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Enhancing Pediatric Kidney Health in India: The ISN Supports Speakers at Specialized Paediatric Nephrology Meeting

In March, the ISN supported speakers through its Continuing Medical Education Program to attend the "Paediatric Nephro Urocon 2024 - Season 3" meeting in Chennai, India. Seventy delegates participated on the first day of the program, with 125 attending on the second day. The conference brought together a diverse group of professionals, including dialysis technologists,...

Experience WCN’24! Catch Up With, Re-watch, or Discover Congress Content at the ISN Academy!

The World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN'24) scientific program is now available online at the ISN Academy – access cutting-edge science from international experts at your convenience! Explore the WCN'24 program here Discover four compelling plenary sessions here Other content is organized by congress themes: The Kidney Under Challenge The Interconnected Kidney The Kidney Losing Function Better Kidney Health The Smart Kidney Access WCN'24 content today! All...

Prioritizing Kidney Care: The ISN and Devex to Hold Event on Lifesaving Kidney Therapies at the WHA77 on May 29

The ISN is collaborating with Devex for the second consecutive year to discuss expanding global kidney care. Register for the event online or in person here The event, “Advancing Kidney Care for All: Expanding Access to Lifesaving Therapies,” will take place on the occasion of the 77th session of the World Health Assembly in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 29,...

Clinical Trial on Different Fluids for Kidney Transplantation Summarized for the Layperson

A new trial has been added to the  “ISN Global Kidney Trials Insights: A Guide for Everyone.” Read the guide on balanced crystalloid solution versus saline in deceased donor kidney transplantation. The guide is based on the ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus (GTF) summaries. It aims to demystify clinical trials for the layperson, providing clear and accessible explanations of...

The ISN Sister Renal Centers Program Supports Advancements in Kidney Care for Children in Nigeria

In 2017, through the ISN Sister Renal Centers Program, staff from the nephrology section of the Alberta Children's Hospital (ACH) in Alberta, Canada, began supporting staff from the pediatric nephrology unit at the Department of Paediatrics, University College Hospital (UCH) in Ibadan, Nigeria. The partnership's primary goal was to develop pediatric nephrology at the center...

ISN Ambassador Visit Drives Significant Progress in Kidney Care Services in Brazzaville, Congo

In March, ISN Educational Ambassador (EA) Professor Faiçal Jarraya (Tunisia) spent a week visiting the University Center Hospital (Centre Hospitalier Universitaire-CHU) in Brazzaville, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with support from the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP). From left to right: ISN Ambassador Professor Faiçal Jarraya alongside CHU staff Dr. Bakala Clothyn, head of...

Setting the Stage to Propel Global Nephrology to New Heights: Thank You to All Delegates for a Phenomenal Congress! Browse Memorable Moments in Pictures and Discover Statistics for 2024

Thank you to the 4,500 delegates from more than 121 countries whose energy and contributions drove WCN'24's phenomenal success! Browse the WCN photo gallery here! Here's a snapshot of what we experienced together over four extraordinary days of learning, networking, and innovation: 1576 groundbreaking abstracts were accepted, with 867 posters on display 252 top-tier speakers from around the globe presented a diverse...

Explore the ISN Global Trials Focus Selection for February and March, Featuring a “Trial of the Month” on the Efficacy and Safety of Aldosterone Synthase Inhibition 

ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus editorial team member Neeru Agarwal summarizes the design and outcomes of the latest ISN-ACT Global Trials Focus "Trial of the Month."  The "Trial of the Month" is available in several languages, now including German. Read all global trial selections from the ISN-ACT initiative here. In addition, selected clinical trials are demystified for the layperson.  Part of the...

ISN YNC Member Iman Alshamsi Introduces New YNC Members to the ISN Community 

The ISN is pleased to welcome six dynamic young professionals to the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) and looks forward to their contributions to education, research, and leadership as they help shape the future of global kidney health:  Dr. Winston Fung (Hong Kong)  Dr. Marques Ng (Hong Kong)  Dr. Kornchanok Vareesangthip (Thailand)  Dr. Daniel P. Msilanga (Tanzania)  Dr. Carlo Alfieri (Italy)  Dr. Ming-Yan Jiang (Taiwan)  Hailing from diverse parts...

The ISN CME Program Supporting Excellence in Kidney Care in Pakistan and Nigeria 

ISN-supported speaker Dr. McCafferty (far right) at the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024  The ISN Continuing Medical Education Program supported a speaker to attend the Pakistan Society of Nephrology Biennial Conference 2024 in February 2024.  Dr. Kieran McCafferty (UK) presented on chronic kidney disease and visited the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation, the...

