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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


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



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.

STOP is an acronym for Stop the Obesity Pandemic Metabolic Syndrome, a condition resulting from energy imbalance is a very common public health problem.

Maya pioneers awardISN is happy to announce that Professor Maya Ignatova (Russia) received an ISN Pioneer Award at the World Kidney Day meeting in Moscow on March 20, 2015. This prize rewards doctors on a regional level who have carried out extraordinary efforts to advance nephrology in a specific country or region.

Monday, 30 March 2015 09:07

ISN News latest edition Featured


ISN news 52 thumbnailThe latest edition of ISN News is now available in the Gateway's publication section. CLICK HERE.

The number of nephrologists is growing in Bolivia and an upcoming YNC workshop hopes to increase knowledge of AKI in the country and across bordering regions.peruvian woman and child

Saturday, 28 March 2015 07:49

Training at WCN 2015


The latest Saving Young Lives training course on acute peritoneal dialysis re-emphasized the way forward for treating acute kidney injury in low-resource settings.group photo

ISN is now offering FREE MEMBERSHIP to trainees. A decision set to give even more opportunities for the next generation of nephrologists to grow.Young nephrologist

Thursday, 26 March 2015 14:00

Safer transplants for all Featured


The last seven years have seen The Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG) guide and help governments as well as medical and patient communities in response to illegal organ trafficking.Safer transplant

Wednesday, 25 March 2015 12:52

Best practice, research and education worldwide Featured


We took time out with Adeera Levin to congratulate her on becoming the new ISN President and find out what is in store for ISN over the next two years.
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Stop Kidney Disease Initiative intends to help prevent Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) and End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) in people. Addressing lifestyle behaviors like exercise and diet to combat obesity, diabetes mellitus and hypertension should help prevent kidney disease in majority of patients.

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 15:50

International Summer School of Renal Pathology Featured


renal pathologyWe also seek applicants for one to three stipends, €1,000 each, generously supported by the International Summer School of Renal Pathology (ISSRP) (endorsed by the Renal Pathology Society, the International Society of Nephrology, the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association and the Italian Society of Nephrology), to defray part of the cost of attending the ISSRP held in Bari, Italy, from July 20th to July 31st, 2015. 

Tuesday, 24 March 2015 11:33

In Memory of Professor Wan-Yu Chen (1916-2015) Featured


Wan Yu Chen webISN regrets to announce the passing of Professor Wan-Yu Chen on March 4, 2015. A leader in his field with many achievements to his name, the Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN) pays tribute to his role in advancing nephrology.

The recently concluded World Congress of Nephrology in Cape Town was by all accounts a resounding success. The opening ceremony was fabulous with great interactive entertainment and fantastic inspiring addressees by Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu and Editor of the Lancet Richard Horton.

ISN TTS center webISN and The Transplantation Society (TTS) are delighted to announce the results of the latest call for applications of ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Center Program. Five new sister center pairs were approved at entry level this year.

The Division of  Nephrology, University of British Columbia (UBC) is pleased to offer a position in the Advanced Training in Nephrology Clinical Fellowship Program. Applications are open until April 20, 2015.

Levin DSC0418AISN is delighted to announce that ISN President Elect Adeera Levin has been selected by the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research (MSFHR) as the recipient of this year’s Aubrey J. Tingle Prize. The prize will be presented in partnership with LifeSciences BC at their annual awards banquet on Thursday April 16, 2015.

There is now some new content to use or register for on ISN Education. So, head to the portal to find out more.

Monday, 02 March 2015 15:01

Join the ISN General Assembly Featured


ISN logo The ISN General Assembly will meet on Monday March 16, 2015 to hear and discuss the reports from ISN President Giuseppe Remuzzi and Secretary General Ricardo Correa Rotter.

Thursday, 26 February 2015 15:15

Kidney disease in Uganda Featured


2014 PG343The developing countries of sub-Saharan Africa are under threat by an emerging epidemic of kidney disease. Populations are no longer solely affected by ‘diseases of poverty’ such as HIV/TB/malaria but also ‘diseases of affluence’ such as diabetes and hypertension.

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 16:13

ISN Educational Ambassador in China Featured


Last August, ISN Educational Ambassador Ming-Hub Zhao from Peking University First Hospital gave talks on epidemiology, acute kidney injury and renal pathology.PIC Nanning China 2014 7

Wednesday, 25 February 2015 15:03

AKI awareness in Africa Featured


Sensitizing local communities about AKI is how two Sister Renal Centers are changing the state of care in Malawi, starting off in the southern city of Blantyre.

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Wednesday, 25 February 2015 11:00

Join the PAHO-organized WKD webinar on March 12, 2015 Featured


WKD 2015 left imgThe Department of Non-communicable Diseases and Mental Health of The Pan American Health Organization (part of WHO), in collaboration with the Latin American Society of Nephrology and Hypertension, and as part of the activities to mark World Kidney Day, is organising a webinar on Kidney Health for All.

