Register for the Second ASN-ERA-ISN Joint Webinar on Kidney Ethics
The American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association (ERA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) are
pleased to announce the second webinar in their joint series on kidney ethics:
Inequalities in Uptake of Kidney Care: An Ethical Challenge
on September 29, 2021, at 3 p.m. CEST.
Kidney Health for All: Welcome to the World Kidney Day 2022 Campaign
The World Kidney Day (WKD) 2022 campaign has been launched in anticipation of WKD on Thursday, March 10, 2022.
The WKD Joint Steering Committee has declared 2022 the year of “Kidney Health for All,” with the campaign focusing on bridging knowledge gaps to improve kidney health through increased kidney care education and awareness in the public arena.
The ISN encourages all to get involved in extending this vital message across the globe.
Discover more about the 2022 theme here, and look out for the release of new materials and resources over the coming months to support your WKD 2022 activities.
The ISN now has 27 Collective-Member Societies, further strengthening its central role within the international nephrology community. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about ISN collective membership.
Find out how ISN Fellowships have been helping improve kidney care worldwide for over three decades here.
Through ISN Fellowships, doctors from developing countries can train in essential kidney care abroad to help advance kidney health in their home region. ISN Special Fellowships center on specific topics, regions, or countries.
Find out more about these options and if you're eligible to apply here.
Apply to Join the Second Emerging Leaders Program Cohort
The ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) welcomes applications from motivated early-career professionals interested in shaping the future direction of kidney health.
The ELP is open to all ISN members. Renal pathologists are especially encouraged to apply to the program.
Viviane Calice-Silva, from Brazil, was one of ten successful candidates in the first ELP cohort. She comments, “The ELP program has been one of the best initiatives I ever have participated in. I was involved in many activities and discussions on kidney health promotion and equal access to kidney care. This gave me a broader vision of different realities around the world and made me a better professional and human being! It has been amazing to participate. I encourage all young nephrologists to apply and become part of the next ELP cohort.”
Attend the Second Webinar on MRAs and DKD Management
Connect with us on October 5 from 3-4.15 p.m. for the second webinar in the series examining the results of the FIGARO-DKD study and assessing its implications for clinical practice in nephrology and cardiology:
Amplification of the Presentation of the Main Results of the FIGARO Trial
Register for the session and submit your questions.
Join us for the ISN Pioneer Award Presentation for North and East Asia at the Annual Conference of Blood Purification Meeting
The 2021 Annual Conference of Blood Purification, hosted by the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), will take place from September 24-26, 2021, in Zhengzhou Henan Province, China.
Join the webinar using this link (Meeting ID: 977 5067 9428; Password: 123456).
Nan Chen from China will receive the ISN 2021 Pioneer Award for North and East Asia on September 24, 2021, at 2 p.m. (China time).
Philip Li, representing the ISN, will moderate a session with CSN from 12:30-2:00 p.m. on September 25, 2021. This session features talks from ISN membersXueqing Yu (Executive Committee member) and Wei Chen on the current challenges facing PD and early complications during PD catheterization.
Join the ISN President at the Minas Gerais Congress 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.
Follow the Live #NephTrials Discussion on Spironolactone and its Impact on Dialysis Patients
Join the latest #NephTrials discussion on September 28, 2021, at 9 p.m. EST.
To access the discussion: Follow @NephJC and @ISNkidneycare, type "NephTrials" in Twitter’s search bar, go to "latest," and "follow" the conversation #NephTrials #NephJC.
The ISN has designed an easy-to-follow infographic here to help you join the conversation in a few clicks.
Read the Action Agenda from the International Home Dialysis Roundtable
The International Home Dialysis Roundtable (IHDR; funded by Baxter) recently drafted an action plan to highlight the significant economic, quality-of-life, and clinical advantages of using home dialysis rather than in-center hemodialysis.
They recommend four key areas to promote home dialysis: Read the full IHDR action agenda here.
A webinar presenting and discussing the findings will take place on October 28, 2021, at 2.30 p.m. CEST. Register here.
The ISN stands by the IHDR recommendations in line with its mission to advance equitable access to sustainable kidney health.
Dissemination of the IHDR findings supported an educational grant from Baxter Healthcare.
Register for the ISN Webinar on Findings from the International Home Dialysis Roundtable
Join Mallika Mendu, Simon Davies, Daniel Gallego, and Vivekananad Jha on October 28, 2021, at 2.30 p.m. CEST to address the main findings of the International Home Dialysis Roundtable, including best practices, successful strategies, and overcoming challenges in home dialysis.
This quarter's eDigest presents a selection of papers from Kidney International addressing genetic kidney conditions and articles from the Kidney International Reports September issue on disease patterns and treatment advances for patients with nephrotic syndrome and its related conditions.
Kidney International Editorial Selection
The Prevalence of Pain Among Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Using Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis
Pain is a common but often undertreated symptom in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
This systematic review synthesized available quantitative evidence from four databases and grey literature to gain a better understanding of pain prevalence and pain types in patients with CKD.
The data demonstrate that all subgroups of patients with CKD suffer from a high burden of pain and that greater awareness and recognition of this issue is necessary to inform policy and improve patient care.
Prescription Practices in Patients with Mild to Moderate CKD in India
There is no information on prescription patterns or the use of evidence-based therapies to manage CKD in patients from low-middle-income countries.
This study describes drug prescription practices in patients in India with mild to moderate CKD using baseline data from the Indian CKD (ICKD) cohort.
The conclusions highlight the need for widely available, evidence-based guidelines on appropriate medication use and sustainable implementation strategies to improve the overall health of patients with CKD.