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In June, ISN attended the 11th Hydration for Health (H4H) conference in Evian, France.

Kidney International (KI) is pleased to announce the publication of a study on hypertension, led by the ISN iNET-CKD (International Network of chronic kidney disease cohort studies). This study highlights considerable international variation in hypertension control and treatment in chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The International Society of Nephrology is very concerned about the current state of negotiations on the Political Declaration for the first United Nations High-Level Meeting on Universal Health Coverage (UN HLM on UHC).

 

Kidney disease, which affects over 850.000 million people worldwide, is the 11th leading cause of death globally and is projected to become the 5th most common cause of years of life lost globally, by 2040. Kidney disease is a rapidly growing health burden and poses a significant health care challenge for governments, particularly in low and middle income countries. Kidney disease is a cause and a consequence of other major NCDs, including heart disease and diabetes, and yet it has been neglected in global UHC discussions to date.

 

The international community cannot afford to miss yet another opportunity to take targeted action on kidney disease as an integral part of the global NCD policy response.

Thursday, 25 July 2019 09:54

August in KI: Take time out for reading Featured

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The editors of Kidney International (KI) would like to share a selection of articles from the August edition of the publication.

Audience CME Russia 2019The Russian Dialysis Society, with support from the ISN Continuous Medical Education Program (CME), organized its 13th National Conference, in conjunction with the 18th North-West Nephrology Summer School. It was a chance for doctors as well as students from medical schools across Russia to gain much-needed training across different areas of nephrology.

In July 2019, the second series of clinical trials curated by the ISN Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) team will get us thinking about nephrology research and encourage more discussion about transplant, glomerular diseases and pediatric nephrology: from the role of EPO post-transplant, tacrolimus dosing in Asian transplant recipients to the optimal duration of steroids in pediatric nephrotic syndrome.

Group picture day CME Nigeria 2019With support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital and the George Institute for Global Health in India organized a specific training course on interventional nephrology, specifically tailored to the needs of nephrologists in resource-poor settings.

The second ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum publication is now available. Building on the first ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum, which took place in Mexico City in 2017, participants in the 2019 Forum in Melbourne addressed equitable access to kidney care, including the prevention, detection and management in Australia, New Zealand, and South East Asian and Pacific Island countries.

This month, the first series of clinical trials curated by the ISN-Advancing Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) team will get us thinking about nephrology research and encourage more discussion about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and hypertension: from PD catheter exit site care, the effectiveness of Roxadustat, to the initial treatment of hypertension in Sub-Saharan Africans and the role of CKD nurses in primary care.

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PRESS RELEASE

July 9, 2019

Kidney Patients are Neglected in Clinical Trials

The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. Over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases worldwide, a number which signifies epidemic proportions, yet these patients are still ignored by investigators and initiators of clinical trials in all medical fields – and are thus excluded from clinical trials. ASN, ERA-EDTA and ISN, collaboratively aim to bring about a paradigm change in medical research and have launched an information campaign to that end.

Arvind and colleaguesAs members of the @ISNeducation Social Media team, nephrologists from institutes worldwide have taken on a stronger presence on social media. They are sharing knowledge more widely and gaining access to a global nephrology community, expanding their network, and making a global name for themselves.

AcademyVisualThe ISN Academy is launching the ISN RenPath quick case series, an online educational program aimed at nephrologists and renal pathologists. From July 8, 2019, interact online with expert presenters and engage with other learners on a broad scope of cases relating to renal pathology. From cases of treated amyloid and progressive proteinuria to unusual histologic findings on protocol biopsy and more…

Friday, 05 July 2019 08:52

TPM workshop takes place in India Featured

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ISN ANIO organizers workshop TPMWith support from an ISN-ANIO Program Scholar, the Kerala Network for Organ Sharing (KNOS) of India, in collaboration with Spain's Donation and Transplantation Institute (DTI) organized a course on Transplant Procurement Management (TPM). It helped physicians gain fundamental knowledge on TPM and develop their professional competences as specialists in the field of organ donation.

Vicenza 2019 Ronco and colleaguesWith support from the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, ISN members recently took part in the 37th Vicenza course on acute kidney injury (AKI) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT). A valuable opportunity for members of the ISN community to make worthwhile contacts while learning more about issues affecting their patients.

Centre of training excellence VietnamThe ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program nurtures partnerships between two renal centers by supplying funding, a framework, and educational benefits. Watch this free ISN webinar to see how you can partner with a renal center and work together to improve patient care.

image002Since 2009, the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program has helped some 125 institutions in 56 countries benefit from hands-on training courses. Watch this free ISN webinar to see how you can host an ISN Educational Ambassador and learn from an experienced professional.

