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KDIGO Report to be published in Kidney International and Kidney International Reports

KDIGO’s Nomenclature for Kidney Function and Disease Conference Report and Glossary will be released in the June issue of Kidney International. An executive summary and glossary will be published in KI Reports. The KDIGO consensus conference took place in June 2019 providing a platform to discuss standardizing and refining kidney-related terminology to be more patient-centered and precise and to...

The ISN Supports WHO’s Landmark Resolution at the World Health Assembly

On May 18, 2020, the ISN represented the global kidney health community at the 73rd session of the WHO’s World Health Assembly (WHA) in Geneva. At this historic WHA, which took place virtually due to COVID-19-related restrictions, delegates adopted a landmark resolution to press for solidarity in addressing the pandemic. The resolution calls for a joint and intensified effort...

ISN Welcomes New Chairs for the:

Kidney Health Professionals Working Group | Sister Renal Centers Committee | ISN Advancing Clinical Trials (ACT) Committee KIDNEY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WORKING GROUP Outgoing Chair Paul Bennett (Australia) 2018-2020 “Nephrology nurses and allied health professionals are the largest professional nephrology group, and the development of the ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group has been an important ISN initiative recognizing this group’s vital...

Seeking your nominations: ISN 2021 awards!

Has someone you know made a true difference to kidney care or research? Are they especially dedicated to the patient cause in their country or region? Show your appreciation by nominating them for an ISN award. As an ISN member, you can nominate candidates for the following awards: Alfred Newton Richards Award rewards outstanding basic research in fields...

ISN Represents the Global Nephrology Community Amidst COVID-19 Pandemic at this Week’s World Health Assembly in Geneva

On May 17th 2020, the ISN was proud to attend the 73rd World Health Organization General Assembly as the global leading society representing nephrology and renal healthcare. Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic, the Health Assembly is taking place as a de minimis meeting, At the Assembly, ISN joined discussions on the adoption of the COVID-19 Resolution....

Announcing the ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast

The ISN Global Kidney Care Podcast (GKCP) , to be launched this month, will initially focus on the COVID-19 pandemic. Over time, the GKCP will provide content on science, research, and clinical aspects of nephrology, including: Case-Based Discussions Paradox Nephrology Everyday Nephrologists Latest Kidney International and Kidney International Reports Papers The GKCP will be available via numerous podcast platforms and apps, including Apple, Stitcher, Spotify,...

Register for the ISN Emerging Leaders Program (ELP) Webinar

oin an informational webinar presented by ISN President, Vivek Jha on the ELP program on May 20: Webinar May 20 at 5 pm CEST Register here. Find out more about the ISN Emerging Leaders Program and apply here. The application session is open until June 15, 2020. The ISN welcomes early-career professionals interested in shaping the direction of kidney health to work alongside a network of international...

Research by Young ISN Members Highlights the Importance of Sub-tertiary Hospital Capacity to Manage Kidney Disease in Low- and Middle-income Countries

The majority of patients with kidney disease in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are thought to present to sub-tertiary hospitals. Therefore, the capacity of these healthcare facilities to manage kidney disease is an important consideration. Young ISN Member, Dr. Grace Igiraneza (Rwanda), who undertook an ISN Fellowship at Yale University, recently investigated the capacity of sub-tertiary hospitals...

ISN stands with the WHO

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN), with its mission to improve kidney health worldwide and ensure that all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health, has noted with alarming concern that President Donald Trump has formally moved to withdraw the US from the World Health Organization (WHO). The global healthcare community has appreciated the...