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JSN News (Updated onNov.08.2018)

#326 Prof. Kashihara, president of JSN, visited ASN headquarters
Nov.08.2018
#325 Message from Philip LI, APSN President 1 Nov 2018
Nov.05.2018
#324 2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress 2018 At The Taipei Marriott Hotel In Taipei Form September 21st To 24th In 2018 Call for Abstract & Travel Grant Application
May.29.2018
#323 2nd Asia Pacific AKI-CRRT Congress 2018, Taipei
May.07.2018
#322 55th ERA-EDTA Annual Congress
Sep.13.2017
#321 Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2018) - call for abstract
Sep.01.2017
#320 The ISN FRONTIERS 2018 website is now available
Jun.20.2017
#319 Sendai Declaration
Jun.05.2017
#318 ISN Academy
May.19.2017
#317 Announcement from ISN FRONTIERS MEETINGS Preparation Committee
Mar.02.2017
#316 54th ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
Dec.12.2016
#315 Abstract submissions are now open for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology.
Oct.31.2016
#314 ANZSN Update Course at the APCN 2016
Jul.07.2016
#313 ISN Programs promotion
Feb.25.2016
#312 Announcement of Committee on International Relations of JSN
Feb.12.2016
#311 ERA-EDTA Newsletter(JSN/ERA-EDTA Joint symposium)
Feb.09.2016
#310 INVITATION: 3rd Renal Nutrition Seminar, 2 & 3 June 2016, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Jan.28.2016
#309 APCN/ANZSN ASM 2016 - Registration Now Open
Dec.21.2015
#308 Gear up for WKD 2016!
Nov.30.2015
#307 A Message from the President, November 2015
Nov.12.2015
#306 Angiotensin Gordon Conference Program
Oct.27.2015
#305 Announcement of Global Liaison Committee of JSN
Oct.20.2015
#304 Curing Kidney Disease Early Program
Oct.15.2015
#303 ISPD 2016 Congress - Three Weeks Remain to Submit Your Abstract
Sep.25.2015
#302 A Message from the President (August 2015)
Aug.21.2015
#301 Help us develop nephrology worldwide
Jul.22.2015
#300 Priscilla Kincaid-Smith
Jul.21.2015
#299 ISN Forefronts Shenzhen 2015
Jun.09.2015
#298 ISHD2015 - Call for Registrations (Seiichi Matsuo)
May.12.2015
#297 North and East Asia Regional Board Meeting: follow up
Apr.15.2015
#296 Registration Open for Eastern and Western Regional Meeting- Deadline MAY 7, 2015
Apr.09.2015
#294 In Memory of Professor Wan-Yu Chen (1916-2015)
Mar.18.2015
#293 Clinical Nephropathology Certificate
Mar.06.2015
#292 WCN 2015 Live Streaming Sessions: Open for Registration
Mar.03.2015
#291 Asian Renal Association (ARA)-Asian Nephrology Conference (ANC)
Feb.26.2015
#290 Call out for CNC applicants - Deadline MARCH 1, 2015
Feb.10.2015
#289 ISN Education: ISN Experts answer questions on Glomerular Disease, Guidelines and Fluid & Electrolytes
Jan.20.2015
#288 A Tribute to Hai-yan Wang (1937-2014)
Dec.15.2014
#287 Announcement: Free membership with ISN and ASN
Dec.09.2014
#286 Announcement: Abstract submission and registration for 58th JSN annual meeting and scientific sessions are now ongoing
Nov.27.2014
#285 Global Kidney Academy (GKA) Nephrology Online Courses (NOC) program
Feb.07.2014
#284 First Diagnositic Criteria for Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) in Japan Released
Oct.15.2013
#283 The 14th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2014)
Sep.26.2013
#282 Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hematuria Diagnosis 2013 Published
Sep.24.2013
#281 ISN's Nexus Symposium 2014
Sep.18.2013
#280 The 2012 impact factor for Clinical and Experimental Nephrology is 1.246
Sep.11.2013
#279 JSN Launches Program Supporting Younger Researchers
Sep.09.2013
#278 The 7th Congress of International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD 2014) to Be Held in Okinawa
Sep.02.2013
#277 The 8th International Congress on Uremia Research and Toxicity (ICURT 2014) to Be Held in Okinawa
Sep.02.2013
#276 The 35th Kidney Seminar
Aug.30.2013
#275 1st JSN/KDIGO Guideline Implementation Conference to Be Held on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013
Aug.26.2013
#274 The 43rd JSN Western Regional Meeting to Be Held in Matsuyama
Aug.21.2013
#273 The 43rd JSN Eastern Regional Meeting to Be Held in Tokyo
Aug.21.2013
#272 JSN offers two attractive educational courses featuring core topics and fundamental curriculum in the field of nephrology for nephrology trainees this summer.
Aug.08.2013
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#248~263 JSN NEWS 2011 Dec.28.2011
#210~247 JSN NEWS 2010 Dec.28.2010
#167~209 JSN NEWS 2009 Dec.21.2009
#126~166 JSN NEWS 2008 Dec.22.2008
#84~125 JSN NEWS 2007 Dec.17.2007
#38~83 JSN NEWS 2006 Dec.25.2006
#1~37 JSN NEWS 2005 Dec.26.2005

Prof. Kashihara, president of JSN, visited ASN headquarters

  (Updated on Nov.08.2018)
Prof. Naoki Kashihara, president of the JSN, visited ASN Headquarters in Washington DC with Prof. Masaomi Nangaku, vice president of JSN, and Prof. Reiko Inagi, secretary of international committee of JSN, on November 5, 2018. They shared some perceptions with Prof. Mark Okusa, president of ASN, Prof. Mark Rosenberg, president elect of ASN, and Tod Ibrahim, secretary general of ASN. Finally, we have gathered the concept and direction as an academic society of ASN, and agreed to develop the further collaboration of JSN / ASN in the future.

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Message from Philip LI, APSN President 1 Nov 2018

  (Updated on Nov.05.2018)

President's Message

Dear all APSN Members and Supporters,

Nov 1, 2018

I have taken up as the President of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology for about two years and would like to share with you the latest progress and development of the Society.

APCN 2018, Beijing, China, March 27-31, 2018

The Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) 2018 was held in Beijing from March 27-31, 2018. CSN organised together with APSN on this landmark event which had over11,000 participants, the biggest meeting of APCN to date.

We had 4 plenary lectures, 30 simultaneous symposia with 90 lectures and 6 pre- course sessions with 18 lectures delivered by over 75 speakers around Asian Pacific region and globally. We had received 3,077 abstracts out of which 865 were English and 2212 were Chinese. I congratulate and thank the hard work of Prof Xueqing Yu as the Chair of the local organising committee, Prof CC Szeto and Prof Rob Walker as the APSN Co-Chairs together with Prof Fanfan Hou and Prof Xiangmei Chen as CSN Co-Chairs for the Scientific Programme Committee. The first Hai-Yan Wang Lecture was delivered during this Congress by Prof Minghui Zhao from Beijing. Prof Visith Sitprija from Thailand received the 2018 APSN Oshima Award.


[The Executive and Council Members of APSN together with the Council Members of Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN) immediately before the Opening Ceremony of APCN Beijing.]


[Prof Philip Li delivering the Presidential address in the Opening Ceremony of the APCN.]


[The Opening Ceremony was very well attended in the Plenary Hall.]

APSN Executive and Council Meetings

In 2018, we have held two Executive and Council Meetings in Beijing and in San Diego respectively. Good discussions on the current operations and directions of the Society were made.


[APSN Executive and Council Meeting, Beijing, Mar 27, 2018]


[APSN Executive and Council Meeting, San Diego, Oct 27, 2018]

Sponsoring Societies

APSN welcomes two new Sponsoring Societies: Nephrology Society of Thailand and the Indian Society of Nephrology.

Altogether there are now 8 Sponsoring Societies: Australian New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN), Hong Kong Society of Nephrology (HKSN), Indian Society of Nephrology, Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN), Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN), Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN) and Nephrology Society of Thailand (NST). These Societies contribute annually financial support to APSN and also have representations in the APSN Executive Committee.

Education Enhancement:

The Chair of CME Committee is Prof Xueqing Yu and the Co-Chair is A/Prof Katherine Barraclough. We had altogether 5 APSN CME co-organised with 5 Societies in 2018. APSN and host Societies supported participants from Lower Income Countries (LIC) and the Lower Middle Income Countries (LMIC) through grants for joining these CME activities. At the same time, we recognised the training needs of young fellows from High Income Countries (HIC) and encouraged academic exchange among young fellows across the whole Asian Pacific region. Thus the APSN CME programmes also supported a small number of young fellows of HIC joining these activities.

In APCN Beijing in March 2018, CME courses were also held. 1,790 young nephrologists, nurses and researchers from Asian Pacific region attended this course, including 31 young nephrologists supported by CSN and APSN. Five courses and 50 lectures were presented, among which 3 courses were in English (renal nursing course, diabetic kidney disease and methodology of renal research) and 2 were in Chinese (basic research in nephrology and clinical nephrology).


