ISN Fellowship Program Committee

Deputy Chair, ISN Fellowship Program Committee

Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations

The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Deputy Chair of the ISN Fellowship Program Committee, succeeding Ikechi Okpechi who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Allison Eddy, at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21).

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 approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’21 and ending at WCN’23. At the end of their term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair. 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 Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week.

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Timelines and next steps

Please submit your expressions of interest and nominations by e-mail to Thomas Jacob by Friday, 30 October 2020.

Your expression of interest or nomination should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and a statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and why you wish to be considered for the position.

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