ISN e-update N°10 - October 2004  
In this issue


Have Your Say in ISN via the Member Survey

In order to better meet member needs, ISN, in conjunction with Blackwell Publishing, has launched an online survey.

Participating could not be easier. The survey only takes 10 minutes to fill, yet it provides critical feedback that directly affects member services and benefits throughout the year.

As an added incentive, participants will be entered into a prize draw. Three participants, selected at random, will receive one year's free ISN membership. A further 3 randomly selected participants will receive free registration to WCN 2005 in Singapore. To qualify for the prize draw, just complete the survey by November 20, 2004.

Member survey

Abstracts Sought for WCN 2005

3rd World Congress of Nephrology (WCN 2005)
June 26 – 30, 2005

Plan to submit your best papers and attend what promises to be the next year’s premier international scientific event in nephrology.

Don’t delay – the deadline for abstract submission is January 15, 2005!

WCN 2005 will feature lectures, symposia, and free communications, as well as the popular CNE (Continuing Nephrology Education) sessions. Symposia will be grouped according to the following key themes:

  • Molecular and Cell Biology — Fundamentals of Integrative Biology
  • Progression and Prevention of CRF
  • Inflammation and Immunology
  • Dialysis
  • Transplantation
  • Issues in Clinical Nephrology

Full details on abstract submission

Richard Johnson Joins ISN Council

ISN welcomes Dr. Richard Johnson to the ISN Council as an interim member until June 2005. Johnson will replace outgoing Councilor Thomas Coffman, who resigned his position to avoid a conflict of interest after being elected to the ASN Council.

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Final Call for Nominations for Roscoe R. Robinson Award

Nominations are sought for the inaugural Roscoe R. Robinson Award, to be given for outstanding contributions in the field of education in nephrology and medicine.

The Nominations Deadline is November 1, 2004.

This new award has been established in special recognition of the late Roscoe “Ike” R. Robinson, who was a great inspiration and driver of ISN's current structure and overall programs and will be presented for the first time during the World Congress of Nephrology in Singapore in June 2005.

Full details

ISN Update Course Highlights Renal Disease Management in Arabic Countries


ISN Update Course in Nephrology
December 10-13, 2004
Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The ISN Update Course in Nephrology in Dubai will provide nephrologists and general physicians a chance to assess current knowledge and leave with an action plan for prevention that could serve as a template for implementation in each country.

This Update Course will feature:

  • Pre-conference courses on imaging and renal pathology
  • Symposia and workshops on PD and hemodialysis, prevention, and transplantation
  • A special day-long pediatric program

This Third ISN Update Course in Nephrology will be held in conjunction with the Arab Pediatric Nephrology Association (APNA) and International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and will be immediately followed by the prestigious Sheikh Hamdan Award for Medical Sciences and lectures on December 13 – 16, 2004.

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Stem Cell Research Focus of ISN Forefronts in Japan


ISN Forefronts in Nephrology
Stem Cell and Regeneration of the Kidney
January 20-22, 2005
Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan

Many novel discoveries and notions on regeneration of the organs and cells have been developed in various fields of medicine, including nephrology. This Forefronts meeting will focus on recent developments in stem cell research and regeneration medicine. The exciting scientific program will feature top international speakers participating in seven sessions on the following topics:

  • Frontier of Stem Cell Research
  • Stem Cells and Cell Therapy
  • Kidney and Organ Development
  • Stem Cells for Organ Regeneration
  • Angiogenesis and Endothelial Progenitor Cells
  • Regeneration of the Diseased Kidney
  • New Horizons of Kidney Transplantation

For more information, visit the ISN website (Meetings).

ISN website

Nephrol Turns 10


Kim Solez, Chair of the ISN Informatics Committee, invites you to view 10 years of online nephrology history by visiting Nephrol's 10th anniversary site.


Renew Your Membership for 2005 Today


The time has come to renew your membership to the ISN for 2005. Please renew early to ensure uninterrupted delivery of Kidney International.

Renewing your ISN membership is simple - just complete the easy online renewal form.

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Not yet a member? Joining ISN provides you with complimentary access to missed issues of Kidney International for the whole of 2004.

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Kidney International Table of Contents

Take a look at the full table of contents for the November 2004 edition of Kidney International online.

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

Office Move

Members are advised that ISN's Global Headquarters will be moving its offices as of December 20, 2004 to:

Avenue Tervueren, 300
B-1150 Brussels

The phone and fax numbers, plus e-mail and website addresses remain unchanged.

Don’t Forget

ISN at ASN Renal Week 2004 in St. Louis, Missouri, USA
(booth numbers 122-124)
October 27 – November 1, 2004

Full details

Application Deadline for Fellowship Session 2005-I.
Deadline January 31, 2005

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Upcoming Meetings
November 2004 – January 2005

For a full listing of all ISN events for 2004, visit our online
Events Calendar.

ASN Renal Week
St. Louis, USA
October 27-November 1, 2004

35th Indian Society of Nephrology
Varanasi, India
November 18-20, 2004

ISN Nephrology CME
Kumasi, Ghana
November 19, 2004

Sri Lanka Society of Nephrology CME
Colombo, Sri Lanka
November 22-23, 2004

LIII Meeting Mexican Institute of Nephrological Research (IMIN)
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
December 1-4, 2004

Transplantasia 2004
December 1-4, 2004

MESOT Meeting
Ankara, Turkey
December 6-10, 2004

3rd ISN Update Course in Nephrology &
Sheik Hamdam International Award in "Renal Diseases: Pathogenesis & Management"

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
December 10-16, 2004

1st Cairo-Sheffield Nephrology Club Meeting on Detection & Prevention of CKD - A Cardio Renal Approach 2004
Cairo, Egypt
December 25-26, 2004

ISN Forefronts in Nephrology: Stem Cell and Regeneration of the Kidney
Karuizawa Prince Hotel, Karuizawa, Nagano, Japan
January 20-22, 2005