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David Harris

David Harris

David Harris is ISN President and Professor of Medicine at The University of Sydney, Director of Nephrology and Dialysis in the Western Sydney Renal Service, and Director of the Renal Failure Laboratory in the Centre for Transplantation and Renal Research, Westmead Institute for Medical Research.

ISN and the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) signed a declaration of collaboration at the 60th JSN Congress in Sendai, Japan. The two nephrology societies will collaborate to advance knowledge of kidney diseases through research, and to improve awareness, diagnosis and management to eliminate kidney diseases worldwide.

As a recent guest of Professor Khin Maung Htay at Yangon’s Thingangyun San Pya Hospital and Yangon Specialist Hospital, I was exposed to how snake bites are a major health concern in Myanmar, especially for kidney patients.

Tuesday, 24 May 2016 09:57

New KI editor in 2017

Detlef Schlondorff announced recently that he will be stepping down as Editor of Kidney International from the end of 2017. Under his leadership ISN’s flagship journal has continued to grow in impact and in appeal to its global readership.

Thursday, 19 May 2016 09:53

CKDu in Sri Lanka

Adeera Levin, Marcello Tonelli and David Harris represented ISN at a three-day workshop sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), which took place in April in Colombo and focused on the epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). This is afflicting a large number of agricultural workers in Sri Lanka, particularly in the North and Central provinces.

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).

This presentation was given by David Harris, Chair of the ISN Education Committee. It was presented at the World Congress of Nephrology 2013 in Hong Kong under Session 5: Inflammatory Signaling in CKD (ISN thanks ASN for providing assistance with this session).

Thursday, 04 September 2014 20:47

Pocket Guide to Clinical Dialysis

Updated and revised throughout, this second edition of Pocket Guide to Clinical Dialysis contains the latest information on the clinical care and management of chronic kidney disease through dialysis treatment. It is an ideal quick-reference guide for medical students, resident medical officers, junior advanced trainees in nephrology, nurses, and paramedical staff, providing practical and essential information about haemodialysis, its physiology and equipment used, chronic peritoneal dialysis, and acute dialysis. The book has been written by doctors, nurses, pharmacists and dietitians of the Western Sydney Renal Service, and their colleagues in other Australian renal units. 

 

ISN Education is releasing 4 free chapters of this book, covering early CKD & maintenance dialysis preparation, cardiovascular risk and management, managing first HD treatment and assessing the adequacy of PD. 

Thursday, 31 July 2014 10:16

KI impact factor grows in 2013

KI journal cover Jan 2013Congratulations to Detlef Schlondorff and his team at Kidney International (KI) for the continued success of ISN’s flagship journal.  The 2013 impact factor for Kidney International has risen by almost 10% on last year to 8.520. 

Monday, 19 May 2014 14:10

Webinar: the IDEAL trial

This webinar will focus on when to initiate dialysis for end stage kidney disease; lessons from the IDEAL trial.

Monday, 19 November 2012 09:46

APSN partners with ISN GO

For several years the Asian Pacific Society of nephrology (APSN) has partnered with ISN to offer ISN-APSN Fellowships. The Executive Committee of APSN recognizes the importance of other programs within ISN Global Outreach Programs (GO) and so has offered to partner with ISN from 2013 in its other GO programs as well: CME, Education Ambassador, Research & Prevention, Sister Renal Centre. These sorts of partnerships make sense because the mission of ISN and APSN (and other regional societies) are closely aligned, unnecessary duplication can be avoided and valuable resources can be stretched further. It is a good model for other regional and national societies to consider!

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