Advocacy

Global Kidney Organizations Urge Governments to Prioritize Delivery of COVID-19 Vaccine to Dialysis Patients.

The presidents of the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), the European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have urged the immediate prioritization of COVID-vaccine distribution to people undergoing dialysis treatment in dialysis units worldwide. Kidney failure patients cannot live without dialysis and are more at risk of...

World Kidney Day Unites the Nephrology Community with WKD Webinar; Brussels’ Icon Dressed in WKD Colors

The ISN and the IFKF-WKA broadcast a World Kidney Day 2021 Webinar, “Living well with kidney disease,” bringing together the WKD community to mark the occasion despite ongoing restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. A recording of the WKD Webinar will shortly be available on the ISN Academy. ISN President Vivek Jha and IFKF-WKA President Siu-Fai...

New: Read the DICG Newsletter

The Declaration of Istanbul on Organ Trafficking and Transplant Tourism (DICG), a joint initiative of the Transplantation Society and the ISN, has begun publishing a monthly newsletter. Read the second issue of the DICG newsletter here. The current edition highlights: A message from the Co-Chair of the DICG, Sanjay Nagral. Recent news articles related to the...

“Are Your Kidneys Healthy?” Campaign

The ISN and AstraZeneca have joined forces on a public awareness campaign highlighting chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its risk factors and promoting early detection in at-risk categories. “Are your kidneys healthy?” is a quick online quiz, available in 11 languages, which helps people gauge their risk of kidney disease and indicates when they should...

Register COVID-19 cases on the CORONATION Registry

The CORONATION registry continues to recruit worldwide. Any COVID-19 case is eligible. We are particularly keen to collect information on patients with chronic kidney disease, kidney transplants, or those receiving dialysis. Our web-portal is simple to use: You can quickly register a case and then come back up to 12 months later to fill in...

ISN Joins GCCH in Urging Increased WHO Capacity to Tackle NCDs

The ISN has submitted a joint statement alongside its partners in the Global Coalition for Circulatory Health (GCCH) to the EU-led stakeholder consultation on strengthening WHO preparedness for and response to health emergencies. The resulting draft resolution, to be debated at the 74th World Health Assembly, aims to increase efforts to build and strengthen WHO mechanisms...

Improved Patient-Centered Care for People Living with Kidney Disease: The WKD Position Paper Available Now

The World Kidney Day 2021 position paper, “Towards patient-centered care for people living with kidney disease,” presents top-line evidence, context, and call-to-actions for anyone advocating for patient-centered kidney care and decision-making. Central to the paper is the conviction that kidney care at all levels, policy, research, and management, is most effective when developed in partnership with patients...

The World Kidney Day Webinar on March 11: Bringing Together the Community for Kidney Health

World Kidney Day 2021: Living well with kidney disease will be broadcast at two different time slots on World Kidney Day (WKD), March 11, 2021: 11 March, 11 a.m. CET and 10 p.m. CET. Use a time zone converter to select a session. Register here. The webinar, featuring prominent figures in kidney health, will bring together the WKD...

ISN Joins the European Kidney Health Alliance

The ISN has joined the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), a not-for-profit organization dedicated to developing concrete solutions to the challenges posed by Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) in Europe. Joining the EKHA further enhances ISN’s ability to raise awareness of CKD’s severity and prevalence as a social and economic burden to patients and society within...