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Kidney International® Kidney Biopsies Among Persons Living in Hotspots of Ckdu: A Position Statement From the International Society of Nephrology’s Consortium of Collaborators on Ckdu Chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu) remains a significant problem in several regions around the world. The ISN conducted meetings and surveys to assess the need for kidney biopsies in...

“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...

Complementary ISN Granting Programs Coordinate to Elevate Nephropathology in Mongolia

Recently graduated ISN Fellow Narnygerel Erdenebileg helped organize a week-long training program supported by the ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education (CME) Programs in October at the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Read more about Dr. Erdenebileg's ISN Fellowship here. Participants at one of the seminars during a week of activities supported...

“Determined to Learn to Help Her Patients and Colleagues”: ISN Training Inspires Fellow to Bridge the Gaps in Kidney Care in Mongolia

Narnygerel Erdenebileg from the State Second Central Hospital in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia, undertook a three-month ISN Fellowship from June to September 2023 at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, under supervision from Mohamed Atta, who is a professor of medicine there. Dr. Erdenebileg wanted to improve her skills in clinical nephrology, kidney biopsy...

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...

Supercharge Your Medical Profession: Earn CME Credits Through the ISN Academy! 

Stay up to date, grow professionally and connect with peers through CME-accredited content at the ISN Academy. Introduction to Qualitative Health Research Expert Series: Ethical Aspects of Kidney Care for Women   CKDu Network i3C - Kidney Biopsy Course Kidney Stone Course  Hybrid Fellowship Course: General Nephrology  Hybrid Fellowship Course: Dialysis Hybrid Fellowship Course: Transplantation  POCUS Curriculum  Find out more about...

Helping Improve Kidney Disease Diagnosis Around the World: The ISN Supports Renal Pathologists From Eleven Different Countries to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events

Onsite delegates at the 5th International Renal Pathology Conference in Zagreb, Croatia, as photographed by online participant Meilania Saraswati The ISN supported 13 ISN members (nephrologists and pathologists) to attend significant renal pathology events this year, both onsite and online. Five recipients (from Colombia, Congo, Turkey, Pakistan and Guatemala) received online registration to the WCN'23 "Renal...

Find the FISN 2022 Awardees on the ISN Website. Applications Re-open For This Prestigious Designation Later in the Year

Last year, the ISN launched the Fellow of the International Society of Nephrology (FISN) status for ISN members who have demonstrated outstanding professional accomplishments in research, service, teaching, or through their other contributions to the nephrology specialty. See the FISN 2022 awardees. Find out more about applying for FISN status here.

“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...

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...

Kidney Care Center in Georgia Ranked Number One in the Country Since Graduating From the ISN Sister Centers Program: Find Out More about the Winner of the 2023 Schrier Award

Staff from the nephrology departments at Tbilisi State Medical University and Ghent University Hospital at one of the training programs organized as part of their ISN Sister Renal Centers Partnership The Schrier Award recognizes outstanding achievements from recently graduated ISN Sister Renal (SRC) and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC pairs. Please join us in congratulating the...

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...

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...

Renal Pathologist ISN Members – Apply for a Bursary by February 28 to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events in 2023

The ISN invites renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to receive bursaries to attend significant renal pathology events this year. Bursaries are available for onsite and online attendance. Apply here by February 28, 2023. ISN bursaries are available to attend: The European Renal Pathology Course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 6-9, 2023. This includes a two-week sabbatical...

ISN Educational Ambassador’s Fourth Visit to Mongolian Hospital  Strengthens Kidney Care Team and Raises Awareness of Kidney Diseases

Dr. Mohamed Atta appears on national television in Mongolia during his recent visit to the country as ISN Educational Ambassador The ISN recently supported Dr. Mohamed G. Atta, Professor of Medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore, USA, to spend ten days presenting lectures and hands-on training in the State Second Central...

Are You Involved in CKDu Research? Explore Ongoing Studies and Share Your Data on the ISN Observatory of CKDu 

The ISN Observatory of CKDu is a catalog where researchers can submit their findings or view other studies. This system facilitates global collaboration and data exchange, enabling researchers to know what studies are ongoing at any given time. The initiative was developed by the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) working group as part of...

Watch the ISN Webinar on Challenges and Opportunities for Interventions in CKDu

More than 100 people attended the ISN webinar "Challenges and Opportunities for Interventions in CKDu" organized by the ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) Network on February 17, 2022. Moderated by Shuchi Anand, the webinar focused on the need for interventions to benefit patients and communities affected by chronic kidney disease of Are you interested in...

Watch the ISN International Consortium CKDu Collaborators on Kidney Biopsy

The ISN i3C (International Consortium CKDu Collaborators) has developed a series of innovative digital activities to teach nephrologists and healthcare leaders how to implement a kidney biopsy program. It comprises a series of webinars and educational videos as well as two audio interviews. A selection of this material is already available to ISN members on...