Fellowship

Celebrating the Winners of the ISN Fellowship (Abstract) Awards 2021

The ISN Fellowship (Abstract) Award winners for 2021 were recognized in the Awards Gallery at WCN’21 for their achievements in nephrology. Congratulations to Abduzhappar Gaipov, Farah Gul Khan, and Privilage Makanda-Charambira for their outstanding achievements. The ISN Fellowship Committee selected these winners based on the abstract accepted at WCN’21 and the Fellows’ role in the...

Advance Kidney Care in Your Region: Only a Few Days Left to Apply for an ISN Fellowship

The deadline to apply for an ISN Fellowship is May 1. Read the application guidelines and apply here. Applicants are especially encouraged to consider applying at our newly-designated ISN Regional Training Centers. Candidates interested in a 12-month clinical training will need to complete the ISN Fellowship Foundation Course on the ISN Academy. Please contact fellowship@theisn.org if you have...

Announcing the Winners of the ISN Fellowship Awards 2021

Every two years, at the occasion of the World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN Fellowship Committee recognizes a selection of recent and current ISN Fellows for their ongoing achievements. The ISN is pleased to announce three winners of the ISN Fellowship Awards 2021.  The ISN Fellowship Committee selected these winners based on the abstract accepted...

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 Fellows are inspiring leadership in nephrology

The ISN Fellowship Program prides itself in training physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of helping them improve the standards of care on a regional level. Since 1985, the ISN Fellowship Program has supported over 800 fellows from 90 countries. Our testimonies reveal how the program encourages professional fulfilment, ambition and aspiration, helping...

Managing Cameroon’s kidney disease patients

Victorine Bandolo Nzana, from Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital in Cameroon, was awarded an ISN-Salmasi Family Fellowship. Learning from staff at Chennai’s Madras Medical Mission Hospital in India, she broadened her knowledge of interventional nephrology, bridging the gaps in care for patients at the center and across the region.   As a recognized ISN Training Center, the...

ISN Fellows Collaborate on Research Project exploring Transplantation Access Patterns

At the World Congress of Nephrology 2017 in Mexico, ISN Fellows from around the world created a WhatsApp group to share experience and progress. Dr. Mohammed Elrggal, from the Nephrology Department at the Kidney and Urology Center in Alexandria, Egypt, initiated a collaborative research project exploring AKI practice patterns in all the Fellows’ home countries. The study...

Reverse Fellowship Spotlight: Martyn Fredlund

In 2019, Martyn Fredlund became the first ISN Reverse Fellow. He spent a year at the Mseleni Hospital in South Africa to train local health care providers using the tools developed by the ISN 0by25 pilot study. Dr. Fredlund offered acute kidney injury training across ten community health centers as part of the Kidney Care...

Cross regional fellowship training links Kenya and South Africa

ISN Fellow John Mutiso, from Makueni County Referral Hospital in Kenya, spent a year under the mentorship of Graham Paget and Charlotte Maxeke at the Johannesburg Academic Hospital in South Africa to train in clinical nephrology. According to Dr. Mutiso, significant strides in kidney care have been made in Kenya, but: “politicians and policymakers need...

Fellowship snapshot: Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Dr. Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic, from the Clinic of Internal diseases at the University Clinical Center Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina, trained for six months under Dr. Ahmed Aimun at the Royal Preston Hospital in the UK in 2015. There is an ongoing Sister Renal Center (SRC) pairing between these institutions. Dr. Aleckovic-Halilovic was able to improve...