Interventional nephrology (IN) specializes in providing care for dialysis access and has become an increasingly important sub-specialty in nephrology. The demand for interventional nephrology (IN) training is growing steadily in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) where the number of interventional nephrologists is limited and patients often miss dialysis treatment because of vascular access problems.
The candidates recently selected to train at the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers need to pass this new online course in order to successfully complete their IN scholarship training, which consists of this virtual component plus onsite training at one of the ISN Interventional Nephrology Training Centers.
These didactic lectures and assessment questions are freely available to all ISN full members or Academy subscribers.
ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarships support trainees from low- and middle-income countries with grants contributing to their travel, accommodation, and living costs during training at one of the centers. Through this initiative, trainees learn to:
develop sound expertise in interventional nephrology
provide a better quality of care for dialysis patients in their home country
train others in their home institution
This is supported by an unrestricted educational grants from
Interventional Nephrology Lecture Series
From “working as a multidisciplinary team” to “what's new in vascular access”, this series of talks on IN, chaired by Saeed Ahmed from the Sunderland Royal Hospital, is available open-access on the ISN Academy.
ISN-ISPD Webinar: ISPD Guidelines for PD in Acute Kidney Injury
This webinar focuses on practical aspects of using Peritoneal dialysis (PD) for acute kidney injury and developing an acute PD program using the latest International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) 2020 guidelines:
How to deliver peritoneal dialysis for acute kidney injury
Troubleshooting when complications occur
Practical tips to setting up an acute PD program
Peritoneal dialysis is as effective as other extracorporeal therapies, even in critically ill patients in ICUs, and there are several advantages to using PD, especially in low-resource environments.