Sister Renal Centers

October Deadlines to Apply to ISN Sister Centers Granting Programs

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program and the Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program, a joint initiative from the ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS), help create global partnerships between health centers to improve treatment and outcomes for kidney disease and kidney transplant patients in low-resource settings. Apply to ISN Sister Centers Granting Program here:...

Improve Kidney Care in Your Community: Apply to the Sister Renal Centers/Sister Transplant Centers Programs

Doctors and nurses from Moscow visit the SRC supporting center in Helsinki Applications to collaborate within ISN Sister Renal (SRC) or ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center (STC) partnerships will open to ISN members in August. Find out more here. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021. These programs have facilitated notable advances as seen with the Moscow-Finland partnership:...

Launching this Week: First Session of the “Grand Rounds in Pediatric Nephrology” Program

The first "Grand Rounds" session, “Management of Renal Bone Disease,” will be presented by Ruskshana Shroff from Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK, and Sukanya Govindan, Mehta Multispeciality Hospitals, Chennai, India, on Friday, April 30 at 3 p.m. CEST. Pooja G N (India) and Marcelo Orias (USA) are also speakers at the event.  Register here.  This session will...

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...

Sister centers in India and USA unite over pediatric nephrology care

Six years of partnership have now led to the Christian Medical College in Vellore (India) becoming a center of excellence in kidney care. Partnering with University of California, Los Angeles (USA), doctors at the center in India are training staff in pediatric nephrology, improving dialysis and transplant treatment for a younger group of patients. Thanks...

The Damanhur story: Spotlight on sister centers in Egypt and UK

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program has supported a long-standing partnership between the Damanhur Medical National Institute in Egypt and the Sheffield Kidney Institute, UK. The collaboration has grown extensively raising awareness about prevention and training staff across different regions of Egypt. Under the mentorship of the team in Sheffield, the collaboration has been crucial...