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An ISN Fellow’s Journey Continues Back in Tanzania and Virtually

Dr. Amar Swali Performs a USG-guided percutaneous kidney biopsy at Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital Dr. Amar Swali, from Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania, is an ISN Fellow who has been receiving training at the Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in Nadiad, Gujarat, India, since mid-October 2019. Dr. Amar affirms that he has surpassed his initial goals during the fellowship....

Expanding the ISN Network: New Affiliated Societies

The ISN welcomes two new Affiliated Societies, the Peruvian Association of Vascular Access (APDAV) and the Guinean Society of Nephrology (SGN). The ISN is proud to work alongside an international community of 104 Affiliated Societies dedicated to advancing global kidney care together. The ISN looks forward to collaborating with all these organizations to achieve its goal...

Join the ISN Middle East Regional Board Webinar on COVID-19

The ISN Middle East Regional Board will hold the webinar, “COVID-19 and the Kidneys in the Middle East Countries,” at 9 a.m. CEST on October 1, 2020. See the full schedule, speaker bios, and register for the webinar here. The webinar, which includes a question and answer session, will discuss: The epidemiology of the coronavirus in kidney...

Connect 2020: First ISN South Asia Regional Board Conference

The ISN South Asia Regional Board (SARB) held virtually its first two-day conference on September 26 and 27: “CONNECT - 2020 Conference on Nephrology advances and Newer and Emerging Concepts in Transplantation.” Download the conference brochure here. 534 attended the event on day one, and 474 on day two to follow a series of live talks ranging...

The ISN Presents Evidence to the UK Committee on the Science of COVID-19

Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Chair of the ISN’s Advocacy Working Group, was among a distinguished panel of experts who gave evidence at the House of Lords Science and Technology Select Committee hearing on the Science of COVID-19 in the UK. Presenting at the beginning of the virtual session on Tuesday, September 15, Professor O’Donoghue outlined the...

ISN Member Special Registration Rate for APCN 2020

This discount code is valid only until September 20, 2020. The 18th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2020) takes place from October 2 - 4, 2020 in a FULLY VIRTUAL format under the theme: Combating CKD in the Asia Pacific: Local Strategies for a Global Problem The congress features world-class plenary speakers, including: 2019 Nobel Laureate in...

International Perspectives on Patient Involvement in Clinical Trials in Nephrology

The involvement of patients in nephrology clinical trials is limited despite their ability to prioritize research, help with study design, participation, and implementation of results. The aim of this position paper is to review the need for and challenges of patient involvement; to assess the present situation of patient involvement; and to describe the...

Listen to Episode 5 of the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

Vivek Jha, ISN President, presents an overview of how COVID-19 has impacted the global nephrology community and what ISN is doing to lead the global fight against the pandemic. Fergus Caskey, ISN Treasurer-Secretary (interim), outlines a data collection initiative to help understand the current and future challenges related to kidney diseases and COVID-19 and how...

ISN Session at KSN 2020: Join Colleagues Online

The 40th Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) will take place from September 25-27, 2020. Because of ongoing uncertainties due to COVID-19, the KSN 2020 will be virtual. Representing ISN participation, ISN President Vivek Jha will present his talk, ‘Immuno-pathogenesis and precision medicine in membranous nephropathy’ on September 25 from 15:30-16:00 Korean...