The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the leadership position of
ISN Fellowship Program Committee Deputy Chair
Open to all ISN members in good standing
Deadline to apply is 30 September 2022
The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of ISN Fellowship Program Committee Deputy Chair, succeeding Rümeyza Kazancıoğlu who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Ikechi Okpechi, beginning at the time of ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2023 (WCN’23).
The Fellowship Program is one of ISN’s capacity building programs. By providing support to physicians from low-resource countries to receive relevant and contemporary nephrology training in advanced host institutions, the Fellowship Program intends to improve the standards of care in the Fellows’ home countries upon their return, help them become leaders in their fields, and start more ISN programs locally.
This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of 2 years, and the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair at the end of their 2-year term. There is no honorarium attached to this role. ISN staff provide operational support to the Program, and the Chair and Deputy Chair are supported by a committee with regional representation which contributes to review and approval of submitted proposals.
The main work of the ISN Fellowship Program Committee consists in developing innovative ways to adapt to the new reality (COVID-19), sustain the program’s impact, increase the number of regional connections and leverage the network of ISN Fellows. A key milestone for the ISN Fellowship Program Committee is the online scoring of Fellowship applications twice a year (deadlines are May 1 and October 1) – the majority of the work therefore takes place in May and October. The ISN Fellowship Program Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or other events as applicable.
This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.