Published on June 30, 2014
Established in 2007, one o the main goals o the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee (YNC) has been to empower young nephrologists rom developing countries by providing programs geared at education, mentoring, and support. A pivotal program that has helped the YNC achieve its goals and ulfl its mission has been the YNC Mentorship Program. During the career path o a young nephrologist, one cannot underscore the importance o mentorship in terms o career development, education, and encouraging young nephrologists to achieve the confdence to be able to realize their proessional goals. With a very successul launch o the mentorship program in 2010, it has been truly exciting to nurture the successul mentor-mentee relationships that have evolved and see how rewarding the experiences have been or both. It is our hope that this program will provide an on-going platorm or collaboration and communication between junior and senior ISN members. We hope that the program will continue to expand and evolve in breath and scope by engaging an increasing the number o potential mentors and mentees while continuing to showcase the many successes o the program in the years to come. We hope you enjoy this edition o ISN News highlighting our activities. ISN YNC Chair Jerey Perl Jerey Perl is a sta nephrologist at St Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and assistant proessor o medicine at the University o Toronto. He chairs the ISN Young Nephrologists Committee. His primary research interest and clinical practice ocus is on improving the survival and quality o lie or patients on peritoneal dialysis. He is a primary investigator in The Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study. Empowering younger generations to reach their goals EDITORIAL ISN Leadership 2013-2015 Executive Committee Giuseppe Remuzzi (Italy) - President John Feehally (United Kingdom) - Past President Adeera Levin (Canada) - President-Elect Ricardo Correa Rotter (Mexico) - Secretary General Thomas Coffman (USA) - Treasurer Susan Quaggin (Canada) - Council Representative Peter Kerr (Australia) - Council Representative Chih-Wei Yang (Taiwan) - Presidential Appointee Bernardo Rodríguez-Iturbe (Venezuela) - Presidential Appointee David Harris (Australia) - Publications Committee Chair Council Arica Boucar Diouf (Senegal) Maher Fouad Ramzy (Egypt) Asia/Pacifc Sanjay Agarwal (India) Vivekanand Jha (India) David Johnson (Australia) Somchai Eiam-Ong (Thailand) Peter Kerr (Australia) Suhnggwon Kim (Republic of Korea) Zhi Hong Liu (China) Sadayoshi Ito (Japan) Harun Rashid (Bangladesh) Rezvi Sheriff (Sri Lanka) Chih-Wei Yang (Taiwan) Europe Jorge Cannata-Andía (Spain) Dick de Zeeuw (The Netherlands) Kai-Uwe Eckardt (Germany) Meguid El Nahas (UK) Francesco Locatelli (Italy) Klaus Ølgaard (Denmark) László Rosivall (Hungary) Peter Stenvinkel (Sweden) Irma Tchokonelidze (Georgia) Latin America Mirian Boim (Brazil) Sergio A. Mezzano (Chile) Roberto Pecoits-Filho (Brazil) Laura Sola (Uruguay) Middle East Mona Alrukhaimi (United Arab Emirates) North America Roland Blantz (USA) Joseph Bonventre (USA) Alfred Cheung (USA) Allison Eddy (USA) Bertram Kasiske (USA) Susan Quaggin (Canada) Marcello Tonelli (Canada) ISN Committee Chairs Acute Kidney Injury Committee - Ravindra Mehta (USA) ISN-ANIO India Committee - John Feehally (UK) Awards Committee - John Feehally (UK) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee - Gavin Becker (Australia) Dialysis Committee - Fredric Finkelstein (USA), Nathan Levin (USA) Education Committee - David Harris (Australia) Forefronts Committee - Kai-Uwe Eckardt, (Germany) History of Nephrology Committee - Leon Fine (USA) Interventional Nephrology Committee - Miguel Riella (Brazil) Nexus Committee - Kumar Sharma (USA) Nominating Committee - Joanne Bargman (Canada) Publications Committee - David Harris (Australia) Renal Disaster Relief Task Force - Raymond Vanholder (Belgium) Renal Pathology Advisory Committee - Agnes Fogo (USA) Young Nephrologists Committee - Jeff Perl (Canada) ISN Programs Committee Chairs ISN Programs Core Committee - John Feehally (United Kingdom) CME Program - Fredric Finkelstein (USA) Education Ambassador Program - Saraladevi Naicker (South Africa) Fellowship Committee – David Harris (Australia) Kidney Health in Disadvantaged Populations Committee - Guillermo Garcia Garcia (Mexico) Clinical Research and Prevention Committee - Marcello Tonelli (Canada) Sister Renal Centers Program Committee - Paul Harden (UK) ISN Programs Regional Committees Africa Committee - Mohammed Benghanem Gharbi East Asia Committee - Ming Hui Zao (China) Eastern and Central Europe Committee - László Rosival (Hungary) Latin America Committee - Ezequiel Bellorin-Font (Venezuela) Middle East Committee - Mona Alrukhaimi (UAE) Oceania & South-East Asia Committee - Peter Kerr (Australia) ISN News Published by ISN Staff Editor: Sally Horspool ISN Executive Director: Luca Segantini The contents of this publication are compiled in good faith. 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