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What is the ISN Doing About the Challenge of Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin?

Despite ongoing efforts, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) remains a significant, persistent challenge in several world regions. As part of its commitment to advancing equitable kidney care worldwide, the ISN launched the ISN i3C (CKDu) Network at WCN 2017 to facilitate global CKDu-related collaboration and data collection and dissemination. Explore the details of...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Lupus Nephritis The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has updated its Glomerular Diseases Guideline for lupus nephritis (LN) in response to accelerated drug development and new insights from genetic and molecular studies. Read the updated guideline here The most significant change involves...

A Year of Achievements in Global Kidney Care: Revisit Remarkable Success Stories from ISN Granting Programs in 2023

ISN Granting Programs led scores of kidney care transformations worldwide in 2023, helping build capacity and improve patient care in regions with limited nephrology resources. As we look forward to more extraordinary accomplishments in 2024, we invite you to take a moment to discover or revisit inspiring accounts of progress in kidney care made possible...

Elevate Your Professional Journey: Apply by March 1 to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or Associate member with expertise in clinical work, research, career development, or another specialized area? Experience a rewarding mentorship partnership: Apply here by March 1, 2024, to become an ISN Mentor.  Share your knowledge, develop coaching and leadership skills, and connect with mentees worldwide through the esteemed ISN Mentorship Program. Get inspired by mentorship pairs...

The Faces Behind the Posts – Meet the WCN’24 Social Media Team!

The #ISNWCN Social Media Team is a group of dedicated health professionals committed to delivering comprehensive coverage throughout the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Get to know the team here. Comprising members from the @ISNeducation team and carefully selected applicants, they are united by a shared passion for driving healthcare innovation. This dynamic team is ready and...

“Integral in Enabling Me to Start My Research Career”: ISN Clinical Research Program Facilitates Groundbreaking Study on Dialysis in Zimbabwe

Rumbidzai Dahwa received an ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) grant for the research project "Prevalence of Chronic Kidney Disease in Zimbabwe" in 2017. Find out more about the CRP and how to apply here. The study, completed in 2020, was the first to provide comprehensive data on the nature and prevalence of dialysis in Zimbabwe and...

Get a Head Start on Your ISN Clinical Research Program Application – Watch Our Webinar for Tips on Applying!

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  Watch the webinar at the ISN Academy. The application deadline is May 1, but your ISN regional coordinator must review proposals by April 1. Find out who your regional coordinator is here. The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage noncommunicable chronic diseases...

Joining Forces to Advance Kidney Care: Explore the Global Network of ISN Affiliated Societies and Apply to Join Them!

The ISN plays a pivotal role in uniting kidney health professionals worldwide. Discover ISN Affiliated Society membership benefits and how to apply here. One of the key components of the ISN's global impact is its network of Affiliated Societies, which contribute significantly to advancing nephrology in their respective regions. The ISN has 115 national and regional Affiliated Societies...

Tackling the CKDu Puzzle: Read the ISN i3C Working Group’s Position Statement on Kidney Biopsies

Despite ongoing efforts, chronic kidney disease of unknown origin (CKDu) remains a significant, persistent problem in several world regions. The ISN i3C (CKDu) Working Group has written a comprehensive position statement offering vital guidance and recommendations for kidney biopsies in individuals suspected of CKDu. Read "Kidney Biopsies Among Persons Living in Hotspots of CKDu: A...

A Global Cohort Shaping the Future of Kidney Health: Announcing the 2024 Emerging Leaders 

The ISN is delighted to introduce its 2024 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) participants. The ELP Steering Committee reviewed many deserving applications and selected thirteen ISN members from seven ISN regions for the third ELP cohort. Find out more about the new cohort here. Please join us in congratulating: Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, Mexico/USA Becky Mingyao Ma, Hong Kong Carmen Elena E....

The ISN Applauds Ten New ISN-Named Fellows

Please join us in congratulating: Michele Provenzano for ISN-ACT (clinical trials) Anna Strasma for ISN i3C CKDu (chronic kidney disease of unknown origin) Winston Fung, Anukul Ghimire, Georgina Irish, Sabine Karam, Yannick Nlandu, Anna Petrova, Samveg Shah and Elliot Tannor for ISN-GKHA (Global Kidney Health Atlas) Get to know our ISN-Named Fellows here. These early-career ISN members were approved as...

The ISN Presents Its South Asia Pioneer Award to Mohan Rajapurkar at the Annual Indian Society of Nephrology Conference

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2023) will take place from December 14-17, 2023, in Kolkata, India, supported by the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. The conference provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN South Asia region to Mohan M. Rajapurkar from...

The ISN Expands Membership Accessibility With New Initiatives

Over the past year, the ISN has expanded its membership scope to accommodate core members and professionals from diverse healthcare sectors to ensure that its membership is accessible to all. Discover all the ISN membership categories here New options include: A new membership category exclusively for medical students A lower fee for associate members to foster greater inclusion...

Explore the Best in Kidney Education: Top 10 Picks From the ISN Academy in 2023!

With a record-breaking 28,586 visits in November, the ISN Academy continues to be a cornerstone of educational excellence in kidney care worldwide. ISN members – access hundreds of hours of educational content at the ISN Academy! Offering a diverse range of online curricula, webinars, podcasts, and more, the ISN Academy provides a flexible, accessible means of...

A Year of Achievements in Research Skills Development Led by the YNC’s Capacity Building Sub-Committee, Featuring a Sneak Preview of 2024 Activities

By Andrea Viecelli As this year's chair of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee's Capacity Building Sub-Committee, I had the opportunity to lead an amazing team of young kidney health professionals to build capacity and improve leadership skills, clinical workforce management, and research. Young nephrologists, particularly those practicing in low-income countries, have consistently acknowledged research as a...

ISN CME Program Supports Meeting on CKD Prevention, Complementing SRC Program to Advance Kidney Care in South Asia

The ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program supported Narayan Prasad (India), Dibya Singh Shah (Nepal) and Udana Ratnapala (Sri Lanka)* to travel to the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute held from Sep 30-Oct 1, 2023. Faculty at the 19th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar of the Kidney...

Start Your Nephrology Career Right: Choose the ISN Trainee Membership Package

If you are an early-career nephrologist eager to advance in your profession, the ISN has the perfect entry point for you - the Trainee Membership category. The ISN offers all trainees the first year of membership FREE; membership is renewable for four years at $15/year while training continues. Step into a promising future in kidney care...

The ISN Welcomes the Argentinian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-member Society

The Argentinian Society of Nephrology (SAN) has joined the ISN as a Collective-member society, strengthening a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care in the Latin America region. The SAN will co-host the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN’24) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, April 13-16, alongside the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension. SAN members will enjoy the full...

Advancing the ISN’s Strategy for Global Kidney Care: A Comprehensive CME-Accredited Curriculum on Conservative Kidney Management

Conservative Kidney Management (CKM) is a key component of the ISN's 5–10-year strategy to improve global access to integrated care for safe, sustainable and equitable kidney diseases. To this end, the Conservative Kidney Management Working Group developed a CME-accredited "Kidney Supportive Care and Conservative Kidney Management Curriculum" to help build the capacity to implement sustainable...

Get Ready for December 2023: Explore ISN-Endorsed Events and ISN Participates Activities – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. This endorsement enhances your event's visibility and elevates its scientific merit and educational impact. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses relevant topics in the region, it could qualify for our endorsement. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and apply here. December...