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About ISN

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 world in the research, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of kidney disease.

The ISN has over 10,000 professional members from more than 150 countries. In addition, ISN closely collaborates with over 90 national and regional nephrology societies around the world, representing about 20,000 professionals.

The ISN continues to develop and consolidate several programs, initiatives  and partnerships that will help to further deliver on its two overarching goals: reducing the incidence and impact of kidney disease worldwide, and making the ISN the leading international organization for all issues related to the science and practice of nephrology.

ISN also strives to advance nephrology worldwide through the help of its membership, publications, meetings, programs, as well as concerted efforts such as World Kidney Day.

ISN events

World Congress of Nephrology (WCN)

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, and clinical researchers, as well as other healthcare professionals involved in multidisciplinary nephrology care. With attendance in the thousands, each WCN aims to advance the education of physicians and other professionals, support the development of clinical research, and facilitate the delivery of high-quality healthcare.

ISN Frontiers Meetings

ISN Frontiers meetings build on the success and achievements of the ISN Nexus and Forefronts series, bringing together basic scientists, clinicians and practitioners in a unique setting. This new event format will make more cutting-edge science available to a global audience, breaking down cross-regional barriers in accessing the latest knowledge and expertise.