[Excellent participation in APSN CSN CME Courses during APCN Beijing in March 2018]

On May 17, 2018, APSN organised the first CME with Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) in Seoul. 80 nephrologists, including young doctors from 6 countries from the Asia Pacific Region attended CME (China, Japan, India, Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka). The topics of this course include IgA nephropathy, management of diabetic nephropathy, drug induced kidney injury, biomarkers of AKI, dialysis modality selection, prevention and management of PD-related peritonitis, evaluation and care of living kidney donors and transplantation immunology.


[Some speakers and participants after the APSN KSN CME course in Seoul May 17, 2018]

On June 7, 2018, CME Programme co-hosted between APSN and Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) in Niigata. We have 60 participants from 13 Asian Pacific countries and regions (Bangladesh, Indonesia, India, Malaysia, Pakistan, Thailand, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Korea and Japan). Topics of lectures include CKD-MBD, renal anemia and educational, case-based presentations on electrolyte disorder and renal transplantation.


[Speakers and participants of the APSN JSN CME Meeting in Niigata 7 Jun 2018.]

An APSN CME meeting was organised in Sydney together with Australian New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) from Sept 8-9, 2018. It was held in conjunction with the ANZSN Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course that preceded the ASM of ANZSN. Altogether 13 participants from 9 countries and regions (Pakistan, India, China, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Japan, Korea and

Hong Kong) were sponsored to attend the course. A broad range of topics were covered over 2 days in the fields of CKD, ESKD and transplantation, AKI, genetics and research methodology.

On Sept 29, 2018, an APSN CME meeting was co-organised with Hong Kong Society of Nephrology and Hong Kong College of Physicians. 103 participants attended the Meeting. 23 trainees from 12 countries (Cambodia, Guangxi of China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Vietnam and Australia) were supported by APSN and HKSN. Among the speakers are current Presidents of APSN (Philip Li), ASN (Mark Okusa), ERA-EDTA (Carmine Zoccali), CSN (Xueqing Yu) and HKSN (Sydney Tang).


[Speakers and participants at the APSN HKSN HKCP CME meeting Sept 28, 2018]

In 2019, tentative plan is to have 4 APSN CME courses in addition to the WCN in Melbourne as follows:

- APSN/KSN CME course in Seoul, Korea (May 24, 2019)
- APSN/JSN CME course in Nagoya, Japan (June 20, 2019)
- APSN/CSN CME course in Hangzhou, China (the middle of September, 2019)
- APSN/HKSN CME course in Hong Kong (September/October, 2019)

APSN together with the five Societies will continue to support trainees and fellows to attend these APSN CME courses. Notably for WCN Melbourne 2019 meeting, APSN will support 20 travel grants for young nephrologists to attend.

All our APSN members are encouraged to participate and share. I thank all the five Societies and all the CME speakers for your contributions towards these successful events. We will make use of our APSN website to promote more of our CME activity in the Region to all the members and trainees.

Nephrology

Our official Journal Nephrology is one of the most important assets of the Society, which helps to promote the education and knowledge of nephrology and for a communication channel across the Asian Pacific region and the world. Prof Sydney Tang, our Editor-in-Chief, together with the whole Editorial Board have produced a high quality journal attracting clinical and basic research papers in renal medicine. The Impact factor has gone up to 2.17. Change in subject editors including involvement of International academics was made to broaden global awareness of the journal.
In 2017, 5,895 institutions offered access to the latest contents in Nephrology via either a Wiley License or a traditional (title-by-title) subscription. Our philanthropic initiatives extended low-cost or free access to current content to 7,669 developing world institutions.
The Journal is now On-line only and on-line access for all members of all APSN Societies is now available, either through the APSN website (Members Only area) or via local society websites.


[Nephrology Editorial Board Meeting in San Diego Oct 25, 2018}

Asian Pacific Clinical Practice Recommendations

Prof CC Szeto (Hong Kong) has helped the Society to form a group to study the current gaps in the clinical practice guidelines for the Asian Pacific region, notably in the good clinical practice despite resource limitations in the LIC and LMIC in the region.

The first Asian Pacific Clinical Practice Recommendation will be on "Evaluation and management of diabetic nephropathy" under a group comprising 14 members with good mix between LMIC and HIC countries as led by Dr Adrian Liew. APSN will commission an Evidence Review Team to facilitate the work.

Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) partner with Asia Pacific Society of Hypertension (APSH), Asia-Pacific Society for Digestive Endoscopy (APSDE), Asian Pacific Association of Gastroenterology (APAGE), Asia Pacific League of Associate for Rheumatology (APLAR) and Pulse of Asia (PoA) in formulating a "Joint Position Statement on Safe Use of Anti-inflammatory Analgesics". Professors CC Szeto, Gopesh Modi, and Kriengsak Vareesangthip represent the APSN. Work is in progress and expect to publish the finalized Joint Position Statement in mid-2019.

WCN-APCN Melbourne April 12-15, 2019.

World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) 2019 is an ISN-ANZSN-APSN Meeting. Prof Peter Kerr is the Local Organising Chair. There will be an ISN Global Kidney Policy Forum, with focus on Oceania and South East Asia region. APSN is partner to this Forum to share strategies for prevention and improved management of the disease both at the regional and global level. As highlighted above, APSN will support 20 travels grants to young nephrologists in the region.

2019 will also be the 40th anniversary for APCN (Inaugural Meeting of APCN was in Tokyo 1979). APSN will have a celebration dinner organised to commemorate the anniversary in Melbourne.

Future APCNs

Starting 2020, Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) will be an annual event. It will be co-hosted by a local Nephrology Society partnering with APSN. It will be a WCN-APCN event in the year that WCN comes to AP region. This will help to enhance education in the region, in the light that AP region is the fastest growing region for care of CKD and ESRD patients. Also it will allow APCN to go to more countries, developing and developed alike.

In the recent ExCo and Council meeting, the selection of hosting venues was made:

APCN 2020: Hong Kong
APCN 2021: Pattaya, Thailand.

APSN AKI Initiatives

Acute Kidney Injury is an important problem in Asian Pacific Region. I have started several initiatives in APSN in order to help to address these issues:

2nd Asia Pacific AKI-CRRT Congress Sept 21-24, 2018, Taipei

This Congress was organised by Taiwan Society of Nephrology and CRRT. APSN was a Co-Organiser. This was very well attended with participants from around the region.


[At the Opening Ceremony of the 2nd Asia Pacific of AKI CRRT meeting in Taipei with Mayor of Taipei (L-6) as Officiating guest and Prof Philip Li giving an Opening Speech on behalf of APSN]

APSN AKI Committee

In the recent 2nd Asian Pacific AKI CRRT meeting in Taipei in Sept, 2018, I called a meeting with a group of nephrologists and plan for forming an APSN AKI Committee. The Committee aims to facilitate measures to achieve better recognition of AKI, including increasing public awareness and establishing preventive strategies in communities, and educate healthcare practitioners to provide better treatment of AKI in Asia.

APSN AKI Committee was formed with Prof Zoltan Endre as Chair, Dr Li Yang as Vice Chair and Dr Jinn Yang Chen as Secretary. Prof Philip Li as Advisor.
A meeting of the Committee was held in San Diego with 2 new initiatives:
1. APSN will partner with Malaysian Society of Nephrology and CRRT as Co- Organizer for the 3rd Asian Pacific AKI CRRT to be held in Malaysia in Oct 2019.
2. The AKI Committee will organize a study on AKI incidence in rural hospitals in Asian Pacific region, probably pilot in Australia, Malaysia, Taiwan and Thailand.


[Members of AKI Committee after the 1st Meeting on Oct 28, 2019 in San Diego]

APSN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC)

I have started the APSN YNC with the following objectives: To encourage engagement and participation of young nephrologists in all aspects of the Society; To address the needs of young fellows in both developed and developing countries by providing feedback to the Society; To promote the personal development of young nephrologists in terms of leadership and scientific knowledge; To facilitate collaboration of research and clinical trials between countries in Asian-Pacific region; To support the Continuing Medical Education (CME) course by providing opinion to the CME committee about the interests of young nephrologists and the educational needs of trainees.

A Young Nephrologist Retreat was organised in Hong Kong on September 29, 2018 tying in with the APSN HKSN CME. The Retreat was attended by 9 young nephrologists from Asian Pacific region (Hong Kong. Thailand, Fiji, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Korea, Brunei, Japan and Australia). APSN President, President Elect, Treasurer, CME Chair and Editor also participated in the discussion, focussing on how to support the Young Nephrologists in education, training and other aspects.

The Chair of Young Nephrologists Committee is Dr Jack Ng (Hong Kong), Secretary Dr Kornchanok Vareesangthip (Thailand) and IT coordinator is Dr Amrish Krishnan (Fiji). The YNC now has 12 members coming from (Australia, Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and Thailand). All the Young Nephrologist members are nominated by their Societies respectively.


[Young Nephrologists Retreat in Hong Kong Sept 29, 2018]

Partnership with ISN

APSN continues to have good partnership with ISN on the various collaborative projects including the fellowships, sister centre initiatives, CME, educational ambassadors, research projects and the on-going support for the region including the 0 by 25 initiatives. These APSN-ISN activities are very important and also welcome by the nephrologists in the AP region and have trained up quite a large number of renal doctors. APSN will continue to put in a lot of financial and human resources for capacity building in the Asian Pacific region.

