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“Every Facet Has Yielded Favorable Outcomes for Our Centers”: ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Partnership Drives Advances in Kidney Transplant Care in Colombia

Dr. Jaime Restrepo Emerging Institution: Fundacion Valle del Lili (FVL), Colombia Supporting Institution: Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), USA The kidney care team at Boston Children's Hospital (BCH), USA, supported nephrology staff at the Fundacion Valle del Lili (FVL) in Colombia for seven years through the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center (STC) partnership. Challenges in kidney care in southwestern Colombia According...

Advancing Knowledge on CKD Treatment and Prevention: The ISN Supports Scientific Meeting in Macedonia

Delegates enjoy the program In April, the ISN supported the "7th Congress of the Macedonian Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Artificial Organs (MSNDTAO) With International Participation" in Skopje, Macedonia, through its Continuing Medical Education Program (CME). The scientific program included an ISN CME course, "From Prevention to Best Treatment Options in CKD." Dr. Goce Spasovski presents on...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Supports Advancements in Kidney Care for Children in Nigeria

In 2017, through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, staff from the nephrology section of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) in Alberta, Canada, began supporting staff from the pediatric nephrology unit at the Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The partnership's primary goal was to develop pediatric nephrology at the center...

ISN Ambassador Visit Drives Significant Progress in Kidney Care Services in Brazzaville, Congo

In March, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Faiçal Jarraya (Tunisia) spent a week visiting the University Center Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU) in Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP). From left to right: ISN Ambassador Professor Faiçal Jarraya alongside CHU staff Dr. Bakala Clothyn, head of...

Specialized Courses, Plenary Sessions, and More! Access WCN’24 Content at the ISN Academy!

Explore hundreds of hours of captivating WCN'24 content at the ISN Academy, featuring cutting-edge insights across five essential themes. Learn from more than 200 global experts and elevate your expertise! Take specialized courses on hot topics Renal Pathology Conservative Kidney Management Navigating Kidney Care Annual Review of Nephrology Interventional Nephrology Find out more here Listen to four outstanding plenary talks: Daniel de Florian – "The Origin of the...

“Through This Program, the Kidney Foundation Has Become the Largest Hospital in Bangladesh for Kidney and Urological Diseases and Dialysis and Transplantation,” – Find Out More About the 2024 Schrier Award Winner

Participating members of the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair at the 19th annual convention The Schrier Award recognizes remarkable achievements from graduated Sister Renal (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) pairs. The winner of the 2024 Schrier Award is the SRC Bangladesh-UK pair: Emerging Center: Kidney Foundation Hospital and Research Institute, Dhaka, Bangladesh Supporting Center: Royal London Hospital, London,...

ISN Members: Explore Specialized ISN Fellowship Opportunities Tailored to Your Expertise and Region –Apply by May 1

In addition to general ISN Fellowships for ISN members from lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle-income countries, the ISN collaborates with several organizations, regional societies, and partners to sponsor and promote fellowships tailored to specific specializations and regions. The deadline to apply is May 1. Submit your application here. These include: The ISN-UHN ExpLoRe Home Dialysis Fellowships in dialysis Ravi Mehta ISN...

Advancing Global Kidney Transplantation – the ISN Renews Its Partnership With The Transplant Society and Launches New Joint ISN-TTS Fellowships in Transplantation

The ISN is pleased to formally renew its ongoing partnership with The Transplant Society (TTS). New! – Launching ISN-TTS Joint Fellowships to advance transplantation skills The ISN and TTS will jointly support training in transplantation for young physicians from low-resource areas. Fellows will receive hands-on training at advanced host institutions to equip them with state-of-the-art knowledge...

Developing Kidney Transplant Programs Worldwide: New Partnerships and Upgrades in the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program

The ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are pleased to announce that two newly formed partnerships have been accepted into the joint ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program. In addition, two partnerships have successfully upgraded to Level A, one to Level B, and the Fundacion Valle del Lili (Colombia)-Boston Children's Hospital (USA) partnership has graduated. This...

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,...

