Sister Renal Centers

Video conference opens new perspectives for Sister Centers

In February, more than 50 nephrology health care professionals from across Belarus gathered to talk about the 2018 annual report of Nephrology Health Care Service. It was a unique opportunity to also connect online with doctors involved in the ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership between institutions in Belarus and Germany. Every year, this national gathering...

SRC supports interventional nephrology workshop in Nigeria

Several ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRCs) from across Africa joined forces recently to set up an interventional nephrology training workshop in Nigeria, specifically focusing on vascular access and peritoneal dialysis. The workshop was valuable opportunity for interaction and networking, clinical training and collaboration in research. It was the first time that renal sister centers from Nigeria,...

ISN EAP kick starts dialysis nurse training in Sudan

Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Professor of Nursing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, recently visited Sudan to share skills and knowledge, providing focused and onsite training for senior dialysis nurses. This course was made possible through the  ISN Sister Center partnership between centers in Sudan and Brazil. The Dr. Salma Dialysis Center...

Watch the Sister Centers webinar

Thinking of taking part in the next ISN Sister Renal Centers Programs call for applications? Watch the recording of our recent webinar on applying for the ISN Sister Centers Programs. It's a chance to pick up some tips and listen to questions and answers about applying for this ISN Program that partners renal and transplant...

Stepping up nephrology care in Samoa

ISN headed to Samoa recently to begin developing partnerships with the medical community on the island. The visit revealed how strengthening the ties between ISN, the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology (ASPN), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) and the National Kidney Foundation Samoa (NKFS) provides valuable training to local doctors...

Egypt’s nephrologists take a course in interventional nephrology

The Sister Renal Center partnership between New Mansoura General Hospital in Egypt and the UK's Sheffield Teaching Hospitals held its seventh interventional nephrology workshop on April 19 and 20, 2018. This course included seven hands-on workshops and welcomed around 40 trainees from nine governates in Egypt. Teaching faculty came from different universities and institutes across the country including Cairo, Ain Shams,...

Lithuanian nephrologist honored for achievements within the field

The Lithuanian Society of Nephrology Society recently announced that the country’s President, Dalia Grybauskaite, presented Prof. Vytautas Kuzminski’s with the Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Grand Duke Gediminas of Lithuania. A proud moment as Prof. Kuzminski is dedicated to improving care in the country and has been a longstanding participant of...

Saving Young Lives – spreading hope and positivity!

Over 30 doctors from different countries in Africa recently gathered in Cape Town to attend the Renal Skills Workshop organized by Professor Mignon McCulloch, from February 19 and 23, 2018 at the Red Cross Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. Less than a week after the course, thanks to skills acquired during the peritoneal...

UK and Egypt sister centers take education up a level

Teams from Mansoura International Hospital (Egypt) and the UK's Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS recently played a important role in leading training activities during kidney week at Minya University in Egypt. Local professionals took part in several valuable, hands-on workshops, focusing on interventional nephrology, parathyroidectomy, continuous renal replacement therapy, nutrition, renal and Dopper ultrasound as well as engineering. The week of activities also...

Results are out: Meet the ISN Sister Renal and ISN-TTS Transplant Centers 2018

We have some great news to share following the recent ISN Sister Renal and ISN-TTS Transplant Centers call for applications. Centers in India, Vietnam, Nigeria, Russia and Malawi will graduate from the program after a fulfilling six-year journey. They are now officially centers of knowledge and are ready to support local institutions to set up...