Monday, 01 October 2012 14:33

KDIGO becomes an independent organization



On October 1st, 2012, Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) released a statement explaining its new independent status as an organization. It will now function with its own governance, legal status and mission. Read the full press release HERE.

  • One intensive, 3-day, workshop-style conference that will be at the beginning of the certificate year (module 1)
  • Regular, online, interactive GoToWebinar sessions 

**Primary audience for this program will be pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of Nephropathology ** 

ISN – ANIO Clinical Nephropathology Certificate Program (CNC) 

Program Objectives: 

  • To identify the key principles in the preparation of kidney biopsy material – preparation of sections for LM, IF and EM. Review the different staining techniques and their purpose.
  • Apply knowledge of different patterns of renal injury observed in histopathologic specimens in classifying syndromes of nephronal injury and integrating this knowledge into the management of clinical presentations of renal disease. 
  • Use newly gained knowledge of specific renal syndromes or diseases (e.g., Acute kidney injury, autoimmune renal disease, diabetic kidney disease, genetic renal disease, hepatorenal syndrome, pregnancy related renal disease) to infer pathophysiologic mechanisms and apply this to the management of patients.
  • Use updated knowledge of kidney pathology for better patient management. 

Program highlights: 

  • Access to all pre-recorded online lectures, once each week – 40 lectures
  • Participation in all Go-To-Webinar interactive sessions, one every month – 12 sessions
  • Attendance at the October workshop
  • A signed “Certificate of Completion of the Program” from the ISN for fulfilling the program requirements 


Course Fee: $ 150 (USD) ** Registration Deadline: October 15, 2012** 

Course fee is waived for Trainees in MD, DNB, DM or PhD [Disclaimer: Trainees need to prove their status] 

Venue: Ramalingaswamy Board Room, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi 

Dates: 19th October – 21st October, 2012 (Friday to Sunday) 

Faculty for the certificate program will include: 

  • Dr. Gerald B. Appel, M.D, Director of Clinical Nephrology, Columbia University Medical Center, New York, USA 
  • Dr. Helmut Rennke, M.D, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Dr. Ajay K. Singh, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Dr. Anil K. Chandraker, M.D, Renal Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Dr. David. J. Salant, MD, Boston University, Boston, USA
  • Dr. Sanjeev Sethi, M.D, Department of Pathology, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota, USA
  • Dr. Vanesa Bijol, MD, Department of Pathology, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, USA
  • Dr. Fernando Fervenza, M.D, Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, Mayo Clinic, Minnesota                       


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