Tag - interventional nephrology

“A Real and Measurable Impact on the Provision of Kidney Care to the People of Rivers State in the Niger Delta Region” – Sister Renal Centers Partnership Graduates the Program  

The multidisciplinary renal team comprising renal consultants, doctors in renal training, and nurses at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital The University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital UPTH in Nigeria established a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership in 2017 with support from the Salford Royal Hospital (in Manchester, UK. This partnership has now graduated...

Global Expansion: The ISN Designates Ten New Nephrology Training Centers, Elevating Skills in Critical Procedures and Ultrasound Technology

The ISN is pleased to announce that ten new ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers (INTCs) have been approved, complemented by the re-approval of seven existing centers. Explore all ISN INTCs here This expanded network of INTCs will provide training in central venous and peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion, kidney biopsy, endovascular procedures, and a new addition this...

ISN Grants Transforming Kidney Care Globally: Meet the Latest Recipients

The ISN is delighted to announce the results of its latest grant application period. We are pleased to welcome participants from fifteen countries worldwide: Six new ISN Fellows who will receive training to help them establish or improve local care in their home regions. The awardees are from Fiji, Kenya, Nigeria, the Solomon Islands and...

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Program Yields Breakthroughs in Kidney Care for Cameroon

Ronald Gobina trained through the ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship Program for four weeks at the South West Thames Renal and Transplantation Unit at St Helier Hospital in London, UK. Dr. Gobina recently contacted the ISN to tell us how he applied his newly acquired skills to enhance the quality of kidney care at the Regional...

The ISN’s Pioneering Role in Advancing Interventional Nephrology in Cuba

The ISN was pleased to support the inaugural "Primer Curso Cubano de Nefrología Intervencionista" (First Cuban Course on Interventional Nephrology) in September through its Continuing Medical Education and Educational Ambassadors Programs. Find out more about ISN interventional nephrology training opportunities here. Hosted by the Cuban Society of Nephrology at the Hospital Clínico Quirúrgico Lucía Iñiguez Landín...

Become an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center! Apply by September 1

The ISN recognized 12 Interventional Nephrology Training Centers (INTCs) worldwide in 2020 and is now seeking additional institutions to offer in-depth training in interventional nephrology. Applications are open to centers from all countries. See all eligibility criteria and guidelines on how to apply here. The deadline is September 1. ISN INTCs were launched in response to...

Advancing Kidney Care Worldwide: Announcing Seven New ISN Regional Training Centers in Latin America

The ISN congratulates seven kidney care centers in Latin America that have earned ISN Regional Training Center (RTC) status: Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición "Salvador Zubirán," Mexico City, Mexico Hospital de Clínicas, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay Instituto Nacional de Cardiología “Ignacio Chávez,” Mexico City, Mexico Hospital Italiano de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina Universidad Austral...

Tune In to the WCN’23 “Spotlight Sessions” and Experience the Dynamic Energy of Attending In Person the World Congress of Nephrology!

The winners of the ISN ISN Community Film Event receive their award The Spotlight Stage quickly became a popular feature for delegates onsite in Thailand at the World Congress of Nephrology 2023 in April. This open theatre in the exhibition and poster hall generated a hub of excitement as attendees enjoyed professional and social exchanges. Activities on...

The ISN Academy Presents the Latest Interventional Nephrology Case: Watch the Video Now!

“Right External Jugular Vein Tunneled Catheter in a Case with Multiple Vascular Access Failures” Watch the interventional nephrology case video here. Vineet Behera, an interventional nephrologist at INHS Asvini, Mumbai, India, presents the latest interventional nephrology case on multiple vascular access failure in a 46-year-old female who is obese, hypertensive, and non-diabetic.

“My First Publication Would Not Have Been Possible Without My Mentor’s Guidance”: ISN Members Get Inspired by a Recent Mentorship Pair and Apply by July 1 to Be an ISN Mentee

Hamze Rage (left) and Pranaw Kumar Jha Dr. Hamze Rage’s first publication as first author, "Pregnancy-related AKI. A Tertiary Care Hospital Experience in Somaliland," was published earlier this year in Kidney International Reports. Dr. Pranaw Kumar Jha (India) mentored Dr. Rage (Somalia) from November 2021 to September 2022. Find out more about the ISN Mentorship Program and...

