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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...

Saving Young Lives (SYL) Renal Basic Life Support Training Course 2019

As part of the Saving Young Lives Project* a peritoneal dialysis (PD) training workshop was held at St John’s Medical College Hospital in Bengaluru, India, from November 15-16, 2019. The workshop aimed to empower pediatricians working in the community and in hospital settings with a skill-based approach to the management of a child with acute kidney...

ISN Welcomes Two New Collective Societies

The Colombian Association of Nephrology and Arterial Hypertension (ASOCOLNEF) and the Paraguayan Society of Nephrology (SPN) have joined as ISN Collective Societies, further strengthening a mutual commitment to the advancement of nephrology in the Latin American region. Members of the SPN and ASOCOLNEF will enjoy the full benefits of ISN membership for a tailored fee. Collective Society status increases...

New ISN-Alder Hey Paediatric Nephrology Fellowship: Call for Participants

ISN is pleased to announce a new partnership with the Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, United Kingdom, supporting one long-term Fellowship per year to train in pediatric nephrology. The collaboration seeks to contribute to the development of renal care in low and middle-income countries. To start with, candidates will need to establish a training plan with...

Honoring the past, welcoming the future: ISN 60th anniversary

The celebratory activities to mark ISN’s 60th anniversary in 2020 have been launched. Throughout 2020, ISN will highlight past accomplishments, current projects, and future aspirations in its mission to advance kidney health worldwide. Some of the activities taking place in our 60th year are: a series of articles, “Milestones in Nephrology”, published in ISN journal Kidney International, highlighting 60 groundbreaking papers that...

Educational Ambassador lectures on the nutritional management of CKD in Lima

As part of the Educational Ambassadors Program (EAP), the ISN supported Jaime Uribarri, from Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, to spend one week in May 2019 as ISN Educational Ambassador to train staff at the Hospital Nacional Guillermo Almenara in Lima, Peru. The aim of the training was to increase knowledge about the nutritional management...

Launch of ISN-Swiss-Cameroon Program

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), the Swiss Society of Nephrology (SSN), and the Cameroon Society of Nephrology (CASONEPH), launched a new partnership earlier this year to establish a joint program of the ISN, Yaoundé 1 University, and Geneva University. Dr James Tataw and Professor Patrick Saudan, from Geneva University, reported a successful start to the...

ISN Scientific Writing Course held in India

The 2019 ISN Scientific Writing Course (SWC) was held from Sep 30 to Oct 2 in Delhi, India. This event, supported by the Indian Society of Nephrology, was delivered to nephrologists from Nepal, Bangladesh, India, Ethiopia, Uganda and Kenya, to enhance their scientific writing skills. Faculty at the three-day course included international and local experts in the...