Tuesday, 24 February 2015 14:52

Positive to positive Featured


South African surgeon Elmi Muller carried out the first "HIV positive to positive" kidney transplants, giving hope
to the country's growing number of HIV kidney patients.Elmi Muller

renal pathologyKidney pathology educational programs available to the worldwide nephrology community are rather limited. In 2014, ISN and the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) set up a year-long web-based Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program (CNC) to help physicians worldwide who seek training in the principles and practice of nephropathology.

Monday, 23 February 2015 14:17

Sister partnerships for 2015 Featured


Ward rounds Myanmar JFISN is happy to announce the results of the last round of applications for the ISN Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program. CLICK HERE to read the list of active pairs and trios for this year.

Sunday, 22 February 2015 12:42

ISN Educational Ambassador in Latin America Featured


Breaking language barriers in El Salvador to teach the importance of vascular care for kidney patients.El Salvador 2014 7

YNC indiaThe next deadline for the ISN-ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program has now been extended to March 20, 2015. So do not miss the chance to take part in this great online course.

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:10

World Kidney Day 2015: Happy kidney health for all Featured


We have some great activities in store at the World Congress of Nephrology to celebrate 10 years of World Kidney Day on March 12, 2015.wkd glass water

Friday, 20 February 2015 11:06

Join the WKD Sunset Walk on March 12, 2015 Featured


WKD 2015 left imgThis year, we will be celebrating World Kidney Day (WKD) during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology. Come and support WKD by joining the WKD Sunset Walk on March 12, 2015.

renal pathologyThe call for applications is now open for mini sabbaticals in nephropathology. Deadline is March 1st, 2015.

KI journal cover Jan 2013ISN’s Kidney International and Kidney International Supplements to be published by Elsevier as of January 2016.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015 11:31

Less than one month to WCN 2015 Featured


WCN2015logoHomeThere is less than one month to go before we kick off ISN‘s World Congress of Nephrology 2015 (taking place on March 13-17, 2015 in Cape Town, South Africa).

Monday, 16 February 2015 14:30

World Kidney Fund Art for Awareness campaign Featured


Cape Town How I Love You and All l Your Secrets Pamela SilverDuring the ISN World Congress of Nephrology, the World Kidney Fund (WKF) is launching an Art for Awareness campaign. Poster reproductions of “Cape Town I Love You and All Your Secrets” by South African artist Pamela Silver will be given to those who help raise funds for WKF projects.

Monday, 09 February 2015 16:01

ISN global snapshot results coming soon Featured


0by25 Cover1One of the first major activities launched by ISN under the 0by25 initiative aims to demonstrate the burden of AKI in selected centers around the world.

ISN logo Cast your vote in the ISN Council elections. There isn't long to go now, deadline is February 15, 2015. The ISN Council is the governing body and the legal trustee of the Society. Its composition reflects the various disciplines and geographic diversities that make up ISN.

Dr Kumar EAP fellowsSome of the most successful ISN Fellows, ISN Clinical Research projects and ISN Sister Renal Center (SRC) partnerships will be awarded prizes for their efforts during the upcoming ISN World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Cape Town, South Africa. The ISN Programs gallery will also be open for the duration of the exhibition.

0by25 Cover1ISN is delighted to announce a landmark agreement with Danone Nutricia Research in support of 0by25 – an ISN human rights initiative which aims to eliminate preventable deaths from Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) worldwide by 2025.

WCN2015logoHomeThere are less than two weeks left to register for ISN's biennial World Congress of Nephrology at the regular registration rate. deadline is February 9, 2015.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 10:02

ISN partners with the Andean Health Organization Featured


OADSISN is happy to announce a new collaboration with the Andean Health Organization Organismo Andino de Salud–Convenio Hipólito Unanue, (ORAS-CONHU). The partnership will last until 2017.

Tuesday, 27 January 2015 09:35

JSN support for WCN 2015 abstract prizes Featured


JSNThe Japanese Society of Nephrology is lending its support to the upcoming World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2015 by donating 5000 USD for best abstract prizes for ISN Fellowships or ISN Clinical Research grants.

Many thanks to JSN for their valuable support. To stay up to date with all the latest congress information, CLICK HERE.

We are pleased to announce that the Indian Society of Nephrology (INDSN) has agreed to co-sponsor a number of ISN Educational Ambassadors, ISN Fellowships and ISN Sister Renal Center Programs until 2016.

Read the latest op-ed by ASN Past President Sharon M.Moe: How To Cure Kidney Disease? Let's Start by Restoring NIH Funding.

WKD 2015 left imgJoin forces and plan your activity. World Kidney Day (WKD) 2015 is less than two months away, so start pinning your activities on the world map.

Tuesday, 13 January 2015 17:27

Get to know the ISN Programs Featured


The ISN Programs continue to offer a broad range of educational and training activities to nephrology communities in developing countries. Many of these take place onsite and respond to local needs. This latest publication reveals the success of the programs in 2013.

vicenzaApply today for a chance to win a free registration pass to the International Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology taking place in Vicenza, Italy from June 9-12, 2015.  Applications are open to young nephrologists (under the age of 37) who are ISN Members. Travel and accommodation costs will not be covered and remain at the expenses of the applicants. Application Deadline: January 15, 2015.

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