April 25, 2022


Newly Reduced Fees for Trainees 

From March 2022, in addition to already offering the first year of membership free to trainees in nephrology, ISN membership will now only cost $15 per year for the following four years while the member is in training. 
Join/renew now and reap the many benefits of ISN membership early in your career! 

Deputy Editor of Kidney International Reports Receives the NFK Excellence in Transplantation Award

Please join us in congratulating Sumit Mohan, deputy editor of Kidney International Reports, on having received the National Kidney Foundation (NFK) Excellence in Transplantation Award, which recognizes exceptional research contributing novel insights to improved access to kidney transplantation.
Dr. Mohan is an associate professor of medicine and epidemiology at Columbia University. Among several significant outcomes, his research findings have positively impacted public policies for patients with kidney disease and improved access to kidney transplants.

2022 Renée Habib Award Goes to Rahul Chanchlani

The ISN congratulates Rahul Chanchlani on receiving the Renée Habib award from the International Pediatric Nephrology Association.
The award recognizes young investigators with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to pediatric kidney care and health.
Dr. Chanchlani is an associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics at McMaster Children’s Hospital, Ontario, USA. He was a member of the inaugural cohort, 2021-22, of the ISN Emerging Leaders Program.



Affiliated Societies Meet to Share Initiatives and Progress

In February, in conjunction with WCN’22, the ISN held a meeting with leaders of ISN Affiliated Societies to discuss their achievements over the past two years and strengthen existing ties between ISN and its Affiliated Societies.
ISN President Agnes Fogo and ISN Secretary-General and Treasurer Fergus Caskey moderated session one, which covered North America and the Caribbean, Latin America and Western Europe, Africa, and Eastern and Central Europe ISN regions. Vivekanand Jha, ISN Past President, and Masaomi Nangaku, ISN President-elect, moderated session two, which covered the Middle East, NIS and Russia, North and East Asia, Oceania and Southeast Asia, and South Asia ISN Regions.
All the societies in attendance presented recent highlights from their activities; from the launch of a renal registry in the UK to drafting manuals on the care and treatment of hemodialysis patients in Nepal, these regional organizations continue to evolve to best address the needs of their local populations and beyond.
The event provided a timely opportunity for societies from different parts of the world to strengthen connections and learn from each other's initiatives. Notably, the Mauritius Renal Association and the South African Renal Society agreed to initiate a future collaboration.

The ISN Welcomes a New Collective-Member Society

The Lithuanian Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation Association (LNDTA) has joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society, strengthening a mutual commitment to advancing nephrology in the Eastern and Central European region.
LNDTA members will enjoy the full benefits of ISN membership for a tailored membership fee. Collective-Member Society status increases global activity and visibility through ISN endorsement, priority consideration for managing joint events and complimentary participation in the Global Village at the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN).
In addition, individual members of these societies enjoy full membership benefits, including ISN journals, special event rates, and education at the ISN Academy.
The ISN looks forward to working closely with the LNDTA to advance kidney health worldwide.



Final Reminder: Apply for an ISN Fellowship Before May 1

ISN Fellowship grants are open to young ISN members from lower, lower-middle, and upper-middle income countries to receive high-quality, hands-on training at a host center for up to 12 months.
Apply here by May 1, 2022.
Interested but not ready to apply? Prepare now for the next deadline, October 1.
Consult the guidelines here.

Deadline for Clinical Research Grants: May 1 - Apply Now!

Read the application guidelines and eligibility criteria here.
If you are already an ISN member, apply directly here.
Only applicants who have already submitted a proposal to their regional coordinator will be considered for a clinical research grant.
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 ISN Clinical Research Program is supported by APSN, ANZSN, SLANH, and SFNDT.

Give Professional Guidance, Develop Leadership Skills, Grow a Global Network - Apply to Become an ISN Mentor

Are you an ISN member or associate member with experience in clinical work, research, career development, or another area of expertise?
If so, benefit from an international professional network and develop coaching and leadership skills as you connect with mentees worldwide through the ISN Mentorship Program, designed to foster mutually beneficial partnerships that encourage expertise in advancing global kidney care.
Applications for mentors are open year-round. Apply to the ISN Mentorship Program via the online application platform here.
All applications for mentors are reviewed by the Mentorship Advisory Group before they are matched with a mentee.
Find out more about the Mentorship Program here or contact us at



More Time to Share Your Expertise at the ISN Frontiers Meeting in New Delhi - Submit Your Abstract until May 4

The new deadline for abstract submissions and travel grant applications is May 4, 2022.
All accepted abstracts will be published in Kidney International Reports.
Take advantage of a valuable opportunity to present your research work on bi-directional relationships between infections and kidney diseases to a diverse audience at the ISN Frontiers Meeting in New Delhi.
The meeting will take place in collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology from September 22 to 25, 2022, in New Delhi, India. Discover the four-day program here.

Register for the Frontiers New Delhi Webinar on Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Sustainable Healthcare

Join Vivekanand Jha, Sunita Bavanandan and Peter J. Blankestijn at 2 p.m. CEST on Tuesday, May 17.
As the COVID pandemic has shown, environmental change is one of the most significant risk factors for future infections. The topic “Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Sustainable Healthcare” is greatly relevant to the kidney health community given the vulnerability of patients with kidney diseases.
The webinar supports the ISN Frontiers Meeting “Infections and the Kidneys.”



