Regional Activities

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply for a Regional Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Find out more and apply here. The deadline to apply is May 1, 2022. Zhou Yue from Peking University...

ISN to Support and Attend AFRAN-AFPNA 2021 Joint Congress

The joint African Association of Nephrology – African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFRAN/AFPNA) 2021 Congress will be held in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, with the theme ‘Advocacy for Management of Kidney Diseases in Africa.’ The Société Ivoirienne de Néphrologie (S.I.NEPH) is hosting the 16th AFRAN– AFPNA congress on the occasion of  its 5th national congress, from December...

Landmark Kidney Transplant Takes Place in Cameroon

Aristide Eric Nono Tomta, Yaoundé General Hospital, Cameroon On November 10, the first living donor kidney transplant was successfully carried out in Central Africa by a team from the Yaoundé General Hospital in Cameroon, collaborating with health professionals from the University Hospital in Yaoundé and the University of Geneva Hospitals in Switzerland. Watch a local news...

Attend the ISN-RDS Joint Session at the XVI National Russian Dialysis Conference and XX CME Course

The XVI National Russian Dialysis Conference and XX CME Course will take place in hybrid format from November 19-21, 2021. Elena Zakharova, RDS president, former member of the ISN Executive Committee, and current member of the NIS and Russia Regional Board, will introduce the ISN and the ISN-Russian Dialysis Society (RDS) joint session from 9-9:10...

Join the ISN President at the 18th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation

ISN President Agnes Fogo will present two talks during the pre-congress sessions on October 20, 2021: 8 a.m. Tehran time: Updates in Definition and Classification of Lupus Nephritis 2:35 p.m. Tehran time: Nephropathologic Aspects of Diabetes Mellitus The 18th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Transplantation is hosted by the Iranian Society of Nephrology and will take...

The ISN Presents Eastern and Central Europe Pioneer Award and Supports CME Course at BANTAO 2021

The 16th BANTAO Congress (Balkan Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, and Artificial Organs) will be in hybrid format from October 29-31, 2021, in Tirana, Albania. The event provides a fitting platform to present László Rosivall with the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for the Eastern and Central Europe region on October 30, 2021, at 11:10 a.m. CEST....

Celebrating ISN Collective-Member Societies: The Korean Society of Nephrology

Professor Chul Woo Yang, President of the KSN Throughout 2021, the ISN is presenting its Collective-Member Societies through a series of interviews. As part of the current focus on the ISN South Asia region, we spoke to the President of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN), Professor Chul Woo Yang, about KSN's recent initiatives to...

Senegal to Inaugurate Largest Dialysis Center in Western Africa

The ISN is pleased to share that Senegal will soon have the largest dialysis unit in Western Africa. The ISN Dialysis Working Group chair, Abdou Niang, recently presented the project to Senegal’s President, Macky Sall. This brand-new unit will be part of the four-story Dalal Jamm Hospital in Dakar. This major referral hospital receives patients who are...

Virtual Edition: 2021 ISN Scientific Writing Course

The ISN Online Scientific Writing Course, cohosted by the Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Nefrología e Hypertensión (SLANH), began on Saturday May 8. The course, comprising four live sessions via Zoom, will take place on consecutive Saturdays until May 29. SLANH's President, Dr. Alejandro Ferreiro Fuentes, introduced the first session, welcoming ten selected participants - young ISN...