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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.

Behrooz Broumand was recently given the ISN Pioneer Award for the Middle East region. ISN President Adeera Levin and Chair of the ISN Regional Board for the Middle East Mona Alrukhaimi presented him with the prize.

Pioneer award latin americaThe Latin America ISN Pioneer Award was presented to Dr. José Carlos Peña on December 4, 2015 during the Instituto Mexicano de Investigaciones Nefrológicas (IMIN) meeting in Leon, Mexico.

Prorenal Brazil EAPCollaboration with the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped the Pro-Renal Foundation in Brazil develop its interventional nephrology services.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 17:01

EAP and Fellowship welcome new program chairs Featured

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Saraladevi Naicker and David Harris have now come to the end of their mandates as chairs of the ISN Educational Ambassador (EAP) and Fellowship Programs. We would like to thank them for their dedication and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Prof. Shan-yan Lin from Hua-shan Hospital at Fu-dan University was granted an ISN Pioneer Award at the recent ISN North and East Asia Regional Workshop, held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN) in Zhuhai,  China.

Nephrology training in a low-cost setting is more effective in understanding how to treat the poorest kidney patients in the world.

20151110 081937Kidney transplant program now comes to fruition in Ethiopia, thanks to the dedication of the country’s nephrologists.

iStock 000011719014 LargeThis year, Saving Young Lives (SYL) project representatives from Western Africa will meet in Dakar from December 5 to 7, 2015, during the first International course on dialysis in Western Africa.

Audience at the Nanjing Forum August 2012 The next ISN Regional Workshop is taking place in Zhuhai, China on November 19, 2015 from 2 to 4pm, in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology.

Monday, 26 October 2015 13:37

Nepal's dedicated nephrologists

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ISN Fellows are actively changing the state of care for Nepal’s growing number of kidney patients.

Doctors at Moscow City Nephrology Center got a refresher course from Italian sister center on the symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury and a frontier view on some kidney diseases.

20151014 144359 resized 1An ISN-sponsored Pan-Palestine Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Conference was held in Nablus and Gaza City from October 12 to 18, 2015. The meeting was a great opportunity to exchange knowledge but also led to two kidney transplants being carried out on patients from the region.

Belarus German SRCISN Belarus German Sister Renal Center partnership raises awareness about treating Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) across intensive care units (ICUs) in Minsk.

IMG 7773With support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and ISN, the Mario Negri Institute has run the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) since 2012. The workshop helps physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specializations fine-tune their writing skills.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:57

CME in Fiji raises CKD and AKI awareness Featured

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FijiA first ISN Continuing Medical Education course took place in Fiji’s capital Suva, from September 18 to 19, 2015, uniting the country’s medical community to talk about better kidney health. This meeting was made possible thanks to a developing ISN Sister Renal Center partnership with Australia.

Monday, 14 September 2015 15:37

SRC application session is now open Featured

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PIC Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2015.

Monday, 14 September 2015 09:44

Apply for the ISN Sister Transplant Center Program Featured

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The next application deadline for the Sister Transplant Center Program is October 1st, 2015. All the information to apply is now online. Applications are now open for four new pairs to enter the Program.

Audience interaction webAn ISN Regional Workshop will take place in St-Petersburg on September 16, 2015 at 4.30pm. It will be held in conjunction with Renal Week and the Russian Dialysis Society Congress. An opportunity not to be missed as ISN Regional Workshops are now the go-to meeting to meet participants and leaders involved in the ISN Programs.

Following the recent call for applications, the ISN Fellowship Program Committee is happy to announce that 19 fellowships will be funded following the second call for applications.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:07

ISN Educational Ambassador in Asia Featured

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Hands-on interventional nephrology workshop benefits kidney care for patients in Vietnam.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:57

Independent Investigators Featured

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Mentoring researchers in developing countries, the ISN Clinical
Research Program now also funds projects in specific areas of
intervention - closing the gaps in kidney care.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:14

Latest EAP call results are out! Featured

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Dr Kumar EAP fellowsThe ISN Programs team is pleased to announce that 14 centers from emerging countries will now welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador following the latest call for applications. For the first time, there will be an Educational Ambassador visit to Iran and Myanmar.

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:58

CME on the importance of renal registries Featured

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1 Razeen DavidsISN Educational Ambassador Razeen Davids and several ISN Fellows took part in a Continuing Medical Education Course on data gathering and the importance of renal registries. Following the workshop, and discussions at the World Congress of Nephrology, there are now plans to establish an African Renal Registry.

RemuzziThis June, Past ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi lectured at the Moscow City Nephrology Center. He updated the audience on the latest understandings of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and looked at new insights into defining, treating and the pathophysiology of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN).

PIC Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5Following a great ISN Sister Center partnership, the State Second General Hospital of Mongolia welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Mohamed Atta for an interactive clinical nephrology training course.

Dr Israel Campos performing Doppler ultrasound evaluations under supervisionISN Fellows Shahbaj Ahmad and Israel David Campos Gonzalez gained hands-on experience in interventional nephrology procedures thanks to valuable training in the renal department at the Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo in Venezuela.

ISN Fellow Christopher NigeriaISN Fellow Christopher Obiorah just returned from his training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA. He hopes to improve standards of care and start a renal pathology program in his home country.

Some 15,000 community residents aged between 18 and 75 years old were involved in an epidemiological study across Southern China. Based on a grant from the ISN Clinical Research Program, the project got further political and financial support from China (3 million RMB Yuan) and led to a grant from the European Union Seventh Framework Program.

Friday, 12 June 2015 08:40

Balkan endemic nephropathy Featured

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Members of the Society of Nephrology, dialysis and transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized screenings in Bosanska Posavina, as a part of the "Program Program of detection of chronic kidney diseases in high-risk population in Bosnia and Herzegovina".

Faculty at West Lake Forum ChinaInternational experts from across the United States, Chile and Italy recently joined local speakers including renowned nephrologists from across China and Hong Kong at the 3rd Nephrology Update Meeting, West Lake Forum in Hangzhou, China.

Dr. gouda and Dr. Ghada measuring impliminting EGIPT CKD Program in a rural area webFollowing a license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the ISN Programs can now be extended to support training activities in nephrology for doctors in Iran.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:05

ISN sets up joint ISN-Heartlands Fellowship Featured

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ISN logo A new collaboration between ISN and the Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, UK will fund fellowship training for up to two candidates from South Asia. Applications are open until October 1, 2015.

Dr Swinnen talks about ultrasound report with Dr Tran sonologistISN Educational Ambassador John Swinnen from Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia shared his expertise with doctors and nurses at Cho Ray Hospital (CRH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This was a valuable onsite training that is set to change how local doctors and nurses will carry out their interventional procedures.

CME in Douala Cameroon October 2012The latest edition of the ISN Programs Yearbook 2014 is now available to read online, CLICK HERE.

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