Mission: Since its foundation in 1960, the international society of nephrology (isn) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology (the medical sub-specialty dealing with the kidneys). The society represents a wide international network and provides an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world. It is also dedicated to addressing the disparity between the developing and developed worlds in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.
Programs: Meetings & events:world kidney day: the mission of world kidney day (wkd) is to increase awareness of the importance of our kidneys and to reduce the frequency and impact of kidney diseases and their associated problems worldwide. The main message is that chronic kidney diseases are common, harmful and treatable. World kidney day encourages governments worldwide to take actions for prevention and early detection. With more than 700 events in 110 countries, the 2011 celebrations were a tremendous success! For more information on world kidney day, visit the dedicated website www. Worldkidneyday. Org or contact the wkd secretariat: info@worldkidneyday. Org. World congress of nephrology:isn organizes wcn, the leading educational event in international nephrology, every two years in different regions of the world. Wcn is targeted at the worldwide nephrology community, including physicians, academicians. Isn's biennial world congresses of nephrology (wcn) are premiere educational events in nephrology that rotate between the continents and are organized in collaboration with local and regional nephrology societies. The congress is targeted to the international nephrology community as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care; thus enabling professionals from all parts of the world to exchange views on a wide variety of topics affecting nephrology and those suffering from kidney disease around the world. The main objectives of the world congresses of nephrology are to:-advance the education of physicians and other professionals in the care of patients with renal disease;-support the development of clinical research;-facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare to patients with kidney disease; -provide a forum to present new ideas and treatments for kidney disease;-enable scientists and physicians to interchange experiences and formulate new medical strategies; and -address global and ethical dilemmas facing the specialty. By bringing together practicing physicians, academics, scientists, international health authorities and clinical researchers, each congress offers a unique global forum for a free exchange of science and medical strategy. Forefronts meeting - hamburg: forefronts in nephrology symposia have played an important educational role for nephrologists since 1984 by offering a specific focus on emerging and ground-breaking research. The events gather nephrologists and active investigators from other fields to stimulate exposure to new scientific domains and review the latest developments in kidney disease; the interactive format allows nephrologists to develop a collegial relationship with leading researchers from other disciplines. Approximately half of the invited speakers are non-nephrologists. Typically three events are hosted over a two year span (one in world congress of nephrology (wcn) years and two in off-years). Isn forefronts symposia are structured to:-include educational and scientific sessions; -include abstract-based poster sessions and presentations to enhance discussions and to boost interaction among participants;-be small in size with participation limited to a maximum of 150 working scientists who are selected based on their documented interest in the symposium topic; and-allow for in-depth coverage of the topic and exchange of ideas. The nexus symposia to address the increasingly multidisciplinary approach to kidney health issues by bringing together researchers and practicing clinicians to advance science and treatment around highly targeted and specific themes of current relevance. These meetings enable collaborations to take place with an in- depth focus on real clinical challenges and directions for future research and healthcare solutions. This new innovative educational format is an important part of isn's meeting strategy; three symposia are hosted in different locations over a two year span (one in world congress of nephrology (wcn) years and two in off-years) each meeting is specially structured to include:- one parallel-run basic and clinical session per day- followed by translational sessions which clearly link the research to practice- several interactive plenary sessions- ample networking opportunities. 50th anniversary programfor 50 years, isn has risen to the challenge of fighting kidney disease by bringing two worlds together. Taking on a humanitarian mission, it has set out to reduce the impact and frequency of kidney disease worldwide. Many of its activities developed through its global outreach (go) programs (formerly known as comgan) have provided education and training for kidney specialists in emerging countries, raised awareness about early screening and treatment, connected kidney care professionals globally, and supported research into better patient healthcare. In emerging countries, local medical technology is often unable to meet patient and doctor requirements. Isn volunteers donate their time and expertise to work with local leaders, national and regional societies to identify and react to educational and clinical needs. Today, thanks to these programs, more kidney specialists are developing better prevention, diagnosis and treatment methods in their home country. As we celebrate 50 years, we look back on all our accomplishments with an international campaign to bring awareness to the mission of isn and our programs.
publications:through its various publications, isn brings its members the latest news in research, highlights from current literature, comprehensive reviews, and in-depth case studies. Publications:kidney international - (ki) is the official journal of the international society of nephrology. Under the editorial leadership of dr. Qais al-awqati (usa), ki is one of the most cited journals in nephrology and widely regarded as the world's premier journal on the development and consequences of kidney disease. Ki is peer-reviewed and publishes original research in both basic science and clinical medicine covering renal physiology, biochemistry, pathology, immunology, morphology and more. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research. These include the latest clinical studies on emerging developments in renal medicine and the highest level of original research studies in clinical and basic renal research. The journal reflects the field through critical reviews, commentaries, original articles, remarkable images, news features, guidelines, and problem-focussed articles for the diagnosis and treatment of renal patients. Kidney international is published twice a month and devotes itself to renal research. It aims to inform the renal researcher and the practicing nephrologist on all aspects of renal research. Nature reviews nephrology - delivers timely interpretations of key research developments, translating the latest findings into clinical practice. As the amount of original clinical research continues to grow, it has become increasingly difficult to keep up to date while still devoting substantial time to patient care. Nature reviews nephrology, a peer-reviewed journal for physicians, provides timely authoritative interpretations of key research developments, translating the latest findings into clinical practice. Content includes editorial and opinion pieces, highlights from the current literature, and commentaries on the application of recent research to practical patient care, comprehensive reviews, and in-depth case studies. Coverage includes all areas concerned with prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders of the kidney in the adult and child, including hypertension, infection/inflammation, dialysis/chronic uremia, renal failure, transplantation, applied physiology, epidemiology, pathology, immunology, cancer, and genetics. Published monthly, nature reviews nephrology's unique content offers real, practical value in making diagnosis and treatment decisions. Isn news - is the official quarterly newsletter of isn. Each issue contains a round up of the latest happenings within the society, including in-depth articles on pressing issues, plus illuminating extras like member profiles and reports on society gatherings. Isn news is published by isn with dr. Carol pollock (australia) as the editor. Guidelines - isn publishes both guidelines endorsement of isn and guidelines produced or endorsed by a national or regional medical or health organization, professional society, government agency or expert panel. Ukidney - is a provider of educational tools for the study and practice of nephrology, hypertension.
global outreach:through the global outreach educational ambassadors, fellowships, sister renal centers and other research programs around the world, the global outreach (go) programs have pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology (the medical sub-specialty dealing with the kidneys). The society represents a wide international network and provides an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and dissemination between healthcare professionals around the world. It is also dedicated to addressing the disparity between the developing and developed worlds in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.