The city of Sarajevo was the location for a recent ISN Continuing Medical Education (CME) course, updating local nephrologists on the latest in nephrology care. It was also a chance for participants to take part in the ISN Regional Workshop and discover more about ISN Program activities in Eastern and Central Europe.
Prof. Fred Finkelstein (Yale University) and Prof. Halime Resic (Sarajevo University) presented their overview of ISN activities organised worldwide, including many educational opportunities available as an ISN member. They also highlighted the ISN 0by25 initiative and Saving Young lives, projects that are helping to combat the impact of acute kidney injury (AKI) among younger generations in Africa and South East Asia.
ISN Regional Board member Rumeyza Kazancioglu talked about ISN activities in Eastern and Central Europe. This region covers 19 countries and counts 172 ISN members. Since 2010, ISN has supported 28 CMEs there. Five renal centers are actively participating in the ISN Sister Renal Center Program. 11 Fellows also trained through these programs over the last six years.
Mirna Alečković-Halilović (University Clinical Center, Tuzla in Bosnia and Herzegovina) spoke on how the ISN Fellowship Program gave her “a chance to learn and grow.” She explained how the experience was even more “rewarding” as she implemented her new skills and knowledge across borders at her home center.
Fahrudin Masnic (Clinic for Hemodialysis University Clinical Centre Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina) explained how he was collaborating with an ISN Sister Center in Sheffield UK.(SRC) to help his home institution become a center of clinical excellence. To strengthen their services, CMEs are helping local staff learning more about AKI and glomerular filtration reporting, as well as transplant and dialysis programs.
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