Asian Forum for CKD Initiatives (AFCKDI)

APSN continues to support the AFCKDI. The next meeting of AFCKDI will be held in Hanoi, Vietnam Nov 28, 2018. Dr Ha Phan Hai An from Vietnam will be the Local Organiser. APSN has committed to provide financial support and also speakers to this meeting. I thank Dr Yusuke Tsukamoto and his team for their efforts in such initiatives in the region.

Affordable Dialysis Prize

In 2015, APSN together with ISN, The George Institute for Global Health, the Farrell Family Foundation jointly established the Affordable Dialysis Prize. The world needs a dialysis system that runs off batteries and solar power, can purify water from any source, with a low price and running costs, but still as safe and effective as the standard set-up. The Affordable Dialysis Prize of USD 100,000 was set up to award such innovation. In 2016, the Award was made to Vincent Garvey, a retired British engineer who has no background in kidney disease. His solution makes cheap sterile water in places where the electricity supply is unreliable and the water supply may be contaminated. Using a standard solar panel, the machine heats local water to make steam, which sterilises fluid to fill peritoneal dialysis bags. Prof John Knight from George Institute recently updated the APSN ExCo and Council members in San Diego on the project as it is now in prototype development with patents registered and a plan to have the device in clinical trials by 2021. APSN is proud to be part of the whole process in finding innovative affordable dialysis, especially to support the developing countries in Asian Pacific region in future.

Presidential Activity

In May 17-20, 2018, I attended Korean Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Seoul to deliver a message from APSN in the Opening Ceremony.


[Prof Philip Li, on behalf of APSN, delivered an Opening Speech in the Korean Society of Nephrology Annual Meeting, Seoul on May 17-20, 2018]

I also attended, on behalf of APSN, the 2018 International Forum of Kidney Organizations in San Diego on 24th Oct, 2018 as co-facilitated by the American Society of Nephrology (ASN), European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA), and International Society of Nephrology (ISN) discussing data on kidney disease pandemic, global nephrology workforce and some ethical issues.


[Prof Philip Li attended the 2018 International Forum of Kidney Organizations in San Diego on 24 Oct, 2018]

The Annual Academic Sessions of Sri Lanka Society of Nephrology (SLSON) will be held this year in collaboration with APSN on 9th November 2018 and I am invited to deliver a key note address: "Asian Pacific Nephrology - APSN perspectives".

Financial

APSN currently runs a very healthy financial status. The APSN Executive and Council constantly look into revenue generation as well as wisely spending of the resources in supporting the region to provide capacity building to our Renal healthcare professionals and a better care to our renal patients.

On behalf of all the Executive, Council and Committees, I would like to once again thank all of you as APSN members who have supported our initiatives and we do further rely on you to contribute to the APSN development now and in future. I myself would like to thank all the Office Bearers, Executives and Council Members in their hard work and relentless support.
We treasure your views on how we should further advance nephrology in the AP region. If you have any suggestions related to APSN, please feel free to contact me, any of the Executive and Council or through the Secretariat apsn@icc.com.hk

I would like to see all of you in Melbourne for the WCN 2019 from April 12-15, 2019. Best Wishes,

Philip K.T. LI
President,
Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology

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2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT Congress 2018 At The Taipei Marriott Hotel In Taipei Form September 21st To 24th In 2018 Call for Abstract & Travel Grant Application

  (Updated on May.29.2018)

2nd Asia Pacific AKI CRRT 2018 Taipei


Call For Abstract


Keynote Speakers
Prof.Ravindra Mehta

Prof.John Kellum

Prof.Jean-Louis Vincent

Prof.Chi-yuan Hsu

Grab a Chance to Win


The following criteria will be used in the selection process

-Aged 45 years & under
-Must submit an abstract
-Preference will be given to applicants with letter of recommendation


How to submit the application

-Step 1: Create/ Log-in your account at http://www.apcrrt2018.com/
-Step 2 : Submit your abstract and at bottom of the page, tick the box "I would like to apply for the congress travel grant"


How to submit the application

Register Now&Submit Abstract Official Website
Official Website


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2F, No.100, Zhouzi St, Neihu District, Taipei City, Taiwan 114
Tel : +886-2-8751-3588
Fax : +886-2-8751-2799
E-mail : info@apcrrt2018.com

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2nd Asia Pacific AKI-CRRT Congress 2018, Taipei

  (Updated on May.07.2018)
2nd Asia Pacific AKI-CRRT Congress 2018
Sep 21-24, 2018
Taipei, Taiwan
Web:http://www.apcrrt2018.com/

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55th ERA-EDTA Annual Congress

  (Updated on Sep.13.2017)

55th ERA-EDTA Annual Congress
May 24-27, 2018
Copenhagen, Denmark
Web:http://www.era-edta2018.org

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Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2018) - call for abstract

  (Updated on Sep.01.2017)

Dear Professor Kashihara,

Re: Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2018) - call for abstract

The 16th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2018) will take place on March 27-31, 2018 in conjunction with the 2018 Annual Congress of Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN 2018) at the National Convention Center, Beijing, China. The Congress promises to offer an extensive scientific program, enabling the exchange of ideas and knowledge for facilitating research and clinical practice in nephrology.

The abstract submission site (http://apcn2018.medmeeting.org/en) is now open. The deadline of abstract submission will be on 15 October 2017. On behalf of the Scientific Committee, we would be most grateful if you could help encouraging abstract submission from people working in the field of nephrology in your country, and assist in disseminating this message, as well as the enclosed flyer or brochure, to the members of your national society of nephrology.

Thanks in advance for your kind assistance.

Sincerely yours,

Robert Walker and CC Szeto Co-chairs of Scientific Committee APCN 2018

⇒ APCN2018 brochure.pdf(2.1MB)

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The ISN FRONTIERS 2018 website is now available

  (Updated on Jun.20.2017)

We are grateful for your understanding and support of international activities of our society. A new symposium of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), named ISN FRONTIERS MEETINGS, will be held at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo from 22nd to 25th February 2018 under the title of "Kidney Disease & Cardiovascular Disease".

Please check the website that has become fully available now.
http://www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo/

IMPORTANT DATES
Abstract submission & Registration opens: July 3, 2017
Abstract submissions deadline: October 20, 2017
Early registration deadline: November 27, 2017

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Sendai Declaration

  (Updated on Jun.05.2017)
At the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology on May 26, 2017, we, the Japanese Society of Nephrology (President: Naoki Kashihara, Congress President: Sadayoshi Ito) have concluded the Sendai Declaration with the International Society of Nephrology (President: David Harris) to strengthen of a mutually cooperative relationship.
Based on this declaration, we wish to expand and deepen the relationship between the two societies and to widen the international activities of the members of the Japanese Society of Nephrology.
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ISN Academy

  (Updated on May.19.2017)
Dear Naoki Kashihara,

The ISN Academy has now arrived. Brand new, interactive and user-friendly, this e-learning portal and mobile app deliver the latest knowledge in nephrology. As a friend of ISN and an established member of the global nephrology community, we value your support in spreading the word to the specialists you know in the field. This ISN membership benefit is open to all until September 15, 2017. You can share complete free access to 5,900 pieces of content across 20 topics, including an extensive mix of presentations, webinars, e-curriculums, guidelines, cases and articles.

We would appreciate you circulating this news to your membership. To this end, a compilation of ISN Academy material (logo, banners, descriptors) is available to download HERE. These materials can be used on your society's website and/or social media platforms. Finally, feel free to link academy.theisn.org to your website, newsletter or emailers.

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or specific requirements.

Thank you for your help in sharing the information!



The International Society of Nephrology - Advancing Nephrology Around the World

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Announcement from ISN FRONTIERS MEETINGS Preparation Committee

  (Updated on Mar.02.2017)
Announcement from ISN FRONTIERS MEETINGS Preparation Committee,

We are grateful for your understanding and support of international activities of our society. A new symposium of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN), named ISN FRONTIERS MEETINGS, will be held at Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo from 22nd to 25th February 2018 under the title of "Kidney Disease & Cardiovascular Disease". This is the first symposium that combines the previously separate symposia, ISN NEXUS and Forefronts.

It has been decided that this symposium will be organized in Japan jointly by the Japanese Society of Nephrology and the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy. Preparations have already been started by junior and middle-ranking members in both societies.

We will keep you informed of progress via the website and member email updates as we look forward to the participation of many members. Your continued understanding and cooperation will be greatly appreciated.

Name: ISN Frontiers Meetings 2018
Date: February 22 - 25, 2018

Venue: Keio Plaza Hotel Tokyo
Organized by: Japanese Society of Nephrology & International Society of Nephrology
Supported by: The Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy
Title: KIDNEY DISEASE & CARDIOVASCULAR DISEASE

Important dates: Registration opens: July 3, 2017
Abstract submissions deadline: October 20, 2017
Early registration deadline: November 27, 2017
Website: http://www.isnfrontiers.org/tokyo/

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54th ERA-EDTA CONGRESS

  (Updated on Dec.12.2016)
54th ERA-EDTA CONGRESS(PDF:2.4MB)
54th ERA-EDTA CONGRESS
Madrid, Spain June 3th-6th 2017
Official WebSite:http://www.era-edta2017.org/

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Abstract submissions are now open for the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology.

