Educational Ambassadors

COVID-19 Update:

The ISN continues to monitor the COVID-19 pandemic. Given current travel restrictions and overall impact of the outbreak, ISN is only able to lend virtual support.

ISN remains committed to building kidney health equality around the world through education, training, advocacy, and research. We will continue to adapt our response to this unprecedented situation as it evolves. Stay tuned!

ISN Educational Ambassadors

Renal centers around the world can apply to the Educational Ambassadors (EA) Program to receive expert guidance and hands-on training to advance new initiatives, skills or services, and community-based research or screening programs.

For up to four weeks, ISN ambassadors advise on clinical cases and research addressing dialysis, interventional nephrology, renal pathology, transplantation, and peritoneal dialysis to improve clinical care as well as the confidence of professionals, including nurses and technicians, and the quality of life and survival rate of patients.

A potential long-term interaction between the host center and the ISN Ambassador is encouraged to extend the mentorship and foster the possibility of further training through additional ISN Programs.

Read the guidelines carefully to find out if you fit all the criteria. Submit your application by email to

Applications are open year-round to ISN members but should be submitted 3-6 months before the planned visit.

Applications are reviewed by ISN staff and the ISN Educational Ambassadors Committee.

ISN works hand in hand with a several organizations, encouraging intra-regional collaborations and enhancing training and education possibilities in selected fields of nephrology.

Educational Ambassadors Supporters

The Educational Ambassadors Program is supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Janssen.

For all inquiries on the Educational Ambassador Program, please contact the Educational Ambassador Coordinator at

The Educational Ambassador program is supported by the ISN Educational Ambassador Committee .

What happens on an Educational Embassadors Program?