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Monday, 28 November 2011 14:54

New address for ISN headquarters in January 2012 Featured

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This year marks a new era for ISN as the Society develops itself as an independently-managed Society, after several years of collaboration with association management partners.

Starting 2012, ISN is managing its activities from its own offices in Brussels, Belgium and the United States. This transition does not affect ISN members directly but is set to improve their overall membership experience – bringing them closer to those involved in managing the ISN programs and events.

The only important information to remember is the change of address for the ISN headquarters. As of January 1st, 2012, all correspondence should be directed to one of these addresses:

INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
Global Operations (all ISN services and communications)
Rue des Fabriques, 1
1000 Brussels – Belgium

Tel: +32 2 +32 2 808 04 20
Fax: +32 2 213 13 63 (operational until March 30, 2012)
E-mail: info@theisn.org


INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF NEPHROLOGY
US Operations (ISN finances and membership services)
340 North Avenue 3rd Floor
Cranford, New Jersey
07016-2496 – United States of America

Tel: +1 567 248 9703
Fax: +1 908 272 7101
E-mail: info@theisn.org

Monday, 28 November 2011 14:30

Fellowship application deadline: December 15, 2011 Featured

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The countdown has begun to apply for the ISN Global Outreach Fellowship Program. The deadline to send in your application is Thursday December 15, 2011. If you are interested in joining this initiave, don't hesitate to visit the Fellowship page to find out more. 

Friday, 25 November 2011 12:50

Iran – a short visit Featured

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I always knew my short trip to Iran would be interesting and important – but did not expect it to be quite exciting as it turned out.

Our flight from London to Tehran could not land as a sudden swell of fog closed the airport. After some optimistic circling we retreated to Yerevan in Armenia where we found ourselves at 6am filling in applications for 24 hour visas, and eventually getting to a hotel for some rest. 18 hours later, we were heading back to the airport but had to sit at the roadside for an hour while our coach driver and the driver of the car which our coach had ‘contacted’, had a long loud argument about  whose fault the collision had been... you did not need to understand any Armenian to know they were not agreeing!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:43

ISN announces new KI Editor in Chief Featured

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Detlef portrait 2The ISN Executive Committee is delighted to announce that Detlef Schlondorff has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of Kidney International (KI), to succeed Qais Al-Awqati in early 2012.
 
Detlef has had a long association with both ISN and Kidney International, lately as Associate Editor. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and Visiting Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has exciting plans for KI, and a clear vision for its future.
 
KI has flourished under Qais, and will go from strength to strength under Detlef. ISN’s flagship is therefore in good hands!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:30

New Kidney International Editor in Chief Featured

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Detlef portrait 2On behalf of the ISN Executive Committee, I am delighted to announce that Detlef Schlondorff has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of Kidney International (KI), to succeed Qais Al-Awqati in early 2012.
 
Detlef has had a long association with both ISN and Kidney International, lately as Associate Editor. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and Visiting Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has exciting plans for KI, and a clear vision for its future.
 
KI has flourished under Qais, and will go from strength to strength under Detlef. ISN’s flagship is in good hands!

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 00:00

YNC connects medical students in Brazil

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The Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) will participate in the Conference on Kidney Disease Prevention in Disadvantaged Populations in South America and the Caribbean, to be held from November 23 to 25, 2011 in São Luis do Maranhão, one of the poorest states in Brazil.

Since 2006, The ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention (R&P) Committee has been dedicated to promoting research and educational programs in these poorer regions.

Tuesday, 15 November 2011 00:00

A doctor across borders and cultures

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In Benin, communicable diseases are still predominant but the incidence of noncommunicable diseases is steadily increasing. With only one nephrologist for about 15,000 inhabitants, patients with renal failure have to travel to a major town for dialysis treatment.

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:12

Check out the ISN blog Featured

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ISN is happy to announce the launch of the new ISN Blog. To access the blog straight away, CLICK HERE.

From now on you can stay updated on the latest activities of each of the ISN leaders as they take part in the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs or other meetings and events worldwide.

