Be part of a global gathering to exchange the latest in kidney science and clinical applications.
The congress will connect kidney health professionals through a robust virtual program to advance equitable kidney care worldwide.
In-person activities in Kuala Lumpur will be announced if considered safe and feasible.
Visit the WCN'22 webpages for the latest updates on your access to the congress.
Take advantage of the Early Bird deadline when you register before midnight CET, November 24, 2021.
Kidney International Publishes the KDIGO 2021 Guideline for Glomerular Disease Management
The guideline was developed to assist clinicians caring for patients with glomerulonephritis while being mindful of implications for policy and cost.
Read the "KDIGO 2021 Clinical Practice Guideline for the Management of Glomerular Diseases" here.
Kidney International also presents an executive summary of the guideline in their October issue.
The guideline provides practical, evidence-based recommendations and useful infographics based on input from relevant experts to guide diagnosis, prognosis, treatment, and special situations. It also offers research recommendations for areas where there are gaps in knowledge.
ISN LATEST NEWS
ISN Membership: Now with More Equitable Access for All
As of September 2021, a new ISN Membership fee structure went into effect offering more accessible fees for ISN members based on their country’s economic context. Certain individuals can now receive up to 70% reduction on Full ISN Membership - check our website for more information.
Dr. Karen Courville, SPNH president (far left), alongside Dr. Norman Bustamante, SPNH secretary, and staff members at the Dr. Gustavo N. Collado Hospital of the Caja de Seguro Social (CSS) in Chitré, Herrera, on World Kidney Day 2018
Celebrating ISN Collective-Member Societies: The Panamanian Society of Nephrology and Hypertension
We spoke to SPNH President Karen Courville about ongoing local initiatives to raise kidney health awareness in the region.
The SPNH is currently developing strong campaigns to raise awareness of two important pathologies that cause chronic kidney disease: hypertension and diabetes. A series of bi-weekly webinars will be broadcast from October onwards, focusing on the importance of addressing hypertension in various contexts, including in diabetic, CKD, and transplant patients.
UCLA doctors at Hospital Roosevelt, Guatemala, who helped perform kidney transplants there in 2017
Ten Days Left to Apply to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Program
Apply to the Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Programhere.
The deadline is October 15, 2021.
The Sister Transplant Centers (STC) Program, a joint initiative of the ISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS), fosters global partnerships between health centers to improve treatment and outcomes for kidney transplant patients in low-resource settings.
A sister center partnership set up in 2013 between the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Fundanier helped implement a deceased donor program and comprehensive pediatric nephrology care for children in Guatemala. Read more on the success of this collaboration here.
Please contact STC@theisn.org if you have any questions. We look forward to receiving your applications.
Apply to Join the Second Cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program Before October 15
Are you an early-career professional interested in developing leadership skills to shape and advance the future direction of global kidney health?
Iqbal Abdul Hafidz, from Malaysia, was one of ten successful candidates in the first ELP cohort. He comments, “This has been a truly amazing experience - meeting new friends from across the globe and learning how they practice in diverse backgrounds. The ELP showed me how everyone has a role to play in improving the standard of kidney care, not only in their own country but also worldwide.”
Open to all ISN members, renal pathologists are especially encouraged to apply to the program. The deadline to apply is October 15, 2021.
Ahmad Naseer Kaihan will travel from his home center, the Payem Sehat Hospital in Afghanistan, to the MGM Healthcare center in India. He will spend 12 months training in clinical nephrology under supervision from Georgi Abraham and then return to his home region to help improve kidney care using skills gained during his fellowship.
Read more about Detlef Schlöndorff and the Detlef Schlöndorff ISN Fellowship here.
Donate to the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund here or send a US check to the International Society of Nephrology, 340 North Ave, 3rd Floor, Cranford, NJ 07016, USA, with the reference “Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund.”
Join us Tomorrow for the Second Webinar on MRAs and DKD Management
The webinar, "Amplification of the presentation of the main results of the FIGARO trial," will take place at 3 p.m. on October 5.
Gerasimos Filippatos, Greece, Javed Butler, USA, and Adeera Levin, Canada, will examine the results of the FIGARO-DKD study and assess its implications for clinical practice in nephrology and cardiology:
Trial design and main results of efficacy and safety
A conversation between a cardiologist and a nephrologist
For content details and a registration link in Japanese, click here.
The session will be moderated by Masaomi Nangaku, Japan and David Wheeler (ISN - ACT Chair), UK.
This webinar is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from
Chapter Three of the Narrative Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit
to Be Unveiled in the Next Edition of Insight
Narrative storytelling is a great way to explain complex topics to make them more accessible. Using a fictional clinical discussion, the third chapter of the Narrative Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit will outline what it takes to become a trial site: A group of nephrologists aiming to become a trial site share their experiences as they confront various issues and overcome the challenges involved.
