WCN'22

Create Connections at the WCN’22 Topical Networking Sessions

WCN'22 offers a schedule of moderated special topical networking events during breaks in the scientific program hosted on a user-friendly networking platform powered by SpatialChat. This platform allows you to effortlessly join networking rooms that simulate an in-person experience. How does it work? Go to the "Topical Networking" section of the "Community Hub" on the virtual congress platform Move freely among...

Register for the Pre-Congress Advocacy and Policy Course at WCN’22

Take the WCN'22 pre-congress course “Advocacy and Policy Course – New Skills for the Modern Nephrologist,” Thursday, February 24, at 3 p.m. MYT. Find out more about the Advocacy and Policy Course here. Register for the congress here. The course covers the principles and practicalities of designing and conducting effective advocacy campaigns to equip participants with...

Cast Your Vote Now! Watch the Finalists and Vote for the 2022 Best Film Award in the ISN Community Film Event

Online voting for the 2022 ISN Community Best Film opens today, January 24. Watch the shortlisted films and cast your vote here! The film event jury has selected six finalists from the 22 films received for the 2022 edition. The ISN warmly invites you to watch these personal and powerful accounts that help raise awareness of...

Attend the Professor Donal O’Donoghue Global Kidney Policy Forum 2022

The ISN is pleased to host the Professor Donal O'Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum: Building Healthier Sustainable Communities to Safeguard Kidney Health, at the World Congress of Nephrology 2022. The GKPF will take place online on Wednesday, February 23, from 3 p.m. to 6:55 p.m. Malaysian Standard Time (MYT). The meeting brings together decision-makers and...

Artificial intelligence and ‘omics may help in diagnosing and treating glomerular disease

In her presentation at WCN’22, Dr. Mariam Priya Alexander, a pathologist at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota, USA, will describe advances in pathology helping to diagnose glomerular disease, which accounts for approximately 16% of chronic kidney disease (CKD). Dr. Alexander’s research interests include the application of ‘omics and mass cytometry to expand the understanding of...

Improving access to dialysis and transplantation for rural patients

Dialysis and transplantation are the main treatments for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but accessing those treatments is not always straightforward for patients in rural areas. CKD patients in rural and remote communities encounter many barriers to accessing care and have a higher risk of mortality than those in urban areas. In her talk at WCN’22, Nicki...

Healthy diets could help our kidneys and the environment too

Diet is crucial to general health and well-being, but to what extent can we use food to treat and prevent kidney problems? At WCN‘22, this will be the question addressed by Peter Stenvinkel, professor and senior lecturer in the department of renal medicine at the Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden. Professor Stenvinkel and colleagues are conducting...

Understanding barriers to transplantation and the impact of COVID-19

Dr. Shaifali Sandal is a transplant nephrologist and assistant professor at the McGill University Health Center, Montreal, Canada. Her research focuses on improving living donor kidney transplantation (KT) and re-transplantation rates. In patients with kidney failure, transplantation is usually the best therapeutic option. It offers better survival rates and quality of life than dialysis. Economic...