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ISN SRC Nigeria Workshop ParticipantsSeveral ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRCs) from across Africa joined forces recently to set up an interventional nephrology training workshop in Nigeria, specifically focusing on vascular access and peritoneal dialysis.

Saving Young Lives EAP Ivory Coast team at tableISN Educational Ambassador Stefano Picca from the Children’s Research Hospital in Rome (Italy) recently collaborated with Laurence Adonis-Koffy at Abidjan’s Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Yopougon (Ivory Coast) to design a much-needed lecture on pediatric acute kidney injury, its causes and treatment.

Thursday, 25 October 2018 09:29

Gain the skills to improve care in your region Featured

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CME Russia audienceThrough the Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, you work with a great number of experienced and knowledgeable teachers to improve care and discuss strategies and ideas to expand services for patients in your region.

You now have until October 31, 2018 to apply for the ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program.

Team EAP Nepal and IndiaThe Nobel Medical College Teaching Hospital in Biratnagar (Nepal) welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Jeyaraj Balasubramaniam. The educational visit was a valuable cross-regional, hands-on learning experience, based on similar challenges they face when caring for dialysis patients in their regions.

ISN Fellows are ready to start two months of training, together with Dan Adlington, first participant in the ISN Reverse Fellowship Program.

2018 Silk Road Forum ISN Regional Training Center 2 The Silk-Road Forum of Kidney Disease, held from August 16 to 18, 2018 in Lanzhou (China), was a valuable platform for nephrologists from North West China and Middle Asia to learn, interact and build their knowledge of nephrology.

Friday, 07 September 2018 10:50

Strengthening kidney transplant programs in Guatemala Featured

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In 2013, a sister center partnership was set up between University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Fundanier (sponsored by ISN and The Transplantation Society). The ultimate goal of this collaboration was to establish a deceased donor program in Guatemala.

Ana Elizabeth Figueiredo, Professor of Nursing at the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, recently visited Sudan to share skills and knowledge, providing focused and onsite training for senior dialysis nurses.

With the support of the ISN Sister Centers program, the transplant center at El Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Palestine has partnered with the UK's Royal Liverpool University hospital to build valuable training for doctors in the region so their patients can get the best treatment on offer. Karim Hammad, medical student at University of Liverpool shares his video testimony.

Thursday, 12 July 2018 12:12

Watch the Sister Centers webinar Featured

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Thinking of taking part in the next ISN Sister Renal Centers Programs call for applications? Watch the recording of our recent webinar on applying for the ISN Sister Centers Programs.

ACT logoMany thanks to everybody who responded to the ISN-ACT toolkit questionnaire. Responses revealed a strong interest in getting more guidance to design and conduct clinical trials. This information will contribute to the ongoing development of an ISN-ACT clinical trials toolkit.

2018 Samoa low res 0761ISN headed to Samoa recently to begin developing partnerships with the medical community on the island. The visit revealed how strengthening the ties between ISN, the Asia Pacific Society of Nephrology (ASPN), the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) and the National Kidney Foundation Samoa (NKFS) provides valuable training to local doctors and nurses. It also creates opportunities for improved renal care delivery.

Sharma and Health minister NepalSanjib Kumar Sharma, long-standing member of ISN, recently met Nepal’s Labor Minister to discuss acute kidney injury (AKI) prevention. He talked about the ISN 0by25 initiative and the ongoing efforts of the 0by25 pilot studies.

Fellowship meeting WCN2015 group photoThe ISN Fellowship program prides itself in training physicians from emerging countries, with the ultimate goal of helping them improve the standards of care on a regional level.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 14:20

Call for nominations now open for all awards! Featured

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awardsEvery two years, the ISN presents awards that acknowledge exceptional contributions to the field of nephrology and we need your help to determine the candidates.

Thursday, 07 June 2018 14:02

ISN support for CKD research in Nigeria Featured

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Michael Abel AlaoChildren of African descent are three times more vulnerable to chronic kidney disease (CKD). There also exists limited data on the GFR-based evaluation of renal function in sub-Saharan Africa compared to hospital-based data, which may not be representative of the general population.

Team web conf Nigeria UKLeading the ISN Sister Renal Center program between Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust and University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, ISN Educational Ambassador Ibi Erekosima shares his views on the value of working together to improve nephrology care.

Our community helps us offer more training opportunities for our members.  Kidney Research UK and the Renal Association provide us with valuable support so that we can offer more educational opportunities to ISN members.

In response to the uneven state of nephrology care in China, ISN Regional Training Centers are responding to the educational needs of local medical communities. Ming-hui Zhao, ISN's regional board chair for North East Asia, explains how regional collaboration is key to improving treatment for patients.

Group photo CME AlbaniaSome 130 participants joined a panel of international and local speakers in Tirana, Albania for the first ISN Continuing Medical Education Program in the country.

Group SYL port au princeThe ISN Educational Ambassadors Program and Saving Young Lives recently joined forces to set up a workshop to help develop a sustainable peritoneal dialysis (PD) program at the Faculté de Médecine et de Pharmacie, Université d’Etat in Haïti.

CME Tajikistan team photoAn ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) meeting was held in Dushanbe, the capital of Tajikistan on February 9 and 10, 2018. It opened doors to share nephrology knowledge between the nephrologists of Iran, Russia and Georgia with the local doctors and medical students as well as medical professionals from neighboring countries such as Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan, Belarus and Lithuania.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018 09:51

2018 ISN-H4KH grant winners announcement Featured

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Following the call for applications, the ISN-Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) Executive Committee is happy to announce the names of those who have been selected for the New Investigator and Hydration and Kidney Health grants.

