Join ISN as a new member in accordance to one of the below membership categories via the Application & Renewal page.


Any physician or scientist who has manifested a scientific interest in nephrology is eligible for ISN membership.

For just US$ 217 or € 150 per year you can join ISN as an individual member and receive the full entitlement to all benefits and services.

Members who renew during the renewal season (1 October - 31 January) are eligible for the special discount rate of US$ 203 or € 140.


The ISN Joint Membership Program enables 2-10 individuals from emerging countries to enjoy a group ISN membership.

One subscription to each print edition of the society journals will be shared amongst the group members whilst online access and all other ISN benefits can be enjoyed on an individual basis.
A joint membership is available at the reduced total rate of US$ 155 per year. Joint Members who renew during the renewal season (1 October - 31 January) are eligible for the special discount rate of US$ 134.

This offer is only valid for nephrologists from developing countries (persons from a country included in the below World Bank PPP list are NOT eligible).


Trainees in nephrology, aged 37 and younger, are encouraged to apply for 'ISN Members in Training' status at a greatly reduced annual membership rate of US$ 72 or € 50 (all benefits included).

Eligible individuals must submit a copy of a valid form of identification stating their date of birth as well as a proof of their current training status to the ISN Global Headquarters, together with their completed membership form.

Member Sponsors

An ISN Member Sponsor is an individual who pays the full membership fee but donates his hardcopy journals to a recipient physician from the emerging world who is otherwise unable to afford access to these scientific publications. The Member Sponsor simply applies for individual membership after which all other benefits and services, such as online access to the journals, are activated. The benefactor may either select a recipient or ask ISN to send the journals to individuals or libraries on the waiting list. These generous members are requested to send a quick e-mail to the ISN Headquarters.


The Collective membership category was created to allow nephrology societies that are affiliated to the ISN to sign up all their members collectively.

Affiliated societies who wish to be eligible for the special annual rate of $US 119 per person must sign up at least 75% of their total membership. These members are entitled to all benefits of a regular individual membership.

ISN has formed collective membership with the below Affiliated Societies:

Australian & New Zealand Soc. Nephrology (ANZSN)
Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN)
Iranian Society of Nephrology (IrSN)
Swiss Society of Nephrology (SSN)
The Israel Soc. of Nephrology & Hypertension (ISNH)
Turkish Society of Nephrology (TSN)

Click here to see the list of ISN Affiliated Societies.


Requests for Emeritus membership can be made by those who have been a member for a minimum of ten years. An appropriate request should be made to the Secretary General of ISN indicating cause (e.g., disability, retirement, hardship, etc.).

Emeritus Members receive the same benefits as regular individual Members excluding the journal print copies; they do not pay dues but may choose to continue to receive ISN's print journals at a reduced rate.


Honorary Membership is conferred upon individuals who have made contributions of exceptional merit to the ISN and/or the worldwide field of nephrology. Honorary members are nominated by the Executive Committee, ratified by the Council and are subject to approval by the General Assembly.

They receive all ISN membership benefits and do not pay any dues.

View the list of ISN Honorary Members

Special MEMBER types

ISN accords complimentary membership benefits to the participants of certain programs:

Member Fellows:
Individuals who have successfully completed their training through the ISN International Fellowship Program, and who have returned home, are awarded with a complimentary membership. This one or two year membership is in relation to the length of their training.

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