  (Updated on Oct.31.2016)
Preparatory works are now fully under way for the next scientific meeting sessions. Submissions of oral and poster presentation abstracts are currently open.
Candidates for outstanding abstract awards and the congress president's awards will be selected from among these abstracts accepted.
Submission of any abstract, willing to meet the challenges, is welcome and encouraged.

Abstract submissions are open from October 27, 2016 to December 15, 2016.

Abstract submissions will close at 14:00 JST, December 15, 2016.
(Please take note that the submission deadline will not be extended.)

All submission are to be made online. For details, please refer to our home
page:http://jsn60.umin.jp/. Date : May 26(Fri) -May 28(Sun), 2017
Venue :SENDAI INTERNATIONAL CENTER
General Information
Congress
President
Professor Sadayoshi Ito
Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine
Venue SENDAI INTERNATIONAL CENTER
mubanchi, Aobayama, Aoba-ku, Sendai, Japan
TEL : +81-22-265-2211
Map : http://www.aobayama.jp/english/access/
Web Site http://jsn60.umin.jp/en/index.html
Registration fee ・Medical doctors : 15,000 JPY
・Co-medical : 8,000 JPY
・Medical trainee and Post-graduate students in co-medical field : free
(Certification from a supervisor or Identification Card for student required)
・University students : free
(Identification Card for student required)
Secretariat 3-28-8 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan
Japanese Society of Nephrology
The Secretariat of the 60th Annual Meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology
E-mail : jsn60@umin.ac.jp

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ANZSN Update Course at the APCN 2016

  (Updated on Jul.07.2016)

ANZSN Nephrology and Transplantation Update Course - 17th to 20th September 2016 in conjunction with the APCN/ANZSN Annual Scientific Meeting, Perth.
This course provides an update on the most important topics in Nephrology and transplantation for Nephrologists, Nephrology trainees and other health professionals with an interest in Nephrology. We are privileged this year to have international speakers from the USA, UK, Italy, China, Japan, Hong Kong and Australasia come and speak for us. The course this year has a particular focus on Indigenous health in chronic kidney disease.

This course will be accredited as CME for Asia-Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) participants.

Book your place soon, this course is popular and places are limited. To view/download the program please click here or for registration information please click hereto be directed to the website.

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ISN Programs promotion

  (Updated on Feb.25.2016)
Dear Colleagues,

As you know ISN partners with APSN in the ISN Programs, to bring funding opportunities for Asian Pacific nephrologists. The next application round of the ISN Programs closes on May 1st, and uses a new online application system. Please pass the attached letter on to members of your national society.

Best regards,

DAVID HARRIS
President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology
President-elect, International Society of Nephrology
APSN-letter(PDF:287KB)

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Announcement of Committee on International Relations of JSN

  (Updated on Feb.12.2016)

Currently, the JSN is participating in Sister Renal Center (SRC) Program (http://www.theisn.org/programs/sister-renal-centers-program) as one of the components in the social contribution activities of ISN. Since 2014, we have been developing SRC Program (Level C) in supporting Viet Duc Hospital in Hanoi of Vietnam, with periodically carrying out pathology seminars, technical instruction for renal pathology diagnosis, urine health check program and epidemiological studies, which will serve for early diagnosis and amelioration of CKD in Vietnam.
This time, ISN has recognized our practice in the past 2 years, and our program has been upgraded to Level B

Chair of Committee on International Relations: Masaomi Nangaku
Chair of SRC Working Team: Yusuke Suzuki

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ERA-EDTA Newsletter(JSN/ERA-EDTA Joint symposium)

  (Updated on Feb.09.2016)
You can find the article of "The JSN/ERA-EDTA Joint Symposium" on the third page of this newsletter
The Official ERA-EDTA Newsletter (PDF : 1.4MB)

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INVITATION: 3rd Renal Nutrition Seminar, 2 & 3 June 2016, InterContinental Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

  (Updated on Jan.28.2016)

Dear Prof. Seiichi Matsuo,

National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia is pleased to invite professional members of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) to our 3rd Renal Nutrition Seminar which is planned for the 2nd and 3rd June 2016 at the InterContinental Hotel, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur. The 3rd Renal Nutrition Seminar will be delivered in collaboration with our partners, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Putra Malaysia and the Malaysian Dietitians' Association.

This Seminar, the third in our series, is planned as an advanced course in renal nutrition targeting both local and international participation of dietitians, nephrologists, general practitioners, nurses and pharmacists. Our Faculty, comprising both international and local experts will deliver topics related to nutritional issues in dialysis patients and enhancing nutrition care of renal patients. The course is structured by our Faculty Leader, Prof Joel Kopple who is a world renowned nephrology expert in the field of renal nutrition. He is currently professor emeritus at David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine and UCLA School of Public Health. The Seminar aims to provide delegates an update on advanced nutrition knowledge applied to kidney patient care. The course content combines fundamentals with applied practice through case discussions.

National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia hopes that Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) will appreciate the importance of this Seminar in enhancing lifelong learning skills for the dietitians, nephrologists, general practitioners, nurses and pharmacists who are the key providers of services for kidney patients. Please encourage your members to participate and to register early to benefit from the reasonable low registration fees.

Attached herewith are the official invitation letter, the flyer for this seminar as well as the registration form. Please help us to spread the news.
We look forward to the encouragement of your members' participation in this Seminar.

Thank you for your continuous support.

Regards,
Siti Khairani Ramli
National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKFM) Training Centre
C23-03 Block C, 3 Two Square,
2 Jalan 19/1, 46300 Petaling Jaya,
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Tel: 603-7960 2301/2
Fax: 603-7960 2359

→Invitation Mail【PDF:185KB】
→3rd RENAL NUTRITION SEMINAR FLYER【PDF:706KB】
→REGISTRATION FORM【PDF:87KB】

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APCN/ANZSN ASM 2016 - Registration Now Open

  (Updated on Dec.21.2015)

REGISTRATION
NOW OPEN

On behalf of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN), we are pleased to announce that registration for the 15th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) and 52nd Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephology Annual Scientific Meeting is now open.

APCN 2016 will be co-hosted by the APSN and ANZSN and will take place in Perth, Western Australia, 17-21 September 2016. The ASM will provide a world-class scientific program and it will also reflect APSN and ANZSN's efforts to advance renal care in both the developed and the developing Asian-Pacific countries.

The Scientific Program Committee has designed a first-rate scientific program for the 2016 APCN. The program promises to be exciting and of unparalleled quality, with State-of-the-Art lectures given by one Nobel Laureate, five plenary lectures and 48 high-quality seminars in the areas of Aetiology & Pathogenesis, AKI/CKD, Dialysis and Transplantation, given by a mix of distinguished speakers from Australia and New Zealand and from the Asia-Pacific region, making this a truly international event.

Visit the ASM website www.apcn2016.com.au for further information and to register online.

Click here to download a copy of the registration brochure.

ABSTRACT SUBMISSIONS

Online abstract submissions can be made by clicking here, or via the ASM website. The closing date for abstract submissions is Friday 15 April 2016. No abstracts will be accepted after this date. Before you prepare your abstract, please read the abstract submission guidelines on the "Call for Abstracts" page on the website.

For further information, please contact the Congress Secretariat.

EECW Pty Ltd
Suite 614, St Kilda Road Towers
1 Queens Road
Melbourne VIC 3004
P: +61 3 9863 7606
E: apcn@eecw.com.au

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Gear up for WKD 2016!

  (Updated on Nov.30.2015)
World Kidney Day Material - NOW online!
Thank you for your patience! We know you have been waiting anxiously for the new World Kidney Day Campaign Image to be available on the WKD website. NOW it is!

Visit http://www.worldkidneyday.org/2016-campaign/2016-campaign-materials/ to get the sizes and formats of the new WKD campaign material dedicated to the 2016 theme "Kidney Disease & Children".

Here you will also find the editable version of the campaign image. We encourage you to translate the new WKD tagline in your own language and share the file with us. We will make your version available to download on the WKD website and credit your work. This way you will also help your fellow WKD supporter organize a wonderful WKD event!

As we are making our artwork available to everyone for free, we kindly ask you to respect our Copyright & Permission policy. Thank you!

We hope you enjoy the new WKD graphics!

Let us know how you will use it.

World Kidney Day on Instagram
In our efforts to reach more and more people, we are now also on Instagram!

If you use Instagram, follow us and help us increase awareness of kidney disease and spread the WKD message.

On Instagram you will get our tips of the week, see contributed WKD pictures and videos, and many other interesting stories.

Follow World_Kidney_Day_Official and check out what we have already posted!
This was just the beginning of a collection of new and exciting postings. Keep an eye on your inbox in the next few weeks for more.

If you have any questions or feedback, please contact Agnese at agnese@worldkidneyday.org

All the best,

The World Kidney Day Team

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A Message from the President, November 2015

  (Updated on Nov.12.2015)

Dear members of the APSN,

During the recent APSN Council meeting at the ASN Renal Week in San Diego, three national societies presented their bid to host the 2018 Congress of APSN. I'm pleased to announce that the 2018 APCN will be held in Beijing. This will be the 16th Congress of the society. The last time an APCN was held in China was in 1990 when Beijing hosted the 4th APSN Congress. Excellent bids were prepared also by the Indian and Taiwan Societies of Nephrology, and we look forward to their hosting of future meetings.

