Young nephrologists

A Year after the Beirut Blast: Ongoing Challenges Faced by the Local Renal Community

Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut, Lebanon, still experiencing the consequences of a devastating blast more than one year on Sabine Karam, deputy chair of the Young Nephrologists Committee and Ali Abu-Alfa, chair of ISN-Middle East Regional Board and president of the Lebanese Society of Nephrology and Hypertension Over the past two years, Lebanon...

Mentorship and Collaboration to Better Understand Childhood IgA Nephropathy

Alexandra CAMBIER, YNC member, associate professor of pediatric nephrology (MD-PhD), Sainte Justine Hospital, Montréal University Université de Paris, Paris, France ; Centre de Recherche sur L'inflammation (CRI); INSERM U1149, Paris, France IgA nephropathy (IgAN) is one of the most common forms of primary glomerulonephritis in children and adolescents worldwide [1]. In more than fifty percent of...

Looking to the Future: New YNC Leadership Shares Current Projects

YNC Chair Marina Wainstein and Deputy Chair Sabine Karam The Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) was launched in 2007 to understand and evaluate the needs of young nephrologists worldwide to develop opportunities for them within the ISN. From the 11 founding members to the 24 current ones—including two allied health professionals and one Emerging Leaders Program (ELP)...

Reflections on the Young Nephrologists Committee – COVID and Beyond

Gavin Dreyer – Outgoing YNC Chair             The last two years as the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) chair have been the highlight of my professional career. It is hard to describe the joy I feel chairing meetings and leading such an exceptional committee of young nephrologists. The diversity of the committee, now including members of the...

Announcing the Young Nephrologists Awards

The YNC is pleased to announce this year’s recipients of the Young Nephrologists Awards: Dr. Julian A. Marschner (Germany) - best basic science abstract, “A kidney-on-the-chip approach using primary human tubular cells in a 3D co-culture system.” Dr. Marschner is currently completing postdoctoral work developing complex in vitro assays to gain mechanistic insights into processes of...

Young ISN Members Lead ISN Efforts to Improve Kidney Care in LMICs: Update on the Kidney Care Network Project

Dr. Sanjib Sharma and his team at one of several events involving healthcare workers, politicians, and patients to educate and raise awareness of the KCN in Nepal In 2013, the ISN launched the 0by25 Initiative to eliminate preventable deaths from AKI worldwide by 2025. The burden and management of AKI worldwide were initially assessed through an...

“Shape the Future” Webinar: Early-Career Opportunities for Young Nephrologists

The Young Nephrologist Committee will host a Spotlight Webinar “Spotlight on Young Nephrologists: ISN opportunities to shape the future of global kidney health,” presenting exciting avenues for personal development, scientific growth, and career advancement through ISN activities. The webinar, which takes place at 4 p.m. on February 10, 2021, will host four remarkable global nephrology...

Young Nephrologists Reporting from Around the World During a Troubled Year

The ISN values its young members and welcomed the many powerful and inspiring first-hand accounts it received from different world regions that demonstrated what it meant to be a young nephrologist in 2020: From January, the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee worked alongside the ISN Research Working Group to present “Breakthrough Discoveries,” 60 + 1 globally...