As part of the ISN’s capacity building partnership with the Indonesian Society of Nephrology (PERNEFRI), 2 doctors from Mohammad Hoesin General Hospital in Palembang, Indonesia (West Indoniesa) participated in a 2.5-day workshop held at Hospital Tuanku Ja’afar Seremban in Malaysia in June 2019. The Masterclass included a comprehensive training in standard operating procedure, management of complications and PD unit record keeping, with sessions facilitated by colleagues from Malaysia, Thailand and Australia.

Participation in this workshop PD Masterclass is part of the two hospitals’ multi-year training program together, training Mohammad Hoesin General in Palembang to become a ‘PD Center of Excellence’ in their Western region of Indonesia. Dr. Novadian Suhaimi and colleagues are leading this partnership in Palembang with Dr. Lily Mushahar and colleagues in Malaysia. This latest training of doctors at the PD Masterclass aims to improve PD management and outcomes in their Palembang hospital.

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ISN Ex-President David Harris and Oceania and South East Asia Regional Board Chair Adrian Liew traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia on June 27th, 2019 to co-facilitate a one-day stakeholder meeting together with the Indonesian Society of Nephrology (PERNEFRI) with the goal of developing a roadmap for integrated kidney care in Indonesia. The meeting included 54 Participants from 10 different stakeholder groups across Indonesia, including the Ministry of Health, medical societies, patient groups and industry. An opening speech was given by Dr. Bambang Wibowo, Director General of Health Services of the Indonesian Ministry of Health, as well as by Dr. Aida Lydia Sutranto, PERNEFRI President and PERNEFRI Project Manager Dr. Rubin Surachno. 

The meeting consisted mainly of working sessions within the 3 pre-defined Focus Groups: CAPD, Kidney Disease Services (Reimbursements, Referral System and Regulations), and Pre-Dialysis Care and Prevention. Groups were asked to identify obstacles within these topics and develop action plans (with concrete timelines) to overstep these obstacles. All focus group sessions were observed and guided by ISN Leaders David Harris and Adrian Liew. By the end of the Stakeholder Meeting, each Focus Group had a final version of their focus group report and action plan that was presented to all stakeholder participants for final comments and consensus.

After this very successful stakeholder meeting, all stakeholders are in the process of finalizing an over-arching Roadmap for Integrated Kidney care in Indonesia, which aims to be released by the end of the year. 

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Once every two years, ISN Regional Boards are tasked to organise a ‘workshop’ within the context of one of their regional meetings, with the aim of providing outreach to unaware nephrologists of ISN programs and activities in the region. The workshops have taken many formats; most often, they consist in open meetings where ISN leaders present ISN programs and activities and then open the floor for questions. 

Dr Rennke kidney pathologist looking at kidney biopsies with a fellow and three visiting pathologist from Europe Asia and South AmericaThe International Society of Nephrology Renal Pathology Committee seeks applications for one mini-sabbatical for a nephropathologist from a developing country (**as defined by the ISN) to provide partial support for short term in-depth study of renal pathology, by immersion in an established expert renal pathology laboratory for up to two weeks, in conjunction with attendance at a major renal pathology course (see below).

ISN's World Congress of Nephrology 2017 is just around the corner. For those not able to join us in Mexico City this April 21-24, ISN Academy is proposing two ways to follow select plenary sessions live from home.  


livestreamLive Streaming Sessions: 

Register and follow the sessions listed below live from your home computer. The Live Streaming application includes video of speakers and slides, as well as the opportunity to ask questions to the speakers!


Check out the Live Streaming Program and Register 




WCN SocialMedia Task Force Logo 2017Social Media Coverage: 


For this upcoming World Congress of Nephrology, ISN has constituted a Social Media Task Force, joining forces with a group of 23 dedicated nephrology experts and advocates, to cover the congress in social media. This will include live coverage of selected sessions, interviews of participants and key stakeholders, and much more.


Check out the schedule of social media coverage below: 


Follow congress events live from @WCN2017 and join the conversation using the hashtag #WCN2017.



WCN 2017 Live Streaming Program: 

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SESSION 1: SATURDAY 22/04: 08:30-10:10 AM (CST, Mexico City Time)
Obesity and the Kidney - Finding the Sweet Spot (Joint Session - in partnership with World Kidney Day)


  • As Goes Obesity so Goes Diabetes - Steven Kahn, USA
  • Obesity Paradox and CKD - Kamyar Kalantar-Zadeh, USA
  • The Fatty Kidney. Lipid Deposits, a Neglected Contributor to CKD in Obesity and Diabetes - Aiko de Vries, The Netherlands
  • How to Identify Obesity-Related Nephropathy in Clinical Practice - Manuel Praga - Spain 


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SESSION 2: SUNDAY 23/04: 16:30-18:30 PM (CST, Mexico City Time)
Refreshing Clinical Trials in CKD (Joint Session - in partnership with ISN-ACT)


  • How Recent Clinical Trials in Nephrology Should Change Practice Now - Vlado Perkovic, Australia
  • Lessons learned from DKD Trials - Mark Cooper, Australia
  • Streamlining Clinical Trials to Enhance Feasibility - David Wheeler, United Kingdom
  • From Biomarkers to Precision Medicine - The Big Gap - Hiddo Lambers Heerspink, The Netherlands
  • Conducting Clinical Trials in LMIC - Hong Zhang, China
  • Patient Priorities in Clinical Research - Fiona Loud, United Kingdom


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SESSION 3: MONDAY 24/04 14:45 - 16:05PM (CST, Mexico City Time):
CKD Progression


  • What is Meaningful CKD Progression? - Josef Coresh, USA
  • What Drives CKD Progression? - Ariela Benigni, Italy
  • Public Health Interventions for Delaying Kidney Disease Progression Globally - Tazeen Jafar, Pakistan
  • National Registries to Control CKD - Laura Sola, Uruguay


Forefronts San DiegoCheck out the featured event on ISN Academy this month: Conference presentations from the 2016 Forefront Symposia held in San Diego, CA. 

mar2017Check out the most popular content this month on ISN Academy: presentations from the AVATAR Interventional Nephrology Conference. 

APCN 2016Check out the featured event on ISN Academy this month: Conference presentations from the 15th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology

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Check out the featured e-Module on ISN Academy this March: Cochrane Library - Immunosuppression for IGA Nephropathy.

ISN Education has asked ISN Leaders from around the world to weigh in on their favorite educational pieces published in 2016. Their responses will be published as part of an exclusive editorial series in the lead up to WCN 2017.

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