Follow Us:

social twitter box white 32 social facebook box blue 32social linkedin box blue 32YoutubeISN Blog

Latest ISN News

ISN News is brought to you by category and is updated regularly. Please select a news category from the list below, then select a news article to read.

To access the ISN News quarterly publication, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, 26 August 2015 07:57

Independent Investigators Featured

By

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

By

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

By

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.

onconephrology webCancer is one of the leading causes of death and is rapidly becoming a global pandemic. Cancer patients with kidney disease have a worse prognosis with higher mortality and morbidity.

Tuesday, 21 July 2015 21:17

Death of ISN's first woman President Featured

By

ISN announces with great regret the death of Priscilla Kincaid-Smith of Melbourne, Australia. She was ISN President 1972-75, and until this year had been ISN's only woman President.

Monday, 20 July 2015 10:58

CME on the importance of renal registries Featured

By

1 Razeen DavidsISN Educational Ambassador Razeen Davids and several ISN Fellows took part in a Continuing Medical Education Course on data gathering and the importance of renal registries. Following the workshop, and discussions at the World Congress of Nephrology, there are now plans to establish an African Renal Registry.

Monday, 20 July 2015 09:51

Meet our new ISN councillor from Turkey Featured

By

Last March during the World Congress of Nephrology in South Africa, you voted for the new members of the ISN Council, ISN’s governing body.

RemuzziThis June, Past ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi lectured at the Moscow City Nephrology Center. He updated the audience on the latest understandings of thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP) and hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) and looked at new insights into defining, treating and the pathophysiology of membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN).

Wednesday, 08 July 2015 11:13

ISN steps up in the fight against AKI Featured

By

0by25 Cover1Since the launch of the 0by25 initiative in 2013, ISN is now focusing on gathering evidence, building awareness and taking action.

FF ShenzhenThis month is the last chance to sign up for the early bird registration for the upcoming ISN Forefronts Symposium taking place in Shenzhen, China from October 22 to 25, 2015.

livebroadcastISN Education webinars are a great was to stay up to date with the latest in nephrology. They are also a great way to spark discussion with others working in the field. Registration is now open to join the latest webinars in July and August.

Wednesday, 01 July 2015 14:12

Canada honors ISN President Adeera Levin Featured

By

Adeera LevinISN is delighted to announce that today the Government of Canada has appointed Adeera Levin as a Member of the Order of Canada.

PIC Ulaanbaatar Mongolia 5Following a great ISN Sister Center partnership, the State Second General Hospital of Mongolia welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Mohamed Atta for an interactive clinical nephrology training course.

Dr Israel Campos performing Doppler ultrasound evaluations under supervisionISN Fellows Shahbaj Ahmad and Israel David Campos Gonzalez gained hands-on experience in interventional nephrology procedures thanks to valuable training in the renal department at the Hospital Universitario de Maracaibo in Venezuela.

ISN Fellow Christopher NigeriaISN Fellow Christopher Obiorah just returned from his training at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, USA. He hopes to improve standards of care and start a renal pathology program in his home country.

Some 15,000 community residents aged between 18 and 75 years old were involved in an epidemiological study across Southern China. Based on a grant from the ISN Clinical Research Program, the project got further political and financial support from China (3 million RMB Yuan) and led to a grant from the European Union Seventh Framework Program.

Friday, 12 June 2015 08:40

Balkan endemic nephropathy Featured

By

Members of the Society of Nephrology, dialysis and transplantation in Bosnia and Herzegovina organized screenings in Bosanska Posavina, as a part of the "Program Program of detection of chronic kidney diseases in high-risk population in Bosnia and Herzegovina".

Faculty at West Lake Forum ChinaInternational experts from across the United States, Chile and Italy recently joined local speakers including renowned nephrologists from across China and Hong Kong at the 3rd Nephrology Update Meeting, West Lake Forum in Hangzhou, China.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 15:04

Join us in London! Featured

By

ISN is taking part in the European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) congress this week.

Dr. gouda and Dr. Ghada measuring impliminting EGIPT CKD Program in a rural area webFollowing a license issued by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the ISN Programs can now be extended to support training activities in nephrology for doctors in Iran.

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 09:05

ISN sets up joint ISN-Heartlands Fellowship Featured

By

ISN logo A new collaboration between ISN and the Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, UK will fund fellowship training for up to two candidates from South Asia. Applications are open until October 1, 2015.

WKD 2015 left imgWorld Kidney Day (WKD) 2015 raised awareness about the importance of kidney health in reducing the impact of kidney disease and its associated problems worldwide. Over 560 events were organized in more than 90 countries, including Algeria, New Caledonia, Chad and Ivory Coast. The most active nations were the UK, India, Brazil, Spain, Indonesia, Argentina, and Mexico.

Monday, 18 May 2015 09:49

ISN–ASDIN Educational Partnership Featured

By

ASDINISN and the American Society of Diagnostic and Interventional Nephrology (ASDIN) have entered into an educational partnership agreement to promote and improve the understanding and management of clinical issues concerning dialysis access care.

Dr Swinnen talks about ultrasound report with Dr Tran sonologistISN Educational Ambassador John Swinnen from Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia shared his expertise with doctors and nurses at Cho Ray Hospital (CRH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. This was a valuable onsite training that is set to change how local doctors and nurses will carry out their interventional procedures.

SYL Sudan 1A 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.

science blog 2A couple of weeks ago, when a mail inviting me to contribute to the ISN blog landed in my inbox, I instinctively hit the delete button. After all, is my life not already too busy? There are grant applications and manuscripts to write and review, PhD theses to pore over, classes to take, presentations and question papers to prepare, patients to see, manage an office, lab meetings to supervise, research consortia to manage, and meetings to go to. And after all, how useful is a blog compared to these very important activities?