“Rich Interactions and Abundant Learning” – Find Out How a Kidney Care Center in Guatemala Has Grown Through the ISN SRC Program

Staff from the IGSS and WashU at one of their annual scientific meetings An ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Instituto Guatemalteco de Seguridad Social (IGSS) in Guatemala and the Washington University in St. Louis (WashU) in the USA has graduated from the SRC Program. The primary goals of the collaboration were to improve...

The ISN Partners with ASON and ASDIN to Raise Awareness of Onconephrology and POCUS  

The ISN is pleased to announce partnership agreements with the American Society of Onconephrology (ASON) and the American Society of Diagnostics and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN).  The collaboration with ASON will focus on raising global awareness of onconephrology and provide education and scientific knowledge in this field.  The ISN and ASON will work together to produce and publish online educational materials, including podcasts, webinars, cases,...

First Kidney Biopsies in Holguin, Cuba: One Way ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Has Helped Improve Local Kidney Care

From left to right: Lázaro Cobiellas, Bernardo Moguel, Rafael Montepio and Mariza Colque Lázaro Cobiellas (Cuba), Mariza Colque (Bolivia), and Rafael Montepio (Philippines) are all recent graduates of the ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Scholarship Advanced Course. These doctors spent three months at Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez in Mexico, a recognized ISN Interventional Nephrology Training...

Help Increase Kidney Care Capacity in Your Region: Apply by June 1 for an Interventional Nephrology Scholarship

The ISN is currently inviting applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships. The deadline to apply is June 1, 2023. Start your application here. These short courses offer training in interventional nephrology procedures to ISN members from low- and middle-income countries. Successful applicants will train in CVC placement, PD catheter insertion, kidney biopsy, and endovascular procedures at ISN...

ISN Fellow Returns Home to Start Interventional Nephrology Programs in Pondicherry, India

Dr. Venkatram Murugesan (left) and Dr. Yong-Soo Kim Dr. Venkatram Murugesan recently spent six months training through the ISN Fellowship Program with Dr. Yong-Soo Kim at Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital in Seoul, South Korea – a recognized ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center. Dr. Murugesan has now returned home to Pondicherry, India, where he is keen to...

The challenge of achieving an international program of renal interventionism with practice and training of fellows

La Nefrología Intervencionista ha experimentado un crecimiento global con especial interés en las nuevas generaciones. Actualmente hay una crisis de identidad en la Nefrología, caracterizada por la pérdida o “abandono” de procedimientos que se han delegado a otras especialidades; tales como: la implantación de accesos para hemodiálisis o diálisis peritoneal, biopsias renales, diagnósticos de...

Generous Donation From Renowned Nephrologist’s Family Supports ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholar in Peru

Dr. Alexis Garcia Lopez (right) with Dr. Edwin Castillo Dr. Alexis Garcia Lopez from Nicaragua was recently selected to receive an ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship to train in Peru. This selection coincided with the ISN receiving a generous donation from Roberto Cieza in memory of his late father, Dr. Javier Cieza (1949-2022). Dr. Cieza was a prominent...

OSEA Regional Board Webinar on Equity in providing dialysis care in South-East Asia (CME Activities)

Dialysis is the most prevalent form of kidney replacement therapy affecting 2-7 million people worldwide. There is a disproportionate projected growth rate in dialysis requirement mostly in Asia countries. However, dialysis remains a cost-ineffective intervention in terms of health gains per unit of expenditure. Despite that, health systems prioritized dialysis because it serves an identifiable population that would otherwise die. In low-income and lower-middle-income countries (LMICs), dialysis has grown...

North & East Asia Regional Board Webinar: Genetic and Clinical Characteristic of IgA Nephropathy in Asia – Implications on Therapeutic Strategies

This webinar organised by the ISN North and East Asia regional Board will address IgA nephropathy (IgAN), the most common form of glomerulonephritis worldwide. However, its incidence, gender distribution, clinical presentation and progress, and pathogenic initiating factors are largely variable. To assess the heterogeneity of this disease, a clinical survey was recently conducted on the...