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Kumar Sharma shares his views on the theme of the ISN Forefronts symposium - the interaction of the metabolome and microbiome and its link to kidney disease.

In November 2015, during ASN Kidney Week, we organized our regular Affiliated Society meeting to gather all representatives so they could learn more about ISN and strengthen partnerships or create valuable training opportunities for nephrologists.

Friday, 19 February 2016 13:46

ISN Voices: The Caribbean

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Some Caribbean states still have no nephrologists or nephrology services. Meeting and collaborating with colleagues in scientific research and enhancing training programs is why Everard Barton joined ISN.

This week ISN Education is proud to present a new research article published from the Global Outreach Postings (GOP) Program.

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 19:17

New SRC Program graduates for 2016 Featured

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The ISN Sister Center (SRC) Program has finalized the list of centers that will take part in the program following the recent call for applications. We would like to welcome them to the program and congratulate this year’s graduates.

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 18:33

EAP: latest application results are out! Featured

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Dr Swinnen examining patient with Dr Nguyen Trong Hien interpretingFollowing the recent call for applications, 10 new centers will welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution in 2016.

pope francis higher resFrancis Delmonico, Senior Advisor to the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG), has been appointed to the Pontifical Academy of Sciences. ISN would like to congratulate him on this great achievement.

This blog post is provided by Anil Chandraker, Medical Director of Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation Brigham and Women’s Hospital and ISN Educational Ambassador Vanessa Bijol.

In the past two years The Renal Division and the Nephropathology Service at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts has trained two ISN Fellows from Thailand in transplant nephrology and two from Nigeria and China in renal pathology.

Monday, 15 February 2016 16:03

Treating the poorest kidney patients in the world Featured

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ISN Fellow Sudakshina Ghosh from Tanzania trained at the Madras Medical Mission and got involved with India’s Tanker Foundation, which helps the country’s poorest kidney patients.

Dr Rennke kidney pathologist looking at kidney biopsies with a fellow and three visiting pathologist from Europe Asia and South AmericaThe International Society of Nephrology Renal Pathology Committee seeks applications for one mini-sabbatical for a nephropathologist from a developing country* to provide partial support for short term in-depth study of renal pathology, by immersion in an established expert renal pathology laboratory for up to two weeks, in conjunction with attendance at a major renal pathology course (see below).

The Kuwait Nephrology Association organized a two-day symposium and workshop on vascular access in Kuwait. The workshop was planned as an initiative by ISN’s Middle East Regional Board and the Interventional Nephrology Committee to improve dialysis access care in the Middle East.

Dr Kumar EAP fellowsA new ISN Programs application session is now open. You can easily apply online in a few clicks for ISN Fellowships, Educational Ambassadors visits, Clinical Research projects as well as the Sister Renal Center and ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers Programs. 

Sunday, 07 February 2016 13:38

2016 DICG Board of Councilors and news updates Featured

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The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group’s (DICG) Board of Councilors has come to its annual transition-point. A third group of Councilors have completed their second three-year term and new members have now joined for a new term. Find out more and also get a roundup of the group's latest activities.

ISNNexus LogoThere is still time to register for the upcoming ISN Nexus Symposium taking place in Berlin, Germany, from April 14 to 17, 2016.

This blog post is provided thanks to reports from Hui Kim Yap from the National University of Singapore and Yi Yi Khin from the Yangon Children's Hospital and Mandalay Children's Hospital. They both took part in ISN’s Educational Ambassador Program.

In January, ISN Educational Ambassador Hui Kim Yap visited Yangon Children Hospital, Myanmar to share expertise and knowledge. The course focused on dialysis, clinical nephrology, acute kidney injury, transplantation, with some specific educational training on lupus nephritis, nephrotic syndrome in children and managing chronic kidney disease.

Seminars in NephrologyISN Members can subscribe to Seminars in Nephrology at a special rate.

journal cover201602Starting January 2016, online access to Nature Reviews Nephrology (NRN) is no longer available to ISN members.

raynerbookISN Education has released four free chapters of Understanding Kidney Diseases by Hugh Rayner, Mark Thomas and David Milford.

HD vectorizedISN is happy to announce that Baxter and the University Health Network in Toronto is set to co-fund ISN Fellows wishing to receive training in home dialysis. As required in all ISN Fellowship Programs, participants are encouraged to share what they have learned with their colleagues once they return to their home institution.

I would like to introduce everyone to a free online patient education resource that has now been translated into 20 languages and has over 20 million hits - http://kidneyeducation.com/

A revised and updated English version, edited by Edgar Lerma, has now been digitized and is ready to be released.

In partnership with the Latin-American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension (SLANH), ISN Education is pleased to release presentations from SLANH’s Online Course: AKI in Primary Health Care. These presentations are in Spanish and were part of a previous online e-learning module.

This blog post is provided by the Saving Young Lives Initiative following the team's recent visit to Senegal.

 In December 2015, the Senegalese Society of Nephrology held its first course on dialysis in West Africa. More than 300 delegates attended this highly successful conference.

