UBC Vancouver connects nephrologists locally and worldwide Featured

ISN is dedicated to bringing together nephrologists, improving educational opportunities for doctors from all walks of life. On March 19, 2012, ISN Fellow Anila Abraham from Madras Medical Mission in Chennai gave a superb lecture to nephrology fellows at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver.

She spoke about the causes of acute kidney injury, describing the geography and social background of India, with a focus on southern India. She also shared the results of an epidemiological study she has been conducting based on 857 biopsies gathered over eight months.

“We are thrilled that we were able to connect nephrologists around the province, our trainees and a pathologist from India and the US in one location,” explains ISN Secretary General Adeera Levin who heads the nephrology division at the University of British Columbia.

Following this seminar,  Agnes Fogo, ISN Councilor and chair of the ISN Pathology Committee, connected through telecast to five different sites around British Columbia. She delivered a lecture about the progression and regression of chronic kidney disease from a pathologist’s perspective. Some 75 people learned about new research into the mechanisms responsible scarring. The meeting gathered a varied group of participants including nephrologists, residents, fellows, dieticians, social workers, nurses and pharmacists.

Abraham and Fogo were in Vancouver for the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology’s annual meeting and agreed to take time out from that conference to share their research with the nephrology community in British Columbia.

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