Educational Ambassadors Program
Through the Educational Ambassadors program, centers in the developing world can request an expert to join them onsite for the provision of very specific training (examples would include acute and chronic dialysis programs, renal pathology, CKD management in a local setting and others) or to initiate and develop community based research and screening programs.
Qualified ISN members can also request to be listed as available experts. The requirements of the applicant centers are to be assessed by the respective ISN GO Regional Committee in order to ensure relevance and feasability. The program then works to engage the requested expert or matches the request against a database of qualified and approved experts in the field of required training. ISN supports the available Educational Ambassador to deliver high quality and relevant training for a period of 1-4 weeks.
The Educational Ambassadors Program aims to advance nephrology in the developing world through very concrete progress enabling the impact to be well monitored. The program also provides ISN members and younger nephrologists with an invaluable opportunity for personal involvement in the societies educational programs while enhancing the sense of global solidarity and awareness in the renal world.
ISN invites applications from emerging centers as well as potential Educational Ambassadors.
Program Format and Timeline
May 1st is the deadline for the submission of final applications from emerging centers wishing to invite an Educational Ambassador in the following year. These applications must be pre-endorsed by the respective regional committee.
The applications are processed and sent to the Education Committee along with a list of all qualified trainers registered in the Database if needed. The applications are reviewed and ranked competitively; the Education Committee recommends a short-list of the most suitable Trainers.
A training report is to be submitted by both the trainer and the emerging center.
The regional Committee follows up to assess concrete impact.
The Educational Ambassador receives a certificate of appreciation after a successful visit.
The Educational Ambassadors Program falls into the scope of the ISN GO Education Committee chaired by Saraladevi Naicker (South Africa).