Emerging Leaders

ISN Emerging Leaders Program

The ISN-ELP provides early-career professionals in integrated kidney care the opportunity to work with international experts in the field to become qualified for a leadership role in the advancement of global kidney care.

Intending to build a global talent pool of future leaders, the ELP welcomes ISN members interested in shaping the direction of kidney health to ensure health promotion and access to prevention, control, and management of kidney diseases.

The ISN-ELP is a collaborative initiative bringing together outstanding individuals to work on collective projects to impact the kidney health agenda worldwide.

The ELP offers participants training in:

  • principles of entrepreneurship, advocacy, and communication;
  • implementation science and research;
  • evaluation, development, and management of health systems;
  • developing and implementing evidence-informed policy; and
  • influencing stakeholders including policymakers, funders, implementers and the media;

The ELP provides the opportunity to

  • Join a global network that positively impacts the kidney health agenda worldwide through collaboration and multidisciplinary research;
  • be heard and effect change at local and international levels and
  • access continuous professional development to take on leadership roles locally and globally.
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Agnes Fogo
ISN President

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Vivekanand Jha
Chair and ISN Past-President

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Rumeyza Kazancioglu
ISN Council

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Adrian Liew
ISN Council

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Saraladevi Naicker
(South Africa)
ISN Executive Comittee

Walter Guillermo Douthat

Walter Guillermo Douthat
ISN Council


Rolando Claure-Del Granado
Young Nephrologists Committee


Mirna Alečković–Halilović
(Bosnia & Herzegovina)
Young Nephrologists Committee


Gavin Dreyer
(United Kingdom)
Young Nephrologists Committee

Invitation to Partner

The ISN invites organizations to partner on this global initiative aimed at recognizing excellence and developing leaders.

As a partner, you will:

  • Be seen as a supporter of global leadership development in kidney care.
  • Be recognized as a supporter by the next generation of leaders in kidney care and network with initiators in the field.
  • Help ISN in advancing its vision of a future where all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health.


Program support: $25,000/year

Program Supporters

Supported by unrestricted educational grants by Janssen, Boehringer Ingelheim and Lilly Alliance.

If you have any questions, please contact Pauline Vanhonsebrouck at pvanhonsebrouck@theisn.org.