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Explore Global Variance in Kidney Care Capacity: Papers Summarizing ISN-GKHA Regional Data Published in Kidney International® Supplements

The 2023 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) sheds light on the current global capacity to deliver kidney care. Read the Kidney International® Supplements papers here A collection of papers published in Kidney International® Supplements focuses on each of the ten ISN regions, presenting a comprehensive overview of kidney care services by world region. They highlight...

World Kidney Day 2024 Took Place on March 14: Share Your WKD Triumphs and Inspire Others!

Celebrated Belgian landmark “Manneken Pis” was dressed in a WKD outfit on March 14 The ISN joins World Kidney Day (WKD) organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to treatment and care for people living with kidney disease. The 2024 campaign owes its achievements to...

Young Nephrologists – Win a Free Registration to the 42nd Vicenza Course: Apply by April 10

The 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024 takes place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The course will focus on endpoints for new clinical trials and covers various topics in critical care nephrology, including: Acute kidney injury in different pathological conditions Sepsis and related mechanisms, including viral, bacterial, and...

ISN-Endorsed Events With ISN Participation in April – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses region-relevant topics, it could qualify for our endorsement. Apply for ISN endorsement for enhanced visibility, scientific merit, and educational impact. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here April 25-28, 2024               Jakarta,...

Get Ready for WCN’24: Engage With the Global Kidney Care Community!

Excitement is building as the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 approaches—are you prepared for this unforgettable experience? Here's how you can maximize your participation: Stay connected on social media and share your attendance -Keep up with the feedback and updates by following ISN channels on social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X. -Share your experiences using...

“Through This Program, the Kidney Foundation Has Become the Largest Hospital in Bangladesh for Kidney and Urological Diseases and Dialysis and Transplantation,” – Find Out More About the 2024 Schrier Award Winner

Participating members of the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair at the 19th annual convention The Schrier Award recognizes remarkable achievements from graduated Sister Renal (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) pairs. The winner of the 2024 Schrier Award is the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair: Emerging Center: Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh Supporting Center: Royal London Hospital, London,...

Access New Social Media Curriculum Modules on X Spaces, Neph JC, Podcasts, Quizzes, and More! 

The Social Media Curriculum helps navigate and leverage social media tools effectively.   Access the curriculum, including new modules, here  Module 6: Join Dr. Manjusha Yadla, deputy chair of the ISN Social Media Team, for a concise, informative overview of X spaces and how to benefit from them.  Module 7: This module was developed by the Nephrology...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease: Known Knowns and Known Unknowns This executive summary of the Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Clinical Practice Guideline for the Evaluation and Management of Chronic Kidney Disease outlines the bases for updated therapies and strategies...

ISN Members: Explore Specialized ISN Fellowship Opportunities Tailored to Your Expertise and Region –Apply by May 1

In addition to general ISN Fellowships for ISN members from lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships tailored to specific specializations and regions. The deadline to apply is May 1. Submit your application here. These include: The ISN-UHN ExpLoRe Home Dialysis Fellowships in dialysis Ravi Mehta ISN...

Sharing Expertise to Establish Renal Registries Worldwide: Read the ISN SharE-RR Publication Introducing Its Toolkit

The ISN Sharing Expertise to Support the Set-up of Renal Registries (ISN SharE-RR) initiative develops resources to help establish or develop renal registries in emerging countries. Find more information on SharE-RR here The SharE-RR Advisory Group has created a step-by-step toolkit to guide nephrologists, public health officials, and others to establish and maintain successful, sustainable renal...

Young Nephrologists – Win a Free Registration to the 42nd Vicenza Course: Apply by April 10

The 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024 takes place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The course will focus on endpoints for new clinical trials and covers various topics in critical care nephrology, including: Acute kidney injury (AKI) in different pathological conditions Sepsis and related mechanisms, including viral, bacterial,...

Advancing Global Kidney Transplantation – the ISN Renews Its Partnership With The Transplant Society and Launches New Joint ISN-TTS Fellowships in Transplantation

The ISN is pleased to formally renew its ongoing partnership with The Transplant Society (TTS). New! – Launching ISN-TTS Joint Fellowships to advance transplantation skills The ISN and TTS will jointly support training in transplantation for young physicians from low-resource areas. Fellows will receive hands-on training at advanced host institutions to equip them with state-of-the-art knowledge...

Read the WKD 2024 Advocacy Brief on Breaking Barriers to Equitable Kidney Care and Advancing Optimal Therapeutic Management of Kidney Diseases

The 2024 World Kidney Day (WKD) advocacy paper was released on Thursday, 7 March. Read the paper here WKD advocates a multi-stakeholder approach to reduce inequities in kidney care access and optimize quality care for all. The paper outlines the multiple factors impeding optimal access to kidney care and offers policy recommendations on breaking these barriers and...

Protecting IgA Nephropathy Patients: Sparsentan Reduces Proteinuria and Preserves Kidney Function Through to Two Years

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Neeru Agarwal summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus's latest trial selections. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "trial of the month" is available in several languages. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson. Efficacy and safety...

WCN’24: Bridging Scientific Learning With Meaningful Connections and Networking – Register at the Regular Rate Until March 20!

Are you ready to mingle and try new features at WCN'24? Make new connections and strengthen existing ones with WCN networking activities. As you meet with like-minded professionals, sharing experiences can spark exciting collaborative projects. Introducing the Data Lab! Hands-on big data mining for nephrologists Open Science has revolutionized nephrology research, providing global access to rich...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarships support young nephrologists who want to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here...

Attend Scientific Sessions and Talks by ISN Granting Programs at WCN’24 to Discover How They Impact Kidney Care in Low Resource Settings. Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!

Attend interactive sessions, presentations, and discussions highlighting ISN Granting Programs to understand the transformative efforts underway to address kidney health challenges worldwide and enjoy discovering the tangible outcomes. These sessions foster connection within the international kidney care community and can inspire you to get involved in making a positive change in global kidney health. Register for...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of ANCA-Associated Vasculitis Since the 2021 Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases was published, important data concerning anti-neutrophil cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)–associated vasculitis (AAV) has become available. These include the regulatory approval of avacopan for ANCA-AAV...

From Hyponatremia to Metabolic Alkalosis: Follow the Case-based Electrolytes and Acid-Base Disorders Curriculum at the ISN Academy

Imbalances in electrolyte and acid-base can lead to kidney damage and dysfunction and may indicate underlying kidney diseases and other medical conditions. Regularly monitoring electrolyte and acid-base levels, especially in individuals with kidney disease or other health concerns, is essential to preserve kidney health. ISN members: Access the CME-accredited curriculum here This comprehensive seven-part curriculum delivers a...