Educational Ambassador

First kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital in Burma

The Yangon Children Hospital in Myanmar, Burma welcomed an ISN Educational Ambassador from the National University of Singapore to teach about dialysis and transplantation. This educational visit led to the local medical team carrying out the first pediatric renal transplantation at the hospital. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore spent a week...

ISN Educational Ambassadors lend support to Kenya’s nurses

In September, nurses Marie Richards and Thandiwe Ngcobo visited several hospitals in Kenya, supporting the local medical community with their kidney care challenges. As part of the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program, their visit focused on teaching about the important issues surrounding hemodialysis fistulas and vascular access as well as kidney transplantation. They started off by heading...

Ivory Coast: Strengthening nephrology treatment for young patients

ISN Educational Ambassador Stefano Picca from the Children’s Research Hospital in Rome (Italy) recently collaborated with Laurence Adonis-Koffy at Abidjan’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yopougon (Ivory Coast) to design a much-needed lecture on pediatric acute kidney injury, its causes and treatment. This training was held at the University hospital for all members of the pediatric staff...

India and Nepal partner to build interventional nephrology training

The Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital in Biratnagar (Nepal) welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Jeyaraj Balasubramaniam. The educational visit was a valuable cross-regional, hands-on learning experience, based on similar challenges they face when caring for dialysis patients in their regions. In April, ISN Educational Ambassador Jeyaraj Balasubramaniam from Kidney Care Centre (India) joined staff for a...

ISN Spotlight on Educational Ambassador Ibi Erekosima

Leading the ISN Sister Renal Center program between Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, ISN Educational Ambassador Ibi Erekosima shares his views on the value of working together to improve nephrology care. Dr Erekosima joined the ISN Programs'to work with local leaders, regional and national societies in poor countries...

China’s regional training centers partner to help each other

In response to the uneven state of nephrology care in China, ISN Regional Training Centers are responding to the educational needs of local medical communities. Ming-hui Zhao, ISN's regional board chair for North East Asia, explains how regional collaboration is key to improving treatment for patients. In Beijing and Shanghai, care is advancing while in...

ISN support for sustainable peritoneal dialysis in Haiti

The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program and Saving Young Lives recently joined forces to set up a workshop to help develop a sustainable peritoneal dialysis (PD) program at the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université d’Etat in Haïti. Dr. Judith Exantus worked on creating a dialysis and pediatric acute kidney injury (AKI) course, which successfully...

Educational Ambassador Program meets the Fellowship Program in Cape Town

In December 2017, the ISN Educational Ambassador Program supported a training in interventional nephrology at the University of Cape Town. Organized by Dr Erika Jones, it saw Dr William C. O’Neill from Emory University in Atlanta assigned as educational trainer for the session. Among the 20 participants, three active ISN Fellows took part in the...

UK and Nigeria renal centers work together to step up online learning

ISN Educational Ambassador Ibi Erekosima hosted the first international nephrology web conference at a renal center at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Southern Nigeria, working alongside Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust. The conference was aimed at promoting best practices in renal care through global partnership. It provided a cutting-edge update on clinical nephrology. This...

ISN Educational Ambassadors: helping you lead the way to success!

Through specific training courses, ISN Educational Ambassadors can help medical teams at your center access the knowledge and skills they need to develop new services, community-based research or screening programs. Our pool of experts has specific experience to match every training need. They are dedicated to working with you to develop tailored programs, spending between...

EAP training to ease Nicaragua’s need for more hemodialysis patient care

Nicaragua is experiencing a rapid growth of patients on chronic hemodialysis, mainly owing to the high incidence of Mesoamerican nephropathy across the country. The ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped more nephrologists, vascular access surgeons and hemodialysis nurses get specific training to better care for their patients. Alexis Garcia, a surgeon based at Cruz Azul Hospital...

ISN Educational Ambassadors on a mission

ISN Programs are integral to our education mission. ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan’s dedication to working with Sudan’s nephrology community reveals the valuable steps specialists are taking to build sustainable care.  In July, The Renal Council of the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board in Khartoum welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan, based at the Wayne State...

SRC, STC and EAP applications: deadline extended to October 17, 2016

The deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers, ISN Sister Transplant Centers and Educational Ambassadors Programs is extended to October 17, 2016. Send your application online now. ISN Programs give you access to the latest nephrology training and open doors to building long-lasting partnerships with renal centers and experts globally. Bear in mind...

Educational Ambassadors latest call for applications: results are out!

Following the ISN Educational Ambassadors recent call for applications, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that 18 applications were approved. For the first time, applications were submitted from Israel, Fiji, Zimbabwe and Niger. Many thanks to the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and the India Society of Nephrology (IndSN) for their generous contribution...

Educational site visit to Cambodia

Bernadette Thomas travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for an educational site visit and evaluated the possibility of carrying out an acute kidney injury incidence study. This blog post details the outcome of her trip. Medical Students who are at the end of their medical training assembled for two teaching sessions over two consecutive days. Day...

ISN Educational Ambassador Program application deadline extended to June 6, 2016

The deadline to apply for the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has been extended to June 6, 2016. Make use of this extra time to send your application. There are so many ways to share your expertise with others. The ISN Educational Ambassador Program reveals how knowledge partnerships are helping renal centers in low-and-middle income countries...

Educational Ambassador in Myanmar

ISN Educational Ambassador Hui-Kim Yap recently made a trip to Myanmar. Based at the National University of Singapore, she taught local doctors at two of the country’s major children's hospitals the latest skills relating to dialysis and shared her knowledge of clinical nephrology and acute kidney injury. Myanmar is divided when it comes to public...

EAP: call for applications deadline May 1st, 2016

The deadline for the latest call for applications for the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) is May 1st, 2016. Don't miss this opportunity to apply for this ISN Program. The Educational Ambassadors Program gives hands-on training and provides ISN members and younger nephrologists with an invaluable opportunity for personal involvement in the Society’s educational programs and ultimately...

EAP: latest application results are out!

Following the recent call for applications, 10 new centers will welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution in 2016. These ISN experts respond to the need to fill gaps in knowledge and technology in different parts of the developing world and optimize patient care by imparting focused training and supervision.   These Ambassadors and centers will...