New! Access the Toolkit and Accompanying KIR Article on Creating a Young Nephrologists Committee

How do you build and nurture a thriving community of early-career kidney care professionals? The ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) subcommittee has developed a valuable toolkit to help young nephrologists establish a local committee from the ground up. Discover the ISN YNC Toolkit here Recognizing that even a small group of local enthusiasts can provide much-needed support...

“A Lasting Legacy of Improved Nephrology Services in the Southern Philippines”: An ISN-APSN Sister Renal Centers Pair Graduates the Program

Staff from the SPMC visit the SGH Transplant Center The ISN and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) collaborated to support a Sister Renal Centers (SRC) partnership between the Southern Philippines Medical Center (SPMC) in Davao City, Philippines, and the Singapore General Hospital (SGH) in Singapore over seven years. From modest beginnings to a flourishing...

Latest ISN Journal Editorial Selections

Kidney International® A Toolkit for ISN’s Registry Initiative, SharE-RR This paper, led by Fergus J. Caskey, chair of the ISN SharE-RR Advisory Group, in collaboration with other SharE-RR Advisory Group members and global registry experts, introduces the ISN SharE-RR toolkit developed to assist in establishing renal registries. Access the ISN SharE-RR toolkit here The toolkit, informed by existing...

The ISN Welcomes the Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension as a Collective-Member Society

The Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH) has joined the ISN as a Collective-member society, strengthening a mutual commitment to advancing kidney care in the Latin America region. The ISN has collaborated on many initiatives with the SLANH, including the recent World Congress of Nephrology 2024 (WCN’24) in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and a series of webinars in...

Specialized Courses, Plenary Sessions, and More! Access WCN’24 Content at the ISN Academy!

Explore hundreds of hours of captivating WCN'24 content at the ISN Academy, featuring cutting-edge insights across five essential themes. Learn from more than 200 global experts and elevate your expertise! Take specialized courses on hot topics Renal Pathology Conservative Kidney Management Navigating Kidney Care Annual Review of Nephrology Interventional Nephrology Find out more here Listen to four outstanding plenary talks: Daniel de Florian – "The Origin of the...

Explore Global Variance in Kidney Care Capacity: Papers Summarizing ISN-GKHA Regional Data Published in Kidney International® Supplements

The 2023 ISN Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) sheds light on the current global capacity to deliver kidney care. Read the Kidney International® Supplements papers here A collection of papers published in Kidney International® Supplements focuses on each of the ten ISN regions, presenting a comprehensive overview of kidney care services by world region. They highlight...

ASN-ERA-ISN Joint Statement: International Consensus Statement Published in Nature Reviews Nephrology Calls for Urgent Action to Address Chronic Kidney Disease on the Global Public Health Agenda

[Brussels, Belgium, April 4, 2024] – On April 3, 2024, Nature Reviews Nephrology published a landmark international consensus statement titled “Chronic Kidney Disease and the Global Public Health Agenda: An International Consensus.” Authored by a coalition of leading experts, stakeholders, and nephrology societies, the publication highlights critical policy, advocacy, and implementation needs to alleviate the growing burden of...

World Kidney Day 2024 Took Place on March 14: Share Your WKD Triumphs and Inspire Others!

Celebrated Belgian landmark “Manneken Pis” was dressed in a WKD outfit on March 14 The ISN joins World Kidney Day (WKD) organizers in thanking all who supported WKD activities this year to raise awareness about the importance of ensuring equitable access to treatment and care for people living with kidney disease. The 2024 campaign owes its achievements to...

Young Nephrologists – Win a Free Registration to the 42nd Vicenza Course: Apply by April 10

The 42nd Vicenza Course AKI-CRRT-ECOS and Critical Care Nephrology 2024 takes place from June 11-13, 2024, at the Fiera di Vicenza Convention Center in Vicenza, Italy. The course will focus on endpoints for new clinical trials and covers various topics in critical care nephrology, including: Acute kidney injury in different pathological conditions Sepsis and related mechanisms, including viral, bacterial, and...

ISN-Endorsed Events With ISN Participation in April – Apply for ISN Endorsement for Your Event!

The ISN endorses high-quality events within the kidney care community. Whether your event is big or small, if it addresses region-relevant topics, it could qualify for our endorsement. Apply for ISN endorsement for enhanced visibility, scientific merit, and educational impact. Discover all the benefits of ISN-endorsed meetings and how to apply here April 25-28, 2024               Jakarta,...