Two days before, the International Society of Nephrology decided where its 2019 Congress will be held. All those with any conflict of interest, including myself, were excluded completely from the decision-making progress. I'm pleased to report that the 2019 WCN will be held in Melbourne. APSN will join ISN and ANZSN in hosting the meeting.

After several years of valuable service to APSN, Craig Nelson has stepped down as Webmaster. Gerald Waters from New Zealand has been appointed as the new Webmaster, starting immediately. Gerald has been a member of the Website Committee and has considerable IT experience. Under his leadership, the website should continue its evolution as a very valuable asset for all members of the APSN.

As mentioned in my last report, communication between the APSN Executive and members and office bearers of the various affiliated and sponsoring societies of APSN, continues to be a major obstacle. We need your help to keep the lines of communication open, by keeping the lists of Councillors and national representatives up-to-date, including on the website.

Abstract submissions are being accepted now for the 15th APCN which will be held in Perth in September 2016. Hopefully you have already earmarked the 17th-21st September in next year's calendar!

Warm regards,

David Harris
President APSN, 2013-6

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Angiotensin Gordon Conference Program

  (Updated on Oct.27.2015)

Angiotensin Gordon Research Conference
From Cell Biology and Signaling Networks to Novel
Physiological Paradigms and Therapeutics
February 21‐26, 2016

Angiotensin Gordon Conference Program Flyer

Angiotensin Gordon Conference Program

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Announcement of Global Liaison Committee of JSN

  (Updated on Oct.20.2015)

We are deeply grateful for your understanding and cooperation of our international activities in the field of nephrology.

So far, Professor Sadayoshi Ito and Professor Masaomi Nangaku were selected to be council members of ISN.
This time, we are pleased to announce that professor Masaomi Nangaku is nominated for executive council member.

Please also note that international nephrology conference NEXUS will be held in Japan in 2018.

Through these activities, we hope that JSN continues leading the development of nephrology in the world.

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Curing Kidney Disease Early Program

  (Updated on Oct.15.2015)

Curing Kidney Disease: At the Crossroads of Biology, Infrastructure, Patients, and Government
Wednesday, November 4

Curing Kidney Diease Flyer

Curing Kidney Disease Program

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ISPD 2016 Congress - Three Weeks Remain to Submit Your Abstract

  (Updated on Sep.25.2015)
Dear APSN Executive

The 16th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis will be held at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Saturday 27th February to Tuesday 1st March, 2016.

The deadline for abstract submission is Friday 9th October 2015.

Attached is a copy of the latest eblast from the organisers of the meeting. Can you please forward the eblast to members of your national society.

Many thanks,

DAVID HARRIS
President, APSN 2013-2016

PHILIP LI
President, ISPD

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A Message from the President (August 2015)

  (Updated on Aug.21.2015)

Dear Members of APSN,

It's just over twelve months to the 2016 APCN in Perth (17-21 September). A first-rate scientific program has been designed and speakers are now being invited. The quality of the meeting and the beauty of Perth and Western Australia make it a meeting you won't want to miss!

Yet another successful APSN CME meeting was held recently, this time in Pattaya, Thailand in early August. Thanks to Masaomi Nangaku and the local organisers, the meeting was a grand success. PDFs of the various talks are available on the APSN website, as they are for previous CME meetings. APSN helped subsidise the attendance of young nephrologists from emerging regions of Thailand and neighbouring emerging countries. The next APSN CME meeting will be held in China in November.

APSN's partnership with the ISN global outreach program is functioning well. Successful applicants in each of the programs (fellowship, sister renal centre, educational ambassador, CME, clinical research) are listed on the website.

The website is currently being upgraded to provide a better platform which will enhance functionality and make navigation easier. You should see the new changes soon.

The publisher of APSN's journal Nephrology (Wiley) has assumed that there is almost universal access to the journal for APSN members. However this seems far from certain and so all national society representatives have been polled to see just how many members of their societies do have access.

Warm regards,

David Harris

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Help us develop nephrology worldwide

  (Updated on Jul.22.2015)
30 June 2015
Help us develop nephrology worldwide
ISN Programs Chair
John Feehally, UK
Dear Colleague,

ISN is a unique medical society offering a broad range of educational and training activities for nephrology communities in developing countries. Within the context of the 0by25 initiative (http://www.0by25.org/) , ISN Programs particularly welcome applications focused on detecting and treating of Acute Kindey Injury.
The next application deadline is October 1st, 2015. Find out about the program that suits your needs and what you need to do to apply. If you have questions or are unsure how you can participate, contact our team (mailto:isnprograms@theisn.org) or watch my presentation on the ISN website:

http://www.theisn.org/programs

The Fellowship Program
Physicians from emerging countries get hands-on training in a developed renal center. Returning home, they share what they have learned, improve local care and start more ISN Programs.


The Sister Renal Centre Program
Renal centers in emerging countries partner with centers of excellence in the developing world. With educational support and guidance, the emerging centers become self-sufficient offering better care for patients. ISN and The Transplantation Society have also developed the Sister Transplant Centre Program to to link transplantation centers.


The Clinical Research Program
This program funds clinical research projects addressing local needs for acute and chronic kidney disease treatments in emerging countries.

The Educational Ambassadors Program
ISN experts visit developing renal centers for one to four weeks to provide specific hands-on training or help develop new services, community-based research or screening programs.


The Continuing Medical Education Program The Continuing Medical Education Program offers essential teaching and training to developing medical communities. Expert speakers from both sides of the world share their knowledge and experience in clinical care and research.

http://www.theisn.org/programs

About ISN Programs

Check out some of our success stories...

http://www.theisn.org/news/item/1281-collaboration-leads-to-transplant-hope-for-kidney-patients-in-palestine Developing a Kidney Transplant Centre in Palestine:

A partnership between the Al Shifa Hospital in Gaza, Palestine and the Royal Liverpool University Hospital in the UK led to the first kidney transplant in the region in January 2013. Abdul Hammad from the supporting center in the UK explains :

"These patients may receive what is in many westernized countries a 'life enhancing operation', but in Gaza it will undoubtedly be a 'life-saving operation"

http://www.theisn.org/news/item/1918-hands-on-interventional-nephrology-workshop-benefits-kidney-care-for-patients-in-vietnam Teaching Interventional Nephrology in Vietnam

Educational Ambassador Jan Swinnen from Westmead Hospital, Sydney, Australia shared his expertise with doctors and nurses at Cho Ray Hospital (CRH) in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

"I do believe that the local medical professionals can achieve 80% of what we achieve in Australia in terms of hemodialysis outcomes at a small fraction of the cost, by adapting hemodialysis access systems to the local setting."


http://www.theisn.org/news/item/1974-understanding-the-ckd-and-obesity-link-in-china
Epidemiological Study across Southern China Looking at the Link between CKD and Obesity

Some 15,000 community residents were involved in an epidemiological study. Prof Hequn Zou project leader, says:

"Due to the great social and economic contribution of the project to public health, a Provincial Key Laboratory of Metabolic Diseases was founded in Southern Medical University Affiliated 181 Hospital"

The International Society of Nephrology . Rue des Fabriques 1, Brussels, Belgium . Brussels 1000 . Belgium

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Priscilla Kincaid-Smith

  (Updated on Jul.21.2015)
Dear APSN Executive

Members of the APSN will be sad to learn that Professor Priscilla Kincaid-Smith passed away peacefully at home with her family on 18 July 2015.
As noted by Gavin Becker, Past-President of APSN, "Priscilla was a founding member and first President of the APSN and will be missed by many members of the APSN and our region where she provided leadership and education for so many years." A celebration of her remarkable contributions and achievements will follow soon.

DAVID HARRIS

President, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology

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ISN Forefronts Shenzhen 2015

  (Updated on Jun.09.2015)

Dear Dr. Zhao

As you probably know the abstract submission deadline for the ISN Forefronts in Shenzhen 2015 is coming up June 22.
To make sure potential contributors don't miss this opportunity, we would be very thankful if you, in your role as President of the Regional Board, could help us pass the information on about the abstract submission deadline to your colleagues and contacts that might be interested in it.

Below is a description of the event. Feel free to copy-paste and pass on. I also attached banner ads and a powerpoint slide:

Don't forget to submit your abstract before June 22!

ISN Forefront Symposium 2015:
October 22-25, 2015
Shenzhen, China
www.isnforefronts.org/shenzhen/

Hypertension and vascular disease are important consequences of chronic kidney disease (CKD), and they are major contributors to its high morbidity and mortality. The link between inflammation in CKD and cardiovascular disease (CVD) is widely recognized, but its pathophysiological basis is still unclear, as is the relationship of inflammation in CKD to innate and adaptive immunity.

Recent and important discoveries have been made that are changing our understanding of physiology and immunology, leading to new directions in research in each field and potentially new opportunities in therapeutics. Examples include the role of ATP as an extracellular messenger, purinergic receptors, immune cell regulation and the NALP3 inflammasome, angiotensin-11 and macrophage recruitment in the kidney and skin; cytokines, the sympathetic nervous system and neurogenic hypertension; systemic hypertension and inflammation, sodium balance and tissue distribution, hypertension and autoimmunity; atheroma and inflammation.

In this symposium we will focus on cardio-renal pathophysiology and its links with immunopathology and inflammation.

