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  1. Toward global advancement of medicine : The International Society of Nephrology experience.

    Article - En anglais


    Since its foundation in 1960, the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) has pursued the worldwide advancement of education, science and patient care in nephrology.

    This goal was achieved by means of the Society's journal and the organization of international congresses and symposia, In order to better reach its colleagues and patients in economically less developed countries. the ISN expanded its activities as of 1980 by a large number of specific programs aimed at these regions.


    The first phase of activities included teaching programs. fellowship and visiting scholar programs, and the provision of travel grants to enhance accessibility to the ISN congresses.

    A second phase consisted of the creation of a library enhancement program, a commission on acute renal failure and-to improve the organization and efficiency-a central commission on global advancement of nephrology (COMGAN).

    Currently, a third phase has been entered in which all activities have been intensified :

    • (1) under the guidance of COMGAN, supported by a large number of teaching programs and fact finding missions ;

    • (2) by establishing a renal sister program ;

    • and (3) by initiating commissions on informaties and on clinieal trials.


    As a result, the ISN has reached most parts of the world. previously deprived of contact with renal science and renal patient care.

    The fellowship program now counts 160 fellows, who spend one or two years in training. (...)

    Mots-clés Pascal : Insuffisance rénale, Education santé, Traitement, Homme, Appareil urinaire pathologie, Rein pathologie

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Renal failure, Health education, Treatment, Human, Urinary system disease, Kidney disease

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 98-0452422

    Code Inist : 002B14A05. Création : 25/01/1999.