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Top 5 Reasons Why Nephrologists Should Embrace Social Media in Their Practice

Social media has become more than just a platform for socializing; it's a powerful tool that can transform how nephrologists engage with patients, colleagues, and the wider healthcare community. Are you looking to enhance your nephrology practice? Harness the power of social media with the ISN Academy! The ISN Social Media Curriculum guides you on...

Advances in Global Kidney Care: Inspiring Contributions from National and Regional Societies Shared at ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting

At the recent WCN’24 in Buenos Aires, leaders from 28* of the ISN's 116 Affiliated Societies convened for the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting. Society representatives shared inspiring advancements and success stories, from improvements in home dialysis treatments to developing robust kidney transplant programs, spotlighting the collaborative spirit and innovation within the international nephrology community. In recognition...

Prioritizing Kidney Care: The ISN and Devex to Hold Event on Lifesaving Kidney Therapies at the WHA77 on May 29

The ISN is collaborating with Devex for the second consecutive year to discuss expanding global kidney care. Register for the event online or in person here The event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” will take place on the occasion of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 29,...

Explore Global Variance in Kidney Care Capacity: Papers Summarizing ISN-GKHA Regional Data Published in Kidney International® Supplements

The 2023 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) sheds light on the current global capacity to deliver kidney care. Read the Kidney International® Supplements papers here A collection of papers published in Kidney International® Supplements focuses on each of the ten ISN regions, presenting a comprehensive overview of kidney care services by world region. They highlight...

World Kidney Day 2024 Took Place on March 14: Share Your WKD Triumphs and Inspire Others!

Celebrated Belgian landmark “Manneken Pis” was dressed in a WKD outfit on March 14 The ISN joins World Kidney Day (WKD) organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to treatment and care for people living with kidney disease. The 2024 campaign owes its achievements to...

Get Ready for WCN’24: Engage With the Global Kidney Care Community!

Excitement is building as the World Congress of Nephrology 2024 approaches—are you prepared for this unforgettable experience? Here's how you can maximize your participation: Stay connected on social media and share your attendance -Keep up with the feedback and updates by following ISN channels on social media platforms: Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and X. -Share your experiences using...

WCN’24: Bridging Scientific Learning With Meaningful Connections and Networking – Register at the Regular Rate Until March 20!

Are you ready to mingle and try new features at WCN'24? Make new connections and strengthen existing ones with WCN networking activities. As you meet with like-minded professionals, sharing experiences can spark exciting collaborative projects. Introducing the Data Lab! Hands-on big data mining for nephrologists Open Science has revolutionized nephrology research, providing global access to rich...

Young Nephrologists in China: Apply to Train in Clinical Nephrology Through the IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship

IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarships support young nephrologists who want 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...

Attend Scientific Sessions and Talks by ISN Granting Programs at WCN’24 to Discover How They Impact Kidney Care in Low Resource Settings. Haven’t Registered Yet? There’s Still Time!

Attend interactive sessions, presentations, and discussions highlighting ISN Granting Programs to understand the transformative efforts underway to address kidney health challenges worldwide and enjoy discovering the tangible outcomes. These sessions foster connection within the international kidney care community and can inspire you to get involved in making a positive change in global kidney health. Register for...

Expanding ISN Membership in the Latin America Region: The ISN Welcomes the Bolivian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-Member Society

The Bolivian Society of Nephrology (Sociedad Boliviana de Nefrología e Hipertensión - SBNeH) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, marking the ninth such society in the Latin America region. This development strengthens a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care throughout this part of the world. Congratulations and a warm welcome to the SBNeH...

The ISN Advocates for Improved Dialysis Provision During Crises at the WHO Global High-Level Technical Meeting on NCDs in Humanitarian Settings

As a non-state actor in official relations with the WHO, the ISN attended the WHO's "Global high-level technical meeting on noncommunicable diseases in humanitarian settings: building resilient health systems, leaving no one behind" in Copenhagen, Denmark, at the end of February. Denmark, Kenya, and Jordan hosted 630 participants from 50 countries and 71 non-governmental organizations...

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...

Expanding ISN Membership in the Latin America Region: The ISN Welcomes the Ecuadorian Society of Nephrology as a Collective-Member Society

The Ecuadorian Society of Nephrology (SEN) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, marking the eighth such society in the Latin America region. This development strengthens a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care throughout this part of the world. Congratulations and a warm welcome to SEN on becoming part of the ISN community! We...

The Lancet Global Health Publishes ISN Paper on Global Insights From the 2023 ISN-Global Kidney Health Atlas

The paper "An Update on the Global Disparities in Kidney Disease Burden and Care Across World Countries and Regions" has been published in The Lancet Global Health. Read the paper here. In the same edition, The Lancet Global Health published an editorial on the paper: "The Major Global Burden of Chronic Kidney Disease." Read the editorial...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Providing Environmentally Sustainable Nephrology Care: Focus in Low- and Middle-income Countries  This article is part of the series "Green Nephrology: A Series of Mini-Reviews on Minimizing the Environmental Impact of Kidney Health Care," a collaboration between Kidney International® and members of the ISN Emerging Leaders 2022 Program. To help reduce the need for costly and environmentally...

Adewale Akinsola to Receive the ISN Africa Pioneer Award at NANCONF 2024

The Scientific Conference and Annual General Meeting of the Nigerian Association of Nephrology (NANCONF) will take place February 18-22, 2024, in Abeokuta, Nigeria. The meeting provides a fitting occasion to present the ISN 2023 Pioneer Award for the ISN Africa region to Adewale Akinsola from Nigeria. ISN President Masaomi Nangaku will highlight ISN activities and regional...

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...

The Fundamental Connection Between the Cosmos and the Elementary Particles of Our Bodies: Daniel de Florian’s Plenary Talk on the Origin of the Universe

For millennia, scientists have tirelessly sought to unravel the mysteries of the universe. Daniel de Florian's groundbreaking contribution to particle physics has left an indelible mark on our understanding of the fundamental building blocks of existence. Secure your seat for Daniel de Florian's plenary talk: Register for the congress now to benefit from the early...

The Faces Behind the Posts – Meet the WCN’24 Social Media Team!

The #ISNWCN Social Media Team is a group of dedicated health professionals committed to delivering comprehensive coverage throughout the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). Get to know the team here. Comprising members from the @ISNeducation team and carefully selected applicants, they are united by a shared passion for driving healthcare innovation. This dynamic team is ready and...

A Global Cohort Shaping the Future of Kidney Health: Announcing the 2024 Emerging Leaders 

The ISN is delighted to introduce its 2024 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) participants. The ELP Steering Committee reviewed many deserving applications and selected thirteen ISN members from seven ISN regions for the third ELP cohort. Find out more about the new cohort here. Please join us in congratulating: Ana Catalina Alvarez Elias, Mexico/USA Becky Mingyao Ma, Hong Kong Carmen Elena E....