ISN President John Feehally, ISN Secretary General Adeera Levin and ISN GO Continuing Medical Education Program Chair Norbert Lameire have already have started blogging about their recent trips representing ISN in  developing countries and their involvement in raising awareness about kidney disease.

Check out their posts now, start a discussion online and get to know the members of ISN better.

This June saw another Nanjing Forum end on a positive note. Today, the event is widely acknowledged as a top level academic meeting for nephrologists in China. Providing the latest educational opportunities for Chinese nephrologists, “Forefronts in Glomerular Disease - Nanjing Forum”, has been part of ISN’s Global Outreach (GO) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program since 2006.

Monday, 31 October 2011 14:49

ISN News latest edition is out now! Featured

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October cover_ISN_NewsThe latest edition ISN News has just been published. You can read the electronic version on the Gateway now. In this issue, we highlight the work of the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy where many of the activities linked to the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention Program start off.

Find out how fellows have made a positive step in their career and raised local awareness about early detection thanks to the guidance of this center. ISN Sister Renal Centers have also stepped up on prevention initiatives with help from staff at the Italian institute.

In addition, you can read more about how ISN's is working towards raising awareness about kidney disease on a much more global scale with the World Health Organization.

 To round things off, discover how the Young Nephrologist Committee is also working on prevention in Brazil for the second year runnning by connecting medical students across one of the poorest states in the country.

You can also catch the latest news about next year's upcoming ISN events. Read more about yet another very successful ISN GO Continuing Medical Education course in Nanjing - one of the many GO Program success stories in recent years.

You can browse through all previous editions of ISN News here.

Young Nephrologist Committee (YNC) member Julie Lin shares her first experience of the Mentorship Program. A new initiative that the YNC is excited to promote.The Mentorship Program sets out to help junior nephrologists gain more clinical and research expertise. “This program is quite flexible. Most mentees were looking to interact with their mentor on a monthly basis and favored international exchange,” says Julie Lin from the Boston Brigham and Women’s hospital who recently started mentoring Nagesh Aghor from India.

Friday, 28 October 2011 14:36

Join us at ASN Kidney Week in Philadelphia Featured

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ISN will participate in ASN Kidney Week from November 10 to 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Every year, this event attracts more than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative exchanges between leading experts in the field.

Friday, 28 October 2011 12:36

ISN responds to quake in Turkey Featured

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The ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) recently responded in the aftermath of the earthquake that took place in Turkey.

Ray Vanholder, Chair of the RDRTF, has published a report on the task force's current response to this disaster, CLICK HERE. A second follow up report is also available HERE. You can also read more about this initiative on the RDRTF section of the Gateway or read ISN President John Feehally's blog on the task force's work in the region.

Friday, 28 October 2011 12:32

ISN endorses 30th International Vicenza Course Featured

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ISN is happy to announce that it is endorsing the 30th International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal Dialysis taking place in Vicenza, Italy from June  12 to 15, 2012 at the Congress Center Fiera.

Friday, 28 October 2011 09:37

First CME in Zambia Featured

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I just returned from the first ever ISN Global Outreach (GO) Continuing Medical Education (CME) course in Lusaka, Zambia. The ISN GO CME delegation included myself, Bill Couser, Chair of ISN GO, Sarala Naicker, Chair of the GO Educational Ambassadors Program and Andre Weigert from Lisbon, a member of the Africa Regional committee.

Wednesday, 26 October 2011 08:07

ISN RDRTF responds to quake in Turkey Featured

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Only 10 days ago, I was listening to Ray Vanholder from Belgium, Chair of ISN's Disaster Relief Task Force, presenting at the BANTAO Congress in Greece about the work of the Task Force and the challenges of disaster nephrology and crush syndrome. And now, once again, the need is a reality as a major earthquake has struck Eastern Turkey.
 

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:18

Raising awareness for organ donation and transplant Featured

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This week marks the World and European Days for Organ Donation and Transplantation. Medical communities are gathering worldwide  to promote organ donation and transplantation as well as increase international cooperation on these issues. Whether it is for a kidney, heart or lung, about  56,000 people in Europe are on a transplant waiting list. Every day, 12 of them die because of a lack of available organs.

