Regional Activities

Join the RDRTF survey on patient data and the refugee crisis

The ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) is looking to gather information relating to the current refugee crisis and kidney patients. Take part in this short survey to gather data on patient care. Recently, we have been struck by the news and pictures of the refugee crisis and the humanitarian disaster that accompanies it....

EAP training boosts interventional nephrology services at Pro-Renal Brazil

Collaboration with the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped the Pro-Renal Foundation in Brazil develop its interventional nephrology services. Former Chairman of the ISN Interventional Nephrology Committee, who leads the initiative, Dr. Miguel Riella believes the program would not have grown to this extent without ISN’s valuable training support. ISN Educational Ambassador Dr. Donald Schon from...

ISN Voices: Nepal

Klara Paudel’s dedication to nephrology is changing kidney patient care and research across Nepal. “In the developed world, you can rely on someone senior for guidance. Almost all specialists in emerging countries have to work on their own, relying on their own judgment and what they read in literature.  It was similar for me. Born in...

ISN-ANIO India Committee Program deadlines

The deadline to apply for the ISN-ANIO Apprenticeship and Research (Diabetic Kidney disease) Programs is fast approaching. You can send your application for either program by December 15, 2015. The ISN-ANIO India Committee is dedicated to reducing kidney disease and increasing treatment opportunities for patients in India. Committed to understanding the concrete needs of Indian...

Belarus German partners: treating AKI in intensive care

ISN Belarus German Sister Renal Center partnership raises awareness about treating Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) across intensive care units (ICUs) in Minsk. This September, a multidisciplinary meeting took place in Belarus, focused on treating AKI across intensive care units. The course attracted doctors and fellows from intensive care and nephrology units in the Minsk area. After...

Join the ISN Regional Workshop in Russia on September 16, 2015

An ISN Regional Workshop will take place in St-Petersburg on September 16, 2015 at 4.30pm. It will be held in conjunction with Renal Week and the Russian Dialysis Society Congress. An opportunity not to be missed as ISN Regional Workshops are now the go-to meeting to meet participants and leaders involved in the ISN Programs. ISN...

Finding purpose outside the day job

Becoming a volunteer reveals how a little help can go a long way when it comes to medical communities in need. Portuguese nephrologist Catarina Carvalho discovered how her medical expertise and training would be tested when she volunteered to support doctors and nurses at the National Hospital in Dili, East Timor. On the value of volunteering,...

West Lake Forum brings international and local faculties together in China

International experts from across the United States, Chile and Italy recently joined local speakers including renowned nephrologists from across China and Hong Kong at the 3rd Nephrology Update Meeting, West Lake Forum in Hangzhou, China. Translational lectures reviewed recent advances in renal physiology, pathophysiology of electrolyte alterations, hypertension, chronic kidney disease, renal replacement therapy and...