Team SRC USA IndiaSix years of partnership have now led to the Christian Medical College in Vellore (India) becoming a center of excellence in kidney care. Partnering with University of California, Los Angeles (USA), doctors at the center in India are training staff in pediatric nephrology, improving dialysis and transplant treatment for a younger group of patients.

WCN2019The ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) drew crowds from all over the world. Now that we have all returned home, delve into the educational experience of WCN 2019 from the comfort of your computer, tablet or phone via the ISN Academy portal.

Centre of training excellence VietnamAfter many years of partnership with Westmead Hospital and Royal Prince Alfred Hospital (Australia), Cho Ray Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) has become a center of excellence, developing cross-regional training programs.

EAP Kazhakstan teamScientific Research Institute of Cardiology and Internal Diseases in Almaty, Kazakhstan benefitted from the experience of ISN Educational Ambassador Aimun Ahmed to improve kidney transplant treatment for patients.

CME Sri Lanka interactive training sessionAcute kidney disease (AKI) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) led discussions at a nephrology specialty day and workshop organized by the Sri Lankan Society of Nephrology and the Ceylon College of Physicians. This meeting was endorsed by the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program.

PICTURE1 image webinarRegister for the June edition of the @ISNeducation webinar - Nuances in Nephrology. Join the presentation on June 19, 2019.

ISN SRC workshop Nigeria Catheter InsertionSign up for a dedicated webinar, taking place online on June 24, 2019. Learn how easy it is to apply for the ISN Sister Centers Programs. 

Sunday, 02 June 2019 10:44

June in KI: Take time out for reading Featured

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KI cover June 2019This month, we have lots of new educational material for you to delve into. From new in-depth reviews in Kidney International (KI) to June's KI editor’s picks.

During the 39th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN), held in Seoul from May 23 to 26, 2019, the KSN-ISN Joint Symposium focused on the parlous state of kidney care, and in fact all medical care, in North Korea, and looked at possible solutions to this dire situation.

Tuesday, 28 May 2019 12:52

Leading kidney health advocacy at the WHA 2019 Featured

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The 72nd World Health Assembly took place in Geneva from May 20 to 28, 2019. Discussions relevant to the kidney community focused on Universal Health Coverage (UHC), primary care and access to medicines as well the prevention and management of non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Monday, 27 May 2019 12:27

OSEA Pioneer Award: Supat Vanichakarn Featured

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The 2019 ISN Pioneer Award winner for the Oceania and South East Asia region (OSEA) is Professor Emeritus Supat Vanichakarn from Thailand.

Dr. gouda and Dr. Ghada measuring impliminting EGIPT CKD Program in a rural area webThe ISN Sister Renal Centers Program has supported a long-standing partnership between the Damanhur Medical National Institute in Egypt and the Sheffield Kidney Institute, UK. The collaboration has grown extensively raising awareness about prevention and training staff across different regions of Egypt.

Late Breaking Clinical Trials190415 8 of 29Three trials that could spark change in the management of patient care.

400 people in the Southern city of Escuintla (Guatemala) joined a walk for ‘healthy kidneys’, organized by Angie Aguilar-González and colleagues from Guatemala’s Foundation for Children with Kidney Disease.

KI journal coverGrasp the opportunity to train with the editors at Kidney International (KI) and KI Reports. Learn how to critically assess a manuscript, work as part of a team to evaluate the priority of manuscripts in a broader context, and discover how to manage the editorial responsibilities of a highly cited, reputable speciality journal.

Congratulations to the winners of this year's Clinical Research and Fellowship Program awards! Both of these awards were sponsored by the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN). Many thanks to JSN for its support and helping us reward these ISN members for their achievements in the field of nephrology.

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology was also the time to honor the achievements of our community, working together to advance kidney health worldwide. Chosen by ISN members, this year’s ISN award winners were proudly honored in various categories for their commitment to nephrology.

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology symbolized the dedication and passion of our community. I’m delighted to start my tenure as ISN President and want to congratulate David Harris for his committed efforts over two truly inspiring years. I’m eager to keep up the momentum of his many achievements.

Meet ISN President Vivekanand Jha (2019-2021) as he shares his thoughts and aspirations in his first video testimony.

EAP and SYL in SenegalThe ISN Educational Ambassadors Program and Saving Young Lives come together to support training collaboration for Senegal’s pediatric nephrologists, improving kidney care for the country’s younger generation.