 

Even though the mail was out of my sight but not completely out of my mind. My conscience was jolted further when my son, a master’s student, sent me a link to this story.

Monday, 11 May 2015 13:21

Apply for Bernd Tersteegen Award 2015 Featured

By

The Bernd Tersteegen prize rewards basic and clinical research related to chronic renal insufficiency and advances  in treating end-stage renal disease.

Wednesday, 06 May 2015 14:01

Nepal earthquake: latest update from ISN RDRTF Featured

By

The ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) has released its latest update on supporting doctors in Nepal after the earthquake hit the region.

Tuesday, 05 May 2015 12:37

ISN position statement on CKDu Featured

By

ISN has released a position statement on the epidemics of chronic kidney disease of uncertain aetiology (CKDu). CKDu has become a worldwide concern. ISN supports scientific and educational efforts to improve its outcome.

kidneyISN leaders Giuseppe Remuzzi, Guillermo Garcia Garcia and Motoko Yanagita have got involved in translating valuable educational material into Italian, Spanish and Japanese. This resource was released on World Kidney Day 2015 to show support for the overall theme for this year’s campaign: Kidney Health for All.

Adib pioneerMembers of our unit at Westmead Hospital, Sydney (Australia) have just returned from a four day-day visit to the Sindh Institute of Urology and Transplantation (SIUT) in Karachi (India).

Nepal earthquakeThe ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) is putting together a small team of nurses and nephrologists to dispatch necessary care for dialysis patients, helping local medical staff focus on growing patient care. They will also raise awareness about crush syndrome and recognizing patients at risk.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 12:01

Trainees can apply for free ISN membership Featured

By

YNC Brazil webISN is now offering free membership to trainees. A decision set to give even more opportunities for this new generation of nephrologists to grow.

Tuesday, 28 April 2015 10:45

ISN Forefronts symposium 2015

By

Discovering more about cardio-renal pathophysiology and its links with immunopathology and inflammation will be the focus of discussions at the next ISN Forefronts Symposium, taking place in Shenzhen, China from October 22 to 25, 2015.Shenzhen

Nepal earthquakeFollowing the earthquake in Nepal, Wim Van Biesen, Chairman of the ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF), has sent out the first communication report.

Monday, 27 April 2015 12:34

WCN 2015: post event material now online Featured

By

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

WKD 2015 left imgAfter a great World Kidney Day (WKD) on March 13, 2015, the WKD team would like to thank all participants for making this 10th edition really special.

Monday, 27 April 2015 11:00

ISN Sponsored AKI Symposium in Malawi Featured

By

Team photo Malawi symposiumAt the end of March this year, following on from the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Cape Town, we held an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) symposium in Blantyre, Malawi. This was attended by 100 delegates (nurses, clinical officers and doctors) who work in hospitals and health centers around the Central and Southern region of Malawi.

The 2015 World Congress of Nephrology definitively started with a bang as Drum Café opened the congress, building up excitement before the scientific contemplation began.

Between the talks and debates at the recent World Congress of Nephrology, the ISN awards were handed out to those who have made exceptional contributions to nephrology.

Forefronts logo webWe are very excited to announce that Abstract Submissions and Registration have now opened for the upcoming ISN Forefronts Symposium in Shenzhen, China. The meeting will take place from October 22-25, 2015.

photo Bernadette and John webThe 10th Conference on Kidney Disease in Disadvantaged Populations was held from March 17 to 18, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa as a satellite symposium following the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2015. As part of the symposium, a moderated panel discussion on research development for young investigators working in low-resource, global health settings was held on March 17, 2015.

CME in Douala Cameroon October 2012The latest edition of the ISN Programs Yearbook 2014 is now available to read online, CLICK HERE.

Bishnu Pahari with colleaguesThe ISN Programs team has announced new deadlines to apply for the programs. The aim is to give more opportunities to everyone applying for all of five programs.

Workshop day oneIn March, an ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course took place Gurgaon India. It was held thanks to a valuable Sister Renal Center partnership.

pd catheter wcnDuring the World Congress of Nephrology, 100 cuffed peritoneal dialysis catheters were donated to the Saving Young Lives program in Africa. Half of these were custom-made pediatric peritoneal dialysis catheters, and they  were used at the Clinical Skills training program that took place at Red Cross Hospital in Cape Town just before the congress.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015 14:14

CME in Benin led by ISN Educational Ambassador Featured

By

Figure 2A course on nephrotic syndrome was held in Cotonou and Parakou in Benin. It was developed thanks to a longstanding partnership between the Hospital Saint Jean de Dieu and ISN Educational Ambassador Giovanni Battista Fogazzi.

STOP is an acronym for Stop the Obesity Pandemic. Obesity seems to be an independent risk factor in onset and progression of CKD. Furthermore it should be considered the most important root cause of CKD.

Monday, 06 April 2015 09:34

STOP THE KIDNEY DISEASE INITIATIVE Featured

By

We provide evidence based information to educate general population regarding the beneficial effect of exercise on the following the onset of CKD and slowing its progression, the effect on quality of life and co-morbid conditions in patients with kidney disease and decreased mortality in different stages of kidney disease.

poster session webISN is happy to announce this year’s ISN Program Awards winners involved in the ISN Fellowship, Sister Renal Centers and Clinical Research Programs.

Global Operations Center

Avenue des Arts 1-2
1210 Brussels, Belgium
Tel: +32 2 808 04 20
Fax: +32 2 808 4454
Email contact

               

Americas Operations Center

340 North Avenue 3rd Floor
Cranford, NJ 07016-2496, United States
Tel: +1 567 248 9703
Fax: +1 908 272 7101
Email contact