Latest ISN News

Latest ISN News

ISN News is brought to you by category and is updated regularly. Please select a news topic from the list below, then select a news article to read.

Wednesday, 23 November 2011 12:43

ISN announces new KI Editor in Chief



Detlef SchlondorffThe ISN Executive Committee is delighted to announce that Detlef Schlondorff has been appointed as the new Editor in Chief of Kidney International (KI), to succeed Qais Al-Awqati in early 2012.
Detlef has had a long association with both ISN and Kidney International, lately as Associate Editor. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of the Ludwig Maximilians University in Munich and Visiting Professor at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. He has exciting plans for KI, and a clear vision for its future.
KI has flourished under Qais, and will go from strength to strength under Detlef. ISN’s flagship is therefore in good hands!

Wednesday, 09 November 2011 13:12

Check out the ISN blog


ISN is happy to announce the launch of the new ISN Blog. To access the blog straight away, CLICK HERE.

From now on you can stay updated on the latest activities of each of the ISN leaders as they take part in the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs or other meetings and events worldwide.

ISN President John Feehally, ISN Secretary General Adeera Levin and ISN GO Continuing Medical Education Program Chair Norbert Lameire have already have started blogging about their recent trips representing ISN in  developing countries and their involvement in raising awareness about kidney disease.

Check out their posts now, start a discussion online and get to know the members of ISN better.

Monday, 31 October 2011 14:49

ISN News latest edition is out now!



October cover_ISN_NewsThe latest edition ISN News has just been published. You can read the electronic version on the Gateway now. In this issue, we highlight the work of the Mario Negri Institute in Bergamo, Italy where many of the activities linked to the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Research and Prevention Program start off.

Find out how fellows have made a positive step in their career and raised local awareness about early detection thanks to the guidance of this center. ISN Sister Renal Centers have also stepped up on prevention initiatives with help from staff at the Italian institute.

In addition, you can read more about how ISN’s is working towards raising awareness about kidney disease on a much more global scale with the World Health Organization.

 To round things off, discover how the Young Nephrologist Committee is also working on prevention in Brazil for the second year runnning by connecting medical students across one of the poorest states in the country.

You can also catch the latest news about next year’s upcoming ISN events. Read more about yet another very successful ISN GO Continuing Medical Education course in Nanjing – one of the many GO Program success stories in recent years.

You can browse through all previous editions of ISN News here.

Friday, 28 October 2011 14:36

Join us at ASN Kidney Week in Philadelphia



ISN will participate in ASN Kidney Week from November 10 to 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. Every year, this event attracts more than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative exchanges between leading experts in the field.

ISN is planning a range of activities during the whole week. You can find out more about the impact of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs and discover our upcoming scientific events at exhibition booth 332-336.

Aside from this, we are planning:

–    Information sessions on ISN’s GO Programs each day from 10:00 to 11:00 am
–    Meet the Kidney International Editor sessions each day from 9:30 to 10.30 am
–    to showcase World Kidney Day 2012 activities and campaign materials
–    Incentives for joining ISN and renewing your membership 
–    A prize draw to win free registration to one of ISN’s scientific events and much more

More information on ASN Kidney Week:

Friday, 28 October 2011 12:36

ISN responds to quake in Turkey



The ISN Renal Disaster Relief Task Force (RDRTF) recently responded in the aftermath of the earthquake that took place in Turkey.

Ray Vanholder, Chair of the RDRTF, has published a report on the task force’s current response to this disaster, CLICK HERE. A second follow up report is also available HERE. You can also read more about this initiative on the RDRTF section of the Gateway or read ISN President John Feehally’s blog on the task force’s work in the region.

The RDRTF provides essential medical care to people in the wake of natural disasters and consists of a worldwide network of experts in the management of patients with acute renal failure. It was created after the severe earthquake in Armenia in 1988 to provide future renal aid in action wherever needed around the globe.  The Task Force works in close collaboration with Médecins Sans Frontières.

Friday, 28 October 2011 12:32

ISN endorses 30th International Vicenza Course




ISN is happy to announce that it is endorsing the 30th International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal Dialysis taking place in Vicenza, Italy from June  12 to 15, 2012 at the Congress Center Fiera.

Like each year, young nephrologists (under 37) who are ISN members will be in with a chance of winning one of several delegate passes up for grabs. More information on applying for these free passes will follow in next months.

ISN President Elect Giuseppe Remuzzi will be speaking at the event which gathers a variety of specialists from different disciplines. The 30th International Vicenza Course on Peritoneal dialysis will present a series of lectures dealing with anatomy and physiology of the peritoneal membrane, the most recent acquisitions in the area of peritoneal transport, the present and future techniques, new devices and dialysis solutions, as well as recently published or on-going clinical trials.

