Global Outreach

Professor Oliveira with the Nephrology team discussing the management of difficult cases.Last December, ISN organized a Continuing Medical Education (CME) course at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh, India. The course looked at healthy vascular and fistula care as well as the mechanisms of nephropathy.

Telehealth program BolviviaIn April 2012, thanks to a great sister center partnership in Bolivia and an ISN research and prevention grant, a telehealth system was set up to provide better follow-up care for kidney patients in rural areas. A pool of nephrologists at the Instituto de Nefrología in La Paz now provides remote long-term kidney care to patients in Renal Functional Units at peripheral centers across the country.

Mongolia and Canada SRCThe results of the recent the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program call for applications have now been released. CLICK HERE to find out which centers have been accepted into the program.

Monday, 04 February 2013 09:53

New ISN GO CME Chair appointed



FinkelsteinISN is pleased to announce that Fred Finkelstein (USA) will succeed Norbert Lameire (Belgium) as ISN Global Outreach (GO) Continuing Medical Education (CME) Chair. His appointment will take effect as of June 2013.

ME award presentation web photoJanuary 25, 2013 – Dr Tareq Suheimat from Amman, Jordan (second left) has accepted the first ISN GO Pioneer Award for the Middle East region from ISN President John Feehally. The ceremony took place at the 11th Annual Scientific Meeting of the Jordan Society of Nephrology which was organized from January 23 to 25, 2013 in Amman, Jordan.

Also present were ISN Global Outreach (GO) Chair William Couser (middle), ISN Middle East Regional Committee Chair Riyad Said, also from Amman (second right) and ISN GO CME Chair Norbert Lameire (right).

Couser-CME-ZambiaFollowing the growing success of several ISN Global Outreach (GO) Regional Workshops across the globe since 2011, ISN is now planning a second workshop in Africa. This will take place on February 22, 2013 during the AFRAN Congress in Accra, Ghana. CLICK HERE to access the ISN events calendar for more information on the program.

Training of nurses in the Diabetes outpatient clinic how to test urine by dipstick webMark your calendar for the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention Program application deadline on April 1st, 2013. If you are interested in applying for this ISN GO Program, make sure to send your application online before this date. CLICK HERE to find out more.

Wednesday, 19 December 2012 08:23

Video testimonies on pediatric nephrology in Colombia



Following a successful ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) Program in Cali, Colombia last October, ISN is happy to share some testimonies filmed during the meeting at the ‪Institucional Unidad Neurología Pediátrica‬, Fundaciòn Valle del Lili. ISN would like to thank pediatric nephrologist Jaime M. Restrepo and Alejandro Montenegro for providing some great material that illustrates the impact of kidney disease in the country, the life of a kidney patients and the fantastic work of this nephrology unit.

Wednesday, 12 December 2012 16:09

EAP: results of call for application 2012-2


Educational Ambassador Fogazzi AfricaSeveral emerging centers will be welcoming ISN Educational Ambassadors to their institutions as of next year following the recent call for applications session.
ISN has now released the latest list of institutions who have been awarded funding to welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution. Also included in this list are the relevant training topics. To access the information, CLICK HERE.

The Gujarat University Convention Centre was the location for the first ISN GO Regional Workshop in South Asia, held on December 8, 2012 during the third day of the 43rd annual meeting of the Indian Society of Nephrology. This Regional Workshop in South Asia completes the first pilot cycle of regional workshops planned in each of the ISN developing regions from 2011 to next year. Plans are now in progress to begin the second cycle of these new events to be held from 2013 to 2015.

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