Tag - kidney disease

Kidney disease means your kidneys are damaged and can’t filter blood the way they should. Those with diabetes or high blood pressure are at greater risk of developing kidney disease.

Kidney problems include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney cysts, kidney stones, and kidney infections.

ISN Educational Ambassador Program Facilitates Hybrid Course on Clinical and Interventional Nephrology in Egypt

Participants are instructed on point-of-care ultrasound at a workshop at the ISN Ambassadors training program in Egypt An ISN Educational Ambassadors (EA) training program was held at Dikirnis Central Hospital in Dakahlia, Egypt, in July. The sessions, led by ISN Educational Ambassador Prof. Ahmed Akl, and Dr. Ahmed Albeyaly, director of Dakahlia Ministry of Health, nephrology sector,...

The ISN Community Film Event: Share Your Story and Make a Difference in the Lives of People with Kidney Disease

Have your patients inspired you? Admire tireless colleagues? Tell their story! Stories of kidney health challenges and the resilience needed to face them raise awareness of the impact of poor kidney health on those living with kidney diseases. The ISN invites its members to film a short account of people living with or treating kidney diseases. You don’t have...

The ISN ELP Program 2022 Cohort on Climate Change and the Urgent Need for Green Nephrology

By Wing-Shing Fung, on behalf of the ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) 2022 cohort* Climate change is the biggest health threat humanity is currently facing [1], and its impact on health is devastating. Indeed, climate change is expected to cause approximately 250,000 additional deaths per year between 2030 and 2050 [2]. The global temperature has...

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...

New! Latest Narrative-based Chapter of the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit On Building a Statistical Analytical Plan – Out Now

Are you planning a research project but need help with statistics? Access the new chapter here. This narrative-based chapter of the Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit guides you through key statistical concepts to help you identify variables and use a design study best suited to the data type and target population. The fictional narrative addresses: Descriptive and inferential statistics Primary...

Improving Kidney Care in South Asia and OSEA: Saving Young Lives Holds Workshop at the ISPD Congress and Strategy Session to Explore Opportunities for Expansion

Participants at the Saving Young Lives workshop held at the ISPD congress As part of the ISPD congress program, the Saving Young Lives (SYL) Project welcomed 27 participants from South Asia and the Oceania and Southeast Asia (OSEA) regions to a two-day workshop. The workshop included lectures and a hands-on practical session where catheter insertion was demonstrated,...

Register Now! Only Two Days Left to Benefit From the Regular Rate When You Sign Up for the ISN Frontiers Meeting on Infections and the Kidney in New Delhi

The ISN Frontiers Meeting in New Delhi, India, will take place from September 22-25, 2022. The theme is bi-directional relationships between infections and kidney diseases.  Register for the meeting at the regular price by midnight CEST, August 24, 2022, here. Explore highlights from the scientific program from Frontiers Meeting-New Delhi Chairs Vivekananad Jha and Saraladevi Naicker: Days...

Preventing and Treating Common and Imported Infections – ISN Frontiers Meeting-New Delhi Chair, Saraladevi Naicker, Presents Highlights From Day Three of the Scientific Program on Kidneys and Infections – Two Days Left to Register at the Regular Rate!

The ISN Frontiers Meeting on bi-directional relationships between infections and kidney diseases will take place in New Delhi, India, from September 22-25, 2022. Only two days left to register for the meeting at the regular price here. The deadline is midnight CEST, August 24. We asked Frontiers Meeting New-Delhi Chair Saraladevi Naicker to tell us about...

South Asia Regional Board Webinar: ANCA-Associated Vasculitis: current understanding and treatment

Antineutrophilic cytoplasmic antibody (ANCA)-associated vasculitides are a heterogeneous group of rare autoimmune conditions that cause inflammation of blood vessels with various manifestations mainly involving the kidney and lung. The incidence is 10-20 cases per million population, mainly affecting people in the 5th decade of life. ANCA-associated Vasculitis includes three main diseases: granulomatosis with polyangiitis, microscopic...

Emerging Infections, Climate Change, and the Microbiome – ISN Past President and ISN Frontiers Meeting-New Delhi Chair, Vivekanand Jha Presents Highlights from the Scientific Program on Kidneys and Infections – Register Now!

The ISN Frontiers Meeting on bi-directional relationships between infections and kidney diseases will take place in New Delhi, India, from September 22-25, 2022.   Register for the meeting at the regular price until midnight CEST, August 24, here. We asked ISN Past President and Frontiers Meeting New Delhi Chair Vivekanand Jha about the event's program: Why is...

Working Toward Improved AKI Services in Latin America: The Saving Young Lives Project Holds First Workshop in Colombia

Workshop participants and course presenters at the SYL workshop at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia Course presenters Guillermo Hidalgo and Bill Smoyer welcomed 18 participants from Central and South America to the two-day Saving Young Lives Project (SYL) workshop held at Universidad de Los Andes in Bogota, Colombia, at the end of June....

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply 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...

Up to Twelve Months of Training to Benefit Kidney Health in Your Community: Apply for an ISN Fellowship Before October 1

ISN Fellowship grants are open to young ISN members from lower, lower-middle and upper-middle income countries. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2022 – apply here. Successful applicants receive high-quality, hands-on training for up to 12 months at a host center. Former ISN Fellow Muhammad Mohsin Riaz went on to open the first peritoneal dialysis center...

The ISN Supports Women in Nephrology, WIN ICON 2022

WIN-India (Women in Nephrology, India) is hosting the first annual chapter of WIN ICON 2022 from August 13-14, 2022, in Hyderabad, India. The conference will be a two-day hybrid event with a scientific program of diverse topics by national and international faculty. Several ISN Regional Board and Supporting Group chairs and deputy chairs will attend...

Advancing the Discussion on Rare Diseases: Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo Highly Rated by Delegates

More than 200 delegates from 51 countries joined us over the three days at the ISN Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo, Italy, at the end of June. The event had a significant online reach attaining 6.5 million impressions. A global panel of clinical and scientific experts presented three days of specialty content at the meeting on ‘Complement-related kidney...

Credit Where It’s Due: Nominate a Candidate for the ISN 2023 Awards

 Do you know someone who has significantly contributed to kidney care? ISN Awards are a chance to recognize their role in advancing global kidney health in line with the ISN’s mission. The deadline to submit nominations for ISN 2023 Awards is August 29, 2022. Find out more about ISN Awards here and send all nominations, supporting materials,...

The ISN Welcomes 15 New ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholars

Find the list of successful candidates here. These doctors will receive training in interventional nephrology (IN) for one to three months at an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centre. After training, they will use their new skills to help improve kidney care in their home region. IN trainees complete an online course on interventional nephrology on the ISN...

The ISN Supports South Africa Renal Association Congress – Apply for Support from the CME Program for Your Congress

Delegates at the South Africa Renal Association Congress   The ISN recently supported Wesam Ismail, chair of the ISN Renal Pathology Working Group and African Regional Board Member, to present a talk on basic histology and laboratory practice at the South Africa Renal Congress 2022, Durban, South Africa. Presenting virtually, ISN Past President Vivek Jha gave the...