The ELP Steering Committee received many deserving applications. The second ELP cohort represents six ISN regions, and includes a member with background in renal pathology.
Please join us in congratulating the second ELP cohort:
Peace Bagasha, Uganda
Divya Bajpai, India
Hailu Bilchut, Ethiopia
Letizia De Chiara, Italy
Isabelle Ethier, Canada
Winston Fung, Hong Kong, China
Ehab Hafiz, Egypt
Dearbhla Kelly, USA
Ugochi Onu, Nigeria
Maria Pippias, UK
Shaifali Sandal, Canada
Brendan Smyth, Australia
Throughout the two-year-long training period, the cohort will pursue a program of collaborative leadership and problem-solving activities to impact relevant global kidney health initiatives. The cohort will officially start its term at WCN’22.
Read first-hand accounts from the Emerging Leaders Program here.
The ISN congratulates and looks forward to working alongside these talented future leaders to advance equitable kidney care together.
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Discover the Protocol for a Scoping Review on Early CKD Identification
Over the past several months, a group of ISN members has collaborated on a project to provide a shared understanding of the inherent opportunities and challenges of implementing early CKD identification and intervention programs.
A component of this initiative, a protocol for a scoping review, has just been published here. The review aims to synthesize available evidence on existing early CKD identification programs across world regions and income groups and identify efforts made to apply such programs across various countries and income levels.
Why register now? You benefit from the regular rate when you register before midnight CET, January 26, 2022. After this date, late registration fees apply.
Hosted in a virtual format with additional activities broadcast live from Kuala Lumpur, connect with more delegates than ever before - register today: One fee; hundreds of sessions, and social interaction with a worldwide community of people invested in the future of kidney care!
Attend the ISN Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo, Italy
The ISN 2022 Frontiers Meeting ‘Complement-related kidney diseases: classification, genetics, and treatment’, Bergamo, Italy, 23/06/2022-25/06/2022, has been accredited by the European Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (EACCME®) with 17 European CME credits (ECMEC®s).
Join the ISN and the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research and get involved:
Previous editions have demonstrated the potential to live well with kidney diseases through accounts of dialysis and transplant patients leading fulfilling lives against the odds.
All submitted films will be pinned to an interactive film event map, highlighting your region and contribution.
Explore the film event map and watch past editions here.
Follow #ISNFilmEvent to stay informed.
ISN and AFRAN Host Advocacy Roundtable to Advance Kidney Health in Africa
The ISN and African Association of Nephrology (AFRAN) held an advocacy roundtable on December 11, 2021 to discuss how best to advance kidney health in Africa.
The roundtable will result in the drafting of an Abidjan Declaration highlighting Africa's main kidney health challenges. The declaration will also include ISN and AFRAN pledges to tackle kidney disease on the continent by working with the African Union, the European Union, the World Health Organization, and the United Nations.
The newly updated World Kidney Day Activities Guide provides dozens of ideas and activities on how to get involved in publicizing kidney health. In addition, the guide presents key facts and figures on kidney diseases to help you inform the public and highlight the importance of marking WKD.
Discover the Career Path of Jamaica's First Pediatric Nephrologist in the Latest ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast
Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Smeeta Sinha meet pediatric nephrologist Maolynne Miller to discuss what inspired her career choice, some of her many accomplishments, and what she would still like to achieve in kidney care.
Listen to Season 2 Episode 3: The Work and Journey of Maolynne Miller: Jamaica's First Pediatric Nephrologist here.
The Global Impact of the Coronavirus 2019 Pandemic on In-Centre Haemodialysis Services: An International Society of Nephrology - Dialysis Outcomes Practice Patterns Study Survey
The ISN collaborated with the Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study on a web survey assessing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on hemodialysis centers.
Using a combined approach of random sampling and open invitation, researchers collected data between March 2020 and March 2021 from 412 centers in 78 countries across all ten ISN regions. The authors found wide global variation in SARS-CoV-2 infection rates in hemodialysis patients and staff, PPE availability, testing, and ways in which healthcare services have been redesigned in response to the pandemic.
National and International Kidney Failure Registries: Characteristics, Commonalities, and Contrasts
This review describes kidney failure registries active in 2021, proposing approaches for inter-registry research and solutions to enhance global capacity for data collaboration.
The review serves as a valuable resource to clinicians, researchers, and policymakers. It aims to assist efforts to analyze data at an international level to enhance statistical power and international comparisons and increase capacity to study rare diseases.
It identifies ISN initiatives - Global Kidney Health Atlas; Sharing Expertise to support the set-up of Renal Registries (SharE-RR) - that help raise awareness of healthcare disparities and support kidney disease registries, calling on international stakeholders to enact systemic change to consolidate kidney-failure registry data collection and research.
Six Years of KI Reports: Milestones Behind and Ahead
The editors of KI Reports present an overview of achievements from the last few years, highlighting the rapid publication of COVID-19 findings, the ‘Research Letters’ section, and the recent expansion of the editorial team and board to increasingly reflect the geographic diversity of authors and readership.
They also identify their commitment to support and encourage the dissemination of data from regions with limited resources in the journal's “Regional Reports” section.