One of the most attractive features of the course will be a thorough analysis of what has occurred in the field in the last 30 years, with the intent to learn from the past, how the present is developed and how the future will be shaped.

Stay tuned for more information about the program, CLICK HERE.

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 12:18

Raising awareness for organ donation and transplant



This week marks the World and European Days for Organ Donation and Transplantation. Medical communities are gathering worldwide  to promote organ donation and transplantation as well as increase international cooperation on these issues. Whether it is for a kidney, heart or lung, about  56,000 people in Europe are on a transplant waiting list. Every day, 12 of them die because of a lack of available organs.

Some 75,000 people worldwide are waiting for a kidney transplant so raising awareness about this life-saving treatment is vital. Kidney donation and transplantation has become a prominent issue in ISN’s activities starting with its involvement in the Declaration of Istanbul. It has also been chosen as the theme for the World Kidney Day (WKD) 2012 campaign.

On March 8 , 2012, WKD will aim to encourage more people to sign up for their national donation schemes and  to educate the public about the benefits of transplantation after end stage kidney disease. To participate in WKD 2012 and find out more about the campaign, visit:

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:37

ISN Educational Ambassadors Program results



Several emerging centers will be welcoming ISN Educational Ambassadors to their institutions next year following a successful application session last May.

Thanks to the ISN GO Educational Ambassadors Program, centers in the developing world can request an expert to join them onsite to provide very specific training or to develop community-based research and screening programs. So far, the program has proved very popular since it was first set up in 2009.

The next deadline for emerging centers to apply for this program is May 1st, 2012. ISN is always looking for members to become ISN Educational Amabassadors, you can apply to become an ISN Educational Ambassadors all year round. For more information, CLICK HERE

Here is a list of the institutions who have been awarded ISN funding to welcome an ISN Educational Ambassador to their institution followed by the training topic:



Training topic

Latin America

Sanatorio Allende


Latin America       

Hospital Regional Dr. Ramón Carrillo

Dialysis, acute renal failure, critical care nephrology

Latin America     

Fundacion Patagonica para la Salud 

Acute renal failure


Nafissa Hamoud Hospital

Pedriatic nephrology


Konkola Mine Hospital

Interventional nephrology

Latin America       

IOT Sanatorio Integral

Critical care nephrology


Damanhour Medical National Institute  

Renal pathology


Viet Duc Univeristy Hospital


East Asia       

Huashan Hospital Fudan University, Shanghai

Chronic kidney disease


Moi University

Renal pathology


University College Hospital, Ibadan

Renal pathology


University Teaching Hospital, Lusaka

Interventional nephrology

Eastern & Central Europe   

Vilnius University, Santariskes


Russia & CIS       

Moscow City Nephrological Center

Renal pathology

Latin America    

Complejo Metropolilano Caja del Seguro Social, Panamà  

Interventional nephrology


University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Enugu

Interventional nephrology


Yaounde General Hospital

Interventional nephrology

Middle East

Kidney Hospital, Damascus

Clinical Nephrology

Tuesday, 18 October 2011 10:01

Outcome ISN GO Fellowship application session



ISN is happy to announce the results of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Fellowship Program application session 2011-2.  This time around applications were much higher with 36 candidates applying for the program. 25 of these have now been accepted as ISN Fellows and will begin their fellowship as of next year. To find out who the new ISN Fellows are, CLICK HERE.

This year, high interest came from Africa followed by Latin America and Oceania and South-East Asia. There were also some applications from Southern and Eastern Asia, Eastern and Central Europe as well as Russia.

ISN would like to thank IPNA, APSN, the British Renal Association, CREED, KRUK and ERA-EDTA for sponsoring this ISN GO Fellowship Program application session. Two ISN Fellows have been named after Otsuka and the Salmasi Family for their contribution to nephrology over the years.

The next application deadline for the ISN GO Fellowship Program is December 15, 2011.

To find out more, visit the ISN GO Fellowship Program page.

ISN will take part in the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Kidney Week from November 10 to 12, 2011 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Every year, this event attracts more than 13,000 kidney professionals from around the globe to exchange knowledge, learn the latest scientific and medical advances, and listen to engaging and provocative exchanges between leading experts in the field.

ISN is planning a range of activities during the whole week. Visitors can find out more about the impact of the ISN Global Outreach (GO) Programs at the exhibition stand (booth 332-336) at the Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia.

Aside from this, ISN is also planning:

–    Information sessions on ISN’s GO programs
–    Meet the Kidney International Editor sessions
–    To showcase World Kidney Day 2012 activities and campaign materials
–    Incentives for joining and renewing ISN membership
–    Plus much more

Stay tuned online for more information as it happens. We look forward to meeting you in Philadelphia.


Page 1 of 5

Scroll to Top