This is the last chance to register. Apply today for a chance to win a free registration pass to the 30th Anniversary International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal Dialysis taking place in Vicenza, Italy from June 12-15, 2012.

Leaders of major US kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces last week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health Organization/United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases being held in New York, 19-20 September 2011.

There are two upcoming deadlines to bear in mind when applying for the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs. We encourage you to generate applications in your region by disseminating the information to your contacts.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 15:27

ISN Global Outreach awards 2011

Participants involved in ISN's Global Outreach (GO) Programs were rewarded for their achievements at the recent World Congress of Nephrology in Vancouver, Canada. After the very successful GO poster sessions, the awards were handed out and winners had the opportunity to present current projects to GO workshop participants.

The 2011 World Congress of Nephrology in Vancouver saw ISN councilors cast their vote for ISN leaders. Giuseppe Remuzzi became President Elect and successor to John Feehally who is looking forward to his new role as ISN President.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 15:20

ISN launches new website

ISN is striving to provide a better web-based experience showcasing its efforts in advancing nephrology worldwide and providing a platform for members and non-members to access relevant information. A new and more user-friendly website has now been launched, visit:

The winners of the WCN 2011 participant survey were announced at the ISN exhibition stand at the end of the congress.

The survey was conducted amongst the participants to get a better understanding of their awareness of ISN and the value placed on society member services.

In case you missed this information, here is a round-up of the lucky winners below. Many thanks to everyone for filling in this survey and congratulations to the three individuals who have won a pass to one of the three upcoming ISN educational events.

ISN Forefronts – September 22-25, 2011, Aarhus, Denmark: Gisele Vajgel Fernandes, Hospital Das Clinicas Da UFPE, Recife, Brazil.

ISN Nexus Symposium – September 20-23, 2012, Copenhagen, Denmark: Sandra Castelo Meza, Director Clinica Renal Colombiana, Bogota, Colombia.

WCN 2013 - May 31 – June 4, 2013, Hong Kong: Ahmed Malik, St Lukes Medical Center, Milwaukee, Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, USA.

Tuesday, 03 May 2011 14:55

ISN Forefronts 2011: register now

If you haven't registered yet, you can still book your place for the upcoming ISN Forefronts Symposium, taking place from September 22 to 25, 2011 in Aarhus, Denmark. This innovative event will focus on the mechanisms underlying proteinuria, its pathophysiological consequences and potential targets for intervention. For more information, click here.

Key topics include:

• Biology of the glomerulus

• The podocyte: experimental models

• Glomerular filtration barrier

• Signalling pathways in the glomerulus

• Glomerular proteinuria and fibrosis/controversy

• Dynamics of endocytosis

• Biology of the proximal tubule/proteinuria

• Future developments

Travel Grants are available for young nephrologists from emerging countries. ISN is pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants (which includes free registration to the symposium plus three nights of accommodation). Click here for more details on the eligibility criteria and application procedure.

Tuesday, 02 November 2010 16:14

SLANH signs ISN Fellowship agreement

The Latin American Society for Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH) has signed an agreement with ISN to offer fellowship opportunities for nephrologists from emerging countries in Latin America and Caribbean to train in Host Centers in their own region of the world, rather than in North America, Europe or Australia.

ISN is very enthusiastic about this agreement as it emphasizes the overall goal of the ISN Fellowship Program to build capacity by offering appropriate clinical and research training that responds to local nephrology communities. It will offer more opportunities for fellows who wish to gain training in their own geographical region.

Twice a year the ISN Fellowship Program gives kidney specialists from developing countries the chance to gain hands-on training in advanced host institutions and acquire state-of-the-art knowledge in basic and clinical nephrology, dialysis, transplantation, and epidemiology. They receive specific training to ultimately improve the standards of kidney care in their home country. There are two application deadlines: May 1st and October 1st. Click here for more information.

Thursday, 25 November 2010 16:10

Supporting Acute Kidney Injury in India

The ISN Acute Kidney Injury working group conducted a one day work shop on October 31, 2010 at the Care hospital in Hyderabad, India under the leadership of South Asian Council Member Ravindra Metha and Georgi Abraham.  Some 26 doctors including leading nephrologists from India, intensivists and cardiologists attended the event. 

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