Promoting Better Kidney Health Post-Pandemic with the WHO’s Intergovernmental Negotiating Body

The ISN submitted a statement to the World Health Organization’s intergovernmental negotiating body (INB) calling on member states to prioritize ongoing prevention, screening, and treatment for kidney disease in national COVID-19 response and recovery plans in support of global kidney health during pandemics.
The ISN reiterates its invitation to WHO Executive Board members and other key countries to unite to discuss how to help the INB negotiate an international instrument that will grant future generations of kidney patients more security in a pandemic scenario.



Young Nephrologists: Apply Today to Win a Free Pass to the 40th Vincenza Course

The course will take place from June 14 to 16, 2022, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy.
The deadline to apply for a free pass to the 40th Vicenza Course on acute kidney injury (AKI) and critical care in nephrology is Tuesday, April 26, 2022.
Applicants must be ISN members under the age of 35 and submit an abstract to the event on AKI or critical care in nephrology. Learn more about abstract submission here.
Download the application form here.



Watch the First Module of the Kidney Stone Course and Register for the Webinar on April 28

Watch “Why Kidney Stones Form” here.
This first module of the Kidney Stone Course is open access until April 28.
Register for the webinar on the metabolic evaluation of patients with kidney stones here.
Presentations from the webinar, including Q&A sessions, will be available to ISN members on the ISN Academy as course modules.
The kidney stone webinar and course help:
  • recognize the burden that kidney stones present to patients
  • understand the causes of kidney stone formation
  • understand preventative treatments

Test Your Knowledge of Onconephrology

ISNeducation Social Media Team members Divya Bajpai, Sibel Bek, Didem Turgut, Suman Behara, Sourabh Sharma, and Mohammad A. Gawad. have developed a quiz on onconephrology:
The quiz was developed to accompany the @ISNEducation Nuances in Nephrology Webinar: Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Nephrotoxicity in Native and Kidney Transplantation available to ISN members on the ISN Academy here.

Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, April 26, 4 p.m. CEST

Kidney Nutrition Care - Global Perspective, Current State and Strategies to Address Barriers

Speakers: Angela Yee-Moon Wang, China
Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Brazil
Nazeema Easu, South Africa
Vivekanand Jha, India
Harun-Ur Rashid, Bangladesh
Moderator: Aminu Bello, Canada
Thursday, April 28, 3 p.m. CEST

ISN Webinar:
Metabolic Evaluation of Patients with Kidney Stones

Speakers: David S. Goldfarb, USA
Giovanni Gambaro, Italy
Moderators: Andrej Škoberne, Slovenia
Roswitha Siener, Germany
Friday, May 6, 8 a.m. CEST

ISN-Cochrane Webinar:
Oral Protein-based Supplements Versus Placebo or no Treatment for People with Chronic Kidney Disease Requiring Dialysis

Speakers: Jia Yee Mah (Vivian), Australia
Melissa Corken, Australia
Suet-Wan Choy, Australia
Moderator: Lawrence McMahon, Australia
Thursday, May 12, 2 p.m. CEST

ISN Webinar:
Developments in Managing DKD - How Does it Look in Practice?

Speakers: Roberto Pecoits-Filho, USA
Csaba P Kovesdy, USA
Moderator: Angela Yee-Moon Wang, China
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Tuesday, May 17, 2 p.m. CEST

ISN Frontiers Webinar:
Planetary Health, Biodiversity and Sustainable Healthcare

Speaker: Peter J Blankestijn, The Netherlands
Moderators: Vivekanand Jha, India
Sunita Bavanandan, Malaysia

Recorded Webinar

@ISNeducation Nuances in Nephrology Webinar:
Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors Nephrotoxicity in Native and Kidney Transplantation




Kidney International on COVID-19


Kidney International Reports on COVID-19




Watch the Latest ISN Video Abstract on a First-in-human Phase 1 Study of Nedosiran (PHYOX1) in Primary Hyperoxaluria

Watch the latest video abstract here.
This episode presents the Kidney International paper:
Safety, Pharmacodynamics, and Exposure-response Modeling Results from a First-in-human Phase 1 Study of Nedosiran (PHYOX1) in Primary Hyperoxaluria
Discover more video abstracts on the ISN Academy.
The ISN Video Abstract Series is an initiative by the @ISNeducation Social Media Team showcasing key articles from ISN Journals on social media platforms.

Kidney International Editorial Selection


Clinical Outcomes from the Assessing Donor-derived Cell-free DNA Monitoring Insights of Kidney Allografts with Longitudinal Surveillance (ADMIRAL) Study

Routine monitoring of donor-derived cell-free DNA (dd-cfDNA) after kidney transplant may allow clinicians to identify subclinical allograft injury and intervene before the development of clinically evident graft injury.
In this study, data from 1092 kidney transplant recipients monitored for dd-cfDNA over three years was analyzed to assess the association of dd-cfDNA with histologic evidence of allograft rejection.
Persistently elevated dd-cfDNA predicted over a 25% decline in the estimated glomerular filtration rate over three years, indicating that routine monitoring of dd-cfDNA does permit early identification of clinically important graft injury. 

Kidney International Reports Editorial Selection


Management of Hypertension in Patients with Diabetic Kidney Disease: Summary of the Joint Association of British Clinical Diabetologists and UK Kidney Association Guideline 2021

Diabetic kidney disease (DKD) accounts for over 40% of chronic kidney disease (CKD) cases globally. Because hypertension is a major risk factor for the progression of DKD and the high incidence of cardiovascular disease and mortality in these people, careful management of hypertension is essential to slow the progression of DKD and reduce cardiovascular risk.
Jointly developed by diabetologists and nephrologists, the guideline has reviewed all available current evidence on managing hypertension in DKD to generate a comprehensive set of individualized recommendations for blood pressure control and the use of antihypertensive agents according to age, type of diabetes, and stage of CKD.