Some 75,000 people worldwide are waiting for a kidney transplant so raising awareness about this life-saving treatment is vital. Kidney donation and transplantation has become a prominent issue in ISN’s activities starting with its involvement in the Declaration of Istanbul. It has also been chosen as the theme for the World Kidney Day (WKD) 2012 campaign.

On March 8 , 2012, WKD will aim to encourage more people to sign up for their national donation schemes and  to educate the public about the benefits of transplantation after end stage kidney disease. To participate in WKD 2012 and find out more about the campaign, visit: www.worldkidneyday.org.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:37

ISN Educational Ambassadors Program results Featured

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Several emerging centers will be welcoming ISN Educational Ambassadors to their institutions next year following a successful application session last May.

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:01

Outcome ISN GO Fellowship application session Featured

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ISN is happy to announce the results of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program application session 2011-2.  This time around applications were much higher with 36 candidates applying for the program. 25 of these have now been accepted as ISN Fellows and will begin their fellowship as of next year. To find out who the new ISN Fellows are, CLICK HERE.

This year, high interest came from Africa followed by Latin America and Oceania and South-East Asia. There were also some applications from Southern and Eastern Asia, Eastern and Central Europe as well as Russia.

ISN would like to thank IPNA, APSN, the British Renal Association, CREED, KRUK and ERA-EDTA for sponsoring this ISN GO Fellowship Program application session. Two ISN Fellows have been named after Otsuka and the Salmasi Family for their contribution to nephrology over the years.

The next application deadline for the ISN GO Fellowship Program is December 15, 2011.

To find out more, visit the ISN GO Fellowship Program page.

Monday, 17 October 2011 09:56

A message from the ISN President

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Welcome to the first in my new series of blog posts. I want to take the chance to regularly share with you some important ISN issues and update you on new developments inside and outside ISN.

And I also thought you would be interested to know how the ISN President keeps busy!

IMG_1931 There is really not enough space to describe all the history of kidney research and care in China. In Beijing alone, five short-term ISN visiting scholars and six ISN Fellows have contributed to kidney disease care and research in China.

I was honoured to join an ISN Continuing Medical Education course in Beijing, which focused on clinical trials methodology and clinical research initiatives. Most impressive was the attentiveness of the audience, the enthusiasm of the speakers and the context of this initiative.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 09:58

Kidney disease screening continues in Bangladesh Featured

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KAMPS organized a kidney screening program for garment manufacturers in Dhaka city, Bangladesh on October 3, 2011. KAMPS is a non-profitable voluntary organization led by Professor Samad, an eminent nephrologist in Bangladesh.

The National Kidney Foundation's (NKF) Third International Symposium on Albuminuria - The Prognostic Role of Albuminuria: Impact on Kidney and Cardiovascular Outcomes will be held from November 29 to December 1, 2011 in Groningen, the Netherlands.

Wednesday, 05 October 2011 08:14

ISN membership – 10 reasons to renew! Featured

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ISN's membership recently hit the 10,000 mark and the Society is very proud of each and every one of its members for contributing to its achievements. Being part of ISN is not just about what you receive as a member but also what you give. Getting involved in the Society’s philanthropic and humanitarian activities influences how kidney disease is diagnosed and treated, and contributes to reducing its impact worldwide.

Promoting diversity has become one of ISN's main priorities recently as it was one of the themes of this year's World Congress of Nephrology. Today, ISN leaders are continuing to emphasize this message by releasing a position statement on diversity.

Find out more and click here to read the full-length version of this document.

The opening of a new regional dialysis unit at the District Hospital of Aluva, in Kochi, Kerala State, India recently coincided with celebrations the state’s biggest festival. Onam is a harvest festival celebrated to welcome the spirit of King Mahabali.

