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Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:01

World Kidney Fund: Help fund CKD research in India Featured


India CRP causeDr. Pradeep Shenoy, from the K.S. Hedge Medical Academy in Mangalore, is seeking support to gather crucial data to demonstrate how much heavy metals contribute to the progression of chronic kidney disease in India.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 10:01

Meet KI editors at the ISN stand during Kidney Week Featured


Meet the editorsTake the opportunity to talk to the editors of ISN’s flagship publication on November 19, 2016 during this year’s Kidney Week.

The Charak Memorial Hospital in Nepal is building further ties with the Royal London Hospital thanks to ISN Fellow Klara Paudel. The UK team will give clinical advice and provide training to set up a peritoneal dialysis (PD) program, among many more activities.

The ISN-ANIO Committee has opened the call to apply of its four programs. The deadline has now been extended to November 15, 2016. Send your application online.

The World Kidney Fund (WKF), ISN’s direct online fundraising platform, was set up in November 2014. It is now relaunching to focus on collecting more donations for specific ISN Programs.

Tuesday, 01 November 2016 09:44

Getting to the heart of the matter


People with heart disease are at risk of developing kidney disease. By signing the Mexico Declaration on Circulatory Health, ISN is helping raise the profile of non-communicable diseases.

Back in 1960 when ISN founder Jean Hamburger recognized the need for an international forum tailored to the nephrology community, little did he know that WCN 2017 would become one of the fi rst nephrology congresses to focus on diabetic nephropathy.

Monday, 31 October 2016 16:02

Donate to World Kidney Fund Featured


World Kidney Fund, ISN’s charitable foundation, has now been relaunched. Find out about three young professionals who are currently seeking to support through this initiative. Don't miss the chance to donate to the oral rehydration solution workshop at the World Congress of Nephrology.

As a young pathologist working at Madras Medical Mission Hospital in Chennai and  through her ties with ISN ANIO Programs, Priyanka Koshy got the opportunity to gain further training at the University of Vanderbilt.

Surgery nablusAs the European Day for Organ Donation and Transplantation was held earlier this month, Elmi Muller from the University of Cape Town writes about the observed stagnation of living donor kidney transplantation activity in many parts of the world.

The ISN Foundation is looking to recruit a part-time Medical e-Learning Specialist for an immediate start.

Eight of the leading global kidney organizations have joined the Lancet Kidney Campaign. This online Campaign to raise awareness of acute and chronic kidney diseases brings together the best available evidence to inform strategies to reduce the national, regional and global burden of the disease and its risk factors.

The ISN Global Kidney Health Summit: setting a blueprint for tackling global CKD epidemic Last July 2016, the ISN convened a Global Kidney Health Summit in Vancouver, Canada to develop a new, integrated approach to tackling the epidemic of chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The Division of Nephrology, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program.

SWA teacher and studentsWith support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and the ISN, the Mario Negri Institute ran the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) welcoming students from all corners of the world to share tips and experience on submitting project proposals.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016 15:20

Support World Obesity Day Featured


Today is World Obesity Day and ISN is joining the World Obesity Federation in its call to end childhood obesity.

The results from a Global Burden of Disease study published today in The Lancet indicate that across the world deaths from chronic kidney disease (CKD) are increasing among both women and men.

Wednesday, 05 October 2016 10:01

ISN Regional Workshop and CME in Sarajevo Featured


Group sarajevo reg workshopThe city of Sarajevo was the location for a recent ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, updating local nephrologists on the latest in nephrology care. It was also a chance for participants to take part in the ISN Regional Workshop and discover more about ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe.

Nephrologists from the ISN Sister Renal Center partnership between the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Minsk, Belarus and the Charite Clinic in Berlin, Germany brought their experience and knowledge of modern nephrology to this yearly gathering.

The deadline to apply for the ISN Sister Renal Centers, ISN Sister Transplant Centers and Educational Ambassadors Programs is extended to October 17, 2016. Send your application online now.

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


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


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


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


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


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)

Sunday, 14 August 2016 11:09

Kidney disease acknowledged as NCD at UN meeting Featured


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


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


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.

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