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A Year of Achievements in Global Kidney Care: Revisit Remarkable Success Stories from ISN Granting Programs in 2023

ISN Granting Programs led scores of kidney care transformations worldwide in 2023, helping build capacity and improve patient care in regions with limited nephrology resources. As we look forward to more extraordinary accomplishments in 2024, we invite you to take a moment to discover or revisit inspiring accounts of progress in kidney care made possible...

The Fundamental Connection Between the Cosmos and the Elementary Particles of Our Bodies: Daniel de Florian’s Plenary Talk on the Origin of the Universe

For millennia, scientists have tirelessly sought to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Daniel de Florian's groundbreaking contribution to particle physics has left an indelible mark on our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of existence. Secure your seat for Daniel de Florian's plenary talk: Register for the congress now to benefit from the early...

Elevate Your Professional Journey: Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with expertise in clinical work, research, career development, or another specialized area? Experience a rewarding mentorship partnership: Apply here by March 1, 2024, to become an ISN Mentor.  Share your knowledge, develop coaching and leadership skills, and connect with mentees worldwide through the esteemed ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by mentorship pairs...

The Faces Behind the Posts – Meet the WCN’24 Social Media Team!

The #ISNWCN Social Media Team is a group of dedicated health professionals committed to delivering comprehensive coverage throughout the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Get to know the team here. Comprising members from the @ISNeducation team and carefully selected applicants, they are united by a shared passion for driving healthcare innovation. This dynamic team is ready and...

Advancing aHUS Understanding: The ISN’s International Forum in Prague Sets the Stage for Progress

The ISN's aHUS International Forum took place from December 8-10 in Prague, the Czech Republic. The forum brought together over 80 experts in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from around the globe. Participants at the ISN aHUS International Forum Topics covered included terminology, evaluation, treatment of native disease, Factor H antibody and treatment, transplant, and non-complement...

“Integral in Enabling Me to Start My Research Career”: ISN Clinical Research Program Facilitates Groundbreaking Study on Dialysis in Zimbabwe

Rumbidzai Dahwa received an ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) grant for the research project "Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Zimbabwe" in 2017. Find out more about the CRP and how to apply here. The study, completed in 2020, was the first to provide comprehensive data on the nature and prevalence of dialysis in Zimbabwe and...

Get a Head Start on Your ISN Clinical Research Program Application – Watch Our Webinar for Tips on Applying!

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  Watch the webinar at the ISN Academy. The application deadline is May 1, but your ISN regional coordinator must review proposals by April 1. Find out who your regional coordinator is here. The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage noncommunicable chronic diseases...

Joining Forces to Advance Kidney Care: Explore the Global Network of ISN Affiliated Societies and Apply to Join Them!

The ISN plays a pivotal role in uniting kidney health professionals worldwide. Discover ISN Affiliated Society membership benefits and how to apply here. One of the key components of the ISN's global impact is its network of Affiliated Societies, which contribute significantly to advancing nephrology in their respective regions. The ISN has 115 national and regional Affiliated Societies...

Tackling the CKDu Puzzle: Read the ISN i3C Working Group’s Position Statement on Kidney Biopsies

Despite ongoing efforts, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) remains a significant, persistent problem in several world regions. The ISN i3C (CKDu) Working Group has written a comprehensive position statement offering vital guidance and recommendations for kidney biopsies in individuals suspected of CKDu. Read "Kidney Biopsies Among Persons Living in Hotspots of CKDu: A...

A Global Cohort Shaping the Future of Kidney Health: Announcing the 2024 Emerging Leaders 

The ISN is delighted to introduce its 2024 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) participants. The ELP Steering Committee reviewed many deserving applications and selected thirteen ISN members from seven ISN regions for the third ELP cohort. Find out more about the new cohort here. Please join us in congratulating: Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, Mexico/USA Becky Mingyao Ma, Hong Kong Carmen Elena E....

