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Teaching across the developing world

CME Russia audienceThe Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) supports the conceptual design of local and regional meetings in Low Income Countries (LIC) and Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) by contributing to the organization of the meeting and helping arrange faculty for the meeting. The CME Program will sponsor the travel expenses of up to 3 international speakers who supplement local speakers at the meeting. These renowned speakers participate in the events on a voluntary basis. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with doctors, specialists and nurses in underserved part of the world. In addition, the CME program will consider providing travel grants for young faculty or trainees from LMIC to actively participate in the meeting

Every year the ISN CME Program brings essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and healthcare practitioners. ISN typically supports 40 to 50 local CME nephrology course each year equally spread across the world.

Since 1993, the ISN CME Chair and Advisory Committee as well as the ISN Regional Boards have supported local event organizers in building suitable scientific programs matching the needs of the local nephrology community. Meetings should be organized by ISN affiliated national, regional societies or by emerging nephrology communities.

The goal of the CME Program is to stimulate the interest of the local and regional nephrology communities in expanding their programs and developing relationships with experts who can provide additional information and support.

All CME applications will be reviewed by ISN staff, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the CME committee, and at least three representatives of the CME committee.

Importance of regional meetings

More and more, the ISN CME Program is looking to support integrated regional proposals in order to maximize its impact in underserved regions. These meetings would then constitute platforms where nephrologists can strategically discuss the available local/regional resources and the best way to expand nephrology services. Promoting a dialogue amongst the nephrology communities in a region is crucial.

CLICK HERE to view upcoming ISN CME meetings.

 

Teaching across the developing world

CME Russia audienceThe Continuing Medical Education Program (CME) supports the conceptual design of local and regional meetings in Low Income Countries (LIC) and Low and Middle Income Countries (LMIC) by contributing to the organization of the meeting and helping arrange faculty for the meeting. The CME Program will sponsor the travel expenses of up to 3 international speakers who supplement local speakers at the meeting. These renowned speakers participate in the events on a voluntary basis. They are dedicated to sharing their knowledge with doctors, specialists and nurses in underserved part of the world. In addition, the CME program will consider providing travel grants for young faculty or trainees from LMIC to actively participate in the meeting

Every year the ISN CME Program brings essential teaching and training to some 14,000 doctors and healthcare practitioners. ISN typically supports 40 to 50 local CME nephrology course each year equally spread across the world.

Since 1993, the ISN CME Chair and Advisory Committee as well as the ISN Regional Boards have supported local event organizers in building suitable scientific programs matching the needs of the local nephrology community. Meetings should be organized by ISN affiliated national, regional societies or by emerging nephrology communities.

The goal of the CME Program is to stimulate the interest of the local and regional nephrology communities in expanding their programs and developing relationships with experts who can provide additional information and support.

All CME applications will be reviewed by ISN staff, the Chair and Deputy Chair of the CME committee, and at least three representatives of the CME committee.

Importance of regional meetings

More and more, the ISN CME Program is looking to support integrated regional proposals in order to maximize its impact in underserved regions. These meetings would then constitute platforms where nephrologists can strategically discuss the available local/regional resources and the best way to expand nephrology services. Promoting a dialogue amongst the nephrology communities in a region is crucial.

CLICK HERE to view upcoming ISN CME meetings.

Apply

Elegibility criteria

ISN membership: It is a key requirement that both the meeting organizers and selected speakers are active ISN Member(s).

Scientific program & target audience: They should provide a formal scientific program of the meeting and target an attendance of at least 100 participants (preferably with an international/regional scope). Classroom type courses for in-house faculty are not considered eligible. A one-day CME meeting can be incorporated into a national or international conference of nephrology. A stand-alone meeting should at least have a program of 2 full days. 

Speakers: Only 3 speakers can be supported by ISN (one from overseas, one regional and one local). CME supported speakers give at least 2 lectures per CME and agree to provide their slides to the ISN after the meeting. Speakers should be active ISN members and should declare any conflicts of interest at the beginning of the talk. ISN would cover the travel and visa expenses of the speakers, and the event organizers are requested to cover local expenses for speakers.

Application documents: Meeting organizers are requested to submit the duly completed CME application form together with the (draft) scientific program of the meeting. Although local meetings can also be accepted, the CME committee will accept in priority applications for regional meetings. For this reason, meeting organizers should be invited to involve neighboring regions in their program whenever possible.

ISN CME Program will not provide support for industry employees or industry planned programs.

Support

The ISN CME Program offers support to meeting organizers:

  • Help and advice in establishing a suitable scientific program developed to meet the precise needs of the local/regional nephrology communities;
  • Advice in selecting expert speakers in relation to the scientific program;
  • Funding travel of a maximum of three ISN Program sponsored speakers;
  • Providing travel grants for young faculty or trainees from LMIC to actively participate in the meeting
  • Involving ISN regional sub-committee for advice and support.

Topics of CME meetings

The event content should include at least one topic that is strategic to ISN: AKI, CKD and/or ESKD. The scientific value of the event should be evident, as reflected by the selection and status of the speaker and their expertise in the field. Meeting organizers are expected to develop programs specifically related to relevant local challenges and clinical program development (e.g. teaching about AKI and promoting dialysis for AKI in low resource settings) rather than generic nephrology teaching.

Meeting organizers are expected to develop programs specifically related to relevant local challenges and clinical program development (e.g. teaching about AKI and promoting dialysis for AKI in low resource settings) rather than generic nephrology teaching.

Fill in the application form and submit the scientific program of your meeting to cme@theisn.org

Deadlines

The CME application session is open year all long. Applications should be sent at least 3 months prior to the start of the meeting.

CME Program Guidelines (Download)

Program Materials

PROGRAM MATERIALS

Below are important information and forms regarding the application process. It is mandatory for all the documents and forms to be submitted in PDF format. Please note that applications must be received at least 3 months prior to the start of the meeting. CME meeting organizers of past meetings are required to submit a Post Meeting Report.

New Applications

Continuing Medical Education Application Form (Download)
CME Policy (Download)

Speakers Forms

Authorization Statement Form for CME Speaker (Download)
Reimbursement Request Form (Download)

W8 Form (Download)
W9 Form (Only US) (Download)

Report Forms

After the CME meeting has taken place, organizers must submit the below:

CME Post Meeting Report (Download)

Please submit all the required application documents and forms to cme@theisn.org  at the ISN Global Operations Center.

 

Contact

CONTACT

Submit your application request to 

cme@theisn.org 

CME Advisory Committee

Chair: Fredric Finkelstein (North America, USA)

Co-Chair: Peter Blake (North America, Canada)

Advisors:

PROGRAM MATERIALS

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