The ISN Presents Its South Asia Pioneer Award to Mohan Rajapurkar at the Annual Indian Society of Nephrology Conference

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Indian Society of Nephrology (ISNCON 2023) will take place from December 14-17, 2023, in Kolkata, India, supported by the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program. The conference provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN South Asia region to Mohan M. Rajapurkar from...

Latest ISN Journal Summaries

Kidney International®  Mayo Clinic Consensus Report on Membranous Nephropathy: Proposal for a Novel Classification  This report proposes a two-step classification of membranous nephropathy (MN). Step one is identifying the target antigen based on a multistep algorithm. The second step is the search for a potential underlying disease or associated condition. The meeting consensus favored using an antigen-based...

“I Understand the Unspoken Pain of Patients”: Read Inspiring Stories From the World Kidney Day Blog Series

"I was a distant shadow of my former self, unrecognizable, tired, broken in spirit, and clueless about what was happening. The thought of resuming regular dialysis sent shivers down my spine. I just wanted to live a normal life." Sejal Jobanputra, from India, shares an emotional journey that includes the disappointment of a kidney transplant...

Transplant Professionals: Participate in a Survey on Multidisciplinary Approaches in Transplantation by the Banff Working Group on Antibody-mediated Injury

The Antibody-mediated Injury Working Group of the Banff Foundation on Allograft Pathology invites you to participate in a survey on multidisciplinary transplant meetings. Take the survey here The care of transplant recipients is complex, requiring a collaborative and multidisciplinary effort. Despite evidence supporting the benefits of a multidisciplinary approach in transplantation, the proportion of transplant centers...

Ongoing Support for Kidney Care Advancement in Bangladesh and South Asia Through the ISN CME Program

Members of the ISN South Asia Regional Board discuss regional kidney care issues and strategies In September, the ISN supported the 7th Annual Scientific Conference and International CME of the Bangladesh Renal Association (BRA CON 2023) and the South Asia Regional Board Meeting. The conference covered core areas of kidney care under the theme, "Regional &...

Letermovir Non-inferior to Valganciclovir for CMV Prophylaxis, With Lower Leukopenia Rates

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member Maria Chiara Pelle summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus’ latest trial selections. Read all the latest global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The “trial of the month” is available in several languages. Letermovir vs Valganciclovir for Prophylaxis of Cytomegalovirus in High-risk Kidney Transplant...

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Kidney International® A Prospective Controlled, Randomized Clinical Trial of Kidney Transplant Recipients Developed Personalized Tacrolimus Dosing Using Model-based Bayesian Prediction  In this study, a population pharmacokinetic (PPK) model, incorporating factors such as genetics, age, and hematocrit, was developed and validated to optimize tacrolimus (Tac) dosage for kidney transplant recipients. PPK-based dosing was compared with traditional weight-based dosing....

The ISN Supports KRACON23: Advancing Kidney Health in Kenya and Beyond

KRACON23 delegates at the onsite ISN booth In September, the ISN supported the Kenya Renal Association and its Annual Conference (KRACON23) in Mombasa, Kenya, through its Educational Ambassador (EA) and Continuing Medical Education Programs. The theme of the event was "Multidisciplinary Approach to Kidney Care." A well-attended gathering The congress saw an impressive turnout of over 500...

Balanced Crystalloid Fluids May Reduce Delayed Graft Function in Deceased Donor Kidney Transplantation – New Selection of Global Trials Out Now

To stay updated on the latest research and developments in kidney care, access the latest selection of global trials from the ISN-ACT initiative here in multiple languages. ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Coordinator Michele Provenzano summarizes the design and outcomes of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus’ latest “Trial of the Month.” Balanced Crystalloid Solution Versus Saline in...

Goce Spasovski to Be Honored With the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Pioneer Award at the 18th BANTAO Congress – Join Us There!

The 18th BANTAO (Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology Transplantation and Artificial Organs) Congress combined with the Hellenic Society of Nephrology Meeting and Seminar, endorsed by the ISN, will take place from October 19-22, 2023, in Thessaloniki, Greece. We warmly invite you to visit our ISN booth during the event. We'd love to connect with you...