ISN's Impact

Apply For an ISN Fellowship Before May 1

The ISN Fellowship Program provides funding to young nephrologists from low and middle-income countries to receive hands-on training in advanced host institutions abroad. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2021. Apply for an ISN Fellowship grant here. Applicants should provide a detailed training plan to help the ISN Fellowship Committee ascertain a match between the...

ISN-H4KH Grant Awardee’s Research Findings Published

“Water intake and progression of chronic kidney disease: the CKD-REIN cohort study” by ISN Hydration For Kidney Health (ISN-H4KH) Research Grant awardee, Sandra Wagner, was published in Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation on February 12, 2021. Read the full article here. Sandra Wagner et al. investigated the relationship between water intake and kidney failure progression in CKD patients...

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...