January 10, 2022


Announcing the 2022 Emerging Leaders Cohort

The ISN is delighted to welcome a cohort of twelve to its 2022 Emerging Leaders Program (ELP).
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
  • Workagegnehu 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.
The ELP is sponsored by   

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.
This project is sponsored by

Announcing the Winners of the ISN-KI Early-Career Researcher Awards

The ISN-KI Early-career Researcher Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2020 and 2021.
Please join us in congratulating:
Basic Science winners
Idris Boudhabhay (France)
Complement Activation Is a Crucial Driver of Acute Kidney Injury in Rhabdomyolysis
Jihyun Yang (Korea)
Intestinal Microbiota Controls Acute Kidney Injury Severity by Immune Modulation
Clinical Science winners
Naoka Murakami (USA)
A Multi-center Study on Safety and Efficacy of Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Cancer Patients with Kidney Transplant
Megumi Oshima (Japan)
Insights from CREDENCE Trial Indicate an Acute Drop in Estimated Glomerular Filtration Rate During Treatment with Canagliflozin with Implications for Clinical Practice



Connect with the International Nephrology Community at WCN'22 - Register at the Regular Rate Until January 26

Join the thousands of delegates who have already confirmed their presence at the 2022 World Congress of Nephrology (WCN'22) - register now for an outstanding program of science, education, and networking opportunities.
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:
The deadline for abstract submissions and travel grant applications is February 16, 2022.
Register here to benefit from the early bird registration fee.
Join a global panel of clinical and scientific experts for three days of specialty content:
Explore the program here.
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Last Chance to Share Your Kidney Health Story on a Global Platform - Deadline for ISN Community Film Event Submissions is Midnight CET Tonight

Your short film highlighting the everyday challenges in the lives of those in your community living with kidney conditions can raise awareness to help improve patient outcomes worldwide.
Submit your film before midnight CET tonight, January 10, 2022.
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.

Explore World Kidney Day 2022 Activities and Start Planning Your Event Now

In just two months, on March 10, 2022, thousands of World Kidney Day (WKD) activities will take place around the globe and in a community near you.
Are you ready to play your part in promoting the 2022 theme Kidney Health for All - bridge the knowledge gap to better kidney care?
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.

Meet the Official World Kidney Day 2022 Supporters

The ISN is pleased to present the dedicated companies officially supporting the World Kidney Day 2022 campaign.
This year, the campaign centers on efforts to increase education and awareness of kidney health to reduce the stubbornly high CKD knowledge gap at all levels of kidney care.
Our campaign supporters are building a collection of patient-focused and educational resources to bridge this gap. You can find them here - take a look today!

World Kidney Day 2022 supporters:

Discover the Latest Edition of the DICG Newsletter

Read the current issue of the Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG) newsletter here.
The DICG is a joint initiative of the ISN and the Transplantation Society.
This edition focuses on:
  • A year in review
  • New endorsing societies
  • 2022 DICG council and executive committee members
  • DICG group registry on trafficking
  • Upcoming webinar, “Transplantation in the context of migrants & refugees: challenges & dilemmas.”



ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus: December 2021

A summary of the highlighted trial is now available in French, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.
See the latest trials here.
Support equal access to nephrology research, become an ISN Member!



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.
Find out more about Maolynne Miller here.

Access the Anemia of Renal Disease Online Curriculum

The ‘Anemia of Renal Disease’ curriculum is now accessible to all on the ISN Academy.
Discover the curriculum here.
The course, prepared in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, covers the pathophysiology of renal disease along with the clinical trials guiding current management guidelines.
Supported by an educational grant from  

Upcoming Webinar

Monday, January 24, 8 a.m. EST

WIT-TTS-ISN Webinar:
Sex and Gender Research - Beyond the Horizon

Speakers: Rizky I. Sugianto, Germany
Friederike Martin, Germany
Moderator: Roslyn Mannin, USA

Recorded Webinars

ISN-ISE Webinar:
Practical Aspects of the Treatment of Diabetic Kidney Disease

ISN-TTS Webinar:
Global Access to Transplantation

ISN-KDIGO Webinar:
BP Guidelines in CKD




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.


Kidney International on COVID-19


Kidney International Reports on COVID-19


Kidney International Editorial Selection


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.

Kidney International Reports Editorial Selection


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.

Kidney International Video Abstracts


Watch the Latest Kidney International Video Abstracts

The ISN Video Abstract Series is a new initiative by the @ISNeducation Social Media Team showcasing key articles from ISN Journals on social media platforms.
Watch the latest episodes on the ISN Academy: