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Nepal earthquakeThe ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) is putting together a small team of nurses and nephrologists to dispatch necessary care for dialysis patients, helping local medical staff focus on growing patient care. They will also raise awareness about crush syndrome and recognizing patients at risk.

Nepal earthquakeFollowing the earthquake in Nepal, Wim Van Biesen, Chairman of the ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF), has sent out the first communication report.

WKD 2015 left imgAfter a great World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 13, 2015, the WKD team would like to thank all participants for making this 10th edition really special.

pd catheter wcnDuring the World Congress of Nephrology, 100 cuffed peritoneal dialysis catheters were donated to the Saving Young Lives program in Africa. Half of these were custom-made pediatric peritoneal dialysis catheters, and they  were used at the Clinical Skills training program that took place at Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town just before the congress.

Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:49

Training at WCN 2015

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The latest Saving Young Lives training course on acute peritoneal dialysis re-emphasized the way forward for treating acute kidney injury in low-resource settings.group photo

Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:00

Safer transplants for all Featured

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The last seven years have seen The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) guide and help governments as well as medical and patient communities in response to illegal organ trafficking.Safer transplant

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:50

International Summer School of Renal Pathology Featured

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renal pathologyWe also seek applicants for one to three stipends, €1,000 each, generously supported by the International Summer School of Renal Pathology (ISSRP) (endorsed by the Renal Pathology Society, the International Society of Nephrology, the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association and the Italian Society of Nephrology), to defray part of the cost of attending the ISSRP held in Bari, Italy, from July 20th to July 31st, 2015. 

The Division of  Nephrology, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program. Applications are open until April 20, 2015.

There is now some new content to use or register for on ISN Education. So, head to the portal to find out more.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00

Join the PAHO-organized WKD webinar on March 12, 2015 Featured

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WKD 2015 left imgThe Department of Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health of The Pan American Health Organization (part of WHO), in collaboration with the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension, and as part of the activities to mark World Kidney Day, is organising a webinar on Kidney Health for All.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:52

Positive to positive Featured

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South African surgeon Elmi Muller carried out the first "HIV positive to positive" kidney transplants, giving hope
to the country's growing number of HIV kidney patients.Elmi Muller

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:10

World Kidney Day 2015: Happy kidney health for all Featured

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We have some great activities in store at the World Congress of Nephrology to celebrate 10 years of World Kidney Day on March 12, 2015.wkd glass water

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:06

Join the WKD Sunset Walk on March 12, 2015 Featured

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WKD 2015 left imgThis year, we will be celebrating World Kidney Day (WKD) during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology. Come and support WKD by joining the WKD Sunset Walk on March 12, 2015.

Monday, 16 February 2015 14:30

World Kidney Fund Art for Awareness campaign Featured

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Cape Town How I Love You and All l Your Secrets Pamela SilverDuring the ISN World Congress of Nephrology, the World Kidney Fund (WKF) is launching an Art for Awareness campaign. Poster reproductions of “Cape Town I Love You and All Your Secrets” by South African artist Pamela Silver will be given to those who help raise funds for WKF projects.

Monday, 09 February 2015 16:01

ISN global snapshot results coming soon Featured

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0by25 Cover1One of the first major activities launched by ISN under the 0by25 initiative aims to demonstrate the burden of AKI in selected centers around the world.

0by25 Cover1ISN is delighted to announce a landmark agreement with Danone Nutricia Research in support of 0by25 – an ISN human rights initiative which aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:02

ISN partners with the Andean Health Organization Featured

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OADSISN is happy to announce a new collaboration with the Andean Health Organization Organismo Andino de Salud–Convenio Hipólito Unanue, (ORAS-CONHU). The partnership will last until 2017.

WKD 2015 left imgJoin forces and plan your activity. World Kidney Day (WKD) 2015 is less than two months away, so start pinning your activities on the world map.

YNC indiaThe ISN-ANIO India Committee is happy to announce the deadline for the ISN-ANIO Indukaka Ipcowala Advanced Apprenticeship Program. The purpose of this apprenticeship is to give an opportunity to physicians or allied healthcare personnel to train and gain by practical experience with specific skills in any field of nephrology, including but not limited to renal pathology, chronic kidney disease, transplantation, acute kidney injury or dialysis.

Friday, 14 November 2014 09:00

The World Kidney Fund: helping ISN do more Featured

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humanitarian ISNThe World Kidney Fund  is ISN’s direct online fundraising platform. CLICK HERE to find out more and help us advance nephrology even further.

Wednesday, 12 November 2014 10:17

New World Kidney Day website is launched Featured

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WKD 2015 left-imgThe World Kidney Day (WKD) team is happy to announce the launch of its new website. CLICK HERE to discover more. It is now more user-friendly, easier to navigate and even more interactive.

DICG croatiaRepresentatives from the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) took part in meetings with representatives from the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia as well as Serbia organized by at the Croatian Ministry of Health in Zagreb, Croatia from October 14 to 15, 2014.

Monday, 27 October 2014 08:07

0by25: AKI Global Snapshot open until December 7 Featured

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0by25 Cover1The 0by25 Global Snapshot, one of the most far-reaching prospective studies ever organized by ISN, is now underway. Following considerable interest from multiple centers across the world, the study will be extended by four weeks until Sunday December 7.

Sunday, 26 October 2014 23:00

Ebola resources for ISN members

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ISN leadership, through its Renal Disaster Relief Task Force, and its Acute Kidney Injury Committee, is monitoring the Ebola virus spread and is keen to provide access to reliable resources which can be helpful to its members. In this context, we thought of disseminating the excellent initiative of the American Society of Nephrology, which has developed a set of Frequently Asked Questions on the topic, available here:

http://www.asn-online.org/news/2014/1017-ebola.aspx

Another great resource are CDC's guidelines, which are kept updated and are available here:

http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/

We hope that this is useful. Please get in touch if you need more specific information

Over the next five months, ISN Education will be holding a webinar series on the subject of dialysis. The series will consist of five separate webinar sessions facilitated by five different specialists with years of experience in various areas of dialysis.

Sunday, 28 September 2014 12:33

Join the 0by25 Global Snapshot study Featured

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0by25 Cover10by25 is an ISN initiative that aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025. If you are a nephrologist or healthcare professional dealing with AKI, register to participate in the ISN 0by25 Global Snapshot, CLICK HERE.

Monday, 22 September 2014 06:29

DICG meets Pope Francis Featured

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popeOn September 19, 2014, representatives from the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) met with Pope Francis in the Vatican City. This private audience was arranged by the Mayor of Rome to derive support for the principles of the Declaration of Istanbul (DOI). DICG has been invited to submit a reference document that Pope Francis will use in a pronouncement to be widely reported in 2015.

Monday, 08 September 2014 08:29

Prof. Y.K Seedat receives ISN Pioneer Award Featured

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Yackoob SeedatISN is happy to announce that Prof. Y.K. Seedat is the proud winner of an ISN Pioneer Award. ISN Educational Ambassador Program Chair Saraladevi Naicker presented him with the award at the recent South African Renal Society Congress on August 17, 2014.

Wednesday, 03 September 2014 13:19

World Kidney Day 2015 - Kidney Health for All Featured

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WKD 2015 left-imgThe World Kidney Day team is excited to announce the theme for the upcoming campaign. This time World Kidney Day will be celebrated on March 12, 2015 under the tagline Kidney Health for All.

KH4L Image  LogoIn most countries, Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is not a healthcare priority even though it is seen as a silent killer. A multinational inventory summarizing CKD burden and current practices across 17 European countries, Israel and Canada has just been released.

0by25 Cover1ISN is launching a major cross-sectional study with enrollment and follow up of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) patients around the world. The web-based prospective data collection will be conducted over a period of three weeks in the third quarter of 2014.

0by25 Cover1Until June 16, 2014 you can get involved in the global survey on the treatment of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). 0 by 25 is an ISN initiative that aims to eliminate preventable deaths from AKI worldwide by 2025. Click on one of the links below to start filling the survey.

