Latin-America Committee

This page contains the following sections:
General Information
Mission Statement
Articles on the Region
CME and Site Visit Reports
Special Fellowships
Committee Membership

General Information

Represented Countries:

Antigua & Barbuda, Argentina, Aruba, Bahamas, Barbados, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Puerto Rico, St. Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos Islands, Uruguay, Venezuela, Virgin Islands. 


In the ISN-COMGAN News, Data and Reports section you can find a detailed overview of  all recent COMGAN activities per region which includes funded CMEs, site visits, Fellows, Renal Sister Centers and other program activities. A statistical regional breakdown of the ISN outreach activities and Fellows is also provided.

Mission Statement

To identify areas, places and themes in need of COMGAN participation and help in order to foster the development of nephrology and to improve renal care of the people in Latin America.

The following major obstacles to the advancement of nephrology in the region have been identified by the Regional Subcommittee:

  • Marginalization of academic medicine leading to a lack of education.
  • Lack of efficient universal health coverage programs and preventive systems.


Articles that have been published on the region, the committee and its activities include:

August.2006: Fellowship: Leading by Example: A Profile of Randall Lou Meda from Guatemala (pdf, 140.6 KB)

May 2006: Getting Involved: An Interview with Ricardo Correa-Rotter (pdf, 125.5 KB)

CME and Site Visit Reports

The below reports on CMEs & Site Visits have been submitted to ISN; in order to view the reports please click on the links.


Lima, Peru, June 5-8, TheVI Latin American Congress of Acute Kidney Injury and XI Peruvian Congress of Nephrology (pdf, 38 KB)

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, April 18-29, SRC Central American and Caribbean Congress of Nephrology (pdf, 21.1 KB)

Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, April 18-29, SRC Central American and Caribbean Congress of Nephrology-Pictures (jpg, 64.6 KB)

Cali, Colombia, April 11-13, Epidemiology and Risk factors for Renal Disease in Children (pdf, 9.3 KB)

Guadalajara, Mexico, March 28-29, 12th Guadalajara Symposium: Advances in Nephrology (pdf, 24.4 KB)


Mexico City, Mexico, 16-19 April 2009, XV Congreso SLANH - VI Congeso Iberoamericano de Nefrología, LVII Reúnion Anual IMIN (pdf, 559.2 KB)

Santiago del Chile, 2-3 July 2009, Advances Primary & Secondary Glomerular Diseases Course (pdf, 531.4 KB)

Bolivia, La Paz, 1st International Course in Nephrology, 19-21 August 2009 (pdf, 1.3 MB)


  • Advise on the organization and scientific program for a CME to be held during the Colombian Congress of Nephrology to be held in October 2007.
  • Advise on organization, program and invited speakers for a Symposium on Acute Renal Failure to be held in Bolivia, late 2007.
  • Advise on program and speakers for a Satellite Symposium of the World Congress of Nephrology to be held in Punta del Este, Uruguay, immediately after the Rio meeting and organized by the Uruguayan Society of Nephrology.
  • Dr. Ricardo Correa Rotter is currently contacting leaders of the Central America renal organizations to collect information on activities and needs in the area.

Special Fellowships

ISN offers a special opportunity for young nephrologists from Latin America. Please click on the link for more information: ISN-SLANH Fellowship.

Committee Membership (January 2008 - January 2011):

Chair: Pablo Massari (Argentina) [email protected]
Co-Chair: Ricardo Correa Rotter (Mexico) [email protected]

Jorge Alfonzo Guerra (Cuba)
Ezequiel Bellorin Font (Venezuela)
Manuel Cerdas Calderon (Costa Rica)
Zulma Cruz-Trujillo (El Salvador)
Carlos Henriquez (El Salvador)
Guilermo Garcia Garcia (Mexico)
Abdias Hurtado Arestegui (Peru)
Sergio Mezzano (Chile)
William E. Mitch (USA)
Giuseppe Remuzzi (Italy)
Francisco Santa Cruz (Paraguay)
Vicente Sanchez Polo (Guatemala)
Eduardo Slatopolsky (USA)
Roberto Pecoits Filho (Brazil)

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