The abstract submitters of accepted abstracts are entitled to register at the discounted registration fees provided they register by the early bird deadline which is July 24, 2015.

More information about the symposium can be found here: http://www.isnforefronts.org/shenzhen/

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Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.

Any help you can provide is greatly appreciated.

Thank you in advance.

Kind regards

Jonathan Heldorf
Marketing and Communications Administrator

International Society of Nephrology (ISN)
Global Operations Center
Rue des Fabriques 1 | B-1000 Brussels | Belgium
Main: +32 2 808 04 20 | Fax +32 2 808 4454
Email: jheldorf@theisn.org | Web: www.theisn.org

ISN - Advancing Nephrology Around the World
Follow us on Facebook and LinkedIn
Help ISN do more - visit World Kidney Fund

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ISHD2015 - Call for Registrations (Seiichi Matsuo)

  (Updated on May.12.2015)

ISHD2015 - Call for Registrations (Seiichi Matsuo)

Dear Prof Seiichi,

The 9th ISHD congress will be held in Kuala Lumpur in September this year, organised jointly by the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) and the Malaysian Society of Nephrology (MSN). The theme for the Congress is "Global Challenges in Hemodialysis: learning from the past and moving forward".

The program promises to be an exciting mix of the science and practice of Hemodialysis that will cater to the interests and needs of various stakeholders in Hemodialysis treatment. The Organising Committee hopes that by bringing the 9th Congress of the ISHD to Kuala Lumpur, more nurses and doctors as well as other interested parties from Asia and around the world will be able to attend and benefit from the meeting. This will translate to improved care for the rapidly growing population of Hemodialysis patients in the region.

In our efforts to encourage participation in the 9th Congress of the ISHD, we hope you will be able to publicise the 9thCongress of the ISHD at every opportunity in your country to promote the Congress to your fellow colleagues and members. Our secretariat will be most happy to assist you and send promotional materials, in both print and electronic forms, to any national meeting of doctors and nurses in your country.

Please find attached the letter for your kind reference.

Meanwhile, please feel free to contact us if you need further assistance from us.


Best Regards,

Datuk Dr Ghazali Ahmad(President of ISHD 2015)
Dr Philip N. Jeremiah(Co-Chairperson)
Dr Sunita Bavanandan(Co-Chairperson)

9th Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis, 13th - 16th September 2015 @ K. L. ,Malaysia

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North and East Asia Regional Board Meeting: follow up

  (Updated on Apr.15.2015)
Dear Members of the North and East Asia Regional Board,

Hereby I am sending you the slides as a follow up of our meeting in Cape Town. If you can send us the name and representatives in your country/society that would be most appropriate to gather information about nephrology, we will prepare a survey and send this to that person.

I have also added a couple of information points on ISN activities:

1. ISN Programs :
You are "the eyes and ears" of ISN in your region, able to identify needs and priorities for training and education in nephrology. Our next ISN Programs application submission deadline is approaching: 1 MAY. Please relay the information and help people who need it most applying. All application information is available here http://www.theisn.org/programs

2. Trainees can become member of ISN for FREE:
The role of regional boards is to help increase your regional presence within ISN. We also want to encourage the young generation to get involved. Trainees in nephrology, aged 37 and younger, are encouraged to apply for the FREE ISN In-Training Membership. In-Training Members receive all member benefits except print copies of Kidney International. Eligible individuals must submit a copy of a valid form of identification stating their date of birth as well as proof of their current training status. Click the following link for more information and to apply for In-Training Membership - https://www.z2systems.com/np/clients/isn/survey.jsp?surveyId=13&

3. Affiliated societies:
At present, the affiliated societies of ISN in your region are listed here: http://www.theisn.org/about-isn/partners-and-affiliates/affiliated-societies

We ask you to help us build our network and encourage other societies to join. Benefits of affiliated societies are as follows:

* Possibility to sign up for Collective Membership which entails signing up at least 75% of membership base for ISN membership at a reduced rate
* Priority consideration for organisating joint events (World Congresses, Nexus symposia) * Priority endorsement of special courses and/or events
* Announcement of courses and/or events through ISN media (Website, Newsletter, e-Updates).

Societies can apply here at the bottom of the page here: http://www.theisn.org/about-isn/partners-and-affiliates/affiliated-societies

5. Events calendar:
ISN HQ has developed a calendar of events listing all ISN events, sponsored CME's and endorsed events. Affiliated Societies are also invited to post their events on our calendar. Please send us an email if your society wants to list a specific event that is not there yet. http://www.theisn.org/events/calendar-of-events

With best regards,

Ariane Brusselmans


【PDF】WCN2015NEABoardpresentation.pdf

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Registration Open for Eastern and Western Regional Meeting- Deadline MAY 7, 2015

  (Updated on Apr.09.2015)
Annoucement: Abstract submission for 45th JSN Eastern and Western regional meeting are now ongoing

We are pleased to announce general abstract submission has started and are now ongoing. Candidates for Best Abstracts award will be chosen from among the general abstracts. We encourage and appreciate active participation and submission.

Abstract Submission Deadline: 7th May 2015 (12:00 JST)
All abstracts must be submitted online.
Eastern Regional Meeting: http://www.congre.co.jp/jsntobu45/
Western Regional Meeting: http://web.apollon.nta.co.jp/jsnseibu45/

45th JSN Eastern regional meeting
Date: 2nd to 3rd October 2015
Venue: Tokyo Midtown Hall & Conference
Congress President: Matsuhiko Hayashi, M.D.,Ph.D.(Apheresis and Dialysis Center, Keio University)

45th JSN Western regional meeting
Date: 23rd to 24th October 2015
Venue: Kanazawa KAGEKIZA, The Kanazawa Theatre
Congress President: Hitoshi Yokoyama, M.D.,Ph.D.(Division of Nephrology, Kanazawa University School of Medicine)

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In Memory of Professor Wan-Yu Chen (1916-2015)

  (Updated on Mar.18.2015)
We announce with deep sadness the passing of Professor Wan-Yu Chen on March 4, 2015 at the age of 100.

Wan-Yu was born in Taipei, Taiwan on December 10, 1916. He graduated from Taipei Imperial University Medical School (the former of National Taiwan University College of Medicine, NTUCM) and started his lifelong career in affiliated hospital in 1942. He received his PhD degree in medicine from Kumamoto Medical University, Japan in 1948. He further studied nephrology in Duke University, United States from 1954 to 1955. He was promoted to Professor of Medicine in NTUCM in 1956 and has ever served as the director of Department of Internal Medicine and vice superintendent of the affiliated hospital.

Wan-Yu started his career as a nephrologist from 1953. In 1960, he established the renal biopsy assisted by 2-point location under X-ray. This technique increased the success of renal biopsy to 95% before ultrasound was invented. He performed Taiwan's first hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis in 1963 and 1964, respectively; founded the Toxicology Laboratory in 1966; and participated the first successful kidney transplantation in Taiwan and Asia in 1968.

Wan-Yu was a leading physician scientist with seminal contributions to blackfoot disease, uremia, intoxication, dialysis, hypertension, glomerulonephritis, hepatitis virus and nephritis, and trace metal abnormalities in dialysis patients, etc. Amongst these, 'A Clinical Study of Blackfoot Disease in Taiwan, an Endemic Peripheral Vascular Disease' published in 1961, identifying drinking artesian well water as the cause of blackfoot disease across southwest coast of Taiwan, promoted the establishment of public water supply system in this area. The study regarding the association between primary glomerulonephritis and hepatitis B virus presented in the 1st Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN) and 3rd Asian Colloquium in Nephrology (ACN) in Tokyo was selected as the most outstanding paper in 1979. To support the education and research in nephrology continuously, Wan-Yu promoted the establishment of the Ta-Tung Kidney Foundation (1970~), Professor Wan-Yu Chen Foundation (1985~), and Mrs. Hsiu-Chin Lee Kidney Research Foundation (1994~); presided Inter-hospital Nephrology Meetings since 1972; established the Society of Nephrology of the Republic of China in 1983 (the former of Taiwan Society of Nephrology, TSN) and served as the 1st and 2nd Society President (1983-1989). He was awarded TSN Award to his outstanding contributions in 1997.

Wan-Yu was very active in participating and leading junior fellows in the academic affairs of international nephrology community. He promoted the affiliation of TSN with International Society of Nephrology (1984), the 7th ACN (1987) and the 8th APCN (2000) to be held in Taipei, and served as Council Member of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) (1990-1992). For his outstanding contributions, Wan-Yu was awarded with ACN and APSN Awards in 1989 and 1997, respectively.

Wan-Yu, with his passion for humanity, exceptional wisdom and extraordinary ambition in confronting disease and calamity, not only leads the development of nephrology in Taiwan, but also leads Taiwan to join the international nephrology community. As the curtains fall upon his stage after a century of brilliance, let us all pay our highest respects to our beloved Professor Wan-Yu Chen.

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Clinical Nephropathology Certificate

  (Updated on Mar.06.2015)

Dear Seiichi Matsuo,

I would like to let you know about a recently launched one-year certificate program, the Clinical Nephropathology Certificate (CNC), provided by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO).

The ISN-ANIO CNC program is targeted for pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of Nephropathology.

