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ISN Educational Ambassadors on a mission

ISN Programs are integral to our education mission. ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan’s dedication to working with Sudan’s nephrology community reveals the valuable steps specialists are taking to build sustainable care.

 In July, The Renal Council of the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board in Khartoum welcomed ISN Educational Ambassador Waleed Elhassan, based at the Wayne State University School of Medicine, and Consultant in Nephrology and Director of the Sudanese American Medical Association nephrology programs.

As the only professional training body, the Sudanese Medical Specialization Board manages and delivers medical and health specialty programs in the country. It currently enrolls 13 fellows, sending them to regional affiliated hospitals so they can develop their skills.

Dr Elhassan was among the group that established peritoneal dialysis in 2005 and organized clinic-pathological conferences with the Pathology Department at Soba University and gave talks to staff as a Certified Hypertension Specialist trained by the American Society of Hypertension.

For this mission, he set out to teach students further about the basic and pathophysiological mechanisms of renal physiology as well as manage specific cases of renal disorders.

He reviewed and interpreted up-to-date literature relevant to clinical practice and gave a talk on the principles of Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy and peritoneal dialysis, looking at how to apply them when prescribing therapies for specific patients.

28 participants enrolled in these courses including adult and pediatric nephrology fellows, candidates applying for renal fellowships, interested internists and pediatricians.

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