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Advancing Knowledge on CKD Treatment and Prevention: The ISN Supports Scientific Meeting in Macedonia

Delegates enjoy the program In April, the ISN supported the "7th Congress of the Macedonian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Artificial Organs (MSNDTAO) With International Participation" in Skopje, Macedonia, through its Continuing Medical Education Program (CME). The scientific program included an ISN CME course, "From Prevention to Best Treatment Options in CKD." Dr. Goce Spasovski presents on...

Advances in Global Kidney Care: Inspiring Contributions from National and Regional Societies Shared at ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting

At the recent WCN’24 in Buenos Aires, leaders from 28* of the ISN's 116 Affiliated Societies convened for the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting. Society representatives shared inspiring advancements and success stories, from improvements in home dialysis treatments to developing robust kidney transplant programs, spotlighting the collaborative spirit and innovation within the international nephrology community. In recognition...

Invitation to Complete Survey to Contribute to Referral for Kidney Transplantation Study

The Transplantation Society (TTS) and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) referral for kidney transplantation working group is conducting a survey to examine global patterns in referral of advanced chronic kidney disease patients (pre-dialysis or on-dialysis) for kidney transplantation. Take the survey now The survey aims to compare referral practices across countries and identify barriers to...

Discover the Newly Reviewed ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit With New Content!

The ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit is designed to guide anyone starting a clinical trial or participating as a trial site. It is aimed at nephrologists and researchers in kidney care worldwide, regardless of their level of clinical trial experience or local resources. The toolkit includes contributions from over 25 ISN-ACT Toolkit subgroup members – –...

Announcing Winners of Complimentary Registrations for the Vicenza Course

The ISN is pleased to announce three winners of complimentary registrations for the upcoming 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024  Selected by the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, the ISN congratulates the following winners: Omar Fueyo (Mexico) Shkelqim Muharremi (Macedonia) Swaraj Sathyan (Bahrein) The Vicenza Course will take place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The...

The ISN and TSN Join Forces to Advance Kidney Care

At the event, ISN President Masaomi Nangaku presented information on the ISN Scientific Writing Program to be held in Taiwan in December The ISN participated in joint sessions with the Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN) at their Spring Academic Conference at the end of April. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku contributed to these sessions, presenting on the...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Improving and Maintaining Quality of Hemodialysis in Areas Conflicted by War: A Call to Action! Alasfar and colleagues discuss the severe impact of the Syrian war on kidney replacement therapy in the region, highlighting logistical challenges and compromised standards of care. They suggest key strategies to help manage kidney care in conflict areas, including understanding...

Support Excellence in Kidney Care: Nominate for the ISN 2025 Awards!

Agnes Fogo presenting Charles Alpers with the 2023 Roscoe R. Robinson Award at WCN’23 It’s time to nominate friends and colleagues whose work deserves international recognition. If you are an ISN member, you can support global excellence in kidney care by submitting a nomination for an ISN Award! Please send all nominations, supporting materials, questions, or...

Explore Dialysis Fatigue Solutions on the Global Kidney Care Podcast: Insights From the Cochrane Review

Listen to the podcast here The Cochrane Review, published in 2023, includes data on 94 randomized controlled trials with over 8,000 participants. It addresses the uncertainty in clinical practice guidelines on managing fatigue in people with chronic kidney disease or kidney failure requiring dialysis. It summarizes the benefits and harms of pharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions...

Enhancing Pediatric Kidney Health in India: The ISN Supports Speakers at Specialized Paediatric Nephrology Meeting

In March, the ISN supported speakers through its Continuing Medical Education Program to attend the "Paediatric Nephro Urocon 2024 - Season 3" meeting in Chennai, India. Seventy delegates participated on the first day of the program, with 125 attending on the second day. The conference brought together a diverse group of professionals, including dialysis technologists,...

Prioritizing Kidney Care: The ISN and Devex to Hold Event on Lifesaving Kidney Therapies at the WHA77 on May 29

The ISN is collaborating with Devex for the second consecutive year to discuss expanding global kidney care. Register for the event online or in person here The event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” will take place on the occasion of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 29,...

Clinical Trial on Different Fluids for Kidney Transplantation Summarized for the Layperson

A new trial has been added to the  “ISN Global Kidney Trials Insights: A Guide for Everyone.” Read the guide on balanced crystalloid solution versus saline in deceased donor kidney transplantation. The guide is based on the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) summaries. It aims to demystify clinical trials for the layperson, providing clear and accessible explanations of...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Supports Advancements in Kidney Care for Children in Nigeria

In 2017, through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, staff from the nephrology section of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) in Alberta, Canada, began supporting staff from the pediatric nephrology unit at the Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The partnership's primary goal was to develop pediatric nephrology at the center...

ISN Ambassador Visit Drives Significant Progress in Kidney Care Services in Brazzaville, Congo

In March, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Faiçal Jarraya (Tunisia) spent a week visiting the University Center Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU) in Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP). From left to right: ISN Ambassador Professor Faiçal Jarraya alongside CHU staff Dr. Bakala Clothyn, head of...

Setting the Stage to Propel Global Nephrology to New Heights: Thank You to All Delegates for a Phenomenal Congress! Browse Memorable Moments in Pictures and Discover Statistics for 2024

Thank you to the 4,500 delegates from more than 121 countries whose energy and contributions drove WCN'24's phenomenal success! Browse the WCN photo gallery here! Here's a snapshot of what we experienced together over four extraordinary days of learning, networking, and innovation: 1576 groundbreaking abstracts were accepted, with 867 posters on display 252 top-tier speakers from around the globe presented a diverse...

Explore the ISN Global Trials Focus Selection for February and March, Featuring a “Trial of the Month” on the Efficacy and Safety of Aldosterone Synthase Inhibition 

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Neeru Agarwal summarizes the design and outcomes of the latest ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus "Trial of the Month."  The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages, now including German. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson.  Part of the...

ISN YNC Member Iman Alshamsi Introduces New YNC Members to the ISN Community 

The ISN is pleased to welcome six dynamic young professionals to the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) and looks forward to their contributions to education, research, and leadership as they help shape the future of global kidney health:  Dr. Winston Fung (Hong Kong)  Dr. Marques Ng (Hong Kong)  Dr. Kornchanok Vareesangthip (Thailand)  Dr. Daniel P. Msilanga (Tanzania)  Dr. Carlo Alfieri (Italy)  Dr. Ming-Yan Jiang (Taiwan)  Hailing from diverse parts...

The ISN CME Program Supporting Excellence in Kidney Care in Pakistan and Nigeria 

ISN-supported speaker Dr. McCafferty (far right) at the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024  The ISN Continuing Medical Education Program supported a speaker to attend the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024 in February 2024.  Dr. Kieran McCafferty (UK) presented on chronic kidney disease and visited the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, the...

New! Access the Toolkit and Accompanying KIR Article on Creating a Young Nephrologists Committee

How do you build and nurture a thriving community of early-career kidney care professionals? The ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) subcommittee has developed a valuable toolkit to help young nephrologists establish a local committee from the ground up. Discover the ISN YNC Toolkit here Recognizing that even a small group of local enthusiasts can provide much-needed support...

“A Lasting Legacy of Improved Nephrology Services in the Southern Philippines”: An ISN-APSN Sister Renal Centers Pair Graduates the Program

Staff from the SPMC visit the SGH Transplant Center The ISN and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) collaborated to support a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, Philippines, and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in Singapore over seven years. From modest beginnings to a flourishing...