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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.

Sunday, 01 November 2015 14:52

0by25 initiative sessions during ASN Kidney Week Featured

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0by25 Cover1ISN will have its usual presence at ASN Kidney Week this November. This will be an opportunity to share more information about the 0by25 initiative with the nephrology community in a couple of AKI dedicated sessions.

Audience at the Nanjing Forum August 2012 The next ISN Regional Workshop is taking place in Zhuhai, China on November 19, 2015 from 2 to 4pm, in conjunction with the Annual Conference of the Chinese Society of Nephrology.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 15:20

ISN News November is now out Featured

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isnnewsThe latest edition of ISN News is now available to read. This issue focuses on the 0by25 initiative.

Thursday, 29 October 2015 12:59

WCN 2015 Presentations Collection Featured

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WCN2015logoHomeMany thanks to everybody who took part in ISN's biennial World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). It was a great pleasure to host this congress in the wonderful city of Cape Town, South Africa.

For those who were unable to attend the event, ISN Education has prepared this comprehensive reperitory of presentations that given during the Congress.  

We hope to see you in Mexico City from April 21 to 25, 2017 for WCN 2017.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015 15:16

SAMA Renal Review Course and Update Featured

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Registrations are now open for a course set up by SAMA, a non-profit professional organization of Sudanese American physicians.

We raise awareness about drinking plenty of water to keep our kidneys in shape. However, hydration and kidney health is an important research area that needs more support worldwide.

Monday, 26 October 2015 14:42

ISN-ANIO India Committee Program deadlines Featured

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YNC indiaThe deadline to apply for the ISN-ANIO Apprenticeship and Research (Diabetic Kidney disease) Programs is fast approaching. You can send your application for either program by December 15, 2015.

Monday, 26 October 2015 13:37

Nepal's dedicated nephrologists

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ISN Fellows are actively changing the state of care for Nepal’s growing number of kidney patients.

Doctors at Moscow City Nephrology Center got a refresher course from Italian sister center on the symptoms of Acute Kidney Injury and a frontier view on some kidney diseases.

Monday, 26 October 2015 10:43

Evidence, awareness... action!

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ISN 0by25 initiative steps up the fight against AKI

20151014 144359 resized 1An ISN-sponsored Pan-Palestine Nephrology and Kidney Transplant Conference was held in Nablus and Gaza City from October 12 to 18, 2015. The meeting was a great opportunity to exchange knowledge but also led to two kidney transplants being carried out on patients from the region.

Belarus German SRCISN Belarus German Sister Renal Center partnership raises awareness about treating Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) across intensive care units (ICUs) in Minsk.

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:01

Susan Quaggin becomes ASN's newest councilor Featured

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Susan Quaggin WCN AwardSusan Quaggin, a long standing member of the ISN, has now become the American Society of Nephrology’s newest Councilor. Dr. Quaggin will begin her term during ASN Kidney Week 2015 and will serve through Kidney Week 2022.

IMG 7773With support from Fondazione della Comunità Bergamasca, Fluorseals SPA, and ISN, the Mario Negri Institute has run the Scientific Writing Academy (SWA) since 2012. The workshop helps physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specializations fine-tune their writing skills.

Monday, 28 September 2015 15:39

World Kidney Day announces theme for campaign 2016 Featured

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WKD 2016We are delighted to announce that “Kidney Disease & Children: Act early to prevent it!” is the theme for the 2016 World Kidney Day campaign.

20150815140944 A26U1036The global growth of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) patients has resulted in an increasing number surviving on renal replacement therapy. Hemodialysis remains a predominant form of renal replacement therapy. Providing optimal dialysis vascular access care remains a challenging task.

Wednesday, 23 September 2015 08:57

CME in Fiji raises CKD and AKI awareness Featured

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FijiA first ISN Continuing Medical Education course took place in Fiji’s capital Suva, from September 18 to 19, 2015, uniting the country’s medical community to talk about better kidney health. This meeting was made possible thanks to a developing ISN Sister Renal Center partnership with Australia.

Thursday, 17 September 2015 16:38

CKD: has implications well beyond the risk of dialysis Featured

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Kidney disease does affect 1:10 adults. It is defined as: “abnormalities of kidney structure and/or function present for greater than three months, with implications for health.”

Monday, 14 September 2015 15:37

SRC application session is now open Featured

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PIC Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5The ISN Programs team is now accepting applications for the ISN Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program. Deadline for applications is October 1, 2015.

Monday, 14 September 2015 09:44

Apply for the ISN Sister Transplant Center Program Featured

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The next application deadline for the Sister Transplant Center Program is October 1st, 2015. All the information to apply is now online. Applications are now open for four new pairs to enter the Program.

Audience interaction webAn ISN Regional Workshop will take place in St-Petersburg on September 16, 2015 at 4.30pm. It will be held in conjunction with Renal Week and the Russian Dialysis Society Congress. An opportunity not to be missed as ISN Regional Workshops are now the go-to meeting to meet participants and leaders involved in the ISN Programs.

kidney hydrationDanone Nutricia Research and ISN have created the Hydration for Kidney Health Research (H4KH) Initiative to stimulate the interest of both established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health. Applications are open until November 30, 2015.

Thursday, 03 September 2015 16:20

Survey on Sex Hormones in Chronic Kidney Disease Featured

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Univ CalgaryThis international survey is looking to examine the views of nephrologists, nephrology nurses and nephrology technologists on sex hormones in women with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD).

Following the recent call for applications, the ISN Fellowship Program Committee is happy to announce that 19 fellowships will be funded following the second call for applications.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 09:07

ISN Educational Ambassador in Asia Featured

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Hands-on interventional nephrology workshop benefits kidney care for patients in Vietnam.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 08:53

Finding purpose outside the day job

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Becoming a volunteer reveals how a little help can go a long way when it comes to medical communities in need.

A training course on peritoneal dialysis (PD) at the Noura Children’s center, Soba University Hospital in Khartoum, Sudan is helping doctors in Uganda set up their own PD program.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:57

Independent Investigators Featured

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Mentoring researchers in developing countries, the ISN Clinical
Research Program now also funds projects in specific areas of
intervention - closing the gaps in kidney care.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 08:53

Register for the Delphi Survey

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SONGlogo final small delphi1The Standardized Outcomes in Nephrology – Hemodialysis (SONG-HD) is an international initiative that aims to establish a core outcome set for hemodialysis trials, to improve the quality of reporting, and the relevance of trials conducted in people on hemodialysis.

Tuesday, 28 July 2015 08:14

Latest EAP call results are out! Featured

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Dr Kumar EAP fellowsThe ISN Programs team is pleased to announce that 14 centers from emerging countries will now welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador following the latest call for applications. For the first time, there will be an Educational Ambassador visit to Iran and Myanmar.

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