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Monday, 13 November 2017 17:14

Nominations are open for the TRFP Fellowship Featured

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The Translational Research Fellows Program (TRFP) is an exciting collaboration between the Institute for Systems Biology and Providence (Rhode Island, USA) St. Joseph Health that leverages respective systems-based research and clinical expertise. Nominations are now open.

Sunday, 12 November 2017 17:20

Sister center partners meet in Guatemala Featured

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The Washington University (WU) School of Medicine in St-Louis recently took part in the First Annual Update in Nephrology: Leading the Battle against Chronic Kidney Disease in Guatemala City.

This ISN Sister Renal Center partnership, including researchers, residents, fellows and staff from WU and the IGSS hospital system and Roosevelt Hospital in Guatemala City, has been working to study MesoAmerican Nephropathy.

Read more HERE. This article is provided courtesy of the Washington University (WU) School of Medicine in St-Louis.

Masaomi Nangaku shares his thoughts on the upcoming first edition taking place next year in Tokyo, Japan and focusing on the link between Kidney Disease and Cardiovascular Disease.

Thursday, 09 November 2017 09:33

Going beyond the unknown

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The Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Etiology (CKDu) Consortium sets out to educate us about the international effort to fight CKDu, helping to understand the causes and slow down the impact of this mysterious form of CKD.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:13

ISN Educational Ambassadors on a mission

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ISN Programs are integral to our education mission. ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan’s dedication to working with Sudan’s nephrology community reveals the valuable steps specialists are taking to build sustainable care.

We have joined forces with the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) to bring you the Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program.

We have joined forces with the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) to bring you the Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects about 195 million women worldwide and is currently the 8th leading cause of death, with close to 600,000 female deaths each year. World Kidney Day 2018 will focus on kidneys and women’s health with the message: ‘Include, Value, Empower.’

The Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program.

The ISN Advocacy team runs through some of the challenges ahead when it comes to getting kidney health as a Non-Communicable Disease on the international policy agenda.

It was great to receive so much feedback from the Global Education Survey we sent out recently. Many thanks to everybody who got involved. It gave us great insight and will be very valuable input to develop and improve our future training activities and initiatives. More details on the results will follow.

Wednesday, 25 October 2017 09:47

Exciting times for learning

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Moving from a traditional classroom to an exciting, widely interactive and community-based online learning platform, the ISN Academy portal and app focus on quality and variety of content for everybody’s training needs.

ISN and the French-speaking Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (SFNDT) have signed a partnership to express their mutual commitment in advancing nephrology in French-speaking Africa.

As a growing national society, it is a challenge to generate new members and retain them, promote activities and build a voice while raising awareness about the cause of patients with kidney disease. Bringing in some support by joining a global nephrology community will effectively strengthen your position as a Society.

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association–European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have published a survey to look into how nephrologists across the world are trained, and the scope of patient services they offer. Get involved by completing the survey online.

Thursday, 19 October 2017 15:03

Ready for the renal physiology challenge? Featured

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In the run up to the ANZSN webinar on October 24, 2017, test your knowledge of renal tubular physiology by taking part in a short quiz.

Tuesday, 17 October 2017 15:37

ISN welcomes 99th Affiliated Society Featured

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A warm welcome to the Congolese Society of Nephrology, our 99th Affiliated Society! As a relatively young Society, it plans to extend its membership to nephrologists in the northern part of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where there are currently no nephrologists.

Monday, 16 October 2017 15:53

Great news from SWC 2017 graduate in Nepal Featured

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Congratulations to Dr Kirshna Agarwal from Nepal, one of the 2017 ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) graduates.

BANTAOLast week, the 13th Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) congress in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a great example of the growing enthusiasm between members of a global nephrology community working together to improve kidney health.

Wednesday, 11 October 2017 08:25

The value of collaboration: ISN at BANTAO congress 2017 Featured

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Team photo BANTAOIt was inspiring to see colleagues from the region working together at the 13th Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) conference, held this month in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina.

image005Congratulations to Dr Ayla San from Turkey who received the ISN Pioneer award for eastern and central Europe in recognition of her outstanding and sustained contributions in establishing and developing nephrology.

Thursday, 05 October 2017 16:24

Tackling Kenya’s ESKD challenge together Featured

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The 14th Annual Scientific Conference of the Kenya Renal Association was my chance to dive further into the issue of End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) and talk about ways of improving global access to integrated ESKD.

Between 2.3 and 7.1 million people die annually from End-Stage Kidney Disease (ESKD) due to a lack of access to dialysis. As a high-income country with expertise in peritoneal dialysis (PD), Hong Kong has a lot of practical experience to offer its neighboring low- and middle-income countries in tackling this growing issue.

team in BelarusIn September, international speakers from ISN took part in the 11th National Scientific Practical Nephrology Conference on topical questions of nephrology and renal replacement therapy, organized by the Belarus Society of Nephrology.

