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OhsumiAutophagy has been shown to be an essential mechanism by which cells remove defective molecular and cell organelle components, thereby renewing themselves constantly and especially after cell injury.

ISN Education is happy to announce a new series of webinars for the coming weeks. The webcast focusing on living donor guidelines is now available.

ISN members can now put forward their nominations for the Bywaters Award, which recognizes outstanding contributions to help understand acute kidney injury. Deadline for nominations is October 17, 2016.

Peter Igarashi Kaplan award 2015The call for nominations is now open for the Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The deadline has now been extended to October 10, 2016.

renal pathologyTravels grants worth 1000 USD are available for the 3rd International Renal Pathology Conference, a joint meeting of the Renal Pathology Society and Indian Society of Renal and Transplantation Pathology with support from the ISN. The course will be held in New Delhi, India, from February 10 to 12, 2017. The deadline to apply is October 16, 2016.

In September 2016, ISN was invited to participate to a World Health Organisation (WHO) stakeholder consultation on the revision of Appendix 3 of the WHO NCD Global Action Plan 2013-2020.

Monday, 26 September 2016 15:37

DICG activities at the TTS congress in Hong Kong Featured

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DICG meeting MadridA Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) council meeting took place during The Transplant Society (TTS) congress in Hong Kong, with several Council members participating in person or via Skype. 

As part of the East African Diploma of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (EADTMH), we are currently part of a group investigating the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in the Muheza District of northeastern Tanzania, and looking into the health system’s preparedness for their management.

Tuesday, 20 September 2016 17:46

Top tips to apply for the ISN Programs Featured

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There are less than two weeks left to apply for the ISN Programs before the deadline closes on October 1st, 2016. So, if you have been thinking about joining our ISN Programs, now is the time to send us your application.

Last week, ISN joined European health ministers and high-level representatives from 53 Member States at the 66th session of the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe to discuss the challenges of tackling the burden of non-communicable diseases (NCDs) in Europe.

Budapest course 2A distinguished panel of international speakers took part in the latest edition of the Budapest Nephrology School - an ISN endorsed meeting organized by the Hungarian Society of Nephrology.

Monday, 12 September 2016 09:54

ISN News August edition out now! Featured

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The latest edition of ISN News is now available online. It has also been included in the latest issue of Kidney International. This time, you can read more about ISN’s latest initiative focusing on chronic kidney disease.

Monday, 12 September 2016 09:44

ISN heads to Copenhagen for WHO Regional Committee Featured

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whoISN will attend the 66th session of World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Committee for Europe, taking place in Copenhagen as of September 12, 2016.

The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2016.

On September 17, 2016, the ISN Eastern and Central Europe Regional Workshop will take place in Sarajevo as part of an ISN Continuing Medical Educational course organized with the Society of Nephrology, Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina.

This new Lancet Update focuses on the controversial relationship between hydration and health, with many unfounded claims in the popular media. Nephrologist William Clark and epidemiologist Jessica Sontrop guide us through a growing body of evidence that suggests a protective effect of increased water intake on kidney function.

Monday, 29 August 2016 13:33

RDRTF response to disaster in central Italy Featured

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aerial photo earthquake damage amatriceFollowing the earthquake that struck central Italy on August 24, 2016, the ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) issued its response to the disaster and a status update on kidney patients in the region.

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) affects approximately 10% of the adult population, worldwide.

While the distribution of those receiving and not getting renal replacement therapies(dialysis and transplantation), varies by country, the incidence and prevalence of CKD are remarkably consistent globally, though not always well documented.

ISN’s latest endeavor, the ISN ‘Closing the Gaps’ initiative sets out to define the global needs and the current state of CKD care, and create a ’blueprint’ for more balanced CKD care globally, through more research,
education and advocacy.

KI reportsKidney International (KI) Reports was launched by ISN and Elsevier in June. Now, this new publication has reached the 25-published research article threshold. It has also been officially added to Elsevier’s list of journals ready to apply for PubMed Central indexing.

Ana Rose DY webThe ISN Fellowship Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the latest round of applications for the 2016 Fellowship Program aimed at physicians from low-and-middle income countries wishing to pursue their nephrology training.

In collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology, the ISN-ANIO India Committee is calling for clinical research project applications from young nephrologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India. The projects should be focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Avatar 2016 Tushar blogAVATAR 2016 is an event that exemplifies the renal vascular access armamentarium. It was held in New Delhi from July 23 to 24, 2016 and was the 5th annual event for the Association of Vascular Access & inTerventionAl Renal Physicians (AVATAR)

Recent ISN efforts to better position kidney disease on the global health agenda paid off recently as kidney disease was mentioned in the resolution stemming from the recent United Nations High Level Meeting on non-communicable diseases (NCDs).

Tuesday, 09 August 2016 17:09

SAMA Renal Review & Update Course, 2016 Featured

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The SAMA Renal Review and Update course took place recently. Every year, this ISN endorsed meeting sets out to enhance renal education and training in Sudan.

Team SRC Trio Belarus Lithuania BelgiumThe call to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) and Sister Transplant Centers (STC) programs is now open. Deadline is October 1st, 2016.

In 2014, more than 300 million adults in Latin America, were overweight. Of these more than 100 million were obese. However, obesity is preventable.

Wednesday, 03 August 2016 10:18

The snake bite effect on Myanmar’s renal patients Featured

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As a recent guest of Professor Khin Maung Htay at Yangon’s Thingangyun San Pya Hospital and Yangon Specialist Hospital, I was exposed to how snake bites are a major health concern in Myanmar, especially for kidney patients.

TTSISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are planning a joint poster session at the upcoming annual Transplantation Society Congress in Hong Kong. If you are participating in this meeting, make sure to join one of the three sessions from August 20 to 22, 2016.

Following the ISN Educational Ambassadors recent call for applications, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that 18 applications were approved.

Group photo Summit VancouverThis week, ISN convened a meeting with global kidney experts to develop a new, cohesive approach to tackling the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The ISN Global Kidney Health Summit, the first meeting of its kind, took place in Vancouver, Canada from July 26 to 28, 2016 and gathered the international community to develop a global strategy or ‘blueprint’ to address the challenges of CKD over the next 5 to 10 years.

Dr. gouda and Dr. Ghada measuring impliminting EGIPT CKD Program in a rural area webThe ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the second round of applications for the 2016 Clinical Research Program.

ISN was extremely pleased to have funded the first training for principal investigators and project managers from clusters in Bolivia, Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania, taking part in the 0by25 Pilot Feasibility Project. This took place at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD) facilities from July 16 to 19, 2016.

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 11:06

Coming up: The ISN Global Kidney Health Summit Featured

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Next week, ISN will convene a meeting of global kidney experts to develop a new and cohesive approach to tackling the global epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD). The ISN Global Kidney Health Summit, the first meeting of its kind, will take place in Vancouver from July 26 to 28, 2016.

Monday, 18 July 2016 12:10

Obituary: Professor Jules Traeger Featured

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Jules TraegerProfessor Jules Traeger has passed away at the age of 96, after an exceptional life, during which he tirelessly developed the nephrology practice he helped to create.

Monday, 11 July 2016 08:57

Impact factor for KI now published Featured

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KI journal coverKI is happy to announce that its Impact Factor for the year ending in 2015 is 7.683.

Tuesday, 05 July 2016 15:45

This week in ISN Education Featured

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ISN Education has released video presentations from the ISN Nexus Symposium held in Berlin, Germany from April 14 to 17, 2016. This content comes from the congress sessions on "Humoral Mediators" and "Immune Cell Depletion." More will be released later this month.

Take part in the ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Mexico City from April 21 to 25, 2017. For the first time, an international nephrology congress focuses on diabetes and kidney disease, a worldwide problem, but one very important to Latin America and Mexico in particular.

ISN members can now propose candidates for the Alfred Newton Richards, The Jean Hamburger and the Roscoe R. Robinson awards. Deadline is July 29, 2016. Nominations for the ISN Pioneer in Nephrology Awards are also now open. Send us your suggestions before the same deadline.

During the holy month of Ramadan, the majority of health care professionals wonder what advice to give Muslim patients diagnosed with chronic kidney disease (CKD).

Thursday, 30 June 2016 11:07

ISN survey 2016 – what you told us Featured

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We are proud to share with you the outcome of the membership survey 2016. Your responses have helped us understand what you enjoy most about ISN and how you wish to contribute to our activities in the future.

In its continued partnership with Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, ISN Education is pleased to announce that the spoken podcast for the Cochrane Library is now available in Russian. You can now find out more about corticosteroid therapy for nephrotic syndrome on ISN Education.

Monday, 27 June 2016 17:26

Educational site visit to Cambodia Featured

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Bernadette Thomas travelled to Phnom Penh, Cambodia for an educational site visit and evaluated the possibility of carrying out an acute kidney injury incidence study. This blog post details the outcome of her trip.

Medical Students who are at the end of their medical training assembled for two teaching sessions over two consecutive days. Day one involved a two-hour lecture on the utility of urine microscopy for evaluating and constructing a differential for acute and chronic kidney disease.

This blog post is provided by Paula Orlandi, Naohiko Fujii, Lisa Nessel, Harold I. Feldman.

The International Network for Chronic Kidney Disease Cohort Studies (iNET-CKD) links chronic kidney disease (CKD) cohorts from all over the world to promote research on this rapidly growing public health issue. It is supported by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and currently comprises of 14 cohort studies, representing patients from more than 20 developed and developing countries. New cohort study members continue to join the network.

ISN, the global medical society devoted to advancing kidney care worldwide and Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical, and medical information products and services, have announced the launch of Kidney International Reports (KI Reports). This new bi-monthly, open access journal will publish leading research and developments related to kidney disease.

This blog post is provided by Elwaleed Elhassan from Wayne State University School of Medicine and Secretary General of the Sundanese American Medical Association (SAMA).

Sudan is the third largest country in Africa, with a population of about 30 million. There is no national renal registry but end-stage renal disease (ESRD) is estimated to affect 5,400 new cases per year.

Monday, 13 June 2016 14:28

This week in ISN Education Featured

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This week ISN Education brings a collection of presentations from ISN leaders on the topic of Acute Kidney Injury that were presented within the context of recent Continuing Medical Education programs in Indonesia and Mexico.

In collaboration with ISN’s Dialysis Committee, ISN Education is launching a new series of webinars focused on prominent themes in dialysis in 2016 and 2017.

Tuesday, 07 June 2016 16:18

Winners of membership survey prize draw Featured

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Thank you to all who completed the ISN membership survey. You have helped us donate $5,000 to the World Kidney Fund.

On June 5th, 2016, ISN joined leading health organizations in signing the Mexico Declaration on Circulatory Health for All People.

Thursday, 02 June 2016 11:39

Winners of free passes to Vicenza course 2016 Featured

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vicenzaCongratulations to Hermann Biao and Paraskevi Pavlakou who will each receive free passes to the 34th Vicenza course on acute kidney injury and continuous renal replacement therapy, which is taking place next week in the city of Andrea Palladio, Italy.

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