(ISN-SRC Symposium)

Two Mini Symposia: Friday 5th March and Saturday 6th March 2021
7:00 PM (IST), 1:30 PM (GMT).

The Sister Centers of Hyderabad and Birmingham [Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, and Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, University Hospitals, Birmingham UK] are pleased to announce this free symposium, under the auspices of the Sister Renal Centers Program of the International Society of Nephrology. We have developed a fascinating short programme on two successive days in March 2021.

The programme includes an oral presentation competition for Nephrologists in training. Hold the date in your diaries!

ISN -SRC Activities

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Sister Renal Centers (SRC) Program is a flagship program that provides educational support and guidance to centers in need within the developing nephrology community by pairing them with established centers to form supportive partnerships.

The program comprises three levels of support providing the framework and funding to foster up to six years of collaboration if adequate progress is made. The long-term goal is for the emerging center to become self-sufficient and able to provide better treatment and outcomes for patients with kidney diseases in their care.

After six years of improvement on the program, graduated centers are encouraged to support a third center within their region and therefore sustain the impact of their training and help other centers to develop.

Since 2017, the Yashoda Hospitals in Hyderabad, India and the Heartlands Hospital in Birmingham, UK have partnered in a successful Sister Renal Center.

Message from Mentor, ISN SRC Partnership
Heartlands Hospital Birmingham, UK and Yashoda Hospital Secunderabad, India

The International Society of Nephrology Sister Centre (ISN SRC) partnership between Heartlands Hospital, Birmingham, UK and Yashoda Hospital, Secunderabad, India has gone from strength to strength since it was set up in 2016. In addition to supporting teaching of nephrology trainees in Yashoda Hospital and organising educational visits between our centres, we helped to validate a nano-technology based point-of-care device, developed by the Indian Institute of Nano-technology Bangalore, for management of diabetic kidney in rural India that has the potential to benefit diabetics in under-resourced health settings across the world. In 2018, we hosted a hugely successful ISN CME on Glomerular Diseases in Hyderabad, which was attended by 350 nephrologists and trainees from all over India. Encouraged by the success of this CME, we had planned to organise an Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) symposium in Hyderabad in autumn of 2020, which unfortunately was not possible because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr Urmila Anandh, HoD of nephrology in Yashoda Hospital and one of the most enterprising nephrologists I know, and Dr Mark Thomas, my colleague at Heartlands and an AKI expert, have drawn up an exciting programme for a virtual AKI symposium with some of the best speakers on this topic from India and the UK. The symposium is endorsed by ISN and is expected to attract attendees from all over the world. I would like to thank you all for your support.


Professor Indranil Dasgupta,
Mentor, ISN SRC Partnership
Heartlands Hospital Birmingham, UK and Yashoda Hospital Secunderabad, India

Progamme Endorsed By

International Society of Nephrology
Renal Association,UK
Indian Society of Nephrology , Southern Chapter
Indian Society of Nephrology
Nephrology Forum Hyderabad, Telangana

CME Credits (Telangana Medical Council, India) and CPD Credits (RCP, UK) applied for.