Excellence in Kidney Care and Research: Discover the Winners of the ISN 2024 Awards  

Please join us in congratulating the ISN 2024 Award winners: Adeera Levin – the Jean Hamburger Award Motoko Yanagita – the Bywaters Award Michael Caplan – the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize Find out more about the winners and their outstanding work below. The recipients will be recognized at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2024, from April 13-16,...

2023 KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award – Apply Now! Extended Deadline: December 22, 2023

Best Basic/Translational and Clinical Science publications in Kidney International® - KI-ISN Early-Career Researcher Award Kidney International® and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) acknowledge the contribution made by our early-career researchers (ECR) across the globe. We would like to recognize their efforts by selecting the four best original research papers published in Kidney International® (2 basic/translational and...

Excellence in Kidney Care and Research: Discover the Winners of the ISN 2024 Awards

Please join us in congratulating the ISN 2024 Award winners:  Jean Hamburger Award: Adeera Levin Bywaters Award: Motoko Yanagita Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize: Michael J. Caplan Find out more about the winners and their outstanding work below.   The recipients will be recognized at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2024, from April 13-16, 2024, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.   Professor...

Leveraging Social Media for Kidney Health: The ISN and the Nephrology Social Media Collective Forge New Partnership

The ISN and the Nephrology Social Media Collective (NSMC) have signed a memorandum of understanding for producing, delivering and recording primarily social media-related online educational content. The partnership emphasizes the powerful role of social media in spreading awareness of kidney health, sharing important information, engaging diverse audiences, and fostering conversations that contribute to a better...

The ISN Applauds Ten New ISN-Named Fellows

Please join us in congratulating: Michele Provenzano for ISN-ACT (clinical trials) Anna Strasma for ISN i3C CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) Winston Fung, Anukul Ghimire, Georgina Irish, Sabine Karam, Yannick Nlandu, Anna Petrova, Samveg Shah and Elliot Tannor for ISN-GKHA (Global Kidney Health Atlas) Get to know our ISN-Named Fellows here. These early-career ISN members were approved as...

The ISN Presents Its South Asia Pioneer Award to Mohan Rajapurkar at the Annual Indian Society of Nephrology Conference

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2023) will take place from December 14-17, 2023, in Kolkata, India, supported by the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. The conference provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN South Asia region to Mohan M. Rajapurkar from...

ENVISION-ing a New Way Forward in IgA Nephropathy A Phase 2 Trial of Sibeprenlimab 

Daniel O’Hara, ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus coordinator, summarizes the design and outcomes of the latest "Trial of the Month." Explore all the global trial selections for November and December here. The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages. A Phase 2 Trial of Sibeprenlimab in Patients With IgA Nephropathy Mathur et al., N Engl J Med...

Beyond Blood Sugar: Ele Ferrannini on the Basis for the Transformative Power of SGLT2 Inhibitors for Kidney Disease Management at WCN’24

Ele Ferrannini, a professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Pisa and a senior research associate at the National Research Council Institute of Clinical Physiology, will present the plenary talk "Insights Into SGLT2 Inhibitors: A Story of Discovery" at WCN'24 in Hall A on Tuesday, April 16 at 11 a.m. Argentina time. Register for...

The ISN Expands Membership Accessibility With New Initiatives

Over the past year, the ISN has expanded its membership scope to accommodate core members and professionals from diverse healthcare sectors to ensure that its membership is accessible to all. Discover all the ISN membership categories here New options include: A new membership category exclusively for medical students A lower fee for associate members to foster greater inclusion...

Explore the Best in Kidney Education: Top 10 Picks From the ISN Academy in 2023!

With a record-breaking 28,586 visits in November, the ISN Academy continues to be a cornerstone of educational excellence in kidney care worldwide. ISN members – access hundreds of hours of educational content at the ISN Academy! Offering a diverse range of online curricula, webinars, podcasts, and more, the ISN Academy provides a flexible, accessible means of...