ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers

The ISN establishes specialized training centers that provide in-depth training in interventional nephrology to improve patient care in different regions of the world.

Through this initiative, selected centers will help trainees to:

  • develop sound expertise in interventional nephrology
  • provide a better quality of care for dialysis patients in their home country
  • train others in their home institution

ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers will host trainees for two types of curriculum:

  • Foundation course (2-4 weeks): specific interventional procedures; observational and hands-on training with patients.
  • Advanced course (3 months): a broad spectrum of procedures, especially endovascular procedures; hands-on training with patients.

The ISN will support trainees from low and middle-income countries with grants contributing to their travel, accommodation, and living costs during the training.

Before joining a training center, trainees must follow didactic sessions on the ISN Academy.

Selected centers will be recognized as ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers for five years (subject to a year’s provisional approval.)

Institutions from all countries (low, middle, or high-income) may apply. The deadline is October 15.

Eligibility criteria to become an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center:

  • Have a minimum of 2 years experience in interventional nephrology
  • Have performed at least 200 specific interventional nephrology procedures in the last 12 months.
  • Staff involved in training at these centers should be active members of the ISN community with full ISN Membership.

Read the guidelines carefully. If your center is interested in becoming an ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center, please register online here.

The ISN Interventional Nephrology Working Group and the ISN Programs Chair review all applications.

This initiative is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from

If you have any questions, or if your center is interested in applying, please contact the ISN Programs team at isnprograms@theisn.org.