February 06, 2023

The Younger Generation Takes a Stance: Inaugural Meeting of the WHO Youth Council
Marina Wainstein, ISN Young Nephrologists Committee chair and Advocacy Working Group member, talks us through the exhilarating experience of collaborating with peers at the first meeting of the WHO's Youth Council, and why it's made her optimistic about the future of global kidney care.
“I Feel Responsible for Engaging the Next Generation of Students” - Javier Neyra on Prioritizing Capacity Building in Research
ISN Young Nephrology Committee (YNC) member, Javier Neyra, is on a mission to expand clinical research skills and tools within the kidney care community, urging colleagues to “Do something, while we have the chance!”
He reviews a recent webinar on clinical research, part of a broader initiative by the YNC Capacity Building Sub-committee, which he currently leads.
Renal Pathologist-ISN Members - Apply for a Bursary by February 28 to Attend Key Renal Pathology Events in 2023
ISN bursaries are available to renal pathologists from lower, lower-middle- and upper-middle-income countries to attend significant renal pathology events this year, including online participation in the pre-congress course on renal pathology at WCN’23.
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Choose Your Leaders - Less Than 2 Weeks to Vote in the 2023 ISN Leadership Elections
Cast your vote by noon CET on February 17, 2023.
From Ph.D. to PD-First Policies - Yot Teerawattananon on his WCN'23 Stewart Cameron Lecture
Help Your Peers and Expand Your Network: Submit Your Application to Become an ISN Mentor Today - the Deadline is March 1
Improve the Detection and Management of NCDs in Your Region: Submit Your Proposal  by April 1 for an ISN Clinical Research Grant
International Experts to Guide Scientific Paper Writing in Turkey at ISN Scientific Writing Course
Encouraging Emergency Preparedness, UHC and Routine Kidney Assessments - the ISN Makes Its Voice Count at the 152nd Session of the WHO Executive Board
New Global Kidney Care Podcast Out Now: Tune in for a Discussion on Complement-mediated Kidney Diseases From a Panel of Experts
Watch Two Ground-breaking Films From the 1970s on Vascular-Tubular Relationships in the Mammalian Kidney
Tuesday, February 7  I  3 p.m. CET
ISN i3C (CKDu) Webinar:
Value of Kidney Biopsies in Tubulointerstitial Kidney Disease: Implications for CKDu
Thursday, February 9  I  2 p.m. CET
ISN Webinar:
Pros and Cons of Public-Private Partnership in Developing Dialysis Services in Resource-limited Settings
Tuesday, February 13  I  5 p.m. CET
ISN-TTS Webinar:
COVID-19 Lessons Learned and Impact on Solid Organ Transplantation
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 dialysis use.
Among the conclusions was the need to align policy considerations and resources at the dialysis-center level with clear leadership from informed clinical teams.
Access the Latest ISN Journal Articles on Covid-19
Watch the latest ISN video abstracts from the @ISNeducation Social Media Team
Watch the videos here.
The videos are based on papers from Kidney International and Kidney International Reports:
Association Between Cholinesterase Inhibitors and Kidney Function Decline in Patients With Alzheimer's Dementia
Associations of Serum and Dialysate Potassium Concentrations With Incident Atrial Fibrillation in a Cohort Study of Older US Persons Initiating Hemodialysis for Kidney Failure
Our Shared Responsibility: The Urgent Necessity of Global Environmentally Sustainable Kidney Care
The Global Environmental Evolution in Nephrology and Kidney Care (GREEN-K) initiative will work toward “sustainable kidney care for a healthy planet and healthy kidneys” with the mission to “promote and support environmentally sustainable and resilient kidney care through advocacy, education, and collaboration.”
This global initiative will focus on collaborative action to develop a coordinated plan to achieve low-carbon kidney services across kidney care.
Glomerular Diseases in Pregnancy: Pragmatic Recommendations for Clinical Management
Glomerular diseases are a frequent cause of chronic kidney disease in young women and generate many challenges in pregnancy. An international working group reviews current literature and expert opinions on glomerular diseases in pregnancy to provide practical information for nephrologists.
The authors highlight areas of clinical uncertainty and emphasize the need for further studies to improve maternal and fetal health.
A Systematic Review of Direct-acting Antivirals for Hepatitis C in Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease
This study reviews DAA regimens in patients with CKD stages G4 and G5 not on dialysis, CKD stage G5 on dialysis, and kidney transplant recipients to facilitate the update of the KDIGO guideline for CKD patients with hepatitis C virus.
The author's findings demonstrated that combination DAA regimens are safe and effective in patients with advanced CKD on dialysis and with kidney transplants.