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New Global Kidney Care Podcast Out Now: Tune in for a Discussion on Complement-mediated Kidney Diseases From a Panel of Experts

Dr. Nick Medjeral-Thomas (UK) hosts this edition of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast. He joins fellow nephrologists Dr. Namrata Parikh (Canada) and Dr. Gary Chan (Hong Kong) to discuss the diagnosis and management of complement-mediated kidney diseases. All three are involved in developing the ISN Complement-mediated Kidney Disease Toolkit, launched in 2022. Listen to...

The Younger Generation Takes a Stance: Inaugural Meeting of the WHO Youth Council

Members of the WHO Youth Council at their inaugural meeting at the WHO headquarters in Geneva in January By Marina Wainstein, Young Nephrologists Committee chair and ISN Advocacy Working Group member  From January 27 to 30, the World Health Organization in Geneva hosted the inaugural meeting of the WHO Youth Council. The council was created as a...

KDIGO Controversies Conference on Home Dialysis

Home Dialysis: Conclusions From a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference The level of home dialysis use worldwide is low despite its association with greater patient autonomy and treatment satisfaction compared with in-center modalities. In May 2021, KDIGO held a conference focusing on determining dialysis modality choice and distribution and strategies to expand home...

From Ph.D. to PD-First Policies – Yot Teerawattananon on his WCN’23 Stewart Cameron Lecture

As highlighted in the recent pre-congress newsletter, Yot Teerawattananon talked to the ISN about his role in developing a public health assessment program in Thailand and gave us a sneak preview of his Stewart Cameron Lecture, "Dispelling the Myths of Providing Dialysis in Low- and Middle-income Countries." What led you to set up a health and...

Watch Two Ground-breaking Films From the 1970s on Vascular-Tubular Relationships in the Mammalian Kidney

Two classic films are now available to watch on the ISN Academy: "The Human Kidney: Tubules, Blood Vessels and Vascular-Tubular Relations" and "The Vascular and Tubular Organization of the (Dog) Kidney" These historical, yet clinically still relevant, films were independently produced in 1975 by members of the Department of Physiology at Harvard Medical School.* They illustrate the highly...

“I Feel Responsible for Engaging the Next Generation of Students”- Javier Neyra on Prioritizing Capacity Building in Research

By Javier Neyra, ISN YNC member Over the past year, I've had the opportunity to lead efforts by the Capacity Building Sub-committee of the ISN Young Nephrology Committee (YNC). Young nephrologists worldwide have consistently highlighted the need to build capacity in research, particularly for those practicing in developing countries with limited scholarly resources. Therefore, one of...

Encouraging Emergency Preparedness, UHC and Routine Kidney Assessments – the ISN Makes Its Voice Count at the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board

The ISN submitted three statements supporting global kidney health when it participated in the 152nd session of the World Health Organization’s Executive Board from January 30 to February 7, 2023. This annual meeting gathers WHO executive board members at the start of each year to agree on World Health Assembly agenda resolutions for consideration by...

International Experts to Guide Scientific Paper Writing in Turkey at ISN Scientific Writing Course

A three-day ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) will be held in Istanbul, Turkey, from February 16 to 18. Find out more about the ISN SWC here. Cohosted by the Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) and the Turkish Society of Nephrology, this will be the first ISN Scientific Writing Course to...

Improve the Detection and Management of NCDs in Your Region: Submit Your Proposal by April 1 for an ISN Clinical Research Grant

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria here or apply directly here if you are an ISN member.  The ISN Clinical Research Program supports research and education initiatives that help detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease in low-income, lower-middle-income, and upper-middle-income countries. The deadline to apply is May 1, but proposals...

Renal Pathologist ISN Members – Apply for a Bursary by February 28 to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events in 2023

The ISN invites renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to receive bursaries to attend significant renal pathology events this year. Bursaries are available for onsite and online attendance. Apply here by February 28, 2023. ISN bursaries are available to attend: The European Renal Pathology Course, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, June 6-9, 2023. This includes a two-week sabbatical...