Middle-East Committee

This page contains the following sections:
General Information
Mission Statement
CME and Site Visit Reports
Committee Membership

General INformation

Represented Countries:

Bahrain, Iran, Iraq, Jordan, Israel, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Lebanon, Oman, Palestinian Authority, Qatar, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.


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

The Regional Subcommittee has identified the following major obstacles to the advancement of nephrology in their respective region:

  • Lack of training, standard of care, registry.
  • Absence of multidisciplinary approach which is evident from various facts such as non-nephrologists taking care of renal (esp. dialysis patients), poor communication between medical specialists, absence of a shared approach to therapy, late referral of renal patients.

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.


Amman, Jordan,January 30th-February 1st Glomerulonephritis Update- Diagnosis and Therapy (pdf, 31.5 KB)

Beirut, Lebanon, March 28-29, Acute medicine CME course (pdf, 20 KB)


Beirut, Lebanon, 26-28 March 2009, The Kidney in Systemic Diseases (pdf, 168.9 KB)

Committee Membership (January 2008 - January 2011):

Chair: Riyad Said (Jordan) [email protected]
Co-Chair: Kamal Badr (Lebanon) [email protected]
Co-Chair: Faissal Shaheen (Saudi Arabia) [email protected]

Saeed Al Ghamdi (Saudi Arabia)
Mona Naser Al Rukhaimi (UAE)
Behrooz Broumand (Iran)
Bassam Saeed (Syria)

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