ISN e-update

  Launch Issue of New ISN Journal Mailed
to Members

The first issue of Nature
Clinical Practice Nephrology
presently en route to members. Designed to aid in diagnosis
and treatment decisions and ease the workload of busy healthcare
professionals, ISN’s second official journal is a must-read.
Members should check their mailboxes for the inaugural print
edition as of the first week of November. ISN members will also
be able to access the online edition of the first issue of NCP
on November 3.

Read more and view content highlights

  New Online Portal to Launch in November

Completely rebranded and enhanced, the
ISN website (
will soon be known as the Nephrology
— a new educational portal and single point
of access to the latest news on kidney and related diseases, research
developments, treatment updates, educational resources, and ISN programs
and services. Specific new benefits will include:

  • A job bank, powered by Naturejobs and listing attractive
    positions available in our field.
  • The Gateway’s literature
    review – reporting on
    published data in other journals in nephrology and related disciplines
    to keep all members fully up to date.
  • Original commentaries and
    news articles.
  • An easy to use conference calendar.
  • Full on-line access to both
    Kidney International and Nature Clinical Practice

In addition to Kidney International’s online version, the
journal’s recently launched Spanish and Portuguese editions
will be accessible online via the Nephrology Gateway.

The Nephrology Gateway (with the same ISN URL —
will be formally unveiled at this year’s edition of the American
Society of Nephrology’s (ASN) Renal
Week in early November.

Want to find out more? Visit the ISN booth
at stand # 1138
ASN Renal Week in Philadelphia to get an inside view of the changes
underway, renew your membership, or just say hello.

  Pakistan Quake Elicits Rapid ISN Response

ISN’s reaction to Pakistan’s worst-ever earthquake
was to immediately send in its Renal Disaster Relief Task Force,
under the leadership of Dr. Ray Vanholder. In collaboration with
colleagues from M?decins Sans Fronti?res, Task
Force members were on the ground in Islamabad within days of
the quake, reporting regularly on the scale of this catastrophe
and anticipating the likely demands for dialysis equipment and
assistance for crush syndrome casualties.

diary of ISN’s disaster response

press release

  Member Discount on Crush Syndrome Book

In the days following another horrific
earthquake, which occurred in Marmara, Turkey in 1999, the Turkish
Society of Nephrology, in collaboration with ISN’s Renal
Disaster Relief Task Force, prepared special questionnaires to
obtain patient data and follow-up information to analyze the
extent of the nephrological problems. A recent book, entitled
The Crush Syndrome (and Lessons Learned
from the Marmara Earthquake)
is based on the 639 cases documented, constituting an unprecedented
collection of first-hand experience on crush syndrome-related
ARF following earthquakes. In addition to the data and analysis
gained from the Marmara earthquake, each chapter also summarizes
classical information on crush syndrome.

ISN Members benefit from a special discount of 20% off the cover
price. Members pay ˆ 48.50 / US$ 62.00 instead of ˆ 60.50 / US$
77.25. Remember to mention ISN membership in the ‘Comment’ field
when ordering online to receive the special discount.

information and online ordering

  Abstracts Sought for Upcoming ISN Forefronts

Biology and Renal Disease – from the Bench to Prevention

March 16-19, 2006
Palisades, NY, USA

The Scientific Advisory Committee invites interested parties to
submit abstracts for the next Forefronts symposium. Endothelial
Biology and Renal Disease – from the Bench to Prevention
will promote in-depth appreciation of current concepts related
to various aspects of vascular biology and pathobiology. All accepted
submissions will be presented in poster format at the meeting.

Abstracts must be submitted electronically to the ISN Global Headquarters
by January 20, 2006. Abstracts submitted after the deadline will
not be accepted.

For abstract submission guidelines and full symposia details,
please visit the Forefronts website.

  Forefronts Switzerland Abstracts Now Available

Presentation abstracts from last month’s
well-attended Renal and Extrarenal Regulation
of Potassium Forefronts Symposium
may now be downloaded
online. Visit the Forefronts
and click on ‘Official
Website’ for the gathering, then select ‘View Abstracts

  Submit a Manuscript to the New Look Kidney

ISN’s flagship journal is set to
expand to 24 issues per year, as of January 2006. More cutting edge
research, reviews and editorials, dynamic new sections, a new look
with color throughout, and overall improved portability and readability
are amongst the new features of the next era of KI.

Review the new facilities for authors and/or submit a manuscript

  ISN Membership – Renew Now for 2006

Why now?

  • Benefit from lower early renewal
  • Late renewal could mean delayed delivery of new member
    benefits, including:

    • The first issues of ISN’s second society
      journal — Nature
      Clinical Practice Nephrology
      , providing timely authoritative
      interpretations of key research developments, and translating
      the latest findings into practical patient care.
    • ISN’s
      flagship journal, Kidney International, published every 2
      weeks as of January 1, 2006 with new features, color throughout,
      an upgraded look and feel, and fresh features and sections.
    • Full access — exclusive to ISN Members — to
      ISN’s Nephrology Gateway, a unique “one stop shop” online

To avoid the risk of missing out on any of your Member
Benefits, renew by December 31, 2005. Renewing
is easy – just
visit the ISN
Alternatively, members attending ASN’s Renal Week in November
may stop by the ISN booth (stand # 1138) to renew.

  Kidney International Table of

Take a look at the full table of contents
for the November 2005 edition of Kidney

Members of ISN can read all the full articles by accessing KI online
via the Members Only section of the ISN
(be sure to log in first).

  Don’t Forget

WCN 2007 Post-Congress
Satellite Symposia
proposal submission deadline:
November 4, 2005


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