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The ISN ELP Program 2022 Cohort on Climate Change and the Urgent Need for Green Nephrology

By Wing-Shing Fung, on behalf of the ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) 2022 cohort* Climate change is the biggest health threat humanity is currently facing [1], and its impact on health is devastating. Indeed, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 [2]. The global temperature has...

Nominations Deadline Now September 7, 2022 – Nominate, or be Nominated as, the Next ISN President-Elect or a Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councilor

Nominate the next ISN President-Elect & 10 Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councilors NOMINATIONS DEADLINE NOW: SEPTEMBER 7, 2022 Nominate, or be nominated as, a candidate for 2023-25: ISN President-Elect (1 vacancy), or ISN Regional Board Deputy Chair/Councilor (1 vacancy in each of the 10 ISN regions) The next ISN leadership election for ISN President-Elect and Regional Board Deputy Chairs/Councilors in all...

New! Latest Narrative-based Chapter of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit On Building a Statistical Analytical Plan – Out Now

Are you planning a research project but need help with statistics? Access the new chapter here. This narrative-based chapter of the Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit guides you through key statistical concepts to help you identify variables and use a design study best suited to the data type and target population. The fictional narrative addresses: Descriptive and inferential statistics Primary...

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...