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ISN ANIO India CoverThe ISN-ANIO India Committee builds on the expertise of ISN to bridge gaps in healthcare provision for kidney disease across India. The Committee was initiated by ISN, Indian kidney doctors and nephrologists of Indian origin living abroad to improve care for patients with kidney disease in India.

The ISN-ANIO India Committee is a partnership between ISN, the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) and other nephrologists of the Indian Diaspora. This Committee uses available funds to support innovative programs aimed at improving kidney care in India. The ISN-ANIO India Committee works in partnership with the Indian Society of Nephrology. 

  Contact: Jo-Ann Donner - jdonner@theisn.org with the ISN-ANIO project name in the email subject line.

ISN ANIO India CoverThe ISN-ANIO India Committee builds on the expertise of ISN to bridge gaps in healthcare provision for kidney disease across India. The Committee was initiated by ISN, Indian kidney doctors and nephrologists of Indian origin living abroad to improve care for patients with kidney disease in India.

The ISN-ANIO India Committee is a partnership between ISN, the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO) and other nephrologists of the Indian Diaspora. This Committee uses available funds to support innovative programs aimed at improving kidney care in India. The ISN-ANIO India Committee works in partnership with the Indian Society of Nephrology. 

  Contact: Jo-Ann Donner - jdonner@theisn.org with the ISN-ANIO project name in the email subject line.

Scholarship

Scholarship Program

The Indukaka Ipcowala Advanced Scholarship Program has been established by the ISN-ANIO India Committee to enable physicians or allied healthcare personnel from India to gain specific skills by practical experience in any field of nephrology, including but not limited to renal pathology, acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, kidney transplantation, and dialysis.

Deadlines for submission: 1 May and 1 October

CLICK HERE for more information and to apply

CLICK HERE to download the program brochure

 

Fellowship

Joint ISN-ANIO Fellowship Program

The Committee supports ISN-ANIO Fellows, young Indian nephrologists who are selected through the ISN Fellowship Program for a period of training overseas.

Click HERE to apply

Deadlines for submission: 1 May and 1 October

 

CNC Program

Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program

The Clinical Nephropathology Certificate (CNC) program is a year-long online educational program in nephropathology, first launched in 2013 as a pilot program in India, in collaboration with American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO). The program was successfully expanded to the rest of the world in 2014, and to date has included 711 participants from 84 countries. The program features live webinars, pre-recorded lectures available 24/7 on demand, quizzes, and exams.

Target audience:
Pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of nephropathology from around the world are encouraged to apply, however applicants from low- and middle-income countries are given priority.

Program Objectives:

  • Identify the key principles in the preparation of kidney biopsy material – preparation of sections for LM, IF, and EM. Review the different staining techniques and their purpose.
  • Apply knowledge of different patterns of renal injury observed in histopathologic specimens in classifying syndromes of nephron injury and integrating this knowledge into the management of clinical presentations of renal disease.
  • Use newly gained knowledge of specific renal syndromes or diseases (e.g., acute kidney injury, autoimmune renal disease, diabetic kidney disease, genetic renal disease, hepatorenal syndrome, pregnancy related renal disease) to infer pathophysiologic mechanisms and apply this to the management of patients.
  • Use updated knowledge of kidney pathology for better patient management.

Program Structure:
The CNC program spans over one year and includes over 40 recorded online lectures and 12 live webinars (one each month).

Graduation Requirement:
The course attendees are required to attend >75% of the live webinars AND obtain a “pass” (a score greater than 2 standard deviations below the class mean) in BOTH a mid-year and a final exam in order to receive the certificate.

Application Information:
Tuition Fees: $495.00 (USD). Tuition Fees are waived for trainees in MD, DNB, DM, or PhD from low- and lower-middle-income countries. Payments are made through PayPal (instructions will be sent upon acceptance to the program).
Application Deadline: October 31, 2018
Program Start Date: early 2019
Application form: Applicants must complete the online application form by the deadline. If the applicant is a trainee, they must submit proof of training and a letter of endorsement from their department chair. The application form can be found HERE.

