Tag - kidney care

Kidney care focuses on the treatment, management and prevention of kidney diseases.

New! Quick Guide to Early CKD Identification and Intervention for Primary Care Settings – Available in 50 Languages by Year End

This simple guide based on the “ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification and Intervention” booklet facilitates the easy implementation of steps toward the early identification and intervention of CKD. Download the guide here. It serves as a handy quick reference document for kidney health professionals, primary care physicians and nurses working in primary care settings. This guide will be released...

Participate in a Survey for Art Activities Provided to Patients Living with Kidney Disease

   The PAINT Project aims to undertake an international mapping exercise to identify the current provision of for kidney patients. It is co-produced with a consortium of members from the Renal Arts Group* and project partners from Chong Hua Hospital in the Philippines, the Center for Arts and Health at the University of Florida,...

“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...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply by May 1 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...

ISN Members – Are You Making the Most of What’s On Offer? Explore the ISN’s Specialized Fellowship Options and Apply by May 1

To help build capacity where it is most needed, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships in specific regions and specializations. These include fellowships for: Nephrologists who want to train in dialysis, AKI, or pediatric nephrology Nephrologists from the Asia-Pacific region, Latin America, or South Asia Nephrologists who want to...

Outstanding Contributions to Kidney Care: Discover the Winners of the 2023 ISN Pioneer Awards

Please join us in congratulating the 2023 ISN Pioneer Award winners from eight different ISN regions: Africa: Professor Emeritus Adewale Akinsola (Nigeria) Eastern and Central Europe: Professor Goce Spasovski (Macedonia) Latin America: Dr. Juan Abraham Bermúdez (Mexico) Middle East: Mohammad Ali Ghnaimat (Jordan) Newly Independent States and Russia: Irma Tchokhonelidze (Georgia) North America and the Caribbean: Merle...

The ISN Provides Course Content on Kidney Care for Primary Care Physicians in New Delhi, India

In February, the ISN delivered a one-and-a-half-day "Nephrology for the Non-nephrologist," course for primary care physicians in New Delhi. One hundred participants attended the event. The ISN provided the course content, the development of which was led by Umesh Khanna and Mayuri Trivedi and presented by 26 faculty. Participants can now continue this complimentary course and...

Who Are Our New ISN Fellows? Join Them! Apply by May 1 for an ISN Fellowship

Please join us in congratulating and welcoming our fourteen new ISN Fellows. Get to know the ISN Fellows here. These early-career professionals will receive hands-on training in their specialty area for up to twelve months at a host center – typically an ISN Regional Training Center. Once trained, ISN Fellows lead improvements in kidney care in their...

Implement Evidence-based Care in Your Healthcare Center – Discover Kidney Research Outcomes From the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus

The ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) is a monthly selection of recent interesting trials relevant to kidney care. Each month, one trial is spotlighted as the "trial of the month." Recent trials of the month include: Cooled Enthusiasm for Lower Dialysate Temperatures; No Demonstrated Benefit for Cardiovascular Outcomes Angiotensin-converting Enzyme Inhibitors and Angiotensin Receptor Blockers Show Reassuring...

ISN President Agnes Fogo Helps Develop Renal Pathology Workshop

The 2023 Vanderbilt Renal Translational Pathology Workshop will be held February 23-24, 2023, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The event is organized by the Vanderbilt O’Brien Kidney Center. The two-day comparative renal pathology workshop with didactic and hands-on training in qualitative and quantitative renal pathology was developed by ISN President Agnes Fogo and Haichun Yang from...

“The Silent Killer That Needs Our Voice” – Awareness-Raising Editorial by ISN President Published in the Journal of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin

An editorial by ISN President Professor Agnes Fogo has been published in the winter edition of the Journal of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (JAAPI). Read the open-access article here. "Kidney Disease: The Silent Killer That Needs Our Voice" includes the most recent data on the burden of kidney disease, raising awareness of...

Catch Up! Recorded Webinar on Mixed Methods Research in Kidney Care Now on the Academy

Did you miss the live session of the ISN Webinar "Mixed Methods Research in Kidney Care"? Watch the recording here. Moderators Fergus Caskey, Pippa Bailey, and Masaomi Nangaku joined speakers Alicia O’Cathain and Lilia Cervantes in an interactive discussion on mixing qualitative and quantitative research methods within a single kidney care study. The event generated much...

The Pros and Cons of Public-Private Partnerships for Dialysis Services in Low-resource Settings: Join the Webinar on February 9

The webinar, “Pros and Cons of Public-Private Partnerships in Developing Dialysis Services in Resource-limited Settings,” will take place on February 9, 2023, from 2-3 p.m. CET. The webinar is part of the ISN-WHO "Toolkit for Dialysis in Low-resource Settings" and complements the ISN-WHO framework for developing dialysis in low-resource settings. The event is led...

Kidney International and Kidney International Reports Editorial Selections

Uncovering Risk Factors for Kidney Injury in Children With a Solitary Functioning Kidney A nationwide, multicenter study of children diagnosed with congenital or acquired solitary functioning kidney before adulthood indicates that a significant proportion will develop kidney injury over time, with kidney agenesis and being overweight as principal risk factors. Long-term Outcomes of Children and Adolescents...

Pin Your Trial Network on the ISN Network of Trials Networks Map!

The ISN-ACT (Advancing Clinical Trials) has created an online map tracking trial networks in kidney care research around the world. The aim is to facilitate clinical trial capacity and professional exchanges and collaboration by connecting people undertaking clinical trials and related studies in nephrology. The map allows researchers to quickly locate trial networks with the capacity...

Are You in the WCN’23 Loop? The First Pre-congress Newsletter is Out!

Whet your appetite in the run-up to WCN'23 with the first bumper edition of the pre-congress newsletter. Read the pre-congress newsletter here. Highlights include: An interview with Yot Teerawattanon, an HTA expert from Thailand Video interview with WCN'23 scientific program chair and speaker Matthias Kretzler ISN Young Nephrologists on overcoming obstacles to attend the congress and unmissable content A preview...

“Even Medical Doctors Can Make a Good Quality Film!” Dr. Vui Eng Phui on Winning the 2019 ISN Community Film Event – Watch the Video Interview and Submit Your Film

ISN staff talked to Dr. Vui Eng Phui (Malaysia), winner of the 2019 ISN Community Film Event. Watch the video interview here. According to Dr. Phui, medical resources and technology in Malaysia can be limited, making it difficult for those living in remote areas to access hemodialysis (HD). She wanted to raise awareness of using peritoneal...

“A Boost to Developing Peritoneal Dialysis in Bangladesh”: ISN Granting Programs Support Hands-on Training and Scientific Meeting in Bangladesh

Dr. Stanley Fan presents a training session to staff at Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Hospital in Dhaka ISN Granting Programs complement each other to connect experts and support the development of healthcare centers in low-resource settings, as demonstrated by recent ISN initiatives in Bangladesh. The ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) supported Educational Ambassadors Dr. Stanley...

Meet the 2023 ISN WCN Social Media Team

Since WCN'15, the ISN provides comprehensive coverage of WCN content across social media platforms in an engaging and informative way. Meet the 2023 ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN'23) Social Media Team here! The ISN WCN SoMe team is made up of volunteers from current members of the @ISNeducation team and selected applicants. A new team...