Regional Activities

China and US centers support each other to provide nephrology training

Earlier this January, several ISN Continuing Medical Education courses took place across China in Shanghai, Jiaxing and Hangzhou. These meetings were made possible thanks to a valuable partnership between the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Ruijin Hospital Jiao Tong University, Chang Zheng Hospital, the Second Military Medical University and the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University. Lectures...

Vascular access symposium and workshop in Kuwait

The Kuwait Nephrology Association organized a two-day symposium and workshop on vascular access in Kuwait. The workshop was planned as an initiative by ISN’s Middle East Regional Board and the Interventional Nephrology Committee to improve dialysis access care in the Middle East. The key objective of the meeting was to start a formal dialogue between...

CKDu in Sri Lanka’s population

On December 16, 2015, Georgi Abraham and I had the honor of being invited to discussions with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, the country’s Minister of Health as well as the leadership of the Sri Lankan Society of Nephrology. We set out to address issues related to the epidemic of Chronic Kidney Disease of undetermined...

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...