The CNC features distinguished faculty from Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center, and Boston University.

Applicants from all around the world are encouraged to apply. However, applicants from India, as well as low- and middle-income countries in all parts of the world, are given priority.

The tuition fees for the CNC are $495.00 (USD), and the application with the supporting documents must be submitted by March 20, 2015. Tuition Fees are waived for Trainees from low-and middle income countries who are enrolled in MD, DNB, DM or PhD programs.

To find out more about this program, click the link below: http://www.theisn.org/isn-information/isn-anio-india/itemid-532

and the application form is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dE9tYXlCeHRtSUhhd19nWXpDYXN5U0E6MA

Please circulate this program among your colleagues and professional networks.

For any questions related to the course and the application, please contact:
Youssef Farag, MD, MPH
ISN-ANIO CNC Program Manager
isnaniocnc@gmail.com

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WCN 2015 Live Streaming Sessions: Open for Registration

  (Updated on Mar.03.2015)
ISN Education

Dear Colleagues,

With just two weeks until ISN's World Congress of Nephrology 2015 held in Cape Town, South Africa from March 13-17, 2015, ISN Education is pleased to offer live broadcasts of selected WCN 2015 plenary sessions. The three Live Streaming Sessions cover key scientific themes such as: Infectious and non-infectious risk factors; Acute kidney injury (AKI) and CKD and its consequences.

Registration for the live-stream sessions is now open: reserve soon as space is limited to 200 visitors for each session!

I hope you will enjoy the virtual conference content,

David Harris
Chair of the ISN Education Committee
WCN 2015 Live Streaming Program:

SESSION 1: SATURDAY 14/03: 17:30-19:00 PM (Cape Town): Preventable AKI (Clinical science session)
Click here to see Session 1 Presentations

SESSION 2: SUNDAY 15/03: 08:00-09:30 AM (Cape Town) :
Toward new therapeutic strategies of anemia for renal patients
Click here to see Session 2 Presentations

SESSION 3: MONDAY 16/03 15:45 - 17:15 PM (Cape Town): Hypertension and the metabolic syndrome: New anthropologic and patho-physiologic insights (in partnership with the ISH)

Click here to see Session 3 Presentations
Three live-streaming sessions not enough?

Come for the whole conference in Cape Town!

It's still not too late to register for WCN 2015 taking place in Cape Town, South Africa from March 13 to 17, join us!

Click here for more information

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Asian Renal Association (ARA)-Asian Nephrology Conference (ANC)

  (Updated on Feb.26.2015)
The 16th Asian Renal Association-Asian Nephrology Conference (16th ARA-ANC) will be held on April 24-26, 2015, in Garden Villa Hotel, Kaohsiung, Taiwan.
ANC is a direct descendant of the "Asian Colloquium in Nephrology" which has had great achievement during the past years.
The purpose of this meeting is to extend the collaboration between the nephrologists in the Asian countries and to enhance the quality of care for renal patients.
The congress president is Prof. Hung-Chun Chen. Please refer to www.ara-anc.org for detail.

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Call out for CNC applicants - Deadline MARCH 1, 2015

  (Updated on Feb.10.2015)

Dear Seiichi Matsuo,

I would like to let you know about a recently launched one-year certificate program, the Clinical Nephropathology Certificate (CNC), provided by the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the American Nephrologists of Indian Origin (ANIO).

The ISN-ANIO CNC program is targeted for pathologists and nephrologists seeking training in the principles and practice of Nephropathology.

The CNC features distinguished faculty from Harvard Medical School, Mayo Clinic, Columbia University Medical Center, and Boston University.

Applicants from all around the world are encouraged to apply. However, applicants from India, as well as low- and middle-income countries in all parts of the world, are given priority.

The tuition fees for the CNC are $495.00 (USD), and the application with the supporting documents must be submitted by March 1, 2015. Tuition Fees are waived for Trainees from low-and middle income countries who are enrolled in MD, DNB, DM or PhD programs.

To find out more about this program, click the link below: http://www.theisn.org/isn-information/isn-anio-india/itemid-532

and the application form is available here: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?fromEmail=true&formkey=dE9tYXlCeHRtSUhhd19nWXpDYXN5U0E6MA

Please circulate this program among your colleagues and professional networks.

For any questions related to the course and the application, please contact:
Youssef Farag, MD, MPH
ISN-ANIO CNC Program Manager
isnaniocnc@gmail.com

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ISN Education: ISN Experts answer questions on Glomerular Disease, Guidelines and Fluid & Electrolytes

  (Updated on Jan.20.2015)

Dear Colleagues,

This week ISN Education features a collection of recently answered questions from its Ask The Expert (ATE) column. The questions center around varying subjects in nephrology, such as Guidelines, Glomerular Disease and Fluid and Electrolytes, and incited different answers and discussion from our ATE expert panel.

We invite you to explore the highlighted ATE questions, and rate ('thumbs up' or 'thumbs down') the expert's answers on ISN Education's website.

I hope you benefit from these educational exchanges,

Tushar Vachharajani
ISN Education Editor
Ask The Expert on ISN Education
ISN Education invites you to consult the most recent Ask The Expert questions on the subjects of Glomerular Disease, Guidelines and Fluid & Electrolytes.

Meet the ISN Experts:

Guidelines:

In postural hypotension due to autonomic neuropathy, how to distinguish between actual and target blood pressure?
Asked by Mahmood A.Raazek
Read complete question

Read answer by ATE Expert Peter Kerr

Glomerular Diseases:

How do you treat a membranous nephropathy (proteinuria up to 4g/die) in a pregnant patient?
Asked by Matteo Piemontese
Read complete question

Read answers by ATE Experts Vivek Jha, Jai Radhakrishnan and William Couser

Fluid and Electrolytes:

Hyperkalemia in HD
Asked by Hala Qurashi
Read complete question Read answers by ATE Experts Norbert Lameire and David Harris

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A Tribute to Hai-yan Wang (1937-2014)

  (Updated on Dec.15.2014)

We announce with deep sadness the passing of Professor Hai-yan Wang on December 11, 2014 at the age of 77. Behind her internationally renowned name was a woman who had the enthusiasm, outstanding intelligence, and willingness and who became one of the very few who gave the birth, growth and strength of modern nephrology in China.
Professor Hai-yan Wang was born on July 8, 1937 in Qing Dao, Shan-dong Province of China. She graduated from Beijing Medical College in 1959, and then started her career as a nephrologist, mentored by late Professor Shu-xian Wang, the founder of modern nephrology of China. From 1980 to 1983, she was a pioneer of visiting scholars sponsored by Chinese government to the United States, supervised by Professor R. Glassock and Professor W Border at University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA).
Hai-yan was a lifelong tenured Professor of Medicine in Peking University First Hospital and the President of Peking University Institute of Nephrology. She was a well-known leading physician scientist with several seminal contributions to the field of nephrology in China. The first was the recognition of the heterogeneity of various causes of intrinsic acute renal failure and the update of the concept of "primary glomerulonephritis" in China in the 1980s, which should be pluralism rather than a monism. The second was to be the pioneer in establishing clinical database and bio-bank of various kidneys diseases in the 1980s, which plays fundamental roles in future translational studies. The third was the launch of clinical epidemiology in China involving chronic kidney disease and acute kidney injury, etc. The fourth was her great contributions in medical education. She had not only built up one of the most successful renal programs in Peking University First Hospital, but also trained tremendous nephrologists throughout China, which greatly improved nephrology in China. For her outstanding contributions to nephrology education and the development of modern nephrology in China, she was awarded ISN "Roscoe R. Robinson Award" and the first "ISN Pioneers in Nephrology Award" in 2013, respectively.
Professor Hai-Yan Wang was very active in the academic area of national and international nephrology and internal medicine. She had served as Council member of International Society of Nephrology (ISN) (2004-2008), executive councilor of ISN (2006-2008), Chairman of ISN-GO East Asia subcommittee (2004-2013) and member of advisory group of ISN "AKI 0 by 25" project. She had been the Vice President of the Chinese Medical Association (1999-2009), President of Chinese Society of Internal Medicine (2000-2008), and President of Chinese Society of Nephrology (1992-1998).
Hai-yan Wang, a name, a woman, a history. She led, is leading, and will continue to lead the development of nephrology in China, and, to a great extent, nephrology in the world.

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Announcement: Free membership with ISN and ASN

  (Updated on Dec.09.2014)

Dear JSN Members,

December 2, 2014

We are deeply grateful for your support of our international activities in the field of nephrology. We are pleased to inform you of free membership with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and American Society of Nephrology (ASN) for students, residents, and fellows-in-training. More details are available at the following links:

http://www.theisn.org/join#memberintraining

https://www.asn-online.org/membership/categories.aspx

Please also note that the election of members of the ISN Council will take place shortly. Further information about the election is available at the following link:

http://www.jsn.or.jp/other/notice-120831-1.php

We kindly ask you to encourage others, particularly young colleagues, to join the societies. Your support will be greatly appreciated.

