WCN'22

Moving Account of Waiting for a Kidney Transplant Wins Your Vote at the ISN Community Film Event

On Saturday, February 26, your votes for the 2022 ISN Film Community Best Film were tallied, and the winner was announced and recognized at WCN'22. Watch the winning entry here! Please join us in congratulating Jeyakumar Meyyappan, India, for the film "For Some the Wait Never Ends." The winning film presents snapshots from the life of Mr....

Did You Catch the February Pre-Congress Newsletter?

The February edition of the pre-congress newsletter features a sneak preview of WCN'22 content from prominent guest speakers: Brenda Hemmelgarn on shared decision-making to treat chronic kidney disease Lydia Kamaruzaman on improving kidney function testing Frances Mortimer on sustainable kidney care Kar Hui Ng on the genetic causes of kidney disease in Asia Katalin Susztak on genetic markers for inflammation...

It’s Showtime! WCN’22 Raising-the-Curtain Sessions Launch Today! 

Welcome to the start of an invigorating week of science, education, and networking at the World Congress of Nephrology 2022.  February 21-27 – The week ahead at a glance:  Monday: ISN Raising-the-Curtain sessions  Tuesday: ISN Raising-the-Curtain sessions  Wednesday: The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum   Thursday:  Pre-congress courses   Friday-Sunday:    World Congress of Nephrology 2022 Scientific Program  Registration for the...

A Few Days Left to Pick a Winner: Watch and Vote for the Finalists in the ISN Community Film Event Before February 26 

Watch the shortlisted films and cast your vote here!  The seven films competing for the 2022 ISN Community Best Film award present unsung heroes – all winners for overcoming difficult circumstances and helping raise awareness of kidney health issues.  Which of these seven films will be honored as the overall winner? Your vote helps decide the...

Aiming for improvements in kidney function testing

The lack of symptoms in early-stage kidney disease can make it difficult to diagnose. Clinicians usually rely on a glomerular filtration rate (GFR) test to identify disease at an early stage, particularly in high-risk groups. Testing for GFR can be a complicated and lengthy procedure. Using a formula to estimate GFR is standard practice, but...

Searching for genetic markers for inflammation and fibrosis in kidney disease

Inflammation and subsequent fibrosis play a critical role in the progression of kidney disease. Research to understand the cell types, genes, and mechanisms behind this process could reveal new ways to treat or even prevent kidney disease. Katalin Susztak is a professor of medicine and genetics at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. She is a...

Setting up Successful Urgent-start Peritoneal Dialysis Programs

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) is greatly under-utilized in most parts of the world, despite being preferred by many nephrologists and patients. Various factors, including late end-stage referrals and urgent kidney replacement therapy, mean that PD may not be considered as a treatment option. But new techniques for urgent-start peritoneal dialysis (USPD) allow for treatment initiation...