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David Harris

David Harris

David Harris is ISN President and Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Director of Nephrology and Dialysis in the Western Sydney Renal Service, and Director of the Renal Failure Laboratory in the Centre for Transplantation and Renal Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

During the 39th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN), held in Seoul from May 23 to 26, 2019, the KSN-ISN Joint Symposium focused on the parlous state of kidney care, and in fact all medical care, in North Korea, and looked at possible solutions to this dire situation.

Starting in 2016, instigated and shepherded by ISN leadership, ISN embarked on an important strategic review to ensure that the Society continued to reflect its members and serve them. Our journey resulted in ISN strengthening its purpose through a new vision, mission and values and the way in which the Society is governed.

ISN President David Harris and President-Elect Vivek Jha traveled to Jakarta, Indonesia in late November 2018 to officially launch a national initiative with the Indonesian Society of Nephrology (PERNEFRI) to improve access to integrated kidney care throughout Indonesia.

September's issue of Kidney international (KI) will feature an important article from Ziyad Al-Aly and colleagues, which uses Global Burden of Disease (GBD) data to show, in just one generation since 1990, an almost doubling of the incidence, prevalence and mortality of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and a more than 60% increase in disability-adjusted life years, driven by population growth, aging, access to and quality of health care, and in some populations diabetes.

Friday, 06 July 2018 14:31

Taking action on ESKD

The second Global Kidney Health Summit in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates delved into the pressing issues surrounding end-stage kidney disease (ESKD).

Couser WCN2013 0084 HiResPast ISN President and previous ISN Programs Chairman William G Couser is set to receive this year's John P Peters Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN). A great testimony to his long-standing contribution to nephrology.

Monday, 07 May 2018 16:52

2018 Homer Smith Award

Congratulations to Amin Arnaout, who has recently been selected to receive the 2018 Homer Smith Award of the American Society of Nephrology. Amin was an ISN Councillor from 2001 to 2009.

We are now calling for expressions of interest or nominations for two positions on the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) Council. ISN ExCom and Council have decided that henceforward expressions of interest and nominations will be called for and decided on, using transparent and uniform processes, for leadership positions within ISN. Deadline is May 17, 2018.

Some 25 participants from across Latin America gathered in Cartagena at the ISN Regional Workshop to share knowledge and discuss the major issues the nephrology community in Latin America is facing in 2018.

GKHS in Sharjah chairs

In March, 91 global leaders in nephrology, other renal healthcare workers and healthcare policymakers met at the second Global Kidney Health Summit in Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, to develop a strategy to address the unmet needs of patients with end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) around the world over the next 5 to 10 years.

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