KI appThe Kidney International (KI) mobile app is now available to download for free on Apple and Google Play.

irmaOn September 6, 2017 hurricane Irma’s eye passed over Gorda, Jost Van Dyke and Tortola, the three most populated islands within the British Virgin Islands (BVI), affecting approximately 30,000 people, of which there are 55 dialysis patients. The nearest British territory, 100 miles to the East, was similarly affected. In the US Virgin Islands (USVI), immediately to the West of the BVI, the islands of St. Thomas and St. John were similarly affected.

Monday, 18 September 2017 10:06

Obituary: Professor Kirpal Singh Chugh Featured

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KSC BywatersProfessor Kirpal Singh Chugh, fondly called the Father of Nephrology in India and a prominent ISN leader, passed away in Chandigarh, India on September 17, 2017. He was 85.

Professor Robin Anthony Jeffrey Eady MBE, was a British dermatologist and the world's longest surviving kidney patient after receiving dialysis from the 1960s.

Working together is the most sustainable way to advance nephrology in your region.

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop its partnership with ISN and provide co-funding for the ISN Programs. Both Societies have expressed their mutual commitment to advancing nephrology in the Asia Pacific region.

This recent commentary featured in The Lancet Diabetes Endocrinal 2017 focuses on the need for coordinated efforts and a large international database of patients with diabetes and nephropathy.

Around 400 delegates, mostly from the five major regions of Northwest China as well as nephrologists from Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, took part in the Silk-Road Forum of Kidney Disease, from August 8 to 10, 2017 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:37

ISN ANIO Programs open for applications Featured

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Do you recognize the importance of bridging gaps in kidney health care across India? Are you seeking specific training to respond to the needs of your patients?

It was recently reported on Ghana web news that First Sky Group of Companies has donated two million Ghana Cedis to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, so more patients with acute kidney disease can get free treatment across the country.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:05

Lessons in interventional nephrology

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Through bespoke courses, we are continuously building the capacity of healthcare professionals globally. We interviewed former Chair of the Interventional Nephrology Committee Miguel Riella to hear about the growing importance of strengthening interventional nephrology techniques across our community.

Thursday, 10 August 2017 09:05

Lessons in interventional nephrology

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Through bespoke courses, we are continuously building the capacity of healthcare professionals globally. We interviewed former Chair of the Interventional Nephrology Committee Miguel Riella to hear about the growing importance of strengthening interventional nephrology techniques across our community.

According to the recent Google Scholar metrics, Kidney International is ranked first among all nephrology journals.

Google Scholar Metrics provide an easy way for authors to quickly gauge the visibility and influence of recent articles in scholarly publications. Scholar Metrics summarize recent citations to many publications, to help authors as they consider where to publish their new research.

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The ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the May 2017 application round.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:44

ISN joins UK Kidney Week Featured

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The city of Liverpool, also known for its role in British music history, is playing host to the UK’s Renal Association’s annual congress this week. ISN took on a valuable role, co-sponsoring the opening plenary session that focused on the global challenge of acute kidney injury.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:37

APSN and JSN CME 2017 Featured

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The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) recently held their Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Sendai, Japan. This annual event first began in 2014 to educate and build international communication for young nephrologists in the Asia Pacific region. It has been going strong ever since, encouraging the global nephrology community to learn from each other.

The 2016 Impact Factor information for Kidney International (KI) and KI Supplements has now been released.

Monday, 12 June 2017 19:04

Register for SRC Program application webinar Featured

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The next deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program is October 1st, 2017. Get to know more about this ISN Program and pick up some tips on submitting an application by joining a special webinar on June 16, 2017.

Monday, 12 June 2017 16:26

ISN Scientific Writing Course 2017 Featured

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There is nothing new about the disparity that exists regarding specific health needs and clinical challenges in the developed and resource limited nations. Are medical advances that emerge in clinical research from the developed nations truly relevant and applicable to the rest of the world?

Do you need a guiding hand in your clinical research? Get matched with the right mentor for you. The new ISN Mentorship Program matches experienced mentors with mentees for a three-year expertise-building relationship.

Monday, 05 June 2017 15:48

First peritoneal dialysis CME in Nepal Featured

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Nurses training CME NepalThanks to support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, Nepal welcomed doctors to the first meeting focused on peritoneal dialysis, taking place in March at the Charak Memorial Hospital in Pokhara.

Riella Russia CMEFor the third time, the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program helped to organise two days of talks in Saratov, Russia - gathering nephrologists from the Volga region and beyond.

ISN and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) signed a declaration of collaboration at the 60th JSN Congress in Sendai, Japan. The two nephrology societies will collaborate to advance knowledge of kidney diseases through research, and to improve awareness, diagnosis and management to eliminate kidney diseases worldwide.

Every month, the ISN-Advancing Clinical Trials (ACT) will share a 'must-read trials list’ highlighting and sometimes analyzing important nephrology trials from the latest medical literature.

YNC indiaThe Scientific Writing Course starts today in Bangalore, India. We wish all students a great learning experience and hope they pick up many new writing skills and valuable tips, helping them to successfully get published.

Tuesday, 23 May 2017 12:26

WHO announces new Director General Featured

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Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been appointed as World Health Organization (WHO) Director General after receiving a clear majority of the votes from WHO Member States. He will take office on July 1st, 2017.

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