CME

14th National Convention and International CME of Bangladesh Renal Association

ISN took part in the 14th Bangladesh Renal Association (BRA) meeting, organized in Dhaka from December 11 to 12, 2017. Representatives from the ISN included ISN President-Elect Vivekanand Jha and ISN President David Harris. Dr. M. Muhibur Chowdhury, Vice President of BRA, and Harun-Ur-Rashid, Vice President of BRA were present as both are members...

ISN and SFNDT join forces for CME and Clinical Research Programs

ISN and the French-speaking Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (SFNDT) have signed a partnership to express their mutual commitment in advancing nephrology in French-speaking Africa. This partnership with ISN and SNDTF will support the organization of joint ISN Continuing Medical Education (CMEs) and Clinical Research Programs, focusing on francophone Africa and starting in 2018. These CMEs...

The value of collaboration: ISN at BANTAO congress 2017

It was inspiring to see colleagues from the region working together at the 13th Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) conference, held this month in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. From the ISN Young Nephrologist’s (YNC) perspective, it was especially rewarding to run a YNC workshop alongside my fellow committee member...

SRC and CME programs are improving the state of care in Belarus and Eastern Europe

In September, international speakers from ISN took part in the 11th National Scientific Practical Nephrology Conference on topical questions of nephrology and renal replacement therapy, organized by the Belarus Society of Nephrology. Speakers joined this meeting thanks to support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education Program and two ISN Sister Renal Centers collaborations with Germany,...

APSN and JSN CME 2017

The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) recently held their Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Sendai, Japan. This annual event first began in 2014 to educate and build international communication for young nephrologists in the Asia Pacific region. It has been going strong ever since, encouraging...

Russian Dialysis Society joins ISN for third CME

For the third time, the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program helped to organise two days of talks in Saratov, Russia - gathering nephrologists from the Volga region and beyond. In collaboration with the Russian Dialysis Society, the meeting brought together over 200 delegates from the Volga, Ural and Central Russia. On April 13 and 14,...

First peritoneal dialysis CME in Nepal

Thanks to support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, Nepal welcomed doctors to the first meeting focused on peritoneal dialysis, taking place in March at the Charak Memorial Hospital in Pokhara. A lack of skilled manpower, infrastructure and financial support are some of the main challenges facing the country's medical community today. Patients...

Applications open: ISN Deputy CME Chair

ISN is seeking applications from ISN members to take on a volunteer position as Deputy Chair of the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. The CME Program (led by a CME Committee chaired by Fredric Finkelstein, USA) has a major role within the ISN Global Education portfolio. The CME Program directs and supports the planning...

Coming up: ISN CMEs and endorsed events

ISN regularly endorses a number of meetings of high scientific and educational quality that are beneficial to the renal and related scientific communities. Here is a list of the latest ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses and endorsed meetings taking place in February. CME courses and endorsed meetings Wednesday February 1 – Friday February 3, 2017 in...

ISN Regional Workshop and CME in Sarajevo

The city of Sarajevo was the location for a recent ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, updating local nephrologists on the latest in nephrology care. It was also a chance for participants to take part in the ISN Regional Workshop and discover more about ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe. Prof. Fred Finkelstein...

Focus on nephrology in Hungary at the Budapest Nephrology School

A distinguished panel of international speakers took part in the latest edition of the Budapest Nephrology School - an ISN endorsed meeting organized by the Hungarian Society of Nephrology. This year’s course provided updates in nephrology, hypertension, dialysis, nephropathology and transplantation. Laszlo Rosivall comments: “We devoted a whole day to discussing what is most important in...

Join the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Workshop session in Sarajevo

On September 17, 2016, the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Workshop will take place in Sarajevo as part of an ISN Continuing Medical Educational course organized with the Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina. This session will cover the latest on ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe. It is...

This week in ISN Education

This week ISN Education brings a collection of presentations from ISN leaders on the topic of Acute Kidney Injury that were presented within the context of recent Continuing Medical Education programs in Indonesia and Mexico. The presentations cover recent advances in nephrology and treatment strategies. CLICK HERE for further information.

China and US centers support each other to provide nephrology training

Earlier this January, several ISN Continuing Medical Education courses took place across China in Shanghai, Jiaxing and Hangzhou. These meetings were made possible thanks to a valuable partnership between the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Ruijin Hospital Jiao Tong University, Chang Zheng Hospital, the Second Military Medical University and the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University. Lectures...

Belarus German partners: treating AKI in intensive care

ISN Belarus German Sister Renal Center partnership raises awareness about treating Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) across intensive care units (ICUs) in Minsk. This September, a multidisciplinary meeting took place in Belarus, focused on treating AKI across intensive care units. The course attracted doctors and fellows from intensive care and nephrology units in the Minsk area. After...

CME in Fiji raises CKD and AKI awareness

A first ISN Continuing Medical Education course took place in Fiji’s capital Suva, from September 18 to 19, 2015, uniting the country’s medical community to talk about better kidney health. This meeting was made possible thanks to a developing ISN Sister Renal Center partnership with Australia. Dr Amrish Krishnan (Fiji) and Dr Angus Ritchie (Australia)...

CME on the importance of renal registries

ISN Educational Ambassador Razeen Davids and several ISN Fellows took part in a Continuing Medical Education Course on data gathering and the importance of renal registries. Following the workshop, and discussions at the World Congress of Nephrology, there are now plans to establish an African Renal Registry. This group has already been involved in several...

Onconephrology: cancer, chemotherapy and the kidney – an international symposium this September in New York

Cancer is one of the leading causes of death and is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. Cancer patients with kidney disease have a worse prognosis with higher mortality and morbidity. The emergence of onconephrology represents a field dedicated to understanding and treating the complex renal problems that arise in cancer patients. The American Society of...

West Lake Forum brings international and local faculties together in China

International experts from across the United States, Chile and Italy recently joined local speakers including renowned nephrologists from across China and Hong Kong at the 3rd Nephrology Update Meeting, West Lake Forum in Hangzhou, China. Translational lectures reviewed recent advances in renal physiology, pathophysiology of electrolyte alterations, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, renal replacement therapy and...

Course gives guidance on vascular access and transplantation

In March, an ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course took place Gurgaon India. It was held thanks to a valuable Sister Renal Center partnership. Following this successful two-day course, several documents will be available to provide guidance on building vascular access and transplant services in new nephrology units in India. The first day covered interactive ward...