CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit


Chronic kidney disease (CKD) causes substantial global morbidity and increases cardiovascular and all-cause mortality, so identifying and treating it at the earliest stages is a worldwide imperative.

To this end, the ISN and KDIGO are releasing a series of tools for CKD early identification and intervention aimed at kidney health professionals, primary care physicians and nurses working in primary care settings.

Discover and access these tools below.

Early Identification and Intervention of Chronic Kidney Disease Speaker’s Guide

Webinars and Webcasts

CKD Early Identification & Intervention

Webinar Recording

Presented by Michael Shlipak, this webinar trains participants on how to identify CKD early in local primary care settings and determine evidence-based treatment interventions.

CKD Models of Care – Role of PCPs and Other Specialists

WCN 2020 Webcast

This presentation by Primary Care Doctor Peter Lin reviews the roles of primary care physicians in CKD prevention, early CKD and CKD risk reduction.

The Compelling Case for Early Detection and Treatment of CKD

CSN 2020 Webcast

Dr. Vivek Jha presents the compelling case for early detection and treatment of CKD at the 2020 Annual Congress of the Chinese Society of Nephrology.

Treatments for Chronic Kidney Disease

WCN 2020 Webcast

This presentation by Ali Abu-Alfa reviews the recommended intervention areas in CKD, including blood pressure, lipid and glycemic control, testing and essential management of CKD complications, screening for viral hepatitis and vaccinations.

Conceptual Framework and Health System Factors

WCN 2020 Webcast

Professor Borislava Mihaylova presents on the conceptual framework and health system factors involved in early identification and intervention of CKD.

Upcoming Toolkit Releases:

The ISN and KDIGO will continue to work on complimentary tools for this toolkit in 2021, including:

  • Regional-specific materials
  • PCP- and AHP-specific materials
  • Resources for Patients
  • Podcast

Stay tuned!


This initiative is led in collaboration with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO).


This ISN-KDIGO CKD Early Identification & Intervention Toolkit Initiative is supported by an unrestricted educational grant from AstraZeneca.


For any inquiries on this initiative, please contact Kelly Hendricks, ISN Associate Director of Project Management at

For any inquiries/feedback on the resources provided in this toolkit, contact KDIGO at