June 7, 2021


The ISN Launches the “Community Choice Film Selection”

ISN The ISN is delighted to launch the “2022 Community Choice Film Selection,” an extension of the ISN Film Event presenting an additional selection of engaging narratives and providing another opportunity for the films to raise awareness and gain recognition. Watch the selection, get inspired by the stories, and vote for your favorite film.

The 2022 Community Choice Film Selection winner will automatically become a finalist of the 2022 ISN Community Film Event. Online voting will close on December 6, 2021.

Expanding the ISN Network: New Affiliated Societies

affiliated-societies The ISN welcomes two new Affiliated Societies, the Société Québécoise de Néphrologie (SQN) and the Finnish Society of Nephrology. The ISN has worked alongside ISN members in Canada and Finland on several initiatives, notably through the Sister Renal Centers Program (SRC).

The ISN looks forward to close collaboration with these organizations to continue advancing equitable access to sustainable kidney health worldwide.



Register for the Spotlight on ISN Activities Webinar:
World Kidney Day Edition

spotlight-session Join us on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 4 p.m. CEST: "ISN-IFKF Webinar: Spotlight on World Kidney Day - Prevention of Chronic Kidney Disease."

Get answers to your questions from an international lineup of speakers or share your World Kidney Day experience with the audience.

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Discover the World Kidney Day Impact Report

spotlight-session On March 11, 2021, over 1,100 World Kidney Day (WKD) activities in 86 countries were held to raise awareness of kidney health to improve the quality of life for kidney disease patients.

The 2021 WKD Impact Report highlights key accomplishments from the 2021 campaign. It includes a photo gallery, social media reach, and celebrity support of countless activities generated by generous and creative organizers dedicated to supporting people with kidney diseases.

The ISN Presents and Supports Statements to Advance Kidney Health at the WHO's 74th World Health Assembly


The World Health Organization (WHO) held its 74th World Health Assembly (WHA) virtually between May 24 and June 1. Working alongside members of the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) and other partners, including the Noncommunicable Disease (NCD)

Alliance, the World Dental Federation, and the International Association for Dental Research, the ISN was privileged to be a co-signatory of four statements advising Member States of the need to:
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The ISN Framework for Developing Dialysis Programs in Low-resource Settings: A Practical Guide for Sustainable Kidney Care Strategies


Download the "ISN framework for developing dialysis programs in low-resource settings" and share it with your network.

The framework provides broad guiding principles and intends to serve as a guiding document rather than a prescriptive one-size-fits-all solution.

Read more here.


ISN Participates

'Perspectives of Nephrology: The Pandemic and Beyond’ -
the ISN Joint Session at SLANH 2021


The XIX SLANH Congress 2021 will take place virtually from June 23-26, 2021.

The ISN and SLANH (Latin America Society of Nephrology and Hypertension) will jointly present the session, ‘Perspectives of Nephrology: the Pandemic and Beyond’ on June 24 from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Panama time.

As part of this session, ISN President Agnes Fogo will present on: ‘Global Potential and Obstacles for Achieving Kidney Health,’ and Vivek Jha will present on: ‘Kidney Health and the Next Pandemic - How Should We Respond to Environment Change?’

The SLANH President, Alejandro Ferreiro Fuentes, will present the talk, ‘Future Challenges for Latin American Nephrology: Connecting Public Policies and Kidney Care, Shared with the Patient.’



Submit Your Abstract to WCN'22


Offering inclusive and equitable access to the international nephrology community, WCN’22 will take place in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, from February 24-27, 2022, hosted by the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and the Malaysian Society of Nephrology.

The congress program will be organized virtually with additional in-person activities in Kuala Lumpur where possible.

Abstract Submission is open.

Accepted abstracts will be presented as posters during the congress and published on the ISN Academy and in the WCN’22 supplement to Kidney International Reports.

The deadline is September 22, 2021.

We look forward to presenting your abstracts at WCN’22.



Explore the ISN - KDIGO CKD Early Identification and Intervention Toolkit


Access user-friendly guides, infographics, teaching tools, articles, and webinars to assist early identification and intervention of chronic kidney diseases.

Look out for additional open-access tools in 2021, including regional-specific materials, PCP- and AHP- specific materials, and a podcast.

Upcoming Webinars

Friday, June 11, 3 p.m. CEST

ISN-ISPD Webinar:
ISPD Guidelines for PD in Acute Kidney Injury

Speakers: Brett Cullis, South Africa
Fredric O. Finkelstein, USA
Moderator: Viviane Calice-Silva, Brazil
Friday, June 18, 3 p.m. CEST

ISN-KDIGO Webinar:
Central and Peripheral Arterial Diseases in CKD

Speakers: Dearbhla Kelly, Ireland
Pantelis Sarafidis, Greece
Moderator: Charles Herzog, USA
Tuesday, June 29, 3 p.m. CEST

ISN-ISTH Webinar:
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP) - Supporting Implementation of the ISTH Guidelines

Speakers: Flora Peyvandi, Italy
Jai Radhakrishnan, USA
Moderator: Ike Okpechi, Canada
Wednesday, June 30, 3 p.m. CEST

@ISNeducation Webinar:
Monoclonal Gammopathy of Renal Significance - Clinical Perspective

Speaker: Arzu Velioglu, Turkey
Moderator: Serhan Tuglular, Turkey
Monday, July 5, 4 p.m. CEST

ISN-SEN Webinar:
Síndrome CardioRenal: Más Allá de la Creatinina (in Spanish)

Speakers: Maria Dolores Salmerón Rodriguez, Spain
Marco Montomoli, Spain
Moderator: Gregorio Romero-Gonzalez, Spain

Recorded Webinars

ISN-HFA Webinar:
Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure

Be sure to watch the recording of the first ISN-HFA joint webinar "Chronic Kidney Disease and Heart Failure" with Stefan D. Anker, Angela Wang, Debasish Banerjee, and Wilfried Mullens.

This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.

@ISNeducation Webinar:
COVID-19 Vaccination in Immune-mediated Kidney Diseases




Kidney International (KI) on COVID-19


Kidney International Reports (KIR) on COVID-19


Kidney International Editorial Selection


Controversies in Optimal Anemia Management: Conclusions from a Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Conference

In 2019, KDIGO convened two Controversies Conferences to review the latest evidence on the treatment of anemia in chronic kidney disease, explore new and ongoing controversies, assess the need for updating current KDIGO anemia guidelines, and propose a research agenda.

Here, the authors provide a concise overview of the consensus points and debates resulting from the first conference, focusing predominantly on iron-related issues, as well as key questions for future research.

Kidney International Reports Editorial Selection


Rising Incidence of End-Stage Kidney Disease and Poorer Access to Kidney Transplant Among Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Children and Young Adults

Researchers in Australia document the rising incidence of ESRD combined with less access to kidney transplants among Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children and young adults.
An accompanying commentary by an Australian pediatric nephrologist discusses the relevant biases and systemic racism inherent in Australian healthcare systems.