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Online training course strengthens nephrology practice in Latin America

The Sociedad Latinoamericana de Nefrología e Hipertensión and Sociedad de Transplante de América Latina y El Caribe came together last year for an online course about immunopathology and immunointervention, gathering some 600 participants from Latin America, Europe and the United States. The course was supported by ISN. ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi gave a closing lecture and actively joined...

Collaboration leads to transplant hope for kidney patients in Palestine

Until recently, there were no transplant services available in Gaza. About 500 adult patients and 20 children were on chronic hemodialysis and only those who could afford to travel away could benefit from this treatment. Change is on the horizon now thanks to the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. A partnership between the Al Shifa Hospital...

Call for official ISN WCN 2015 post congress satellite symposia

As part of their respective outreach programs, ISN, the South African Renal Society, the African Association of Nephrology and Renal Care Society of South Africa are inviting local and regional societies to take advantage of the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2015 to organize relevant and related scientific meetings in other locations within the same geographical region after the main congress. WCN...

BC Renal Agency raises glass of water for healthy kidneys at Provincial Legislature Canada

Ron Walker, President of the British Columbia (BC) branch of the Kidney Foundation of Canada, and Adeera Levin, ISN President Elect and Executive director of the B.C. Renal Agency attended a session at the Legislative Assembly during this World Kidney Day. The Kidney Foundation of Canada, which is celebrating 50 years of service, is launching...

Send your nominations for the ISN leadership and council elections

The ISN Nominating Committee has launched a call for ISN members to nominate potential candidates for the ISN President and council members elections. To put forward a candidate for ISN President Elect, send an e-mail to the Chair of the ISN Nominating Committee, Dr Joanne Bargman, e-mail Joanne.Bargman@uhn.ca. Deadline is Wednesday April 30, 2014. You must send a short...

ISN – ‘big daddy’ for children and kidneys

It all began with a bang in Bangalore, thanks to ISN. The Children’s Kidney Care Center at St John’s Medical College Hospital became sister center to Montreal Children’s Hospital, Canada. The vision was in place, the mission ready, borders to cross and boundaries to erase. Today, the partnership reflects the glory and pride of...

Catch the regulatory science session at Nexus Bergamo 2014

A regulatory science session is set to take place at the upcoming ISN Nexus Symposium in Bergamo, Italy. Register today to take part. The session is one of the highlights of an exciting program. “We are especially pleased to announce that all three major regulatory agencies – the FDA, the EMA and the PMDA – will be represented at...

First nephropathology workshop in India

Anila Abraham, from the Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, along with Prof. Edwin Fernando, Head of Nephrology at Stanley Medical College and Prof. N Gopalakrishnan, Head of Nephrology at Madras Medical College, in Chennai, India organized an ISN endorsed nephropathology workshop on January 25, 2014. It was the first of its kind in...

WKD 2014 screening at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center

A successful World Kidney Day screening event was held at the Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center (KCMC) in Moshi, Tanzania. In all, more than 1500 patients were screened for hypertension, diabetes, Chronic Kidney Disease, and obesity, and the disease burden was stunning. Credit really should be given to Dr. Akrabi Hudaa and her colleagues at KCMC including...