Tuesday, 19 January 2016 16:22

Elsevier to publish KI in 2016 Featured

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As of January 2016, Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, is publishing Kidney International (KI).

refugee webThe ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) is looking to gather information relating to the current refugee crisis and kidney patients. Take part in this short survey to gather data on patient care.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:59

CKDu in Sri Lanka's population Featured

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On December 16, 2015, Georgi Abraham and I had the honor of being invited to discussions with Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena, the country’s Minister of Health as well as the leadership of the Sri Lankan Society of Nephrology.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 14:24

ISN Fellowship Program welcomes new recruits Featured

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Following the recent application session, the ISN Programs team is happy to announce that a total of 25 ISN Fellowships have now been approved, with 19 new ISN Fellows and six extensions.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 13:52

Clinical Research Program Grant winners announced Featured

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Interactive working session make for better learning webThe ISN Clinical Research Program Committee is pleased to announce the results of the ISN Clinical Research Program’s second round of applications in 2015.

This blog post is provided by Kirill Komissarov at the Medical Academy of Postgraduate Education in Minsk, Belarus.

Fellows from the Charite Clinic University Clinic in Berlin, Germany spent a month with two fellows from the Minsk center thanks to an ISN Sister Renal Center partnership. Local medical professionals Aliaksandra Hashchuk is an intensivist and Volha Dybava is a nephrologist.

ISN TTS patients webISN is happy to announce the latest list of transplant centers that have been accepted into the ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. These centers will take part in this program in 2016 following a call for applications in September 2015.

Behrooz Broumand was recently given the ISN Pioneer Award for the Middle East region. ISN President Adeera Levin and Chair of the ISN Regional Board for the Middle East Mona Alrukhaimi presented him with the prize.

ISHD opening ceremonyThe 9th International Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) was held from September 13 to 16, 2015 at the Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre, Malaysia.

Pioneer award latin americaThe Latin America ISN Pioneer Award was presented to Dr. José Carlos Peña on December 4, 2015 during the Instituto Mexicano de Investigaciones Nefrológicas (IMIN) meeting in Leon, Mexico.

logo UHCOn December 12, 2015 - Universal Health Coverage Day - ISN will join a growing global coalition calling for more progress to deliver Universal Health Coverage (UHC), including in kidney care.

This week, ISN Education is sharing its latest resources on the topic of Acute Kidney Injury (AKI). The team have added two new video presentations from the AKI & CRRT Conference 2015 held in San Diego, California last February.

Prorenal Brazil EAPCollaboration with the ISN Educational Ambassador Program has helped the Pro-Renal Foundation in Brazil develop its interventional nephrology services.

Sunday, 06 December 2015 17:01

EAP and Fellowship welcome new program chairs Featured

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Saraladevi Naicker and David Harris have now come to the end of their mandates as chairs of the ISN Educational Ambassador (EAP) and Fellowship Programs. We would like to thank them for their dedication and wish them all the best in their future endeavors.

Dr Kumar EAP fellowsThe ISN-ANIO India Committee is calling for young nephrologists and diabetologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India to submit research projects focused on diabetic kidney disease (DKD).

Prof. Shan-yan Lin from Hua-shan Hospital at Fu-dan University was granted an ISN Pioneer Award at the recent ISN North and East Asia Regional Workshop, held in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN) in Zhuhai,  China.

It has now been over 10 years since the Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN) became a collective member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

Wednesday, 25 November 2015 12:34

New ISN Education videos from the Pathology Committee Featured

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renal pathologyISN Education is excited to put forward two videos on pathology tissue handling produced by Surya Seshan and her Electron Microscopy laboratory team at Weill Cornell Medicine.

ISN Group shenzhenThe most recent ISN Forefronts meeting in Shenzhen, China succeeded yet again to spark discussion about some of the most talked about issues in nephrology. Gathering the world’s experts and professionals from kidney-related fields.

Nephrology training in a low-cost setting is more effective in understanding how to treat the poorest kidney patients in the world.

Friday, 20 November 2015 14:31

ISN Voices: Nepal

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Klara Paudel’s dedication to nephrology is changing kidney patient care and research across Nepal.

Adeera and Nazareth PhilippinesGina Nazareth, President of the Philippine Society of Nephrology recently met with ISN President Adeera Levin. The Philippine Society is actively working towards becoming an ISN Collective Member Society.

20151110 081937Kidney transplant program now comes to fruition in Ethiopia, thanks to the dedication of the country’s nephrologists.

h4hNovember 30, 2015 is the deadline to apply for the Hydration for Kidney Health research initiative (H4KH).

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:32

Elsevier to publish KI in 2016 Featured

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IKI journal cover Jan 2013SN announces a new publisher for Kidney International (KI) and an improved educational offering. As of January 2016, Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services will publish KI.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:26

Kidney International Reports announcement Featured

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It is with great pleasure that I announce the launch of ISN’s new Journal: Kidney International Reports (KI Reports). KI Reports is designed to be a sister journal of Kidney International published in open access format.

Wednesday, 04 November 2015 10:20

Kidney International Reports is launched Featured

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IKI journal coverSN is happy to announce the launch of ISN’s new Journal: Kidney International Reports (KI Reports). KI Reports is designed to be a sister journal of Kidney International published in open access format.

iStock 000011719014 LargeThis year, Saving Young Lives (SYL) project representatives from Western Africa will meet in Dakar from December 5 to 7, 2015, during the first International course on dialysis in Western Africa.

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