The ISN Strengthens Relations with the United
The ISN is pleased to announce that the society has been officially granted
consultative status to the United Nations' (UN) Economic and Social Committee
ECOSOC is one of the six main organs of the UN system that works to advance the
three dimensions of sustainable development - economic, social, and
environmental. It is the only main UN body with a formal framework for NGO
Obtaining Special Consultative Status with ECOSOC is a significant step to
securing ISN's presence within multiple UN initiatives and allowing the ISN to
access ECOSOC's many subsidiary bodies and forums, multiple human rights
mechanisms of the UN, and special events organized by the president of the
The ISN looks forward to working closely with ECOSOC and contributing to the
UN's work to advance kidney health and tackle the global burden of kidney
We spoke to PSN President Noel M. Castillo about ongoing local initiatives to
raise kidney health awareness in the region, including World Kidney Day (WKD) activities.
Every June, designated national 'Kidney Month' in the Philippines, the PSN
organizes an extended awareness-raising campaign in collaboration with the
Government Department of Health. Alongside the Philippine College of Physicians
(PCP) and the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, kidney health care and
kidney disease prevention are highlighted in a press conference and promoted
through national press outlets and public forums and activities.
Develop Leadership Skills to Advance Global Kidney
Health: Apply to the 2022 Emerging Leaders Program
From September 15, 2021, the ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) welcomes applications
from motivated early-career professionals interested in shaping the future
direction of kidney health. The ISN particularly encourages renal
pathologists to apply to the program.
The IACN-ISN-HKSN Scholarship supports young nephrologists
to train in clinical nephrology for three months in China, including Hong
Kong. The grant is a joint initiative from the International Association of
Chinese Nephrologists (IACN), the ISN, and the Hong Kong Society of
The Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program, a joint
initiative from the ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS), helps
establish new kidney transplant centers and develop existing transplant
programs in emerging countries.
Read the ISN SRC Program guidelines and apply here.
The deadline to apply is October 1, 2021.
Find out more and apply to the ISN-TTS STC Program here.
The application platform opens on September 1, 2021; the
deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.
The ISN Global Trials Focus series is created in
collaboration with young nephrologists, among others, who draft trial reviews
for revision by senior nephrologists.
Matthew Gittus is one such contributor. He comments, "I
really enjoy writing the summaries and reading the contributions. It has
definitely improved my understanding of current global trials and affected
how I interpret research findings, which will potentially impact my
ISN President Agnes Fogo delivered the talk ‘New
classification for Lupus Nephritis - time for a change?’ and
Past-President Vivek Jha presented ‘COVID-19 from ground
zero, the present and the future.’
Nominees need not be members. Find all the nomination requirements here.
Award winners will be recognized at WCN'22 from February 24-27, 2022, in
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and virtually.
Please send all nominations, supporting materials, and questions to the Awards Coordinator.
We look forward to receiving your nominations by August 27, 2021.
Kidney International on the Academy
Annexin A1 Alleviates Kidney Injury by Promoting
the Resolution of Inflammation in Diabetic Nephropathy
The failed resolution of inflammation is a significant contributor to the
progression of diabetic nephropathy. Identifying endogenously-generated
molecules that promote the physiological resolution of inflammation could
offer a promising therapeutic approach for this disease.
In this video, Liang Wu presents her findings on the
endogenous mediator Annexin A1 as a promising therapeutic approach to treating
and reversing diabetic nephropathy.
A Clinician's Guide to Dosing Analgesics, Anticonvulsants, and
Psychotropic Medications in Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy
This comprehensive review by leading experts at two of the University
of California campuses covers practical
pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic principles and recommendations for
drug dosing of analgesics, anticonvulsants, and psychotropic
medications for adults receiving CRRT.