Regional Activities

13th National Conference of Russian Dialysis Society brings focused training to Russia’s medical community

The Russian Dialysis Society, with support from the ISN Continuous Medical Education Program (CME), organized its 13th National Conference, in conjunction with the 18th North-West Nephrology Summer School. It was a chance for doctors as well as students from medical schools across Russia to gain much-needed training across different areas of nephrology. Over 300 delegates...

CME interventional nephrology training in Nigeria

With support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and the George Institute for Global Health in India organized a specific training course on interventional nephrology, specifically tailored to the needs of nephrologists in resource-poor settings. Some 77 participants from across four of the six geopolitical zones of...

TPM workshop takes place in India

With support from an ISN-ANIO Program Scholar, the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) of India, in collaboration with Spain's Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI) organized a course on Transplant Procurement Management (TPM). It helped physicians gain fundamental knowledge on TPM and develop their professional competences as specialists in the field of organ donation. This...

Sister centers in India and USA unite over pediatric nephrology care

Six years of partnership have now led to the Christian Medical College in Vellore (India) becoming a center of excellence in kidney care. Partnering with University of California, Los Angeles (USA), doctors at the center in India are training staff in pediatric nephrology, improving dialysis and transplant treatment for a younger group of patients. Thanks...

Cho Ray Hospital: A portrait of Vietnam’s training center of excellence

After many years of partnership with Westmead Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Australia), Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) has become a center of excellence, developing cross-regional training programs. Speaking during the Voices of Sister Centers session at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology, Huong Tran explains her own ISN Fellowship...

Kidney transplantation in Kazakhstan – rising to the challenge

Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases in Almaty, Kazakhstan benefitted from the experience of ISN Educational Ambassador Aimun Ahmed to improve kidney transplant treatment for patients. Kazakhstan's Scientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases is one of the only centers that offers kidney transplantation in the region. Arina Yespotayeva explains how the...

Stepping out for kidney health in Guatemala

400 people in the Southern city of Escuintla (Guatemala) joined a walk for ‘healthy kidneys’, organized by Angie Aguilar-González and colleagues from Guatemala’s Foundation for Children with Kidney Disease. As an ISN-Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) New Investigator, she is researching hydration patterns and renal function markers of young patients with a high-incidence of renal...

Strengthening nephrology treatment for Senegal’s young patients

The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program and Saving Young Lives come together to support training collaboration for Senegal’s pediatric nephrologists, improving kidney care for the country’s younger generation. Younoussa Keita, from Hopital Aristide Le Dantec (Senegal) and Stefano Picca, ISN Educational Ambassador, pediatric nephrologist and former Head of Dialysis Unit at 'Bambino Gesù' Children's Hospital (Italy), joined...

First kidney transplant at Children’s Hospital in Burma

The Yangon Children Hospital in Myanmar, Burma welcomed an ISN Educational Ambassador from the National University of Singapore to teach about dialysis and transplantation. This educational visit led to the local medical team carrying out the first pediatric renal transplantation at the hospital. Kar Hui Ng from the National University of Singapore spent a week...