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Short Course on Peritoneal Dialysis Nursing – Vellore, India

Reena Rachel George, RN, MSN Professor, College of Nursing, and Nurse Manager, Dialysis Unit and Renal Transplant Unit, Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Member of the ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group The incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease is increasing nationally and globally owing to the growing percentage of population living with diabetes and...

ISN Fellows’ Experiences from Around the World

In 2019, ISN welcomed 40 Fellows from around the world. ISN congratulates all graduated fellows and presents here a sample of experiences to highlight the capacity building and impact to kidney care made possible through the ISN Fellowship Program. Xu Chen, from the Affiliated Hospital of Nantong University, Nantong, China, trained for 12 months in Glomerular...

Watch and Vote: First-hand Accounts of Kidney Disease and Kidney Care featured in the ISN Community Film Event

How do patients in the Nephrology Unit in Assiut, Egypt, feel about the impact dialysis has had on their lives? How does a low-resource community in Kenya help a member who needs a kidney transplant? How does a mother in Malaysia cope when her daughter develops kidney failure? Discover these and other accounts in the shortlisted ISN Community...

Young ISN Members Reflect on Working Conditions During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Young ISN members continue to work on the frontline of the COVID-19 pandemic. Rhys Evans, a member of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee, asked young ISN members from India, Ecuador, and Nigeria, to reflect on their experiences. Read reflections from other young ISN members here. Find resources relating to the COVID-19 infection here. Reflections from Chandigarh, India Joyita Bharati, Assistant...

How Is COVID-19 Affecting You? ISN Members Reply

As COVID-19 continues to have a global impact, the ISN reached out to its members around the world to hear about the crisis in their own words. Below are some first-hand accounts. What has your experience been so far? ISN members are encouraged to tell us on Twitter or Facebook using #ThisIsISN and have your testimonial added here. “During the quarantine period, my life...

History – A closer look at the last decade

As part of ISN’s 60th anniversary celebration, John Feehally has written an account of ISN’s most recent decade, 2011-2020.  An exciting decade for ISN in which there has been a major expansion in the range and impact of its many activities around the world in education and training, research, and advocacy.  A decade in...

Honoring the Past, Welcoming the Future: Experience the ISN Timeline

As part of the ISN’s 60th year celebrations, the ISN is pleased to share a short video highlighting some of the Society’s recent achievements. These achievements have been made possible by the passion and commitment of ISN members, steady supporters, and visionary leaders. A unique role in global nephrology: The International Society of Nephrology 2011-2020  ISN Past-President John...

The ISN Welcomes Two New Collective-Member Societies

The Kenya Renal Association (KRA) and the Guatemalan Association of Nephrology (AGN) have joined the ISN as Collective-Member Societies further strengthening a mutual commitment to the advancement of kidney care. Collective Society status increases global activity and visibility through ISN endorsement, priority consideration for managing joint events, and complimentary participation in the Global Village at the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). In addition, for...

ISN Impact: Sister Renal Centers Program

In the early nineties, ISN leadership began discussions on active collaboration between established kidney care centers and emerging centers from low-resources areas. By 1996, 17 active partnerships were established and a further 16 were in a formative stage. These paired centers would become known as the Sister Renal Centers . Today, 63 partnerships are active within...