Program Leadership:

Co-directors and Primary CNC Faculty:

  • Vanesa Bijol, MD, Associate Professor and Chief of Renal Pathology, Department of Pathology, Northwell Health System, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
  • Kenar D Jhaveri, MD, Professor and Associate Chief of Division of Kidney Diseases and Hypertension, Northwell Health System, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Program Manager and CNC Faculty:

  • Youssef Farag, MD, PhD, MPH, Medical Director of Clinical Development at Akebia Therapeutics, Inc., and Associate Faculty in the Department of Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Featured CNC Faculty:

  • Gerald B. Appel, M.D, Director of Clinical Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center
  • Jamil Azzi, MD Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Vanesa Bijol, MD, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Anil K. Chandraker, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Robert Colvin, MD, Department of Pathology, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Bradley Denker, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Youssef Farag, MD, PhD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Fernando Fervenza, M.D, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic
  • Ana Greka, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • David Mount, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Helmut Rennke, M.D, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Leonardo Riella, MD Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Jai Radhakrishnan, MD, Renal Division, Columbia University
  • Ajay K. Singh, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • David. J. Salant, MD, Boston University
  • Sanjeev Sethi, M.D, Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic
  • Sushrut Waikar, MD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
  • Astrid Weins, MD, PhD, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital

Questions:
For any questions related to the course and the application, please contact: ISN-ANIO CNC Program Manager, Dr. Youssef Farag - isnaniocnc@gmail.com  

Research

Research Program

Chronic Kidney Disease Research Project

The ISN-ANIO India Committee in collaboration with the Indian Society of Nephrology invite applications from young nephrologists (both junior faculty and physicians in specialist training) working in India for clinical research projects focused on chronic kidney disease (CKD).

In this year’s application round, we welcome proposals for clinical research projects in two aspects of CKD:
• Diabetic Kidney Disease (DKD)
• CKD of unknown aetiology (CKDu)

Successful projects have to be pragmatic, innovative, transformative, and relevant to the Indian context. The proposed project has to be 1-3 years in duration. The project has to have potential for early significant impact on DKD or CKDu in India.

For the 2018 call for application, the total grant will be $25,000 (regardless of the proposed duration). It is anticipated that a maximum of one project will be funded through this call. It is expected that the successful project will attract matching grants from India to complete the project if needed.

The applications received will be assessed by a grants committee comprised of eminent nephrologists and diabetologists from India and members of the ISN-ANIO India Committee. Members of this grants committee will offer mentorship to the successful candidates to carry out the proposed research.

Deadline for submission: 1 October

Material needed to submit the online application: 5-page (A4) project proposal with the following headings: Abstract (max 250 words), Specific aims and significance (max 500 words), Background (max 500 words), Preliminary data (max 500 words), Research Design and Methods (max 1000 words), Timeline and References (1 page), Budget and Budget Justification. The project proposal must be reviewed by a supervisor/mentor of the host institution/hospital and his/her comments must be included in the application submission. In addition, please also submit a brief research CV of lead and co-applicants, as well as a signed letter from the same supervisor guaranteeing mentorship for the duration of the project.

Please complete the online form HERE.

Please contact Jo-Ann Donner via email if you have any questions: jdonner@theisn.org.

Donate

Donation

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Contact

Contact

Jo-Ann Donner - jdonner@theisn.org with the ISN-ANIO project name in the email subject line.

 ISN-ANIO Subcommittees

Transplantation
Chair: Dr. Prabir Roy-Chaudhury (USA), proychaudhury@deptofmed.arizona.edu
Deputy Chair: Dr. Georgi Abraham (India), abraham_georgi@yahoo.com

Mission: The goal of the Transplant Subcommittee is to advance all aspects of renal transplantation in India with a special focus on teaching, training and mentorship of committed individuals. Initiatives:

Acute Kidney Injury 
Co-Chair: Dr. Ashita Tolwani (USA), atolwani@uab.edu
Co-Chair: Dr. Raj Chakarvarthi (India), rajasekarac@gmail.com 

Chronic Kidney disease
Chair: Dr. Indranil Dasgupta (UK), indranil.dasgupta@heartofengland.nhs.uk

Renal Pathology
Chair:Dr. Ajay Singh (USA), ajay_singh@hms.harvard.edu
Deputy Chair: Dr. Vanesa Bijol (USA)

 

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