Emerging leaders program

In early 2007, the ISN created the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) to help better engage its talented younger members in shaping the future of the Society. The mission of the YNC is to evaluate and understand the needs of young ISN members in order to develop education, research, professional development and leadership opportunities within the Society tailored specifically to their needs. The Committee consists of a core group of members, representing the various geographic regions of the ISN.

Emerging leaders program

In early 2007, the ISN created the Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) to help better engage its talented younger members in shaping the future of the Society. The mission of the YNC is to evaluate and understand the needs of young ISN members in order to develop education, research, professional development and leadership opportunities within the Society tailored specifically to their needs. The Committee consists of a core group of members, representing the various geographic regions of the ISN.

YNC Activities

Members of the group develop unique programs of activities targeted at the needs of young ISN members who make up approximately 50% of the society's membership. We aim to expand our network of young nephrologists, trainees, scientists, allied health professionals and kidney patients within the society. We are also here to help promote the engagement of all young ISN Members in the activities of the society. If you would like further information about the work of the ISN YNC, or how to get involved either in its work or that of the ISN more generally, then please contact the ISN staff member supporting the YNC, Miguel Gallardo, mgallardo@theisn.org.

Specific activities undertaken by sub-groups of the YNC currently include:

  1. The development and delivery of specific sessions for young ISN members at the annual World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) meeting (YNC WCN subcommittee).
    This includes pre-congress education sessions tailored specifically to young nephrologists as well as dedicated sessions to share experiences of young nephrologists around the world and facilitate better engagement with the various ISN programs and committees.
  2. Improvement of the communication between the ISN and its younger members (YNC Communication subcommittee). 
    This includes better use of social media. We advocate the use of the hashtag #ISNYoung for all content relevant to young ISN members. Regular eAlerts will be sent to young ISN members with upcoming initiatives. The development of an online platform for global interaction between young ISN members is also in development. 
  3. Promotion of the benefits of the ISN to potential young members and enhancing the role of young ISN members within ISN leadership roles (YNC Membership subcommittee)
    This includes active auditing of admission and retention rates of young members and through activities to increase the number of young members involved in core ISN programs.
  4. The assessment and development of a mentorship program (YNC mentorship subcommittee). 
    This includes measurement of the mentees satisfaction with current programs and improvement of the mentees engagement and satisfaction through an active contribution from the YNC into the development of competencies and skills such as communication, leadership, clinical practice and research.

YNC Committee Members

Gavin Dreyer (Chair)

Nephrologist, Barts Health NHS Trust
(UK-WESTERN EUROPE REGION)
Twitter: @DrGavinDreyer
ISN committees: Core programs committee, Deputy chair of ISN Educational ambassador program
YNC subcommittee: Membership group lead

Marina Wainstein (Deputy Chair)

Nephrologist, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
(Australia-OCEANIA and SOUTH EAST ASIA REGION)
Twitter:@Marina_Wainstein
ISN committees: iNET CKD, Global Kidney Health Atlas fellow
YNC subcommittee: WCN group lead

Rolando Claure Del Granado

Nephrologist, Universidad Mayor de San Simon
(Bolivia - LATIN AMERICA REGION)
Twitter: @RClaure_nefro
ISN committees: Latin America Regional Board, Fellowship Committee, ISN ACT working group, Kidney Care Network
YNC subcommittee: Mentorship group lead

Rhys Evans

Clinical Research fellow, University College London
(UK-WESTERN EUROPE REGION)
Twitter: @rhysdrevans
ISN committees: ISN-ACT core committee, ISN Disaster Preparedness Workforce, ISN Kidney Care Network Fellow, Western Europe Board Member
YNC subcommittee: Communication Group Lead

Mirna Aleckovic-Halilovic

Nephrologist, University Clinical Center Tuzla
(Bosnia and Herzegovina-EASTERN AND CENTRAL EUROPE REGION)
Twitter: @AleckovicMirna
ISN committees:Eastern and Central Europe board, Clinical Research Committee
YNC subcommittee: Communication group

Alexandra Cambier

Pediatric Nephrologist, Robert Debre Hospital, Paris
(France, WESTERN EUROPE REGION)
YNC subcommittee: WCN2021 group

Tatiara Bueno Parreira

Nephrologist, SOS RIM clinic, Rondônia
(Brazil- LATIN AMERICA REGION)
Twitter: @tatiarabueno
ISN Committees: Sister Renal Center
YNC subcommittee: Communication group

Caner Alparslan

Pediatric Nephrologist,
Diyarbakır Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital (Turkey, NORTH AND EAST ASIA REGION)
Twitter: @CanerAlparslan
YNC subcommittee: WCN group

Shankar Prasad Yadav

Pediatric Nephrologist,
B.P.Koirala Institute of Health Sciences, Dharan
(Nepal-SOUTH ASIA REGION)
Twitter: @shankardharan
ISN Committees: Sister Renal Center
YNC subcommittee: Mentorship Group

Basu Gopal

Renal Transplant Physician, The Alfred Hospital, Monash University, Melbourne
(Australia-OCEANIA and SOUTH EAST ASIA-REGION)
Twitter:@BasuNephro
ISN Committees: South Asia Board- ISN education- CME
YNC subcommittee: Communication group

Nikolay Bulanov

Researcher, Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University
(Russia-NIS and RUSSIA REGION)
Twitter: @NikolayBulanov
YNC subcommittee: Membership group

Sreejith Parameswaran

Nephrologist, JIPMER: Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research
(India - SOUTH ASIA REGION)
Twitter: @SreejithDr
ISN Committees: ANIO, South Asia Regional Board
YNC subcommittee role: Membership Group

Abduzhappar Gaipov

Researcher, Nazarbayev University School of Medicine, Nur-Sultan
(Kazakhstan - NIS & RUSSIA REGION)
Twitter: @AbduGaip
ISN Committees: Fellowship, Hydration for Kidney Health
YNC subcommittee: Mentorship Group

Muzamil Olamide Hassan

Nephrologist, Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospital Complex, Ile-Ife
(Nigeria - AFRICA REGION)
Twitter: @MuzamilOlamide
ISN committee membership: iNET-CKD
YNC subcommittee: Mentorship Group

Sabine Karam

Nephrologist, Saint George Hospital University Medical Center, Beirut
(Lebanon, MIDDLE-EAST REGION)
Twitter: @sabinekaram6
YNC subcommittee: Communication group

Selma Siham El Khayat

Nephrologist, University Hospital Ibn Rochd
Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Hassan II University, Casablanca
(Morocco - AFRICA REGION)
ISN committees: Africa Regional Board, Clinical research committee
YNC subcommittee: WCN 2021 group

Yosuke Hirakawa

Nephrologist, the University of Tokyo Hospital
(Japan - NORTH & EAST ASIA REGION)
YNC subcommittee: Membership group

Issa Al Salmi

Nephrologist, The Royal Hospital
(Oman - MIDDLE EAST REGION)
ISN committees: Middle-East Regional Board, CME committee, Publications Committee
YNC subcommittee: WCN 2021 group

Lili Zhou

Researcher
Nanfang Hospital, Southern Medical University
(China- NORTH and EAST ASIA REGION)
ISN committees: ISN North and East Asia Regional Board
YNC subcommittee: Mentorship Group

Siah Kim

Paediatric Nephrologist The Children's Hospital, Westmead
(Australia, OCEANIA and SOUTH EAST ASIA REGION)
Twitter: @siahk
ISN committees: OSEAN regional board member
YNC subcommittee: Membership group

Miguel Gallardo

ISN Young Nephrologists Committee Coordinator

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