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The ISN Supports Groundbreaking Advances in Addressing Transplantation Issues at the 77th World Health Assembly

The @ISBT128 presented at #WHA77 a constituency statement on the Transplantation of Human Cells, Tissues, and Organs, signed by the ISN and key stakeholders. Holistic kidney transplantation care is crucial for saving lives and improving outcomes.Download the statement here:… pic.twitter.com/W6vqtr57It— Int Society of Nephrology (@ISNkidneycare) May 29, 2024 The ISN attended the 77th...

Explore the Latest ISN Global Trials Focus Selection, Featuring a “Trial of the Month” on the Phase 2 Trial of Cemdisiran in Adult Patients with IgA Nephropathy

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Megan Borkum summarizes the design and outcomes of the latest ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus "Trial of the Month." The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages, now including German. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. In addition, in the ISN 'Guide for Everyone' series, selected clinical trials...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® Cutting Back on Low-value Healthcare Practices Supports Sustainable Kidney Care This mini review, part of a collaboration between ISN Emerging Leaders Program members and Kidney International® to promote green nephrology, emphasizes the urgent need for climate action, noting that healthcare contributes 5.5% of global carbon emissions. It highlights the importance of reducing low-value care...

“I Have Made Significant Progress”: Achieve Your Goals With the ISN Mentorship Program – Apply as a Mentee by July 1

Dr. Bonilla-Felix (left) and Dr. Zamora met virtually to discuss areas for improvement Dr. Nelson Zamora Rodriguez (Bolivia) was awarded 3rd place in the ISN Mentorship Abstract Award for his submission "Prevalence of Frailty in Chronic Hemodialysis Patients at Regional Hospital San Juan De Dios, Tarija – Bolivia."   Read the full paper in the supplement...

New Section on Risk Matrix Available Now in the ISN-ACT Toolkit

The ISN-ACT Toolkit has been extended to include a chapter on risk management – a fundamental pillar in the planning and executing of clinical trials that helps categorize risks based on their likelihood of occurrence and potential impact on the study. This new section was contributed by ISN-Advancing Clinical Trials Committee member Dr. Paula Andrea...

Showcase Achievements in Kidney Care: Nominate a Candidate for the ISN 2025 Awards!

Join the ISN in recognizing trailblazers in kidney care by nominating outstanding individuals for the ISN 2025 Awards. Why nominate? Your nomination can highlight groundbreaking contributions and inspire future generations of nephrologists by: Increasing global impact: Recognize pioneers in kidney care and ensure their work gains international recognition. Honoring dedication: Acknowledge the commitment and achievements of your peers...

A Collaborative Effort: How an ISN Sister Renal Centers Partnership Transformed Peritoneal Dialysis Care in Sri Lanka

Dr. Shuchi Anand (center right, back row) with kidney care professionals at Kandy Teaching Hospital in Sri Lanka An ISN Sister Renal Centers partnership between Kandy Teaching Hospital (KTH) in Sri Lanka and Stanford University (affiliated with Santa Clara Valley Medical Center) has brought about a substantial transformation in the kidney care landscape in the...

Around the World With the ISN Continuing Medical Education Program: Speakers Supported in Bosnia-Herzegovina, Indonesia, Ivory Coast and the Philippines

In April, Dr. Augusto César Soares dos Santos (Brazil), supported through the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, attended the Philippine Society of Nephrology (PSN) 39th Annual Convention. Dr. Augusto César Soares dos Santos, alongside ISN North and East Asia Regional Board member Professor Sydney Tang (Hong Kong) and ISN OSEA Regional Board member Dr....

Act Now to Shape the ISN’s Future – Nominate Potential Candidates for ISN Leadership Positions by July 12

Do you have, or do you know someone with the right qualities to be an ISN leader? If eligible, ISN members can nominate or be nominated as potential candidates for 2025-2027 ISN roles: President-elect Regional board deputy chairs – who also serve as council members – for all ten ISN regions Act now – review the conditions and...

Reporting From the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting ’24: Exploring the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology’s Contribution to Global Kidney Care

The Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN) participated in the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting at the recent WCN'24 in Buenos Aires, sharing the broad spectrum of its activities toward improving regional and global kidney care. Key points from the HKSN presentation: Membership strength Most nephrologists practicing in Hong Kong belong to the HKSN, with a membership base...

Submit Nominees for 2025-2027 ISN President-Elect & 10 Regional Board Deputy Chairs (Who Also Serve on the ISN Council) by July 12 at 5 p.m. CEST

Do you have, or do you know someone with the right qualities to be an ISN leader? If eligible, ISN members can nominate or be nominated as potential candidates for 2025-2027 ISN roles:    1. President-elect    2. Regional board deputy chairs - who also serve as council members - for all ten ISN regions How to proceed?...

ISN Highlights Key Outcomes from WHA77 Side Event on Expanding Access to Kidney Care

Brussels, June 6, 2024 The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is pleased to share outcomes from the side event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” hosted at the World Health Assembly 77 on May 29 in Geneva. As a non-state actor in relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), the ISN...

A Cross-Continental Collaboration to Improve Pediatric Kidney Care Through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program

The main objective of the eight-year ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership was to improve the quality of pediatric kidney care at the Research & Clinical Institute for Pediatrics (RCIP), Pirogov Russian National Research Medical University, in Moscow, Russia, with support from the University Hospital (UZ) Leuven and Catholic (KU) Leuven University in Leuven,...

ISN-Endorsed Events in June: Join Us at APCN & KSN 2024 in Korea – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses region-relevant topics, it could qualify for our endorsement. Apply for ISN endorsement for enhanced visibility, scientific merit, and educational impact. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here. June 13 - 15,...

Catch Up on Recent and Upcoming DICG Activities – Their Latest Newsletter is Out Now! 

 Read the current issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter here.  The DICG is a joint initiative of the ISN and The Transplantation Society  This edition features:  Registration for the DICG Pre-congress Satellite Symposium on Sunday, September 22, at the 30th International Congress of The Transplantation Society (TTS 2024) in...

Advancing #Green Nephrology: Strategies and Insights From ISN Emerging Leaders Cohorts Published in Scientific Journals 

The paper "Climate Change, Kidney Health, and Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care" by ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) cohort 2 members has been published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN).   Read the paper here  The cohort conducted a cross-sectional survey to:   Understand knowledge, attitudes, and practices among healthcare professionals concerning the link between climate...

Japanese Society of Nephrology Shares Insights at ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting at WCN’24

Delegates at the first edition of the Primer Course in Glomerular Diseases in Tokyo The Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) participated in the ISN Affiliated Societies Meeting at the recent WCN'24 in Buenos Aires, providing a detailed overview of Japan's current kidney care landscape, including region-specific challenges and successes. Key Points from the JSN Presentation: Strong membership...

From Research Novice to Published Author: Achieve Your Goals With the ISN Mentorship Program – Apply as a Mentee by July 1 

Dr. Doreen Nanyunja (Uganda) was awarded 2nd place in the ISN Mentorship Abstract Award for her submission "Infectious Complications of Chronic Haemodialysis via Central Venous Catheters at a Tertiary Hospital in East Africa."   Read the full paper in the supplement to KI Reports on WCN'24 abstracts here  This award recognizes the top three WCN'24 abstracts submitted...

Avacopan and Rituximab – A Promising Combination for Patients With ANCA-Associated Vasculitis

Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. The “trial of the month” is available in several languages. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson. ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus Subgroup member Nikolay Bulanov summarizes the design and outcomes of one of the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus’s latest trial selections. Efficacy and safety of...