Tag - global kidney care

The Abidjan Declaration Officially Launched at the AFRAN Congress: A Valuable Instrument to Support Kidney Care in Africa

 Members of the African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) and the ISN Advocacy team collaborated for over a year to finalize the declaration designed to help advocate for better kidney health in Africa.  Access the declaration here. "The Abidjan Declaration in Support of Kidney Care in the African Continent" was launched during the AFRAN's 2023 congress in...

ISN President Delivers Keynote Lecture at the University College London’s Infectious and Global Nephrology Course

The course will take place in a virtual format from March 22-24, 2023. It is hosted by the Department of Renal Medicine, Royal Free Hospital/University College London, in London, UK, which is currently part of an ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership. On Wednesday, March 22, ISN President Agnes Fogo’s recorded keynote lecture, "The Role of...

It’s Time! Meet the 2023 ISN Community Film Finalists and Cast Your Vote Before Noon ICT on April 1 

Seven finalists have been selected from twenty-eight entries to compete for the “2023 ISN Film Community Best Film.”   Cast your vote here!  The finalists are:  Overcoming the Remoteness With Love for a Kidney Transplantation  Hidden CKD: Patient's Perspectives  Enduring Hope: The Story of Dr. Akos Petho  Research Provides Hope for Transplant Patients  Unconditional Love  Miracles Happen Every Day  Hope Sustains Life: Through the Lens...

Join the Discussion on Organ Trafficking at the DICG Workshop at WCN’23 and Hear From the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime

The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) workshop, "Trafficking in Persons for Organ Removal," will be held on location at WCN'23* on Friday, March 31, from 2-4.45 p.m. Bangkok time. Register to attend the workshop virtually here. Onsite participants need not register for the event. Join the workshop to hear speakers from the United Nations Office...

The ISN Welcomes Newly Formed ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Congratulates Successfully Upgraded and Graduate Pairs

The ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program Committee is pleased to announce that 11 new partnerships have been accepted into the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney health needs and the potential to develop kidney care capacity and services for people with...

Over 200 Participants in India Benefit From Complimentary Education on Advanced Kidney Care

In February, the ISN delivered five "Grand Rounds" sessions, "Advanced Topics in Nephrology," in four major cities in India. The sessions were led by Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Sri Lekha Tummalapelli and supported by experts from each city to ensure local relevance. The content included new and upcoming advances in chronic kidney disease identification, optimal management of...

ISN Emerging Leaders Program Member Features in the UK Newspaper The Guardian

Emerging Leaders Program member, Robert Kalyesubula Robert Kalyesubula (Uganda) joined the inaugural ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort in 2021. He recently featured in an article in The Guardian as the pioneer behind a successful local healthcare program in Uganda, the Balamu project, launched to tackle non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the region. Read the newspaper article...

Three Days Until World Kidney Day – Celebrate With Us on March 9!

Please Join the ISN and thousands of others worldwide on March 9 to help raise awareness of the importance of kidney health and care, especially when unforeseen challenges arise. Getting involved in the 2023 campaign "Kidney Health for All - Preparing for the unexpected, supporting the vulnerable!" is easier than ever: Create an awareness-raising activity in...

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Kidney International: Kidney Health for All: Preparedness for the Unexpected in Supporting the Vulnerable A special report from the World Kidney Day Joint Steering Committee presents an overview of the adverse effects of devastating events on the complex medical needs of those affected by kidney disease. The report highlights the increasing need to create resilient healthcare...

Developing Kidney Transplant Programs Worldwide: New Partnerships and Upgrades in the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce that four newly formed partnerships have been accepted into the joint ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program. In addition, one partnership has successfully upgraded to Level A and four partnerships to Level B. One partnership has successfully graduated. The Southern Philippines Medical Center Kidney Transplant...

What Are the Effects of Disastrous Events on People Living With Kidney Disease? Listen to the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast on the 2023 World Kidney Day Campaign

Hear an important discussion on World Kidney Day (WKD) goals to raise awareness of the impact of natural and man-made disasters on people living with kidney disease. Listen to the podcast here. Members of the WKD Steering Committee and the ISN Kidney Disaster Preparedness Working Group, Dr. Dina Abdellatif, Dr. Li-Li Hsiao, Dr. Ali Abu-Alfa, and...

