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ISN International Consortium CKDu Collaborators (ISN i3C) Network Meeting Affirms Need to Build Capacity for Kidney Biopsies in CKDu Within Ethical Framework

Held in May, the meeting brought together 40 members of the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) network and the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group The meeting highlighted the need to increase kidney biopsies in CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) and improve biopsy preservation.  Three ISN i3C network members presented: Richard Johnson outlined the usefulness of kidney...

10 Days Left to Apply for an Interventional Nephrology Scholarship!

There's still time to apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship, which provides in-center short courses in interventional nephrology procedures to ISN members from low income, lower-middle income, and upper-middle income countries.  The deadline is April 1, 2022. Start the application process here.  Successful applicants will train at ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers from July 2022...

Hunting for Genetic Causes of Kidney Disease in Asia

“The prevalence of genetic glomerular and kidney cystic diseases is largely understudied in many Asian countries,” says Dr. Kar Hui Ng. “Many large studies conducted elsewhere, for example in Europe, report rates of these diseases of about 20-30%; however, Asian people are underrepresented, even in international cohorts.” Dr. Ng is a pediatric nephrologist in the...

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...