal. Rea Judit Jerabekne Vegh, a registered nurse from Diaverum and Guys and St Thomas NHS Hospital in the UK, spent two weeks as an ISN Educational Ambassador at the Charak Memorial Hospital (CMH), in Pokhara, Nepal,...

Educational Ambassadors Train Egypt’s Young Nephrologists

ISN Educational Ambassadors, Ahmed Akl and Osama Ibrahim El Shahat, visited Belkas Central Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt, to share knowledge and experience with teams of young nephrologists at primary care health centers and hemodialysis satellite units in the country. Ahmed Akl is Nephrology Associate Professor at Fakeeh College of Medical Sciences, Jeddah, and KSA and...

Myanmar Educational Ambassador visit brings pediatric transplantation to country

Dr. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore In 2018, Dr. Yi Yi Khin, from Yangon Children’s Hospital (YCH) in Myanmar, organized an Educational Ambassador visit from Ambassador Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore. Dr. Ng spent a week at the host center to give training in dialysis and transplantation...

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...

Sister Renal Centers Trio Experience

Emerging Institution: Susana López de Valencia, Colombia; Supporting Institution: Fundación Valle del Lili (FVL), Colombia Mentoring Institution: Boston Children’s Hospital. The Sister Renal Centers Trio collaboration aimed to improve pediatric nephrology in the Southwest region of Colombia through training and initiatives. Through the program, staff from SLV visited Boston Children’s Hospital to receive training. The emerging center benefitted...