Dr. Sofia Enhörning, from Skåne University Hospital in Malmö, Sweden received the 2015 Hydration and Kidney Health Grant for her project entitled "Plasma copeptin as a predictor of, and copeptin associated loci in, cardiorenal disease - population based prospective cohort studies and a mendelian randomization approach."

workshop minya uni 2Teams from Mansoura International Hospital (Egypt) and the UK's Sheffield Teaching Hospitals, NHS recently played a important role in leading training activities during kidney week at Minya University in Egypt.

We have some great news to share following the recent ISN Sister Renal and ISN-TTS Transplant Centers call for applications.

Tuesday, 30 January 2018 16:37

Results are out! Fellows in 2018 Featured

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After a successful application session in October 2017, we are delighted to announce the new batch of fellows that will take part in the program this year.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 14:14

Brazilian nephrology team visits Sudan Featured

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Team Brazil SudanThe ISN Sister Renal Center Program between Sudan and Brazil has been particularly active recently. Two nephrologists and a renal nurse from renal institutes across Brazil brought different perspectives to a training course for local doctors at Soba University Hospital in Sudan.

We are pleased to share the results of the Clinical Research Program Grant application session that was held in October 2017. Each grant helps implement research projects to detect and manage chronic kidney disease, hypertension and diabetes in low-to-middle income countries.

Yasmin and haemo machineThanks to a thriving ISN Renal Sister Center Program between St-George's University Hospital and the Kumasi Renal Unit in Ghana, one nurse has received the funding she needs to develop targeted training in nephrology, spending eight weeks at the center in London, UK.

Team web conf Nigeria UKISN Educational Ambassador Ibi Erekosima hosted the first international nephrology web conference at a renal center at University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Southern Nigeria, working alongside Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

h4hFollowing the call for applications, the Hydration for Kidney Health (H4KH) Executive Committee is happy to announce that Dr. Amarasiri de Silva from University of Pittsburgh, USA, has been selected for the ISN-H4KH Fellowship Program and will receive a grant worth 25,000 USD.

1 Razeen DavidsThrough specific training courses, ISN Educational Ambassadors can help medical teams at your center access the knowledge and skills they need to develop new services, community-based research or screening programs.

ISN pioneer KazakhstanCongratulations to Dr. Assiya Kanatbayeva from the Kazakh National Medical University. She received an ISN Pioneer award at the recent ISN Regional Board meeting in Tbilisi, Georgia at the end of October.

EAP Nicaragua oneNicaragua is experiencing a rapid growth of patients on chronic hemodialysis, mainly owing to the high incidence of Mesoamerican nephropathy across the country. The ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped more nephrologists, vascular access surgeons and hemodialysis nurses get specific training to better care for their patients.

Wednesday, 08 November 2017 09:13

ISN Educational Ambassadors on a mission

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ISN Programs are integral to our education mission. ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan’s dedication to working with Sudan’s nephrology community reveals the valuable steps specialists are taking to build sustainable care.

We have joined forces with the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) to bring you the Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program.

ISN and the French-speaking Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation (SFNDT) have signed a partnership to express their mutual commitment in advancing nephrology in French-speaking Africa.

BANTAOLast week, the 13th Balkan Cities Association of Nephrology, Dialysis, Transplantation and Artificial Organs (BANTAO) congress in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina was a great example of the growing enthusiasm between members of a global nephrology community working together to improve kidney health.

image005Congratulations to Dr Ayla San from Turkey who received the ISN Pioneer award for eastern and central Europe in recognition of her outstanding and sustained contributions in establishing and developing nephrology.

team in BelarusIn September, international speakers from ISN took part in the 11th National Scientific Practical Nephrology Conference on topical questions of nephrology and renal replacement therapy, organized by the Belarus Society of Nephrology.

Working together is the most sustainable way to advance nephrology in your region.

The Australian & New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop its partnership with ISN and provide co-funding for the ISN Programs. Both Societies have expressed their mutual commitment to advancing nephrology in the Asia Pacific region.

Around 400 delegates, mostly from the five major regions of Northwest China as well as nephrologists from Tajikistan, Pakistan and Kazakhstan, took part in the Silk-Road Forum of Kidney Disease, from August 8 to 10, 2017 in Urumqi, Xinjiang, China.

Friday, 18 August 2017 16:37

ISN ANIO Programs open for applications Featured

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Do you recognize the importance of bridging gaps in kidney health care across India? Are you seeking specific training to respond to the needs of your patients?

The ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the May 2017 application round.

Tuesday, 20 June 2017 12:37

APSN and JSN CME 2017 Featured

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The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) recently held their Continuing Medical Education course (CME) in Sendai, Japan. This annual event first began in 2014 to educate and build international communication for young nephrologists in the Asia Pacific region. It has been going strong ever since, encouraging the global nephrology community to learn from each other.

Monday, 12 June 2017 19:04

Register for SRC Program application webinar Featured

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The next deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program is October 1st, 2017. Get to know more about this ISN Program and pick up some tips on submitting an application by joining a special webinar on June 16, 2017.

Do you need a guiding hand in your clinical research? Get matched with the right mentor for you. The new ISN Mentorship Program matches experienced mentors with mentees for a three-year expertise-building relationship.

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