Haiyan hospitalLast November while Filipino nephrologists were attending Kidney Week in Atlanta Georgia, Typhoon Yolanda (Haiyan), struck the Eastern Visayas in the Central Philippines.

DOIAs a collaborative effort between ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS), the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) has been active in many arenas since the Declaration of Istanbul was first promulgated.

Book EducationISN Education is airing a webinar by Dr. Nathan Levin on Friday May 16, 2014 from 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). It will focus on the value of sodium restriction in dialysis patients.

YNC indiaThe ISN-ANIO India Committee is happy to announce the names of those who have won entry to the Indukaka Ipcowala Advanced Apprenticeship Program. This apprenticeship gives physicians or allied healthcare personnel the chance to gain practical experience and specific skills in renal pathology, transplantation, chronic kidney disease, acute kidney injury or dialysis.

Bonnie Leclerc speaking during BC Liberal Caucus Lunch  Learn WKD 2014Ron Walker, President of the British Columbia (BC) branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and Adeera Levin, ISN President Elect and Executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency attended a session at the Legislative Assembly during this World Kidney Day.

NBC New York News 4's Contessa Brewer talks to Dr. Leonard Stern about kidney health and the goal of this year's World Kidney Day.

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CLICK ON THE IMAGE TO WATCH

Thursday, 13 March 2014 12:11

World Kidney Day: ready, steady, go! Featured

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Small WKD Logo 20141Today is World Kidney Day (WKD), a joint initiative between ISN and the International Federation of Kidney Foundations (IFKF) - raising awareness of the importance of our kidneys to our overall health and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney disease and its associated health problems worldwide.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014 10:21

World Kidney Day is just around the corner! Featured

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WKD 2014We have been receiving an amazing amount of events pinned on the World Kidney Day (WKD) events map from practically everywhere in the world. Every year our supporters get more creative in finding ways to engage people and raise awareness on this important cause.

Wednesday, 05 February 2014 15:42

On March 13, 2014 start the day with a glass of water Featured

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Glass-water final imageOn March 13th this year, we invite you all to celebrate World Kidney Day by starting your day with a glass of water.

Wednesday, 29 January 2014 14:48

World Kidney Day 2014: get all the material online Featured

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wkd materials image fbThis month we are gearing up for World Kidney Day. Chronic kidney disease (CKD) in aging populations is the theme for this year. Have you decided what you are doing to raise awareness on March 13, 2014? CLICK HERE to download all you will need for your activity.

ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi and Richard Horton recently contributed their perspective on the issue of Acute Renal Failure to the Lancet. To read the full article CLICK HERE.

Book EducationThe African Pediatric Nephrology Association has opened a call for submitting articles to its official journal - The African Journal of Pediatric Nephrology.

SYL training cape town webA group of 13 doctors and nurses from various countries in Africa have just returned from Cape Town after attending a surgical skills course on peritoneal dialysis (PD).

Following the disaster of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines, ISN and the Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) have supported local nephrologists in helping renal patients in the country.

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renal pathologyThe ISN-ANIO India Committee is happy to announce that the call for its Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program is now open. Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2014.

Wednesday, 20 November 2013 09:50

ISN-ANIO Indukaka Ipcowala Apprenticeship program Featured

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Group photo with local doctors webThe call is now open for the ISN-ANIO Indukaka Ipcowala Apprenticeship program.

Wednesday, 23 October 2013 09:16

Bolivia hosts first AKF meeting between ISN and SLANH Featured

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Photo meting Bolivia RemuzziLa Paz, Bolivia was the location for the first meeting for a global initiative on Acute Kidney Failure (AKF) between ISN and Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Nefrologia y Hipertension (SLANH).

Tuesday, 22 October 2013 14:04

ANIO award to be presented at ASN Atlanta Featured

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1. JohnISN Past President John Feehally will receive the ANIO special service award at the ANIO annual dinner taking place this November at Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia.

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