The celebratory meal or onasadya was inaugurated by the Chairman P. Rajeev and Working Chairman Anwar Sadat. In his opening address, Rajeev commended the collective and dedicated efforts of local staff and doctors. He thanked Cochin Shipyard Ltd who funded three dialysis units to treat patients identified by the Palliative Care Cell of General Hospital in western part of the city.

He also announced  the opening of a training centre for staff nurses from next month. The first floor of which will house eight more units to meet the needs of patients on the waiting list. Well-known local film director Siddique was onsite to launch the website and brochure.

Friday, 30 September 2011 00:00

Renal pathology under the microscope

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Mark you calendar! The application deadline for the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Educational Ambassador program is May 1st, 2012. Read one of the success stories for this program below and find out how you can get involved in this great initiative, CLICK HERE.

Huong Tran from Ho Chi Minh City University of Medicine and Pharmacy s Program (EAP) believes that the ISN Educational Ambassadors Program brought Vietnamese nephrologists and pathologists closer and streamlined pathology reporting.

The most rewarding aspect of this course was seeing nephrologists and pathologists share ideas and communicate. They don’t often have the chance to sit down together as they work in separate departments.The role of pathologists is crucial to nephrologists. ISN definitively pushed the boundaries and created interaction and encouraged us to share knowledge – one of the most important aspects of our job.

Moira Finlay, a Principal Specialist and Anatomical Pathologist from the Royal Melbourne Hospital in Australia brought a very practical point of view to how we work. By visiting the lab, she could directly show us the biopsy techniques she has learnt. We have each picked up different techniques depending on the training we have had. We discovered easier and less time-consuming procedures that will change the way we currently work. In one lab, this made the fi nal results more precise than Silver and Masson staining and gave pathologists more confi dence when classifying the lesion.

Pathologists tend to use complicated jargon while nephrologists focus on understanding the big picture without taking details into account, contributing to a misinterpretation of pathology reports. Moira explained some recurring terms and the best language to use when writing a report. The case by case presentations served as an excellent challenge for participants, putting what they learned into practice and sparking debate.

This program truly differs from the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Continuing Medical Education Program, which we have been involved in for many years. It gives participants more time to learn, talk and challenge different cases with the specialist. They work with local doctors and build long-term professional relationships. Local pathologists now know that they have someone they can turn to for advice in the future. Moreover, the EAP is a starting point for building links with other ISN GO Programs such as the Fellowship Program - opening doors for
more exchanges in the future.

ISN and The Transplant Society (TTS) are partners in Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group (DICG). They have combined efforts to combat organ trafficking.

The attached UNOS policy document demonstrates movement in a positive direction.

For more information, visit the DICG website.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011 00:00

Broadening horizons - ISN partnerships

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Much like networking helps professionals advance in their career, building partnerships is helping ISN grow as a Society - raising awareness and educating doctors on a global scale while responding to regional needs.

Today, ISN has established offi cial society affi liations with 75 national and regional societies representing local nephrologists. The Society reaches more than 20,000 nephrology-related professionals.

Recent collaborations are offering educational opportunities to local fellows through the ISN Global Outreach  Programs. These include: the American Society of Nephrology, the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology, the Turkish Society of Nephrology, the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, the Latin American Society of Nephrology, the Renal Association and the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association.

Partnering with ISN means Affi liated Societies can participate in ISN’s mission of advancing nephrology worldwide. With collective membership, they sign up their entire membership base at a reduced rate. They will be the fi rst to be considered when joint events are organized and gain priority when it comes to ISN
endorsing special courses.

These collaborations also extend to related organizations such as the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, International Society of Hypertension, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis and The Transplantation Society. Formalizing strategic partnerships is helping these societies work with ISN towards common goals by setting up specific projects to promote education in developing countries.

Friday, 09 September 2011 10:00

Deadline 30 September 2011: GO SRC Program Featured

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This month is the deadline to send your application for the next ISN Global Outreach (GO) Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program call for proposals. The deadline has been set for 30 September 2011. There are around 10 places available at entry level. More details can be found here.

If you are interested in applying or for more detailed information about this program, please contact Samantha Rens at the ISN headquarters, e-mail: srens@theisn.org.