Three chapters of the Narrative Based Clinical Trials (ISN-ACT) Toolkit are scheduled for release per year (February-June-October). Check out the first two chapters on trial randomization and trial design here.
Don’t miss chapter three on October 18!
The ISN would like to thank the ISN-ACT Clinical Trials Toolkit subgroup members for their hard work and dedication in developing this series of stories.
Prepare Your Abstract Submission and Travel Grant Application for the ISN Frontiers Meeting in Bergamo, Italy, from June 23-25, 2022
The Frontiers meeting in Bergamo is planned as an in-person event.
With this in mind, the ISN will soon start accepting travel grant applications for the meeting; the application period will be open until February 16, 2022. Find more details here.
The ISN and the Mario Negri Institute for Pharmacological Research continue to monitor COVID-19-related developments and follow advice from national and international authorities to ensure a safe environment for delegates.
Vote in the “Community Choice Film Selection" Event
Shortlisted films will be screened during the ISN Community Film Event, taking place during WCN’22. The audience will vote for the Best Film Award 2022.
The deadline is December 8, 2021.
Follow #ISNFilmEvent to stay up to date on the event.
Save the Dates for the ISN Frontiers Meeting on Infections and the Kidney
The meeting will take place from September 22 to 25, 2022, in New Delhi, India. Look out for more details coming soon to the Frontiers website and subscribe to the Frontiers newsletter here to stay informed.
ISN in Action: Join us for the ISN-SIN Joint Session at the 62nd Annual Meeting of the Italian Society of Nephrology
Listen to Agnes Fogo, ISN president, on the topic "ISN in Action" on October 9. She will focus on activities within the Sister Renal Centers and Mentorship granting programs.
This presentation is part of the ISN-SIN joint session from 7:30-8:30 a.m. (CEST), which will also feature talks under the theme “ISN and SIN in Action During the COVID Pandemic” from Piergiorgio Messa, SIN president, and Carmine Zoccali.
Join Us for the Presentation of the ISN Pioneer Award for North America and the Caribbean
The conference will include the presentation of the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North America and the Caribbean to Maolynne Miller from Jamaica at 10:25 a.m. EST. ISN President Agnes Fogo will introduce the award ceremony, and Rulan Parekh, ISN Regional Board chair, will highlight Maolynne's achievements.
Find out more about Maolynne Miller and her work here.
Alexia Romero placing a tunneled catheter for hemodialysis during one of her shifts at the Hospital Civil of Guadalajara
A Day in the Life of a Resident on a Nephrology Ward in Mexico
My name is Alexia Romero, and I am a nephrology resident at the Hospital Civil of Guadalajara, a 1,200-bed tertiary care center in Mexico.
At the start of a new day in the nephrology ward, alongside two resident fellows and two undergraduate interns, I know it's going to be a busy day.
I am responsible for approximately sixty patients with chronic kidney disease. My first activity of the day is to assess each patient on the ward. We review laboratory and imaging tests and discuss and modify treatment accordingly, focusing on vital signs, urine output, and fluid balance.
The survey on exercise and physical activity practices and perceptions among PD clinicians is supported by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis and approved by the University of South Australia Human Research Ethics Committee.
The survey comprises 13 questions and takes approximately 8 minutes to complete.
Register for the ISN Webinar on Conclusions from the International Home Dialysis Roundtable
Join us on October 28, 2021, at 2.30 p.m. CEST to explore findings on home dialysis from the International Home Dialysis Roundtable (Roundtable supported by Baxter).
The DICG is a joint initiative of the ISN and the Transplantation Society.
Meet Three Newly-Appointed ISN-KI Editorial Fellows and Seven ISN-KI Editorial Interns
Please join us in welcoming the 2021 ISN-KI Editorial Fellows who will train alongside the Kidney International (KI) editorial team from October 2021 to April 2023.
In addition, the ISN and KI are delighted to announce the first seven ISN-KI Editorial Internships. These interns, early career researchers from ISN regions around the globe, will receive personal mentorship from a member of the KI editorial team to develop their editorial skills.
The Emerging Field of Non-human Leukocyte Antigen Antibodies in Transplant Medicine and Beyond
This review provides a comprehensive summary of the paradigm-changing concept of immunity to the non-HLA angiotensin II type 1 receptor (AT1R) that began from careful bedside clinical observations and was validated with the detection of anti-AT1R antibodies, leading to clinical intervention.
Immortal Time-Bias-Corrected Survival of Highly-sensitized Patients and HLA-Desensitized Kidney Transplant Recipients
Nephrologists from the University Hospital Grenoble, France, assessed the efficacy of desensitization and compared the survival of desensitized patients with similarly sensitized or sensitized patients still on a waiting list.
They found that HLA-desensitization was effective for highly sensitized patients and gave access to kidney transplantation without detrimental effects on patient or graft survival rates.