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Create more equitable access to nephrology care

  • A large part of your membership dues go directly to fund ISN Programs and Initiatives that are making a real and sustainable difference in the treatment of kidney disease around the world, particularly in developing countries.

Access to Leading Scientific Journals in Nephrology

  • Kidney International*, ISN’s official journal, is one of the most cited in nephrology and widely regarded as the world’s premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease. Print and online access is free with your ISN membership (worth between $1,525 and $1,650 depending on where you live). KI includes a new section titled Nephrology Digest, which presents summaries of and comments on recently published basic science and clinical investigations of interest to the journal’s global readership. This replaced access to Nature Reviews Nephrology as of January 2017.
  • Kidney International Supplements, a peer-reviewed companion journal to KI focused on sponsored, topical content of interest to the nephrology community.
  • Kidney International Reports, an online open access journal which publishes a broad range of articles encompassing clinical and translation research and includes the opportunity to publish articles at a reduced rate.

Reduced Subscription Rates to Scientific Publication

  • Seminars in Nephrology, publishes scholarly review articles on subjects of current importance in the specialty. A 12-month online subscription to Seminars includes an encyclopedic archive of all topical issues from 2001 to the current year. ISN members can subscribe at $60 per year (instead of $326 in the US or $491 elsewhere); ISN Members in Training can subscribe at $30 per year.

Reduced Rates at World Renowned Events

  • ISN World Congress of Nephrology is the leading biennial educational event in international nephrology, attracting attendance from the worldwide nephrology community, including physicians, academicians, and clinical and basic researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care. It not only features a world-class scientific program but also reflects the unique role of ISN’s efforts in advancing renal care in the developing and developed world.
  • ISN Frontiers meetings build on the success and achievements of the ISN Nexus and Forefronts series, bringing together basic scientists, clinicians and practitioners in a unique setting. This new event format will make more cutting-edge science available to a global audience, breaking down cross-regional barriers in accessing the latest knowledge and expertise.

Access to ISN Academy & Collaborative Resources

  • ISN Academy is a new and interactive e-learning platform and mobile app providing equal access to the latest knowledge in nephrology, where and when you need it. With up-to-date and interactive resources, it opens doors to a unique mix of presentations, cases, articles, webinars, guidelines and more. The ISN Academy will become a member only benefit as of September 15, 2017.
  • ISN Member Directory helps to connect and collaborate with other fellow members.
  • Northern Light - access to an extensive multidisciplinary database with over two million cutting-edge abstracts accessible

Eligibility for ISN Capacity-Building Programs and Society Committees

  • As an ISN member, you benefit from many exclusive opportunities and openings with the Society. You can apply for or contribute to one of the many ISN Programs offering valuable training and educational activities for kidney specialists of all levels, clinical physicians and other healthcare professionals.
  • Members have voting rights* and are eligible to serve on ISN Committees*. From the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee to the ISN Council there are lots of opportunities to get involved with and guide the workings of the Society.

Access to Society News and Nephrology Updates

  • ISN News is ISN’s quarterly newsletter showcasing a round-up of the latest happenings within the Society, including in-depth articles on pressing issues and initiatives, plus illuminating extras like member profiles and reports on Society gatherings.
  • ISN Insight is the Society’s weekly e-mail newsletter providing updates on ISN daily activities and initiatives, nephrology news, journal content, unique member services and upcoming ISN events.
  • ISN Gateway is ISN’s official website providing the primary outlet for publishing programs, initiatives and activities and the main access point to Kidney International online content.
  • ISN Social Media allows members to stay connected, engaged and up-to-date on ISN’s vast efforts around the world in addition to sharing education, research, professional developments and leadership opportunities. Make sure you follow us on social facebook box blue 32,  social twitter box white 32, or social linkedin box blue 32

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