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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.

Monday, 05 June 2017 15:48

First peritoneal dialysis CME in Nepal Featured

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Nurses training CME NepalThanks to support from the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program, Nepal welcomed doctors to the first meeting focused on peritoneal dialysis, taking place in March at the Charak Memorial Hospital in Pokhara.

Riella Russia CMEFor the third time, the ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program helped to organise two days of talks in Saratov, Russia - gathering nephrologists from the Volga region and beyond.

YNC indiaThe Scientific Writing Course starts today in Bangalore, India. We wish all students a great learning experience and hope they pick up many new writing skills and valuable tips, helping them to successfully get published.

Monday, 01 May 2017 16:13

Awards for the pioneers of nephrology Featured

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To honor the “unsung heroes” of nephrology, ISN has created the Pioneer Awards that go to doctors who have achieved a major breakthrough to advance nephrology in a specific country or region.

Every year, participants in the ISN Programs invest time and effort into changing the landscape of nephrology. They also form crucial partnerships to advance nephrology in all regions of the world, bridging gaps in research and care.

Between the talks and debates at the recent World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN awards were handed out to those who have made exceptional contributions to nephrology.

Training of nurses in the Diabetes outpatient clinic how to test urine by dipstick webThe ISN Clinical Research Program (CRP) Committee promotes research and education programs in low-to-middle-income countries that involve local nephrologists, health workers and authorities. Applications are now open for this ISN Program, deadline is May 1st, 2017.

Tuesday, 07 February 2017 17:59

Introducing ISN’s Regional Training Centers Featured

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Eight Regional Training Centers have been assigned to help build more nephrology capacity across regions. Global nephrology partnerships are getting stronger as ISN Programs are increasingly delivering nephrology training across specific regions.

SYL Cape TownThe 2016 edition of Clinical Dialysis Skills Course has kicked off in South Africa today. An initiative supported by the Saving Young Lives (SYL) initiative and organized by the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town under the leadership of Mignon McCulloch.

Russian Levtchenko CME ISN SRC Moscow 22102016Renal centers in Russia and Belarus are working with nephrologists in Belgium and Italy to find new ways of managing and treating young patients.

The Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the home dialysis clinical scholar training program: 2018-2019. This is a 12-month fellowship offered through a collaboration with the BCPRA and UBC Division of Nephrology. Deadline is April 20, 2017.

The Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program.

SWA teacher and studentsWith support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and the ISN, the Mario Negri Institute ran the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) welcoming students from all corners of the world to share tips and experience on submitting project proposals.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:01

ISN Regional Workshop and CME in Sarajevo Featured

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Group sarajevo reg workshopThe city of Sarajevo was the location for a recent ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, updating local nephrologists on the latest in nephrology care. It was also a chance for participants to take part in the ISN Regional Workshop and discover more about ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe.

The deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers, ISN Sister Transplant Centers and Educational Ambassadors Programs is extended to October 17, 2016. Send your application online now.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:46

Top tips to apply for the ISN Programs Featured

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There are less than two weeks left to apply for the ISN Programs before the deadline closes on October 1st, 2016. So, if you have been thinking about joining our ISN Programs, now is the time to send us your application.

Budapest course 2A distinguished panel of international speakers took part in the latest edition of the Budapest Nephrology School - an ISN endorsed meeting organized by the Hungarian Society of Nephrology.

The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2016.

On September 17, 2016, the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Workshop will take place in Sarajevo as part of an ISN Continuing Medical Educational course organized with the Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

Ana Rose DY webThe ISN Fellowship Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the latest round of applications for the 2016 Fellowship Program aimed at physicians from low-and-middle income countries wishing to pursue their nephrology training.

In collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology, the ISN-ANIO India Committee is calling for clinical research project applications from young nephrologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India. The projects should be focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Team SRC Trio Belarus Lithuania BelgiumThe call to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) programs is now open. Deadline is October 1st, 2016.

TTSISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are planning a joint poster session at the upcoming annual Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong. If you are participating in this meeting, make sure to join one of the three sessions from August 20 to 22, 2016.

