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ISN and the Indian Society of Nephrology extend partnership

At a meeting held in December 2019 in Delhi, India, between the ISN President and Executive Director, and the Indian Society of Nephrology Governing Body, ISN and the Indian SN agreed to extend and formalize their existing partnership to include collaboration on all ISN programs and activities, demonstrating their mutual commitment to the advancement of nephrology in the South Asia region and globally.

This partnership seeks to advance regional capacity building through the ISN-Indian SN Fellowships, Sister Renal Centers (SRC), Educational Ambassadors (EAP), Continuing Medical Education meetings (CME), Scientific Writing Courses (SWC) and Interventional Nephrology Scholarships and a joint session at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology.

ISN President, Vivek Jha comments: ”This ongoing joint partnership continues to help reinforce the specialty of nephrology in the South Asia region and globally. It will help people become more aware of nephrology and kidney disease across the world, which is one of the missions of the ISN.”

In particular, this partnership is intended to encourage the training of South Asian and African Fellows in India, and Indian Fellows abroad, and to build partnerships between emerging and supporting Sister Renal Centers from the region. In both cases, the long-term objective is to create Regional Training Centers of excellence in India.

Indian Society of Nephrology President Prof. K.L. Gupta says: “We are committed to working for the advancement of nephrology in India, but also in low-and-middle-income countries from the South Asia Pacific region and around the world, and look forward to our continued collaboration with the ISN.”

As a result of this partnership, ISN and the Indian Society of Nephrology will co-jointly support the following Sister Renal Centers collaborations:

  • Pair between the Christian Institute of Health Sciences & Research in Dimapur, and the Christian Medical College in Vellore, both in India.
  • Pair between the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital in Enugu, Nigeria and the George Institute for Global Health in Delhi, India.
  • Trio between the Hospital Central de Maputo, Mozambique, the Christian Medical College in Vellore, India and the University of California in Los Angeles, United States.

The next application deadline for the Fellowship Program is May 1. For the Sister Renal Centers Program, the deadline is October 1.

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