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Vivek Jha

Vivek Jha

Vivek Jha is ISN President (2019-2021) and Professor of Nephrology, Head of Department of Translational and Regenerative Medicine, Officer-Incharge, Medical Education and Research Cell at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh.

The ISN World Congress of Nephrology symbolized the dedication and passion of our community. I’m delighted to start my tenure as ISN President and want to congratulate David Harris for his committed efforts over two truly inspiring years. I’m eager to keep up the momentum of his many achievements.

A new Executive Committee and Council means we can continue to work towards the ISN’s mission, in particular, towards the goal of universal healthcare for patients with kidney disease, in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals. 

Also, in line with the emerging trends in the way medicine will be practiced in the next decade, the ISN is committed to contributing to the global knowledge economy. By increasing research capacity worldwide, we can help the global nephrology community contribute to the knowledge base by carrying out high-quality studies that seek to answer the important clinical question and add to the evidence base that drives quality affordable and sustainable healthcare delivery. 

By working together, we can advance nephrology worldwide.

 

Sunday, 14 April 2019 07:24

ISN community welcomes new ISN President

Meet ISN President Vivekanand Jha (2019-2021) as he shares his thoughts and aspirations in his first video testimony.

Vivekanand Jha has begun his tenure as ISN President and will lead the Society until April 2021. 

As Executive Director at The George Institute for Global Health (India) and a Professor of Nephrology at University of Oxford, he is recognized as an expert on the burden of kidney disease and its socio-economic impact on low-middle income countries. Having joined the ISN community as an ISN Fellow, Prof Jha set up his own laboratory at PGIMER, Chandigarh based on the experience he gained through the ISN Fellowship program. Watch more, HERE.

Speaking about his hopes over the next two years, he says there will be a consolidation of the ISN programs and a focus on developing a holistic approach to care, which includes physician and non-physician healthcare workers and other partners such as the World Health Organization.

He recently observed: ‘ISN aims to move towards the goal of universal healthcare for patients with kidney disease, in line with the United Nations sustainable development goals. We would also continue the capacity building programs by increasing the push on developing research capacity around the world. This permits us to do high-quality studies that seek to answer the important clinical question and add to the evidence base that drives quality healthcare delivery.'

Vivekanand Jha became the ISN President during the ISN World Congress of Nephrology in Melbourne, Australia. Discover the new Executive Committee and Council members who will play an integral part in strategically leading the ISN community over the next two years. 

Thursday, 14 December 2017 14:57

Introducing the ISN Ethical Dialysis Taskforce

ICD WHO lrAs part of the end-stage kidney disease (ESKD) focus, the ISN Ethical Dialysis Taskforce will publish reviews and position statements on ethical dialysis over the next few years.

Monday, 18 September 2017 10:06

Obituary: Professor Kirpal Singh Chugh

KSC BywatersProfessor Kirpal Singh Chugh, fondly called the Father of Nephrology in India and a prominent ISN leader, passed away in Chandigarh, India on September 17, 2017. He was 85.

 

ISN Education is pleased to wish you a Happy and Healthy New Year 2016.

To celebrate the New Year, ISN Education is pleased to present its top content among its 427 educational items released in 2015.

  
     
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WCN 2015 Renal Biopsy Histology Procedure Manual (in EN, FR & RU)
 
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Click here to read the manual in English, French and Russian!
    Click here to view more Pathology content
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Conference Presentations 2015  
 
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Check out the presentation collections from these conferences held in 2015:                                   

World Congress of Nephrology 2015 (Cape Town) 

AKI & CRRT 2015 (San Diego, USA)

ISN Forefronts 2015 (Shenzhen, China)

Vicenza Course on Critical Care Nephrology 2015 (Italy)

     
 
 
     
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Cochrane Libraries
 
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In partnership with Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, two “Cochrane Libraries” were published on ISN Education in 2015. They include slides, podcasts, articles and commentary on the latest research developments in nephrology.

Erythropoiesis-stimulating agents for anemia

Treatment for Lupus Nephritis

    Discover more materials by Cochrane Kidney and Transplant on ISN Education 
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E-learning module on Dialysis Vascular Access
 
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This interactive module, published in partnership with the Nephrology Education Network, introduces the different types of vascular access and introduces the use of ultrasound as an adjunct to clinical assessment skills.

    > Click here to access the e-module
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UKidney ADPKD Wall of Experts
 
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ADPKD Wall of Experts

A resource by UKidney where experts answer questions on the natural history, diagnosis and treatment of Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease.
    Read more expert Q&A on nephrology topics - Ask the Expert
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WCM Renal Pathology Tissue Handling Videos  
 
 

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Tissue handing in fresh and fixed states

Produced by Surya Seshan of ISN's Pathology Committee and her Electron Microscopy laboratory team at Weill Cornell Medicine, these videos demonstrate the tissue triaging procedure for renal needle core biopsies that are delivered in both fresh and fixed/preserved states to the laboratory.

They expand on the approaches described in the WCN 2015 Renal Biopsy Histology Procedure Manual.

View the videos: Fresh Specimen - Fixed Specimen

     
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Film: The Human Kidney; Vascular-Tubular Relationships
 
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This movie, produced by Reiner Beeuwkes and Clifford BARGER at Harvard Medical School in 1975, uses Microfil silicone rubber to illustrate the vascular-tubular relationships in the human kidney.

CLICK HERE to view the film

(Special thanks to Lise Bankir for making this film available.)

   
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Ask the Expert: Top Questions in 2015
 
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Can we predict renal outcome in patients who develop AKI; non-iatrogenic and non-nosocomial?
(Asked by Dr. Chetan Mahajan)

CLICK HERE for an answer by ATE expert Paul Palevsky

When do you biopsy in patients with AKI?
(Asked by bahaa)

CLICK HERE for an answer by ATE expert Sanjay Agarwal

Lupus nephritis class 4 and cellpt or Myfortic patient on dialysis
(Asked by oscar)

CLICK HERE for an answer by ATE experts Cheuk Chun Szeto and Jai Radhakrishnan
   
 

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This presentation was given by Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of the George Center for Global Health INDIA and Chair of the ISN Education Committee. It was presented at the 2015 Brunei Nephrology Symposium held from April 4-5 2015. 

This presentation was given by Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, India, Professor of Nephrology and John Martin Professorial Fellow at University of Oxford. It was presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2015 in Cape Town during Session 5: Major environmental threats to health in developing countries: Implications for CKD epidemiology.

This presentation was given by Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, India, Professor of Nephrology and John Martin Professorial Fellow at University of Oxford. It was presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2015 in Cape Town during Session 9: Managing AKI: Emerging issues.

Wednesday, 28 October 2015 15:58

Use of immunosuppressive drugs

This presentation was given by Vivekanand Jha, Executive Director of The George Institute for Global Health, India, Professor of Nephrology and John Martin Professorial Fellow at University of Oxford. It was presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2015 in Cape Town during the Session: Renal transplantation in low income countries.

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.

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