We look forward to receiving applications from your region.

Friday, 09 September 2011 08:17

ISN R&P Program deadline: October 1st Featured

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This year, the deadline for applying to the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Reseach and Prevention (R&P) Program is October 1st, 2011.

Newly-elected ISN President takes time out from his ISN duties to talk shop and highlight the challenges ahead. 

Cancer, diabetes, heart and lung disease are the main targets of a new World Health Organization (WHO) campaign launched in 2005 to address the global epidemic of non-communicable diseases (NCDs). Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) does not get a passing mention even though it meets all the criteria of a major public health problem.

Aside from raising awareness with World Kidney Day, ISN is currently working to better position CKD in global health thinking by building official working relations with the WHO. ISN President John Feehally says: “Gaining a position for kidney disease in global health strategies is long. There are many obstacles along the way. However, we remain committed to ensuring that kidney disease patients share the benefits that come with increased awareness and attention to NCDs worldwide. ”

Starting in 2008, ISN put forward its mission and proposed a joint work plan to implement CKD prevention and intervention programs into WHO’s health agenda and build “official relations. ISN has now submitted a final progress report on the 2009-2011 ISN/WHO work plan and a new work plan for 2011-13.

The first part of this work plan was completed this July when William Couser, Marcello Tonelli and Giuseppe Remuzzi  submitted a paper to WHO entitled: “The Contribution of Chronic Kidney Disease to the Global Burden of Major Non-Communicable Diseases.” Remuzzi and Norberto Perico also completed the second part by applying WHO/ISH risk charts to the ISN KDDC data base to study the  association between kidney disease markers and the risk of cardio vascular disease.

In June, ISN leaders contacted the WHO’s Assistant Director General for Non-Communicable Diseases and Mental Health to review and update the status of ISN’s application. On August 2, 2011 ISN was notified that the application was complete and will be reviewed in January 2012.

At the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2011, leaders continued to voice concern that CKD remains absent from the WHO list of NCDs even though it affects twice the estimated number of the world’s population with diabetes. A senior advisor for public policy was hired to put together a plan of action to position CKD more prominently in the global health agenda, especially at the United Nations High Level Meeting on NCDs taking place in New York  in September 2011. Joint efforts with the International Federation of Kidney Foundations, European Kidney Health Alliance and leaders of major US renal organizations have also been carried out to get ISN’ a seat at the table for CKD policy planning.

This got the ball rolling for ISN to recruit some 350 ISN ‘advocacy volunteers’ to carry its message to the WHO and lobby for the organization to include CKD in its NCD strategy. So far, these volunteers have cultivated relationships with Health Ministers in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Egypt, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Guatemala , India, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Morocco, The Netherlands, Senegal, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Turkey, The United States, Uruguay.

To raise further attention, ISN has produced CKD supportive ‘Op-Ed’ articles and an advocacy piece entitled: “Awareness of Kidney  Disease Low Despite Affecting  500 Million People Worldwide and Global Costs Surpassing  $1 Trillion this Decade .” On August 22, 2011, ISN was granted membership in the NCD Alliance “Common Interest Group” – the first renal organization to be included in this group.

ISN is currently looking for a new editor for Kidney International, the official journal of the ISN focusing on the development and consequences of kidney disease. This position is open to ISN members. Deadline for expressions of interest is October 1st, 2011. Full applications will be accepted until October 31, 2011.

Leaders of major US kidney organizations concerned with reducing the burden of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in America, joined forces last week with their colleagues at the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) in its joint global initiative asking Health Ministers around the world, including HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius – to help secure the inclusion of kidney disease in the strategies coming from the World Health Organization/United Nations High Level Meeting on Non-Communicable Diseases being held in New York, 19-20 September 2011.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 09:27

Join the EHEC/HUS symposium this September Featured

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In May this year, Germany was hit by a Enterohaemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) epidemic posing a big challenge to the medical community and health policymakers alike. The EHEC bacterium O104:H4 proved to be a tenacious and aggressive pathogen, causing haemolytic uraemic syndrome (HUS) in 860 of 3,000 patients affected.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011 08:55

ISN News August edition out now! Featured

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ISN_News_August_2011_coverThe latest edition ISN News has now been published and is on its way to you. You can already read the electronic version on the Gateway now.

