ISN Interventional Nephrology Training
The demand for interventional nephrology training has been steadily growing in lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries, where the number of interventionalists is very limited, and patients often miss dialysis treatment because of vascular access problems. Interventional nephrology training for young nephrologists in low- or middle-income countries is rarely available. ISN offers funding for training in ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Centers.
ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholars will be trained to provide better quality of care for dialysis patients and to continue to train other healthcare professionals within their region. At the end of their training, Scholars may receive further support and guidance through the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program to ensure the successful establishment of best practices in the local setting.
11 centers are currently recognized as ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers:
|Center||City||Country||Region||Liaison Officer||Email Address||Chief of Nephrology|
|Zenith Kidney Center||Abuja||Nigeria||Africa||Adegboyega Faponleemail@example.com||Olalekan Olatise|
|University Medical Centre||Ljubljana||Slovenia||EC Europe||Miha Arnolfirstname.lastname@example.org||Jadranka Buturović-Ponikvar|
|INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’||Mexico||Mexico||Latin America||Bernardo Moguelemail@example.com||Magdalena Madero|
|Peruvian Association of Vascular Access*||Lima||Peru||Latin America||Edwin Castillofirstname.lastname@example.org||Edwin Castillo|
|King Faisal Hospital||Riyadh||Saudi Arabia||Middle East||Muhammad U. Ullahemail@example.com||Mohammed Al Sunaid|
|Azerbaijan Medical Uni.||Baku||Azerbaijan||NIS & Russia||Elgun Haziyevfirstname.lastname@example.org||Elgun Haziyev|
|Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Nagoya||Japan||NE Asia||Takashi Satoemail@example.com||Takashi Sato|
|St. Mary’s Hospital||Seoul||Korea Rep.||NE Asia||Yaeni Kimfirstname.lastname@example.org||Cheol Whee Park|
|Hospital Selayang||Batu Caves||Malaysia||OSEA||Bee Boon Cheakemail@example.com||Bee Boon Cheak|
|AIIMS||New Delhi||India||South Asia||Sanjay Agarwalfirstname.lastname@example.org||Sanjay Agarwal|
|Southwest Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit*||Carshalton||UK||West. Europe||Bhrigu Raj Soodemail@example.com||Virginia Quan|
* Note that Peruvian Association of Vascular Access and Southwest Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit only provide observerships (unless the applicant is already licensed to practice in that jurisdiction). As such, it is not possible to complete the Advanced Course or a hands-on Foundation Course at these centers.
These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in non-tunneled CVC placement, tunneled CVC placement, native kidney biopsy; transplant kidney biopsy, PD catheter insertion, and endovascular procedures:
|Center||Country||Region||Non-tunneled & Tunneled CVC placement||Native & Transplant kidney biopsy||PD catheter insertion||Endovascular procedures|
|Zenith Kidney Center||Nigeria||Africa||Yes||Yes||-||-|
|University Medical Centre||Slovenia||EC Europe||-||Yes||-||-|
|INC ‘Ignacio Chávez’||Mexico||Latin America||Yes||Yes||Yes||-|
|Peruvian Association of Vascular Access||Peru||Latin America||Yes||-||-||Yes|
|King Faisal Hospital||Saudi Arabia||Middle East||Yes||-||-||Yes|
|Azerbaijan Medical Uni.||Azerbaijan||NIS & Russia||Yes||-||-||-|
|Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Japan||NE Asia||-||-||-||Yes|
|St. Mary’s Hospital||Korea Rep.||NE Asia||Yes||Yes||-||Yes|
|Southwest Thames Renal & Transplantation Unit||UK||West. Europe||Yes||Yes||Yes||-|
Applications for ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships are now open. Applicants should contact the Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, then apply to the ISN here by June 1, 2023.
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 lower, lower-middle, or upper-middle income countries according to World Bank classification with grants contributing to their travel, accommodation, and living costs during the training. Applicants should contact the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Center of their choice, based on the procedures they would like to get trained on, and agree on a training plan matching the applicant’s aspirations, the host center’s offer and the strategy of the home center.
Before joining a training center, trainees must follow didactic sessions on the ISN Academy.
Read the guidelines here to learn more about eligibility requirements and how to apply.
|First Name||Last Name||Home Country||Duration||Host Institution||Focuses|
|Ajay||Singh||India||3 months||Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Endovascular Procedures|
|Alyce Gail||Arejola-Tan||Philippines||4 weeks||Southwest Thames Renal and Transplant Unit||Tunneled CVC Placement, PD Catheter Insertion, Endovascular Procedures, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, Native Kidney Biopsy, Non-tunneled CVC Placement|
|Berhanu||Mola||Ethiopia||3 months||Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Endovascular Procedures|
|Deepak||Kumar||India||3 months||Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Endovascular Procedures|
|Juan||Jaller Char||Colombia||4 weeks||Peruvian Association of Vascular Access||Tunneled CVC Placement, Endovascular Procedures, Non-tunneled CVC Placement|
|Karthikeyan||Balasubramanian||India||3 months||Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Endovascular Procedures|
|Lázaro Ibrain||Cobiellas Carballo||Cuba||3 months||Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez||Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy. PD Catheter Insertion|
|Mariza||Colque||Bolivia||3 months||Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez||Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion|
|Omar Humberto||Sanchez Vazquez||Mexico||3 months||Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez||Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion|
|Prabu||Murugesan||India||4 weeks||Southwest Thames Renal and Transplant Unit||PD Catheter Insertion, Native Kidney Biopsy, Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Transplant Kidney Biopsy|
|Rafael||Montepio||Philippines||3 months||Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez||Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunnelled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion|
|Ramon Alexis||Garcia Lopez||Nicaragua||4 weeks||Peruvian Association of Vascular Access||Endovascular Procedures, Tunneled CVC Placement. Non-Tunneled CVC Placement|
|Ronald||Valdez||Dominican Republic||3 months||Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez||Non-Tunneled CVC Placement, Tunneled CVC Placement, Native Kidney Biopsy, Transplant Kidney Biopsy, PD Catheter Insertion|
|Saurabh||Nayak||India||3 months||Kaikoukai Central Clinic||Endovascular Procedures|
|Wan Zul Haikal Hafiz||Wan Zukiman||Malaysia||3 months||King Faisal Specialist Hospital & Research Centre||Endovascular Procedures, Tunneled CVC Placement, Non-Tunneled CVC Placement|
If you wish to support the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training, please contact us via the Contact section.
If you have any questions, or if your center is interested in applying, please contact the ISN Programs team at firstname.lastname@example.org.