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ISN Advocacy Newsletter – Bridging the Gaps – July 2021

Bridging the Gaps: ISN Advocacy In Action to Advance Kidney Health Welcome members and allies to the third edition of Bridging the Gaps, the ISN’s quarterly update on how we are advocating and collaborating with partners to tackle the global burden of kidney disease. Despite the ongoing workplace challenges posed by the Covid-19 pandemic, a huge...

Register for the Philippine Society of Nephrology Webinar on Transplant Ethics

The Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN), one of ISN's Collective-Member Societies, will be holding the webinar "Organ Trafficking in the 2020s - a Persisting Challenge for Transplant Professionals" at 6 p.m. Philippine Time on July 28, 2021 (convert to your time zone here). Register for the webinar here. ISN President, Agnes Fogo, will present the opening...

Read the Latest News on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism

The July edition of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter is now available. Read the DICG newsletter here. The current issue highlights: A report on the Pontifical Academy of Sciences Workshop held in June 2021. The most recent data from the WHO-ONT Global Observatory on worldwide activity in organ transplantation. Recognizing past and...

Join Us for the Presentation of the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North and East Asia

Professor Nan Chen, winner of the ISN Pioneer Award for North and East Asia The 2021 Annual Conference of Blood Purification, hosted by the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), will take place from July 22-24, 2021, in Zhengzhou, Henan Province, China. The conference will include presentation of the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North and East...

Explore and Share the ISN Dialysis Framework to Advance Kidney Care in Low-Resource Settings

The "ISN Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-Resource Settings," developed in collaboration with the WHO, is a resource-sensitive guide to help health systems develop solutions to care for kidney disease patients in low-resource settings. Read more on this initiative in The Lancet. There are significant global inequities in access to long-term dialysis. In LMIC countries,...

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:...

ISN Joint Session and Talks at the MSN and CAST Congresses 2021

The 36th Congress of the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN),‘Strengthening the Basics, Embracing Advances in Nephrology,’ will take place virtually from July 23-24, 2021. The congress will be held in conjunction with the virtual 17th Congress of the Asian Society of Transplantation (CAST 2021) from July 25-28, 2021. ISN leaders will have a joint session...

2019 ISN GKHA Survey Results on Worldwide Kidney Care Capacity Published in BMJ Open

The paper, “Current status of health systems financing and oversight for end-stage kidney disease care: a cross-sectional global survey,” has been published in BMJ Open. Read the paper here. The ISN GKHA is a worldwide survey to assess the current capacity for kidney care. Designed to document the availability of the six principles* of Universal Health Coverage...

Discover and Explore the WCN’22 Program at a Glance

The WCN’22 Program at a Glance presents the congress schedule in its virtual format. Access the Program at a Glance Participants from around the world can follow the virtual event through live-streamed sections of the congress, making WCN’22 accessible to all. All virtual sessions are recorded and made available on-demand directly after the live stream, being accessible at a...

Next Edition of Bridging the Gaps Coming Soon

Look out for the third edition of ISN’s advocacy newsletter in your inbox. The upcoming edition of Bridging the Gaps is packed with updates on ISN’s advocacy initiatives and its role in helping to reduce the global burden of kidney diseases, including ISN's participation at: The 74th World Health Assembly The European Kidney Forum The Third Annual Global...