The Instituto de Nefrología La Paz, Bolivia and the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy recently took their Sister Renal Center (SRC) partnership to a new level.

The ISN GO Genitourinary Expert Group has just finished collecting worldwide data for the Global Burden of Disease (GBD) 2005 initiative.

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ISN Executive Committee members will meet in Oxford for an intensive 3-day discussion about the future of the ISN.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011 09:33

Winner of Renal Pathology mini-sabbatical Featured

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The ISN Renal Pathology Advisory Committee recently sought applications for mini-sabbaticals for nephropathologists from developing countries to travel to a major nephropathology meeting and stay onsite for up to two weeks for further training.

The next ISN update course in nephrology will take place in Dubai from December 9 to 12, 2011 at the InterContinental Festival City, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

Friday, 24 June 2011 08:26

Success for CKD course in Turkey Featured

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Participants CME Istanbul

ISN, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association, European Society of Pediatric Nephrology and ERA-EDTA recently supported an ISN Global Outreach Continuous Medical Education course on Chronic Kidney Disease: Epidemiology, prevention and management.

Friday, 24 June 2011 08:18

CME highlights CKD in North Sri Lanka Featured

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web-Fig-4_-SL-HEALTH-MINISTER-2_2In May, ISN leaders participated in the first ISN Continuous Medical Education course in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan Association of Nephrology and Transplantation and the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine of the University of Colombo co-sponsored this event.

Wednesday, 22 June 2011 14:10

WCN 2011: post event material now online Featured

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WCN2011_logo_cmyk_lr_withdateThe 2011 World Congress of Nephrology in Vancouver, Canada succeeded in fulfilling its educational mission. Bringing together more than 5000 delegates, 350 speakers and an excellent range of sessions. The ISN was delighted to partner with the Canadian Society of Nephrology to host this leading event within the international renal community.

Tuesday, 21 June 2011 08:39

Visit our stand at ERA-EDTA Featured

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ISN is on the road again this month, joining the exhibition at this year’s European Renal Association - European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress. You can visit the ISN exhibition from June 23 to 26, 2011 in Prague, Czech Republic (stand 3.C.8).

If you work in any aspect of renal care (pre-dialysis, dialysis or kidney transplant) or in the area of chronic disease management, the 2011 BC Nephrology and Renal Transplant Days conference may be of interest to you. Hosted by the BC Provincial Renal Agency and BC Transplant from October 6 to 7, 2011 in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia. This two-day event will include up to 500 health care professionals and administrators from across the entire renal care continuum. Delegates from across British Columbia and other parts of Canada and the United States will attend the conference to discuss the latest research, trends, clinical treatment and surgical breakthroughs in renal patient care.

The conference has applied for and expects BC Nephrology Days to be granted accreditation status through the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. All health professionals will receive certificates of attendance to submit for continuing education hours.

For more information and to register for the conference, go to www.nephtransplantdays.ca.

ISN is happy to announce that it has renewed its partnership agreement between the Turkish Society of Nephrology (TSN) and the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program, giving new opportunities to fellowship applicants.

Wednesday, 01 June 2011 13:30

ISN Forefronts 2011: accommodation deadlines Featured

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When you register for the upcoming ISN Forefronts Symposium, taking place from September 22 to 25, 2011 in Aarhus, Denmark don’t forget to book your accommodation here.

There are two deadlines depending on the hotel that you choose:

Cabinn Hotel  - June 23, 2011.

Radisson SAS Hotel - August 22, 2011.

This time around, ISN Forefronts focuses on the mechanisms underlying proteinuria, its pathophysiological consequences and potential targets for intervention. For more information, click here

ISN is pleased to offer a limited number of travel grants to young nephrologists (including free registration to the symposium plus three nights of accommodation). Click here for more details on the eligibility criteria and application procedure.

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