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Final Modules Now Available: Complete the ISN YNC Curriculum and Gain Exclusive Access to a Webinar on Statistics for Clinical Research

Modules 5 and 6 of the CME-accredited ISN YNC Curriculum: Basics of Statistics for a Successful Start in Clinical Research are now available at the ISN Academy. Access Modules 5 and 6 now! (Join/renew your ISN membership to access this content) Module 5: Learn the applications of big data and machine learning in clinical research through...

ISN Members – Use Code IDF2023 for Reduced Registration Fees for the International Diabetes Federation Virtual Congress

The International Diabetes Federation Virtual Congress 2023, 4-7 December, will feature four days of high-level sessions on: Managing and treating diabetes complications, The impact of natural and human-made disasters on people with diabetes The long-term effects of COVID-19 Attractive registration rates are available, with discounts for students and healthcare professionals in low- and middle-income countries. Learn more at www.idf2023.org.

ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Measuring Albuminuria or Proteinuria: Does One Answer Fit All?  The authors review international guideline recommendations on measuring proteinuria and albuminuria and discuss contexts where the optimal measure of proteinuria is unclear or controversial. They discuss evidence to support current recommendations for choice of measure, including the clinical settings of glomerulonephritis, transplantation, and pregnancy. They also...

ISN CME Program Supports Meeting on CKD Prevention, Complementing SRC Program to Advance Kidney Care in South Asia

The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supported Narayan Prasad (India), Dibya Singh Shah (Nepal) and Udana Ratnapala (Sri Lanka)* to travel to the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute held from Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023. Faculty at the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of the Kidney...

Start Your Nephrology Career Right: Choose the ISN Trainee Membership Package

If you are an early-career nephrologist eager to advance in your profession, the ISN has the perfect entry point for you - the Trainee Membership category. The ISN offers all trainees the first year of membership FREE; membership is renewable for four years at $15/year while training continues. Step into a promising future in kidney care...

The ISN Welcomes the Argentinian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-member Society

The Argentinian Society of Nephrology (SAN) has joined the ISN as a Collective-member society, strengthening a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care in the Latin America region. The SAN will co-host the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN’24) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 13-16, alongside the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension. SAN members will enjoy the full...

Equitable Access to Gene Therapy? Obiageli Nnodu Presents on the Potential and Availability of CrispCas9 Therapy for Sickle Cell Disease at WCN’24

Obiageli Nnodu, professor of Hematology and Blood Transfusion and director of the Centre of Excellence for Sickle Cell Disease Research and Training at the University of Abuja in Nigeria, will present the talk "Crispcas9 Therapy for Sickle Cell Diseases: How Do We Go From Discovery to Equitable Availability of Gene Therapy for All?" at...

Advancing the ISN’s Strategy for Global Kidney Care: A Comprehensive CME-Accredited Curriculum on Conservative Kidney Management

Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) is a key component of the ISN's 5–10-year strategy to improve global access to integrated care for safe, sustainable and equitable kidney diseases. To this end, the Conservative Kidney Management Working Group developed a CME-accredited "Kidney Supportive Care and Conservative Kidney Management Curriculum" to help build the capacity to implement sustainable...

Get Ready for December 2023: Explore ISN-Endorsed Events and ISN Participates Activities – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. This endorsement enhances your event's visibility and elevates its scientific merit and educational impact. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses relevant topics in the region, it could qualify for our endorsement. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and apply here. December...

Efficacy of Gravity-driven Continuous Flow Peritoneal Dialysis in Children

Rupesh Raina, ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member, summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the team's latest trial selections. Read all the latest global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "Trial of the month" is available in several languages. Gravity-assisted Continuous Flow Peritoneal Dialysis Technique Use in Acute Kidney Injury in Children: A...

“The Data Supports Transplanting People With Caution and With Thought”: Cancer Diagnosis and Kidney Transplants – A Summary of the ISN Middle East Regional Board – ASON Webinar

In this joint ISN Middle East Regional Board-American Association of Onconephrology (ASON) webinar, "Should We Perform Kidney Transplants in Recipients With a Pretransplant Cancer Diagnosis?" Professor Horacio Adrogue (USA) discussed the escalating demand for kidney transplants, particularly among individuals with prior cancer histories. Watch the webinar here. ISN-ASON partnership to advance onconephrology The webinar was produced...

“I Understand the Unspoken Pain of Patients”: Read Inspiring Stories From the World Kidney Day Blog Series

"I was a distant shadow of my former self, unrecognizable, tired, broken in spirit, and clueless about what was happening. The thought of resuming regular dialysis sent shivers down my spine. I just wanted to live a normal life." Sejal Jobanputra, from India, shares an emotional journey that includes the disappointment of a kidney transplant...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Precision medicine framework for optimizing CKD treatment Kidney International® Trends and Perspectives for Improving Quality of Chronic Kidney Disease Care: Conclusions From a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference  The conference discussed improving chronic kidney disease (CKD) diagnosis, care safety, and patient well-being, identifying current tools, barriers, and research needs in CKD management. Discussions acknowledged that...

Complementary ISN Granting Programs Coordinate to Elevate Nephropathology in Mongolia

Recently graduated ISN Fellow Narnygerel Erdenebileg helped organize a week-long training program supported by the ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs in October at the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Read more about Dr. Erdenebileg's ISN Fellowship here. Participants at one of the seminars during a week of activities supported...

“Determined to Learn to Help Her Patients and Colleagues”: ISN Training Inspires Fellow to Bridge the Gaps in Kidney Care in Mongolia

Narnygerel Erdenebileg from the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, undertook a three-month ISN Fellowship from June to September 2023 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, under supervision from Mohamed Atta, who is a professor of medicine there. Dr. Erdenebileg wanted to improve her skills in clinical nephrology, kidney biopsy...

From Innovations in Transplantation to Environmental Approaches for Improving Kidney Health: Discover the WCN’24 Scientific Program

We're excited to announce that the complete scientific program for the 2024 World Congress of Nephrology (WCN'24) is now available to explore. Access the program here. This highly anticipated scientific and educational event, the most significant annual, global gathering of kidney experts and professionals, offers a comprehensive insight into the latest developments and breakthroughs in kidney...

Structured Delivery of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Targeted Symptom Management Can Improve Fatigue, Pain and Depression Among Those on Dialysis

Daniel O’Hara, the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus coordinator, summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the team’s latest trial selections. Read all the latest global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The “trial of the month” is available in several languages. Effects of Technology-assisted Stepped Collaborative Care Intervention to Improve Symptoms in Patients Undergoing Hemodialysis:...

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...

A Promising Alliance: The ISN and PKD Foundation Tackle Polycystic Kidney Disease

The ISN is pleased to share news of its official partnership with the Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation, a collaboration to raise awareness about polycystic kidney disease and offer educational resources on this rare condition. Together, the two organizations will produce a webinar and podcast. Join us for the upcoming "Equity in ADPKD: Bridging Gaps for Better...

Global Connections in Kidney Care: ISN Mentorship Program Welcomes 41 New Pairs

The ISN congratulates and extends a warm welcome to 41 newly matched mentorship pairs in the ISN Mentorship Program. The ISN Mentorship Program facilitates global connections among ISN members to enhance understanding and practice of kidney care in diverse contexts. Mentees achieve professional goals while mentors hone leadership and coaching skills. In the latest application round,...