Sister Renal Centers

Russia’s doctors learn more about AKI

Doctors at Moscow City Nephrology Center got a refresher course from Italian sister center on the symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury and a frontier view on some kidney diseases. Since 2009, the ISN Sister Renal Center partnership between the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research and Moscow City Nephrology Center has offered valuable training to...

Conference in Palestine sparks further kidney transplants in the region

An ISN-sponsored Pan-Palestine Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Conference was held in Nablus and Gaza City from October 12 to 18, 2015. The meeting was a great opportunity to exchange knowledge but also led to two kidney transplants being carried out on patients from the region. Dr. Benjamin Thomson, from Queen's University Division of Nephrology, Kingston...

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...

SRC application session is now open

The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2015. The SRC program helps improve how nephrology is practiced in emerging countries by linking renal centers or units in developing countries with established centers of excellence in the developed world. Any two renal...

Renal centers in Italy and Russia collaborate to decrease disease burden

This June, Past ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi lectured at the Moscow City Nephrology Center. He updated the audience on the latest understandings of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and looked at new insights into defining, treating and the pathophysiology of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN). “It was a unique opportunity get an expert...

ISN Programs call for applications: new deadlines

The ISN Programs team has announced new deadlines to apply for the programs. The aim is to give more opportunities to everyone applying for all of five programs. Previously, there were different deadlines for each of the five programs. Now you can apply for ISN Fellowships, Educational Ambassadors visits and Clinical Research Projects before May 1st and October 1st every...

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...

Indian Society of Nephrology sponsors ISN Programs

We are pleased to announce that the Indian Society of Nephrology (INDSN) has agreed to co-sponsor a number of ISN Educational Ambassadors, ISN Fellowships and ISN Sister Renal Center Programs until 2016. The agreement was recently signed and will offer more opportunities for applicants to get involved in these global outreach programs. INDSN counts 1,200 nephrologists...

AKI awareness in Africa

Sensitizing local communities about AKI is how two Sister Renal Centers are changing the state of care in Malawi, starting off in the southern city of Blantyre. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) is an ongoing concern in Malawi. Many simply do not know that if identified early, it is often easily treatable with fluids and antibiotics....

Sister partnerships for 2015

ISN is happy to announce the results of the last round of applications for the ISN Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program. CLICK HERE to read the list of active pairs and trios for this year. Congratulations to the two sister pairs Egypt-SKI and Tunisia-Belgium who have graduated from the program. 24 new centers have now joined the...