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ISN ACADEMY HOSTS HYDRATION FOR HEALTH’S ONLINE COURSES

Water is a forgotten nutrient. The ISN Academy is hosting Hydration For Health’s online courses. Hydration for Health is an initiative by Danone Nutricia Research which aims at raising public awareness on healthy hydration and encourage sustainable healthy hydration habits by sharing scientific research, educational materials, and practical tools. The first course, “Hydration Basics”, focuses on basic knowledge of...

ISN’s 60th Anniversary Celebrations start with Kidney International

ISN is pleased to announce a monthly series, “Milestones in Nephrology”, from the editorial team of Kidney International (KI). Through the course of 2020, this series will highlight 60 historical papers of importance to the nephrology community from the early days of KI. Every month in 2020, five groundbreaking KI papers will be republished, discussed...

ISN Young Nephrologist Committee Member receives AJKD Editors’ Choice Award for research into missed hemodialysis sessions

Issa Al Salmi, from Oman, a member of the ISN Young Nephrologist Committee (YNC) as well as the Local Organizing Working group of the WCN 2020 in Abu Dhabi, was recently awarded the prestigious Editors' Choice award by the American Journal of Kidney Diseases (AJKD) for his research into the international variation, predictors, and...

ISN Online Curriculum on Intensive Care Nephrology Continues

Session two of the ISN Online Curriculum on Intensive Care Nephrology is now available on the ISN Academy. In this session, the characteristic features of AKI due to acute tubular necrosis are reviewed. The learning objectives are: to understand the pathophysiology of tubular epithelial cell injury and repair as well as the main renal hemodynamic changes...

ISN at Kidney Week 2019

Meaghan Lunney, from the University of Alberta, Canada, presenting the abstract on ISN’s Global Kidney Health Atlas 2019, “Current Status of ESKD Care in World Countries and Regions,” during the morning session on November 9 at Kidney Week 2019. Thanks to all those who visited the ISN booth in Washington, as well as all the ISN...

ISN Academy Live Streams the 17TH International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation

All sessions of the 17th International Congress of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, held in collaboration with the International Society of Nephrology and Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, taking place in Tabiz, Iran, will be streamed live at the ISN Academy over the three days of the Congress from November 19-22, 2019. If you are unable to...

Four monetary awards available to ISN members for training opportunities in renal pathology

The ISN Renal Pathology Working Group seeks applications from nephropathologists from low and low-to-middle resource countries (as defined by the World Bank) for travel bursaries in 2020. Four awards of up to a maximum value of $1500 per person will be awarded to finance either: a mini-sabbatical to provide short term in-depth study of renal pathology by immersion in an established...

Kidney Patients are Neglected in Clinical Trials

PRESS RELEASE July 9, 2019 Kidney Patients are Neglected in Clinical Trials The exclusion of patients with kidney diseases from clinical trials remains an unsolved problem that hinders optimal care of these patients. Over 850 million people suffer from kidney diseases worldwide, a number which signifies epidemic proportions, yet these patients are still ignored by investigators and...

Statement of Concern – Political Declaration, Third UN High Level Meeting on NCDs

The International Society of Nephrology is very concerned about the current state of negotiations on the Political Declaration for the third United Nations High-Level Meeting on Noncommunicable Diseases (UN HLM on NCDs). Kidney disease – the 11th leading cause of death globally – is a silent epidemic affecting over 850 million people worldwide which...

Epidemiology, molecular, and genetic methodologies to evaluate causes of CKDu around the world: report of the Working Group from the ISN International Consortium of Collaborators on CKDu

In order to investigate candidate hypotheses for chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu), the ISN has supported a multidisciplinary group of nephrologists, epidemiologists, and occupational health and environmental scientists to form a consortium (i3C) to identify a coherent approach to studying CKDu and to provide recommendations for studies focusing on investigating causes. The...