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.

The ISN Announces New Sister Renal Centers Program Partnerships and Celebrates Upgraded and Graduated Pairs: Thank You to Our SRC Supporters!

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. Learn more about active partnerships in the ISN SRC Program and explore an interactive map here  These newly formed partnerships were selected based on the emerging center's local kidney...

New! Narrated Animation on Complement System Dysregulation and Its Impact on the Kidney–Watch it Now!

The kidney is particularly susceptible to damage by complement. Activation of the complement system is tightly regulated by a series of soluble and membrane-bound proteins. Failure of these checking mechanisms is one of the major causes of complement-mediated kidney diseases. Evidence of specific complement activity has been identified in several kidney diseases, including IgA nephropathy,...

Empowering Kidney Care Professionals: WCN’24 Themes to Advance Individual Excellence Toward Global Kidney Health

Five kidney care themes guide the scientific program of the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24). Explore this intriguing selection from the scores of outstanding sessions awaiting WCN'24 delegates—you won't want to miss this congress! Consult the complete program here Theme 1: Better Kidney Health "The ISN Emerging Leaders and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care: The Time...

Narrowing the Gap: Improving Kidney Transplantation Skills in Nigeria Through the ISN Fellowship Program

Chimezie Okwuonu from the Federal Medical Centre in Abia State, Nigeria, undertook an ISN Fellowship under supervision from Rasheed Balogun from the University of Virginia Health System, Virginia, USA, in 2023. Find out more about the ISN Fellowship Program and apply here by May 1 The six-month training focused on kidney transplantation. According to Dr. Okwuonu,...

Expanding Skills and Knowledge in Key Areas of Kidney Care: Access Three New ISN Implementation Toolkits

As part of the ISN-WHO 2021-2023 collaboration plan, the ISN is pleased to announce the release of three new implementation toolkits. The ISN thanks all experts involved for their outstanding contributions. Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Toolkit The toolkit facilitates AKI detection, management, and prevention, integrating key strategies highlighted in the ISN 0by25 initiative. Access here The toolkit was developed...

Making a Difference in the Lives of Younger Patients Worldwide: The ISN and the IPNA Renew Commitment

The ISN is pleased to announce it has formally renewed its ongoing partnership with the International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) to advance a mutual commitment to the global advancement of pediatric nephrology. Since 2011, the ISN and the IPNA have forged a highly productive and enduring alliance, collaborating on many initiatives, including ISN-INPA Fellowships, ISN...

“An Essential Advocacy Tool That Young Nephrologists Should Wholeheartedly Endorse”: Yannick Nlandu on the ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas

By Yannick Nlandu (DR Congo), YNC member and  ISN-GKHA Named Fellow   Most nephrologists dream of solving kidney health problems in their communities, typically requiring a more generalist approach to public health. However, nephrology programs in general, and in low-resource countries in particular, do not integrate this broad vision of kidney health. Nephrologists, therefore, need to...

ISN Members – Get a 10% Discount When You Register for the 6th CKD Drug Development Summit in March

The 6th CKD Drug Development Summit will take place from March 19-21 in Boston, USA. Join the ISN and more than 200 representatives from regulatory bodies, industry leaders, academia and patient groups across three days of discussions to advance personalized, effective therapies for kidney diseases. Browse the event guide here ISN members benefit from a 10% discount code on...

Demystifying Global Kidney Trials: Providing Clear Explanations for All With a New ISN Patient-Focused Initiative

Discover the "ISN Global Kidney Trials Insights: A Guide for Everyone," a new ISN initiative for people living with kidney diseases and others interested in kidney-related clinical trials. The project intends to foster meaningful communication between patients and kidney care practitioners and increase patient participation in clinical trials. Read the first study in the guide comparing...

Save the Date: Celebrate the Extraordinary Life of the Late Professor Stewart Cameron on Friday, April 19, in London

Stewart Cameron (1934-2023) left an indelible mark on the world of nephrology as a distinguished clinician, researcher, educator, and leader.  He was president of the ISN (1993-1995), ERA, and the UK Renal Association. Please join “The Stewart Cameron Celebration” on Friday, April 19, 2024, at the Science Gallery, Guy’s Hospital, London, UK. All are invited to attend, whether they...

The ISN to Honor Merle Clarke With the North America and Caribbean Pioneer Award at Annual Caribbean International Conference

The 16th Annual Caribbean International Conference on Nephrology and Hypertension will take place in a hybrid format on January 27, 2024, in Mona, Jamaica. The meeting provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN North America and the Caribbean region to Merle L. Clarke from Saint Lucia. Dr. Clarke commented,...

Adapting to Tomorrow’s Care: The Imperative for Nephrologists to Embrace AI in Kidney Healthcare – A Must-attend Plenary Session at WCN’24

Michal Rosen-Zvi, director of AI in healthcare and life sciences at IBM Research and professor of computational medicine at the Hebrew University in Israel, will present the talk 'Generative AI Revolution in Medicine' at WCN'24. Secure your seat for Michal Rosen-Zvi's plenary talk: Register for the congress now! The use of generative artificial intelligence (AI) in...

Improving Kidney Health: Access Essential ISN Tools in Your Language and Discover Patient Resources Worldwide

Evaluating kidney health The "Are Your Kidneys Healthy?" quiz is now also available in Ukrainian, Dutch, Greek and Albanian. This informative quiz, which has been translated into 20 languages, allows people to evaluate their possible risk of kidney disease easily and swiftly. Map of kidney patient organizations Explore the map of global kidney patient organizations The map was developed to...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Conservative Kidney Management and Kidney Supportive Care: Core Components of Integrated Care for People with Kidney Failure The ISN Conservative Kidney Management/Kidney Supportive Care Workgroup (CKM/KSC) is one of five thematic workgroups formed as part of the ISN’s 5 to 10-year strategy for the integrated care of individuals with kidney failure, involving collaboration with...

What’s on in February? Discover Upcoming ISN Endorsed Events–Find Out How to Elevate Your Event Through ISN Endorsement!

Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here. 43rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology – Southern Chapter (ISNSCCON), February 8-11, Hyderabad, India A recorded talk from ISN President Masaomi Nangaku will be broadcast at the event. The Egyptian Society of Nephrology and Transplantation (ESNT) congress, Cairo, Egypt, February 13-16 The ISN...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Executive Summary of the KDIGO 2024 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Lupus Nephritis The Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has updated its Glomerular Diseases Guideline for lupus nephritis (LN) in response to accelerated drug development and new insights from genetic and molecular studies. Read the updated guideline here The most significant change involves...

A Year of Achievements in Global Kidney Care: Revisit Remarkable Success Stories from ISN Granting Programs in 2023

ISN Granting Programs led scores of kidney care transformations worldwide in 2023, helping build capacity and improve patient care in regions with limited nephrology resources. As we look forward to more extraordinary accomplishments in 2024, we invite you to take a moment to discover or revisit inspiring accounts of progress in kidney care made possible...

Advancing aHUS Understanding: The ISN’s International Forum in Prague Sets the Stage for Progress

The ISN's aHUS International Forum took place from December 8-10 in Prague, the Czech Republic. The forum brought together over 80 experts in atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) from around the globe. Participants at the ISN aHUS International Forum Topics covered included terminology, evaluation, treatment of native disease, Factor H antibody and treatment, transplant, and non-complement...