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Expanding ISN Membership in the Latin America Region: The ISN Welcomes the Bolivian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-Member Society

The Bolivian Society of Nephrology (Sociedad Boliviana de Nefrología e Hipertensión - SBNeH) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, marking the ninth such society in the Latin America region. This development strengthens a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care throughout this part of the world. Congratulations and a warm welcome to the SBNeH...

The ISN Advocates for Improved Dialysis Provision During Crises at the WHO Global High-Level Technical Meeting on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings

As a non-state actor in official relations with the WHO, the ISN attended the WHO's "Global high-level technical meeting on noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian settings: building resilient health systems, leaving no one behind" in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of February. Denmark, Kenya, and Jordan hosted 630 participants from 50 countries and 71 non-governmental organizations...

Developing Kidney Transplant Programs Worldwide: New Partnerships and Upgrades in the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce that two newly formed partnerships have been accepted into the joint ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program. In addition, two partnerships have successfully upgraded to Level A, one to Level B, and the Fundacion Valle del Lili (Colombia)-Boston Children's Hospital (USA) partnership has graduated. This...

“The Best Course I Have Ever Taken in My Whole Career”: The African Premiere of the ISN Scientific Writing Course Earns High Praise

SWC faculty and participants in Cairo The ISN partnered with the Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation (ESNT) to deliver an ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) in Cairo, Egypt, from 11 – 13 February 2024. Kicking off the first ISN Scientific Writing Course in Africa in beautiful Cairo! Thank you @ESTN_Egy for the warm welcome! Promising...

The ISN Announces New Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Celebrates Upgraded and Graduated Pairs: Thank You to Our SRC Supporters!

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program Committee is pleased to announce that 11 new partnerships have been accepted into the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Learn more about active partnerships in the ISN SRC Program and explore an interactive map here  These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney...

Expanding ISN Membership in the Latin America Region: The ISN Welcomes the Ecuadorian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-Member Society

The Ecuadorian Society of Nephrology (SEN) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, marking the eighth such society in the Latin America region. This development strengthens a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care throughout this part of the world. Congratulations and a warm welcome to SEN on becoming part of the ISN community! We...

Submit Your Research on Mitochondrial Function in DKD for the Chance to Feature in a Kidney International Reports® Special Edition

Submit your manuscript here by July 31, 2024 Kidney International Reports® will publish a dedicated issue on mitochondrial function in diabetic kidney disease (DKD) later this year. Understanding mitochondrial dynamics and metabolism is crucial for therapeutic advancements in DKD. This special issue will offer a detailed exploration of these aspects through original research and comprehensive reviews. Find...

Sparsentan Decreased Proteinuria, but Failed to Slow eGFR Decline in FSGS: Data From the DUPLEX Trial – New Selection of Global Trials Out Now!

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member Anastasiia Zykova summarizes the design and outcomes of the team's latest "Trial of the Month." Stay updated on the latest research and developments in kidney care: Access the new selection of global trials from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages. Sparsentan Versus Irbesartan...

New! Narrated Animation on Complement System Dysregulation and Its Impact on the Kidney–Watch it Now!

The kidney is particularly susceptible to damage by complement. Activation of the complement system is tightly regulated by a series of soluble and membrane-bound proteins. Failure of these checking mechanisms is one of the major causes of complement-mediated kidney diseases. Evidence of specific complement activity has been identified in several kidney diseases, including IgA nephropathy,...

The Lancet Global Health Publishes ISN Paper on Global Insights From the 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas

The paper "An Update on the Global Disparities in Kidney Disease Burden and Care Across World Countries and Regions" has been published in The Lancet Global Health. Read the paper here. In the same edition, The Lancet Global Health published an editorial on the paper: "The Major Global Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease." Read the editorial...

Empowering Kidney Care Professionals: WCN’24 Themes to Advance Individual Excellence Toward Global Kidney Health

Five kidney care themes guide the scientific program of the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24). Explore this intriguing selection from the scores of outstanding sessions awaiting WCN'24 delegates—you won't want to miss this congress! Consult the complete program here Theme 1: Better Kidney Health "The ISN Emerging Leaders and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care: The Time...

Narrowing the Gap: Improving Kidney Transplantation Skills in Nigeria Through the ISN Fellowship Program

Chimezie Okwuonu from the Federal Medical Centre in Abia State, Nigeria, undertook an ISN Fellowship under supervision from Rasheed Balogun from the University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA, in 2023. Find out more about the ISN Fellowship Program and apply here by May 1 The six-month training focused on kidney transplantation. According to Dr. Okwuonu,...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Providing Environmentally Sustainable Nephrology Care: Focus in Low- and Middle-income Countries  This article is part of the series "Green Nephrology: A Series of Mini-Reviews on Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Kidney Health Care," a collaboration between Kidney International® and members of the ISN Emerging Leaders 2022 Program. To help reduce the need for costly and environmentally...

Expanding Skills and Knowledge in Key Areas of Kidney Care: Access Three New ISN Implementation Toolkits

As part of the ISN-WHO 2021-2023 collaboration plan, the ISN is pleased to announce the release of three new implementation toolkits. The ISN thanks all experts involved for their outstanding contributions. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit The toolkit facilitates AKI detection, management, and prevention, integrating key strategies highlighted in the ISN 0by25 initiative. Access here The toolkit was developed...

Making a Difference in the Lives of Younger Patients Worldwide: The ISN and the IPNA Renew Commitment

The ISN is pleased to announce it has formally renewed its ongoing partnership with the International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) to advance a mutual commitment to the global advancement of pediatric nephrology. Since 2011, the ISN and the IPNA have forged a highly productive and enduring alliance, collaborating on many initiatives, including ISN-INPA Fellowships, ISN...

Adewale Akinsola to Receive the ISN Africa Pioneer Award at NANCONF 2024

The Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NANCONF) will take place February 18-22, 2024, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The meeting provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN Africa region to Adewale Akinsola from Nigeria. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku will highlight ISN activities and regional...

Podcast, Accredited Courses, Collaborative Case Presentations, and Open-Access Curricula: Explore Latest Releases at the ISN Academy Now!

The ISN Academy offers hundreds of hours of cutting-edge educational content developed to enhance your knowledge and skills and ensure you keep up with the latest advancements in kidney care. Brand new content includes: Latest episode of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast: A discussion on health disparities, their root causes, and their impact on the...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Living Kidney Donors’ Healthcare Needs, Experiences and Perspectives Across Their Entire Donation Trajectory: A Semi-Structured, In-depth Interview Study This qualitative descriptive study examined the experiences of living kidney donors (LKDs) throughout care. It aimed to identify gaps in information and care as LKDs transitioned through different phases. The results reveal gaps in post-donation care for...

Renew Your ISN Membership Now to Make the Most of ISN Opportunities in 2024

Another year of growth and collaboration is now well underway. Thank you to the thousands who have already renewed their ISN membership. Renew your ISN membership here ISN membership runs from January to December. Renewing your membership now ensures uninterrupted access to professional development programs, exclusive resources, the latest insights in kidney care, and networking opportunities. Continue...