Following the ISN Educational Ambassadors recent call for applications, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that 18 applications were approved.

Dr. gouda and Dr. Ghada measuring impliminting EGIPT CKD Program in a rural area webThe ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the second round of applications for the 2016 Clinical Research Program.

Monday, 30 May 2016 10:33

ISN Programs in Sudan Featured

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ISN and the Sudanese American Medical Association recently collaborated on three major educational activities in Sudan, which received ISN endorsement and funding. They were co-organized with help from the Sudanese Nephrology Society.

Dr Kumar EAP ultrasoundThe deadline to apply for the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has been extended to June 6, 2016. Make use of this extra time to send your application.

In 2014, there were about 80,000 kidney transplants from living and deceased donors globally. Deceased donation has increased, especially from donors after circulatory death. This group makes up more than 40% of deceased kidney transplantation activities in the Netherlands. It is also growing signifi cantly in Norway, Spain, the United Kingdom and the United States.

The ISN Clinical and Research Program funded specific research into the efficiency of kinkeliba on non-complicated hypersensitive patients. The project was awarded USD 15,000 in 2013. Completed in early 2014, it received the best clinical research prize at the 2015 ISN World Congress of Nephrology congress and the 10th Conference on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations.

Surgery nablusA team from the Liverpool International Transplant Initiative and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital carried out the first two kidney transplants at the An-Najah University Hospital in Nablus, on the West Bank on March 26, 2016. The collaboration was made possible thanks to the ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS) Sister Transplant Center Program.

Following this year’s World Kidney Day, The Mario Negri Institute is happy to announce that there will be another edition of the Scientific Writing Academy, taking place from September 12 to 18, 2016  in Ranica, Bergamo, Italy.

Tuesday, 05 April 2016 12:37

Educational Ambassador in Myanmar Featured

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ISN Educational Ambassador Hui-Kim Yap recently made a trip to Myanmar. Based at the National University of Singapore, she taught local doctors at two of the country’s major children's hospitals the latest skills relating to dialysis and shared her knowledge of clinical nephrology and acute kidney injury.

EAP Cameroon USA webThe deadline for the latest call for applications for the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP) is May 1st, 2016. Don't miss this opportunity to apply for this ISN Program.

Thursday, 17 March 2016 18:44

APSN co-funds SRC centers in OSEA region Featured

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apsnlogo1This year, the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) will co-fund eight ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) from OSEA, South Asia and North & East Asia.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 19:17

New SRC Program graduates for 2016 Featured

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The ISN Sister Center (SRC) Program has finalized the list of centers that will take part in the program following the recent call for applications. We would like to welcome them to the program and congratulate this year’s graduates.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 18:33

EAP: latest application results are out! Featured

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Dr Swinnen examining patient with Dr Nguyen Trong Hien interpretingFollowing the recent call for applications, 10 new centers will welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution in 2016.

Monday, 15 February 2016 16:03

Treating the poorest kidney patients in the world Featured

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ISN Fellow Sudakshina Ghosh from Tanzania trained at the Madras Medical Mission and got involved with India’s Tanker Foundation, which helps the country’s poorest kidney patients.

Dr Kumar EAP fellowsA new ISN Programs application session is now open. You can easily apply online in a few clicks for ISN Fellowships, Educational Ambassadors visits, Clinical Research projects as well as the Sister Renal Center and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Programs. 

HD vectorizedISN is happy to announce that Baxter and the University Health Network in Toronto is set to co-fund ISN Fellows wishing to receive training in home dialysis. As required in all ISN Fellowship Programs, participants are encouraged to share what they have learned with their colleagues once they return to their home institution.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:24

ISN Fellowship Program welcomes new recruits Featured

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Following the recent application session, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that a total of 25 ISN Fellowships have now been approved, with 19 new ISN Fellows and six extensions.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:52

Clinical Research Program Grant winners announced Featured

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Interactive working session make for better learning webThe ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the ISN Clinical Research Program’s second round of applications in 2015.

ISN TTS patients webISN is happy to announce the latest list of transplant centers that have been accepted into the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. These centers will take part in this program in 2016 following a call for applications in September 2015.

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