Sincerely yours,
Global Liaison Committee

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Announcement: Abstract submission and registration for 58th JSN annual meeting and scientific sessions are now ongoing

  (Updated on Nov.27.2014)

Announcement:
Abstract submission and registration for 58th JSN annual meeting and scientific sessions are now ongoing

We deeply appreciate and extend congratulations on the continuous efforts by JSN members for nephrology practice, research and education. Preparations for the 2015 JSN annual meeting and scientific sessions are now fully in progress.
We are pleased to announce general abstract submission and registration have started and are now ongoing. Candidates for Best Paper award and President's award will be chosen from among the general abstracts. We encourage and appreciate active participation and submission.

Abstract Submission Deadline: (19th November 2014 to) 7th January 2015 (14:00 JST)
Abstract revision will be allowed until 17:00 JST on 9th January 2015.
There will be no extension of submission deadline.

All abstracts must be submitted online.
Details will be found at: http://jsn58.umin.jp/


58th JSN annual meeting and scientific sessions
Date: 5th to 7th June 2015
Venue: Nagoya Congress Center
Main Theme: 'Future of Nephrology'
Congress President:
Seiichi Matsuo, M.D.,Ph.D.(Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine)
Congress Vice Presidents:
Yukio Yuzawa (Department of Nephrology, Fujita Health University School of Medicine)
Osamu Kamimura (Department of Nephrology, Aichi Children's Health and Medical Center)
Contact:
Shoichi Maruyama (Department of Nephrology, Nagoya University Graduate School of Medicine)
or
The Secretariat of the 58th Annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology
TEL:03-5842-4131 FAX:03-5802-5570
E-mail:jsn58@umin.ac.jp

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Global Kidney Academy (GKA) Nephrology Online Courses (NOC) program

  (Updated on Feb.07.2014)
For more information, please click here. http://www.jsn.or.jp/topics/news/_2670.php

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First Diagnositic Criteria for Atypical Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (aHUS) in Japan Released

  (Updated on Oct.15.2013)

The working group of the Japanese Society of Nephrology and Japan Pediatric Society for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome (aHUS) has developed diagnostic criteria for aHUS, the first ever here, in Clinical Experimental Nephrology (volume 55, number 2, 2013).
The whole text (in Japanese) of the criteria can be found at http://www.jsn.or.jp/guideline/ahus.php

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The 14th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2014)

  (Updated on Sep.26.2013)

The 14th Asian Pacific Congress of Nephrology (APCN 2014) will be held on May 14-17, 2014 in Shinagawa, Tokyo, Japan. The Congress president is Prof. Yasuhiko Tomino, Juntendo University. In the congress the many issues in the inflammatory or metabolic renal diseases, acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy will be discussed. The three main symposia of APCN 2014 will cover the fields of IgA nephropathy, diabetic nephropathy and chronic kidney disease.
Preparations are going on under the collaboration of the annual meeting of the Japanese Society of Nephrology (JSN) 2014 and APCN 2014 Cooperative Project in order to enhance support for young nephrologists from Asia for APCN 2014.
For more information: http://www.mtoyou.jp/apcn2014/

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Japanese Clinical Practice Guidelines for Hematuria Diagnosis 2013 Published

  (Updated on Sep.24.2013)

Several study groups from Japanese medical societies including JSN have jointly published 2013 version of Japanese clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis of hematuria. The content and the style of the previous 2006 version have been revised so that new guidelines will be mostly composed of clinical questions (CQs) and answers on subjects that are clinically intriguing and meaningful. The whole guidelines have been examined and reviewed by committee members and collaborating partners responsible for the guideline formulation. More information is available at www.jsn.or.jp/guideline/pdf/hugl2013.pdf

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ISN's Nexus Symposium 2014

  (Updated on Sep.18.2013)

ISN's Nexus Symposium 2014 will be held on April 3-6, 2014 in Bergamo, Italy. The focus this year will be on the New era of drug discovery and clinical trials in kidney disease. JSN global liaison committee would greatly appreciate the efforts of the members or those involved for the wider recognition of the symposium, and heartily encourage and welcome participation.
Important Dates
・ Registration Opens: September 2013
・ Abstract Submission Deadline: January 6, 2014
・ Early Registration Deadline: January 27, 2014
For more information, please visit:
http://www.isnnexus.org/bergamo/.
http://www.jsn.or.jp/topics/notice/_2586.php (Japanese)

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The 2012 impact factor for Clinical and Experimental Nephrology is 1.246

  (Updated on Sep.11.2013)

The 2012 impact factor for Clinical and Experimental Nephrology is 1.246, according to the ISI Journal Citation Reports. The 2012 impact factor represents the number of citations in 2012 of papers published in 2010 and 2011, divided by the total number of citable papers published in 2010 and 2011. The 2011 impact factor for CEN was 1.369. The decrease of impact factor is due to substantially increased total number of published papers in CEN, while the number of citations is actually rather increasing.

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JSN Launches Program Supporting Younger Researchers

  (Updated on Sep.09.2013)

JSN this year newly launches a program to support kidney basic research, especially of younger researchers. The program is intended to activate and innovate basic and translational nephrology research in Japan through providing research opportunities and environments for younger researchers .
More information about this program is available at http://www.jsn.or.jp/topics/notice/_2590.php

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The 7th Congress of International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD 2014) to Be Held in Okinawa

  (Updated on Sep.02.2013)

The 7th Congress of International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) will be held on Friday, April 25 and Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Okinawa Convention Center, in Okinawa. The entire meeting will be presided over by Prof. Kunitoshi Iseki (Ryukyu University). More information about this meeting is available at http://www2.convention.jp/ishd2014/

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The 8th International Congress on Uremia Research and Toxicity (ICURT 2014) to Be Held in Okinawa

  (Updated on Sep.02.2013)

The 8th International Congress on Uremia Research and Toxicity will be held on Thursday, March 13 and Saturday, March 15, 2014 at Okinawa Convention Center, in Okinawa. The entire meeting will be presided over by Prof. Kunitoshi Iseki (Ryukyu University). More information about this meeting is available at http://www2.convention.co.jp/icurt2014/

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The 35th Kidney Seminar

  (Updated on Aug.30.2013)

The 35th Kidney Seminar will be held on August 31 (Saturday) at Kaiun Club in Tokyo, 2013. The entire seminar will be presided over by Prof. Kenjiro Kimura (St Marianna University) under the overall themes " Pathophysiology and Treatment of Renal Anemia in Non-dialysis CKD Patients (Taking a Lesson from the Past)" and "Consideration of Treatment Outcome of Elderly CKD/ESKD Patients". More information about this meeting is available at http://www.congre.co.jp/jinsemi/

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1st JSN/KDIGO Guideline Implementation Conference to Be Held on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013

  (Updated on Aug.26.2013)

1st JSN/KDIGO Guideline Implementation Conference to Be Held on Sunday, Oct. 6, 2013, 10AM-17PM
Location: Tokyo Medical and Dental University - Suzuki Akio Memorial Hall, Tokyo

This coming joint conference will discuss two lines of Japanese kidney disease guidelines, 1) 2013 version of evidence-based guideline on management of CKD in general, currently being developed by JSN in collaboration with KDIGO, and 2) a series of guidelines on advanced kidney diseases compiled by JSN/Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare Study Group on Advanced Renal Failure. The conference is intended to evaluate the validity of the differences between these Japanese guidelines and KDIGO international guidelines, and to clarify the positioning of the Japanese guidelines in the world. Main issues will be "Nephrotic Syndrome" and "Hypertension".
Details are to be found at: http://www.jsn.or.jp/topics/notice/_2568.php

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The 43rd JSN Western Regional Meeting to Be Held in Matsuyama

  (Updated on Aug.21.2013)
The 43rd JSN Western Regional Meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 11 and Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 at ANA Hotel Matsuyama in Matsuyama, Ehime Prefecture. The entire meeting will be presided over by Prof. Masayoshi Yokoyama (Ehime University) under the overall theme "Aging and Kidney". Main session titles include "Hypertension and Kidney" (symposium) or "Aging and Kidney" (workshop). Prof. Vivette D'Agati (Columbia University, USA) will give a lecture as the invited speaker. More information about this meeting is available at http://www.jsnseibu43.org/.

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The 43rd JSN Eastern Regional Meeting to Be Held in Tokyo

  (Updated on Aug.21.2013)
The 43rd JSN Eastern Regional Meeting will be held on Friday, Oct. 4 and Saturday, Oct.5, 2013 at Grand Prince Hotel New Takanawa, International Convention Center Pamir inTokyo. The entire meeting will be presided over by Prof. Kenjiro Kimura (St Marianna University) under the overall theme "Nephrology: Insight from Clinical Cases." Main session titles include "Clinical Study by Clinicians for Clinicians" (symposium) or "MedicalEducation: Excellent Tools for Learning"(workshop). More information about this meeting is available at http://www.mtoyou.jp/jsntobu43/program.html

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JSN offers two attractive educational courses featuring core topics and fundamental curriculum in the field of nephrology for nephrology trainees this summer.

  (Updated on Aug.08.2013)

1. The 17th Nephrology Seminar for Internists
August 10-11, 2013
location: Kanazawa, Ishikawa
Details: http://www.mtoyou.jp/jinzou/

2. The 9th Renal Pathology Conference in Summer、"from Renal Pathology to Diagnostic Renal Pathology"
August 24-25, 2013
location: Shinjuku, Tokyo
Details:
http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~arps/formed/sumsch/sumsch.html
http://www.jsn.or.jp/member/news/_2516.php

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