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After the first ever chronic kidney disease (CKD) weekend held this month in Thailand with support from the Nephrology Society of Thailand (NST), this meeting gathered students, residents, nurses and nephrologists, including researchers and members of the Ministry of Public Health people, to discuss and review the current state of CKD, and best practices.

wcn 2017 logoThe early registration deadline for the upcoming World Congress of Nephrology has now been prolonged to January 31, 2017. After this date, the registration rates will go up.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in Oceania & South East Asia and South & Central Asia.

In the run up to the ISN Council elections, we will introduce the different candidates who you can vote for. You can cast your vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique and secure link to access the voting system. These are the statements from candidates in North America and NIS & Russia.

Tuesday, 17 January 2017 13:16

ISN will join upcoming AFRAN 2017 congress

ISN is set to join the African Association of Nephrology, the African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFRAN/AFPNA) combined biennial congress. This edition will celebrate 30 years since the foundation of AFRAN, focusing on the theme of preserving kidney health in Africa. Talks will highlight the issues of acute kidney injury, transplantation and look into curbing progressive kidney failure and combating the complications of chronic kidney disease to maintain good health.

ISN organized a press congress in Mexico City on January 12, 2017 to announce the theme of the upcoming ISN World Congress of Nephrology, taking place from April 21 to 25, 2017 in Mexico City.

Monday, 16 January 2017 15:39

Get ready for the ISN Council elections

vote3ISN Council election time is almost upon us. You can cast vote between February 1st and March 3rd, 2017. Over the next month, you will receive your unique password to access the voting system.

Wednesday, 11 January 2017 10:38

Early bird registration closes in two weeks

wcn 2017 logoThere are exactly 100 days to go before we head off to Mexico City for the 2017 ISN World Congress of Nephrology, which takes place from April 21 to 25, 2017. If you haven’t already registered, we encourage you to do so by January 23 to take advantage of the early registration rates.

ISN President Elect David Harris took part in the inauguration ceremony at the last edition of ISNCON 2016 in December. ISNCON is organized by the Indian Society of Nephrology, one of the International Society of Nephrology's many Affiliated Societies that help advance nephrology around the world.

ISN President Adeera Levin and Executive Council Member Masaomi Nangaku recently traveled to Thailand to meet with local nephrologists and government officers from the country’s Ministry of Public Health. The main highlight of the visit was going to Chitralada Palace for an audience with H.R.H Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, presenting the Her Royal Highness with an ISN Special Recognition Award for her extraordinary contributions to caring for CKD patients. 

The American Society of Nephrology commemorated its 50th anniversary with a memorable ASN Kidney Week in Chicago in November 2016.

Georgi Abraham, a long-standing member of ISN who is currently part of the ISN South Asia Regional Board has received an award from Sri Lanka’s President Maithripala Sirisena at a ceremony at the Galle Face Hotel in Colombo.

Don’t miss this Thursday’s ISN-KDIGO webinar on ’Common Elements of Rare Diseases' with Julie Rich Ingelfinger. This online talk is part of a webinar series organized with KDIGO. It will take place at 10AM EST (New York) on Thursday December 15, 2016.

Monday, 12 December 2016 11:13

In Memoriam Bengt Rippe

Prof RippeLund University, Sweden have announced the death of Professor Bengt Rippe, who passed away on October 20, 2016 after a period of severe illness. 

Maekel WKFWorld Kidney Fund (WKF) contributed to the career of young internist Dr. Maekel Belay Woldemariam from the Jimma University Specialized Hospital in Ethiopia. Read his story and help other get the same chances through a WKF donation.

Monday, 05 December 2016 09:29

WCN2017: Long-term education for all

WCN2017 Mexico viewWCN 2017 is about sustainable and diverse nephrology teaching. Several courses offer continuous learning for nephrologists of all levels. Register for the early bird deadline before January 23, 2017.

Thursday, 01 December 2016 10:15

KI Reports accepted for indexing in Scopus

KI reportsWe are delighted to announce that KI Reports has been accepted for indexing in Scopus®, the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature, scientific journals, books and conference proceedings.

SYL Cape TownThe 2016 edition of Clinical Dialysis Skills Course has kicked off in South Africa today. An initiative supported by the Saving Young Lives (SYL) initiative and organized by the Red Cross Children’s War Memorial Hospital in Cape Town under the leadership of Mignon McCulloch.

Russian Levtchenko CME ISN SRC Moscow 22102016Renal centers in Russia and Belarus are working with nephrologists in Belgium and Italy to find new ways of managing and treating young patients.

wcn 2017 logoIf you haven't already submitted your abstract, take advantage of this deadline extension and share your research with thousands of nephrologists attending the congress from all over the world.

The Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is seeking applications for the home dialysis clinical scholar training program: 2018-2019. This is a 12-month fellowship offered through a collaboration with the BCPRA and UBC Division of Nephrology. Deadline is April 20, 2017.

The call to submit abstracts for next year's World Congress of Nephrology is open until November 28, 2016. Applications must be made online before this date.

Tuesday, 15 November 2016 16:13

Latest issue of KI Reports is now online

KI reportsThe November issue of Kidney International (KI) Reports is now published. Head to the website to read more and see the highlights of Volume 1 Issue 4.

syria refugee kidsThis latest Lancet Kidney Campaign update by Professor Ayşe Balat, from Gaziantep University in Turkey. 

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.

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

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

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

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.

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