John Mutiso 2017 KenyaISN Fellow John Mutiso, from Makueni County Referral Hospital in Kenya spent a year under the mentorship of Graham Paget at Charlotte Maxeke, Johannesburg Academic Hospital, University of Witwatersrand in South Africa. Clinical nephrology was his chosen subject of study.

EAP Egypt team photoISN Educational Ambassadors, Ahmed Akl and Osama Ibrahim El Shahat visited Belkas Central Hospital in Mansoura, Egypt. Once again, they shared knowledge and experience with teams of young nephrologists at primary care health centers and hemodialysis satellites units in the country.

Thursday, 21 March 2019 14:19

ISN Mentorship supports researcher in India  Featured

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Indian starsThrough the ISN Mentorship Program Priya Pais, at St John's National Academy of Health Sciences in Bangalore (India) connected with mentor Larry Greenbaum, from Atlanta's Emory University School of Medicine (USA). Guidance from her mentor helped her set clear foundations to write her research paper and prepare a grant proposal. 

Kidney International (KI) has published a paper, as a Supplement to its journal, focusing on increasing patient access to integrated end-stage kidney disease care (ESKD) and how this fits in with Universal Health Coverage .

As per the ISN Bylaws,  we are pleased to notify you of the official meeting of the ISN General Assembly taking place during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia (12-15 April 2019).
 
Time: 7:15 – 8:15
Date: Sunday, 14 April 2019
Place: Room 216, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, 1 Convention Centre Pl, South Wharf VIC 3006, Australia
 
We kindly request you to arrive at 7:00 am to allow us to ensure the meeting is attended by ISN voting members.
Please note: only ISN members in good standing at the time of the session will be entitled to vote at the General Assembly.
 
Please see below the agenda of the meeting:

Agenda

    Welcome & Introduction
    ISN Governance and Leadership Report
    a.    ISN’s new Governance Structure
    b.    New ISN Leaders ISN Election Results
     i.    General Assembly voting
    ISN Secretary/Treasurer’s Financial Report
    ISN Membership
    ISN Activities update
    a.    Bridging the Gaps
    b.    Building Capacity
    c.    Connecting Community
    ISN Publications Report
    Events
    ISN 2019-2021
    Closing Remarks
    Q&A

 David Harris

Belarus teleconf 2019In February, more than 50 nephrology health care professionals from across Belarus gathered to talk about the 2018 annual report of Nephrology Health Care Service. It was a unique opportunity to also connect online with doctors involved in the ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership between institutions in Belarus and Germany.

Thursday, 14 March 2019 09:50

It's World Kidney Day! Featured

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Small WKD Logo colourToday, we are celebrating Kidney Health for Everyone Everywhere.

Thursday, 07 March 2019 09:54

Winners of free Vicenza Course passes Featured

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vicenzaISN is happy to announce the winners of the free passes for the upcoming Vicenza Course on acute kidney injury (AKI) and continuous renal replacement therapy (CRRT).

Thursday, 28 February 2019 09:51

UK/Malawi sister partnership awarded 2019 Schrier prize Featured

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Schrier prizeCongratulations to Malawi's Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital and the UK's Barts Health NHS Trust hospital on winning the 2019 Schrier Award!

Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:23

First kidney transplant at Children's Hospital in Burma Featured

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Team first pediatric transplant BurmaThe Yangon Children Hospital in Myanmar, Burma welcomed an ISN Educational Ambassador from the National University of Singapore to teach about dialysis and transplantation. This educational visit led to the local medical team carrying out the first pediatric renal transplantation at the hospital.

Friday, 15 February 2019 14:49

ISN takes stage at WHO meeting in Geneva Featured

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UN HLM Geneva Feb 2019ISN recently participated in the 144th World Health Organization (WHO) Executive Board meeting that took place in Geneva, Switzerland, from January 24 to February 1st, 2019.

Thursday, 14 February 2019 15:15

ISN Academy: Send us your content ideas Featured

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ISN Academy call for content proposal new deadlinesThe ISN Academy team is looking to strengthen the educational content available to members on the e-learning platform. Before March 1st, 2019 send us your ideas for an e-learning program or curriculum that you would like to develop.

Thursday, 07 February 2019 11:56

Managing Cameroon’s kidney disease patients Featured

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Fellowship2017AfricaVictorine Nzana2017Interventional Nephrology 2Victorine Bandolo Nzana, from Yaoundé University Teaching Hospital in Cameroon, was awarded an ISN-Salmasi Family Fellowship. Learning from staff at Chennai’s Madras Medical Mission Hospital in India, she broadened her knowledge of interventional nephrology, bridging the gaps in care for patients at the center and across the region.

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