Society Affairs

Apply to Become a Leader in ISN Committees and Working Groups – Deadline Extended to Friday, 30 October

ISN leadership positions open: Apply today Application deadline extended to Friday, 30 October Our sincere thanks to all our members who have already applied for leadership positions soon becoming available within several groups. Due to these busy and uncertain times and to encourage as many applications as possible, we have decided to extend the opportunity to our...

Seeking Your Nominations: ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for the North American and Caribbean Region

ISN Pioneer Awards honor the 'unsung heroes' of nephrology. They reward doctors on a regional level who have carried out extraordinary efforts to advance nephrology in a specific country or region. This is the first time that the North America and the Caribbean region has been included in the Pioneer Awards and nominations are allowed ONLY from...

ISN Supports Clinical Research Studies in NCDs in Emerging Countries to Improve Patient Outcomes.

The ISN supports clinical research projects that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in emerging countries through the ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP). Three CRP investigators recently completed their research projects: Title of Grant: Acute Renal Failure in Children. Multicenter Prospective Cohort Study in Medium-Complexity Intensive Care...

You still have a chance: 2021 Award Nominations Close August 27

There are only a few days left for ISN Members to nominate a deserving individual for one of the following 2021 awards: Alfred Newton Richards Award Roscoe R. Robinson Award Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease Pioneer Awards Discover more on ISN Awards and the nomination requirements HERE. Award winners will be recognized at The ISN World Congress of Nephrology...

ISN to Lead Panel Discussion at 2020 IDEAS symposium

The ISN will contribute to a panel discussion, « A Global Perspective on Kidney Failure” at the Innovations in Dialysis Expediting Advances Symposium (IDEAS) on August 31, 2020. Representing the ISN on the panel are: Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health, India, Chair of Global Kidney Health, Imperial College of London, President, International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and  Aminu Bello, Professor of Medicine, University of...

Nominate the next ISN President-Elect & Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councillors (all 10 ISN regions)

Help shape the future of ISN: Nominate a potential candidate for the positions of 2021-23: President-Elect, and Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councillors; 1 vacancy in each of the 10 ISN regions As an ISN member, you can help advance kidney care worldwide by nominating candidates for ISN leadership positions. The ISN is committed to the principles of diversity and inclusion....

Visit the ISNeducation Social Media Team Website Page

How does the ISN meet the challenge of presenting the latest complex ideas in easy-to-understand nuggets of information? Discover the @ISNeducation Social Media Team and the ISN WCN Social Media Team. ISN WCN Social Media Team Over the past decade, Social Media (SoMe) platforms have become increasingly popular to disseminate information from medical conferences. Twitter has become...

ISN-ACT article on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology Features in KI

ISN members may access the ISN-ACT (advancing clinical trials) Patient Engagement Working Group’s article, “International Perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology,” published in KI on 9 July 2020. The article highlights the important need to improve patient involvement in clinical trials to promote high-quality research in nephrology. It describes also the current challenges...

Milestones in Nephrology

Founding papers on current nephrology: from acute kidney injury to diabetic kidney disease As part of ISN’s 60th-anniversary, Kidney International’s “Milestones in Nephrology” series highlights five significant contributions to acute kidney injury, diabetic kidney disease, and cell biology: Glomerular hemodynamics in experimental diabetes mellitus (Hostetter TH, Troy JL, Brenner BM, 1981) Effect of intensive therapy on the development...

History – A closer look at the last decade

As part of ISN’s 60th anniversary celebration, John Feehally has written an account of ISN’s most recent decade, 2011-2020.  An exciting decade for ISN in which there has been a major expansion in the range and impact of its many activities around the world in education and training, research, and advocacy.  A decade in...