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Call open for ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program

The ISN-ANIO India Committee is happy to announce that the call for its Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program is now open. Deadline for applications is January 15th, 2014. This program is aimed at pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of nephropathology from all around the world. However, applicants from India, as well...

ISN launches ISN Fellowship Alumni page on Facebook

The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program has now launched a new Facebook page for all past and current fellows to share their experiences and photos with each other. If you have been involved in the ISN GO Fellowship Program or are interested in joining this program then you can join the community page HERE.

Use of peritoneal dialysis in AKI under review in CJASN study

The role of peritoneal dialysis (PD) to treat patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) is currently being re-examined. This has occurred for several reasons. First, the recent experiences from Brazil have indicated that PD provides outcomes that are comparable to those of daily hemodialysis (HD). Secondly, there has been an expanding use of PD to...

ISN joins Brazilian Society of Nephrology at the Congresso Pauliste de Nefrologia

The XVII Congresso Paulista de Nefrologia was recently hosted in Atibaia, Brazil. The meeting is the annual meeting of Sociedado de Nefrologia do Estado de Sao Paulo (SONESP), a major meeting for the Brazilian Society of Nephrology (BSN), and includes physicians, nurses, dieticians and other allied health professionals. The opening ceremonies included a formal presentation...

First world treatment of multiple organ failure in neonatal patients

The first world treatment of multiple organ failure in a neonatal patient of 3 Kg was carried out in Vicenza Italy, with an innovative equipment called CARPEDIEM (Cardio Renal Pediatric Dialysis Emergency machine). Acute Kidney Injury may occur in neonatal patients due to several causes. This infant had a hemorrhagic shock due to  a complicated...

Bolivia hosts first AKF meeting between ISN and SLANH

La Paz, Bolivia was the location for the first meeting for a global initiative on Acute Kidney Failure (AKF) between ISN and Sociedad LatinoAmericana de Nefrologia y Hipertension (SLANH). Representatives from several authorities took part in this meeting on October 2, 2013.  These included SLANH President Juan Fernández, SLANH Committee Representative for AKF Emmanuel Burtman, ISN President...

WHO Action plan 2013-2020

The UN High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Development Agenda recently released its report (CLICK HERE), which identifies reducing the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) as priority. The Lancet Series on Global Kidney Disease highlights the increasing burden of chronic kidney disease worldwide. The 2011 report of the WHO General Assembly on NCDs also identified chronic...

ANIO award to be presented at ASN Atlanta

ISN Past President John Feehally will receive the ANIO special service award at the ANIO annual dinner taking place this November at Kidney Week in Atlanta, Georgia. This award will recognize John Feehally’s contributions in advancing nephrology education, science, and clinical care in India. He is a founding member and currently chair of the ISN-ANIO...

Scientific writing course takes place at Bergamo Institute, Italy

The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention (R&P) Program offers research and educational programs in low-middle-income countries to bridge the gap in kidney research and patients care worldwide. In September, a scientific writing course at the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy sought to increase kidney research in developing countries. The course took participants through...