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Message from Vivek Jha, ISN President: Honoring the past & welcoming the future

Dear colleagues,

The start of the new year provides us with the opportunity to look forward to the International Society of Nephrology’s ongoing work, guided by its mission of advancing kidney health worldwide and the shared values of the ISN membership.

ISN’s capacity building and educational activities have helped build a critical mass of appropriately skilled professionals providing kidney care in parts of the world where such services are most needed. This has been possible through a global pool of volunteers who continue to selflessly share their expertise and knowledge.

ISN is committed to further enhance the capacity of a global nephrology workforce with the aim of building leaders who will not only advance in their own careers but work collaboratively to create integrated, scalable, and sustainable kidney care programs aligned with their national health priorities, as well as with global standards.

ISN’s efforts in helping to build leaders will be supplemented by strong and enhanced advocacy focus on an integrated approach to kidney care, as part of universal healthcare, in partnership with other professional societies, NGOs and multilateral organisations.

ISN is dedicated to enhancing the global nephrology community’s participation in research, particularly in high-quality clinical trials and cohort studies, through activities that increase collaboration and sharing of experiences.

I want to thank each one of you for your contribution to making ISN a trusted leader, effective enabler, and connector of communities. The ISN’s priorities are those of its members, and we look forward to hearing from you – either reaching us directly through the ISN Regional Boards or the leadership of your national and regional societies of nephrology.

I am honored to be serving as the ISN President in this 60th year of our society. I look forward to welcoming many of you at WCN20 in Abu Dhabi in March, and to the always lively and stimulating interchanges that take place at the Congress.

Finally, I wish you the best for 2020, and look forward to working together for a future where all people have equitable access to sustainable kidney health.

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