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Vote Now for the 2021 ISN Community Film Event Winner

Voting for the best ISN Community Film Event is open. This year’s film event received more than 30 films from 20 different countries. The Film Event Jury has selected seven finalists from these entries to compete for the 2021 ISN Film Community Best Film. Your vote helps decide the overall winner. The winner(s) will be announced...

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...

Register for the PHSSR Summit

The Partnership for Health System Sustainability Resilience (PHSSR), founded by the World Economic Forum (WEF), the London School of Economics, and AstraZeneca, is holding a summit from March 15-19, 2021. Register for the summit here. The summit on health system resilience and sustainability features a talk from ISN President Prof Vivek Jha on key recommendations for...

ISN Collective-Member Societies Interviews: The Spanish Society of Nephrology

The Spanish Society of Nephrology (SENEFRO) joined the ISN as a Collective-Member Society over a decade ago. Spain is currently active in two ISN-TTS Sister Transplant Centers in collaboration with the University of Barcelona and has hosted 17 ISN Fellows from seven different countries over the last ten years. In 2020, the ISN and SENEFRO held...

Two Weeks Left to Apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology Scholarship

The deadline to apply for an ISN Interventional Nephrology (IN) Scholarship is April 1, 2021. Read the application guidelines here. The current process is for scholars to undertake training at an ISN-recognized Interventional Nephrology Training Center from July 2021 to February 2022. These centers were selected on their capacity to provide training in: Non-tunneled CVC placement Tunneled...

Announcing the Winners of Early-Career Researcher Awards

The ISN-KI Early-career Researcher Award recognizes outstanding research in basic and clinical science published in Kidney International (KI) in 2019 and 2020. The winners are: Basic science Sho Hasegawa (Japan) Comprehensive three-dimensional analysis (CUBIC-kidney) visualizes abnormal renal sympathetic nerves after ischemia/reperfusion injury Qi Cao (Australia) Regulatory innate lymphoid cells suppress innate immunity and reduce renal ischemia/reperfusion injury Clinical science Madhav C. Menon (USA) Genome-wide...

Bringing healing into focus

Why do some patients receiving hemodialysis remain cheerful, hopeful, outward-looking, and enjoy a rich life, while others suffer debilitating depression and other emotional problems? Can whatever makes some patients more resilient be “bottled” and given to those less resilient to help them? These are the questions that Chris McIntyre, professor of medicine, medical biophysics, and...

Lifelong personalized plans for vascular access in hemodialysis patients

Hemodialysis is life-sustaining therapy for many patients with chronic kidney disease, but choosing how to access a patient’s blood for treatment presents pros and cons, depending on their situation. “We have seen that a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to medicine, and for hemodialysis vascular access, does not necessarily work for all,” says Charmaine Lok, Professor of Medicine...

Building a network to investigate CKD risk factors in Africa

It is well-established that African Americans are more than three times as likely to develop end-stage renal disease (ESRD) than non-Hispanic white Americans. Research also shows that Black people living in sub-Saharan Africa have a similarly high predisposition to developing chronic kidney disease (CKD). “This increased risk of CKD is attributable in part to variants...