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Access the latest ISN-ACT Global Trials

Every month the ISN-ACT Team lists interesting new randomized controlled trials from around the world. Highlights: Brace for it: an external support device may help fistulas to mature Getting things straight when it comes to peritoneal dialysis catheters See the latest trials here

Announcing the First Detlef Schlöndorff Fellow

In honor of the late influential nephrologist and former Editor of Kidney International Detlef Schlöndorff, ISN has set up the Detlef Schlöndorff Fellowship Fund to support training for one Fellow per year. The ISN congratulates Dr. Etienne Ntabanganyimana, from the Gihundwe Hospital in Rwanda, who has been selected as the first Detlef Schlöndorff Fellow by the ISN Fellowship...

Simulation Certificate Course in Abu Dhabi

Given the steadily increasing demand for interventional nephrology in low and middle-income countries, the ISN, with generous support from Cleveland Clinic, will hold a simulation training session from 8 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020, in Abu Dhabi. The course focuses on learning and practicing procedures, such as central venous catheter placement,...

Get ready for World Kidney Day 2020: Two Months Away

Celebrate World Kidney Day (WKD) by organizing an awareness event in your community: a sports event, a concert, a roundtable talk, a flash mob, or even a street fest. If you need help organizing a World Kidney Day event, download the 2020 “events guide”. If you’ve already planned your event, please add it to the interactive...

Potassium homeostasis and management of dyskalemia in kidney diseases: conclusions from a Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Controversies Conference

A multidisciplinary group of researchers and clinicians met in October 2018 to identify evidence and address controversies in potassium management providing research priorities and guidance for evaluation and management of dyskalemias in the context of kidney diseases.

Continuing Medical Education Program Improves Kidney Care in Colombia

In the second half of 2019, ISN led two meetings in Colombia providing education on pediatric and adult kidney transplantation and patient accessibility to renal transplantation services. The ISN-Transplant Society (TTS) Sister Transplant Center (STC) pair, Boston Children´s Hospital and ISN emerging center Fundación Valle del Líli in Cali, Colombia, held a meeting on the...

Pathophysiology of the glomerulus: KI tells the story

To celebrate ISN’s 60th anniversary throughout 2020, Kidney International’s “Milestones in Nephrology” series launches with a review of the development in understanding of the pathophysiology of the glomerulus, highlighting several original articles published in KI: The glomerular signature in patients with hematuria (Kenneth F. Fairley and Douglas F. Birch, 1982); The permselectivity of the glomerular capillary wall (Ramsay L.S....

ISN Anniversary Timeline Highlights 60 years of ISN Success and Impact

Celebrating ISN’s 60th anniversary, this online timeline spans six decades of ISN’s remarkable history of commitment to advancing kidney health worldwide. Follow ISN’s journey starting as a small community of visionaries with little funding to a global organization dedicated to improving kidney care worldwide through granting programs, education, research, and advocacy. At the advent of its seventh decade,...

Message from Vivek Jha, ISN President: Honoring the past & welcoming the future

Dear colleagues, The start of the new year provides us with the opportunity to look forward to the International Society of Nephrology's ongoing work, guided by its mission of advancing kidney health worldwide and the shared values of the ISN membership. ISN’s capacity building and educational activities have helped build a critical mass of appropriately skilled...