Thank You, ISN Volunteers! Join the World’s Largest International Kidney Care Organization – Renew Your ISN Membership Today

Among its thousands of dedicated members, the ISN is privileged to be guided by more than 1300 volunteers, ISN members who generously lend their expertise to ISN committees, granting programs, advocacy initiatives, special events and educational tools. We warmly thank ISN volunteers for all that they do. These volunteers come from all over the world –...

Join the WCN’23 Social Media Team and Young Nephrologists in the First ISN Congress Twitter Space as They Discuss the Scientific Program, Activities and Much More!

Hear from Young Nephrologists Committee members* in conversation with the WCN'23 Social Media Team members in the lead-up to ISN's annual World Congress. Access the Twitter Space conversation here on February 28 at 11 p.m. CET or March 1 at 9 a.m. AEDT. * Marina Wainsein, Sabine Karam, Kornchanok Vareesangthip, Yannick Nlandu, and Jonathan Chàvez

More Social and Networking Opportunities Than Ever Before: Register Today to Connect With the Global Kidney Care Community at WCN’23, Bangkok

Along with a diverse scientific program, WCN’23 offers a platform to connect with and expand a global network and grow professionally. Get ready to mingle at the congress' Welcome reception – socialize with colleagues, old and new Exhibition hall, ISN booth, and lounges – meet industry representatives and ISN staff and connect with other delegates Table talks –...

Get Training and Support to Provide Better Standards of Patient Care in Your Community: Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

ISN Fellowship grants are open to early-career ISN members from low, lower-middle and upper-middle-income countries to get high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at their chosen center. ISN Fellows can make a real impact on advancing kidney care in their home region. Former ISN Fellow Venkatram Murugesan recently returned home to start interventional nephrology programs...

Catch Up Now! Recording of the ISN Webinar on the “Value of Kidney Biopsies in Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease: Implications for CKDu” Now Available

Almost 300 people joined ISN i3C (CKDu) Network members* and ISN Renal Pathology Working Group representative, Carmen Avila-Casado, to learn more about the dilemma facing clinicians working in chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) endemic areas: whether or not they should undertake a kidney biopsy in a person with suspected CKDu. Did you miss...

Sharing, Socialising, and Quizzing – Krissia Wallbach-Massai on YNC Activities at WCN’23, and Why It’s an Extra Special Edition

By YNC member Krissia Wallbach-Massai (Brazil) The ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) is pleased to announce a fantastic program of activities for WCN’23 in Bangkok! After a long COVID-19-imposed break, we can finally meet in person again – and we are so excited about it! Despite having worked together on many projects over the past few...

The ISN “Are Your Kidneys Healthy?” Quiz Now Available in Bahasa Indonesia – Encourage Your Patients to Take the Quiz!

The one-minute quiz is now available in 15 languages – Amharic, Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Uzbek. Take the quiz here. If you would like to help ISN increase the quiz's reach by translating it into your language, please get in touch with Monica at mmoorthy@theisn.org.

ISN CME Program Supports Two Speakers to Travel to India to Present on Pediatric Nephrology

Valerie Luyckx presents at the 34th National Conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology in Mumbai, India In December 2022, the ISN supported members Valerie Luyckx (Switzerland) and Hui Kim Yap (Singapore) to present talks at the 34th National Conference of the Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology in Mumbai, India. Over 200 people participated in...

New Global Kidney Care Podcast Out Now: Tune in for a Discussion on Complement-mediated Kidney Diseases From a Panel of Experts

Dr. Nick Medjeral-Thomas (UK) hosts this edition of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast. He joins fellow nephrologists Dr. Namrata Parikh (Canada) and Dr. Gary Chan (Hong Kong) to discuss the diagnosis and management of complement-mediated kidney diseases. All three are involved in developing the ISN Complement-mediated Kidney Disease Toolkit, launched in 2022. Listen to...