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Three ISN Fellows Pass Pediatric Nephrology Sub-Specialty Certificate Exams

                     The ISN congratulates Privilage Makanda from Zimbabwe, Thembisile Mosalakatane from Botswana, and Paul Mashanga from Zambia. All three ISN Fellows passed the Pediatric Nephrology Sub-Specialty Certificate exam as part of their fellowship training at Red Cross Memorial Children’s Hospital in Cape Town, South Africa. The...

Expanding the ISN Network: New Affiliated Society

The ISN is pleased to welcome a new Affiliated Society, the Czech Society of Nephrology (Českà nefrologickà společnost - ČNS). The ISN looks forward to a close collaboration with the CNS to achieve equitable access to sustainable kidney health worldwide. Together with these recent additions, the ISN is proud to work alongside an international community of...

First International Home Dialysis Roundtable Meeting Leads to Action Agenda on Home Dialysis

Globally, 10.5 million people have advanced kidney disease, and the number is growing by 5-7% annually. Access to life-saving treatments such as kidney transplants and dialysis, however, is far from universal. Patients dependent on dialysis are more commonly treated in a clinic with in-center hemodialysis (HD) rather than through home HD (HHD) or peritoneal dialysis...

Nephrology Recognized as Separate Branch of Medicine in Mauritius

In August 2021, the Renal Association of Mauritius announced on social media that the Mauritian Ministry of Health and Wellness (MOHW) had recognized nephrology as a separate specialty from internal medicine in Mauritian hospitals. This momentous decision was initiated in response to the dedicated work of many stakeholders over several decades and the Renal...

Inspired by a Colleague? Nominate Them to Receive an ISN 2022 Award

Is someone working alongside you making an impact in kidney care or research? As an ISN member, you can honor and reward those making a dedicated effort to advance nephrology within your network by nominating them for the following  awards: Bywaters Award Jean Hamburger Award Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize Nominations are open until August 27, 2021. Who received the...

Read the ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum 2021 Report

The ISN is pleased to present the report, “Global Kidney Policy Forum 2021: Focus on North America and the Caribbean.” The report highlights the main kidney health challenges and opportunities affecting the region as outlined at the Global Kidney Policy Forum (GKPF), hosted during ISN’s Virtual World Congress of Nephrology (VWCN’21). The GKPF, based on the...

Only Two Weeks Left to Apply for an ISN Fellowship – Discover the Hybrid Program

The deadline to apply for an ISN Fellowship is May 1.   The ISN has developed a Hybrid Fellowship curriculum to complement ISN Fellows’ in-center training using online resources, now imperative due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The Hybrid Fellowship curriculum comprises two phases: Online Fellowship Foundation Course (pre-application) Fellowship Online Components (during training at host center)   Phase 1 – ISN...

OSEA Pioneer Award: Supat Vanichakarn

The 2019 ISN Pioneer Award winner for the Oceania and South East Asia region (OSEA) is Professor Emeritus Supat Vanichakarn from Thailand. Professor Vanichakarn was presented with his award on April 24, 2019 at the Nephrology Society of Thailand CKD Forum, ‘Closing the Gap in the Management of Chronic Kidney Disease.’ Vanichakarn has performed exceptional work...

UK/Malawi sister partnership awarded 2019 Schrier prize

Congratulations to Malawi's Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and the UK's Barts Health NHS Trust hospital on winning the 2019 Schrier Award! Over the last six years, the teams have developed dialysis services and training schemes so doctors can improve care for all kidney disease patients visiting the renal center in Blantyre, Malawi. The collaboration began when...