Young nephrologists

“I Feel Responsible for Engaging the Next Generation of Students”- Javier Neyra on Prioritizing Capacity Building in Research

By Javier Neyra, ISN YNC member Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to lead efforts by the Capacity Building Sub-committee of the ISN Young Nephrology Committee (YNC). Young nephrologists worldwide have consistently highlighted the need to build capacity in research, particularly for those practicing in developing countries with limited scholarly resources. Therefore, one of...

Genomic Medicine for Kidney Diseases and Myths of Providing Dialysis in Lower Income Countries – Discover Contemporary Topics in Kidney Care From WCN’23 Plenary Speakers: Grab the Early Bird Fee!

Renowned plenary speakers will address issues impacting the future of global kidney care at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2023. Join us in Bangkok, Thailand, from March 30-April 2: Register here at the early bird rate. Ali Ghavari: "Genomic Medicine for Kidney Diseases: Lessons Learned from IgAN for Disease Pathophysiology and Management" Barney Graham: "Rapid COVID-19 Vaccine Development and the Future of...

Connect With Like-minded Colleagues and Engage in ISN Initiatives: Join the ISN Young Nephrologists Network

YNC and Emerging Leaders Program members networking at the ISN booth at ASN kidney week last November The ISN has over 4200 members under the age of 45! Every year the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) receives an overwhelming number of applications from young nephrologists worldwide who want to grow professionally and contribute to global...

ISN Young Nephrologists Committee Member Appointed to the WHO Youth Council

Members of the WHO Director-General’s Youth Council ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) member, Marina Wainstein, has been selected to serve on the World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General’s Youth Council for a term of two years. At the Youth Council, Marina Wainstein will engage with young people from health and non-health backgrounds worldwide to advise the Director-General...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN). Applications are available in Chinese. Find out more and apply here by...

The YNC Reports: Keeping PD Relevant in the Developing World, Why and How – the Pakistan Story

By Dr. Ahad Qayyum    Dr. Ahad Qayyum is the co-founder of the PD Academy of Pakistan and is an active member of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, ISN Educational Ambassador’s Committee and the ISN South Asian Regional Board.  Many developing nations worldwide experience similar issues of unreliable infrastructure, overpopulation, limited health expenditure, and inefficient use of...

The YNC Expands: New Members, Network, and Subcommittees

New Young Nephrologists Committee members (top row): Ahad Qayyum, Andrea Viecelli, Anna Petrova; (bottom row): Krissia Wallbach-Massai, Wilmer Jim Escobar Torres and Zdenka Hruskova Changes in Young Leadership at the ISN YNC The Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) is excited to welcome several new members to the team: Ahad Qayyum (Pakistan) Andrea Viecelli (Australia) Anna Petrova (Ukraine) Zdenka Hruskova (Czech Republic) Krissia...

Young Nephrologists: Apply Now to Win a Free Pass to the 40th Vicenza Course

Nephrologists under 35 who are ISN members can win a free pass to the 40th Vicenza Course on acute kidney injury (AKI) and critical care in nephrology.   As part of the ISN’s collaboration with this internationally-renowned scientific course, two complimentary registrations are available for the 2022 edition dedicated to acute kidney injury (AKI) and continuous renal...

Kazakhstan’s National Congress Honors Young Nephrologists

ISN NIS & Russia Regional Board Chair, Abduzhappar Gaipov with Valdemir Kim, one of the recipients of the best abstract award By Abduzhappar Gaipov Despite COVID-19-related restrictions, the Kazakhstan Society of Nephrologists, Dialysis, and Transplant Physicians held its 5th Annual National Congress from November 20-21, 2021, in hybrid mode, in Nur-Sultan city, the capital of Kazakhstan....

Drum Roll, Please! ISN Young Nephrologists On-Stage at WCN’22

By Siah Kim (Australia), Member, Young Nephrologists Committee WCN'22 is just around the corner, and the Young Nephrologists Committee is thrilled to invite all young nephrologists (and the young at heart!) to a program packed with exciting events planned with you in mind. On Friday, February 25 at 18:00 MYT, we kick off the Young Nephrologists...

The Future of Work and Developing the Kidney Care Workforce – Young Nephrologists Take the Lead

By Siddiq Anwar, ISN Young Nephrologists Committee and Middle East Regional Board member End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) management has become a huge economic burden even in industrialized countries. In the USA, there are 750 000 Medicare members with ESRD, that's 1% of the Medicare population that costs $42 billion per year – almost 10% of...

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...