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This space is dedicated to the activities of ISN Leaders and Committee Members. Follow them and find out how they are supporting local medical communities in developing countries. From sharing their knowledge, providing guidance to training other nephrologists, you can find out how they are making a difference and helping advance kidney care and research worldwide.

Monday, 03 November 2014 11:43

YNC is a growing community


As Chair of the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC), I'm pleased to announce that our online community has grown to over 2000 members.

Monday, 18 August 2014 13:03

ISN returns to Myanmar for CME


Ward rounds Myanmar JFBecause of previous political restrictions, this was the first ISN visit to Myanmar since the late 1990s when a number of visits were made involving senior ISN leaders (including Clarkson, Dirks, Schrier, Atkins and Kerr). During the restrictions, healthcare spending was severely restricted (1.5% of GDP). There has now been significant change with the arrival of the new government. Healthcare expenditure is growing and it is expected to reach 5% of GDP in the next two to three years.

My interview with Headquarters magazine, a publication featuring large meeting organizers and associations, was recently published. It contains a lot of facts and praise about how ISN is structured and about the staff that makes our programs tick, so I thought you would be interested.

Here is the link to the magazine, the interview is on page 7.

Monday, 25 November 2013 10:21

Another kind of life sentence


Yesterday I was asked to consult on a young boy of 20 who has chronic kidney disease and has been on hemodialysis for a few months. Why do I tell this, you may wonder? The point is that this guy is in jail, and I went to visit him there, Regina Coeli, an old prison in Rome.

Adeera CSN webAt the request of Zhihong Liu, President of the Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), I was invited to give the opening plenary lecture at the CSN, held in Fuzhou, China.

I also gave a introduction about ISN, including our focus program, 0 by 25, at the start of the session.

ISN FF ISN AdI had the great honor to participate, as one of the invited speakers, in the recent ISN Forefronts meeting on “Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration” which was held September 12–15,2013 in beautiful Florence, Italy.


ISN FF ISN AdThis was a well-organized outstanding meeting on a timely topic: The role of stem cells and kidney regeneration. Virtually all invited speakers were carefully selected outstanding scientists from all over the world, who represented a well balanced cross-section of the field.


ISN FF ISN AdA remarkable ISN Forefronts Symposium entitled, “Stem Cells and Kidney Regeneration”, was held in Florence, Italy, from September 12 to 15, 2013.  The speakers were assembled worldwide from laboratories and clinics in the forefront of research extending from very basic investigations to clinical trials.

Tuesday, 06 November 2012 02:00

Kidney Failure in Kenya

This article made me sit up and pay attention:
“As of today, there is more than one million Kenyans who suffer from kidney disease. There are less than 100 working dialysis machines in the country. Most of the patients in Kenya with end-stage kidney failure either do not have access to a dialysis clinic or they cannot afford to go to the very few available dialysis clinics (which are less than 10) since they are very expensive.
The most affected are those in remote areas and smaller towns all over Kenya. The main causes of kidney disease in Kenya are mainly hypertension and diabetes. Kenya also suffers from acute shortage of kidney specialists with one nephrologist catering for a 100,000 people. There is urgent need to train more kidney specialists and renal nurses to cater for the increasing number of patients in the country.”
*** Re-posted by kind permission of The Kidney Doctor ***

Dr Lameire webAn ISN leadership team began a trip to South East Asia by conducting the first ISN GO Oceania/South East Asia (OSEA) Regional Workshop on September 11, 2012, held in conjunction with the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis meeting in Kuala Lumpur.

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