INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY OF RENAL NUTRITION & METABOLISM
Please take a few minutes to complete a survey on our Patients' Corner. Link HERE.
To celebrate the 45th Anniversary of the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
Joint ISN and ISRNM webinar on Global Kidney Nutrition Care on 26 April 2022 4PM CET Video Recordings now available in members zone. Click here
Joint webinar with IFK-WKA on Plant-based Diet in CKD (Live Debate) video recordings available now. Link here
ERA‘s endorsement is for the promotion of education in general, therefore the specific content of the event/course is the responsibility of the organiser
60th ERA Congress
June 15-18, 2023
Milan & Virtual
The ISRNM Patient Resources Committee developed a short survey to gather feedback on our Patients' Corner from patients with kidney disease, their families and caretakers, and healthcare professionals. The survey will just take a few minutes of your time.
Your participation is voluntary and your responses will be analyzed anonymously.
To begin, please click on the following link:
Thank you very much in advance for participating this important survey!
GLOBAL CALL for
Expression of Interest to join the NEW ISRNM council
2022 - 2024
APPLY BEFORE DEADLINE to May 31 2022
Learn more about the Society, Mission, Vision & activities at: http://www.isrnm.org
On behalf of the ISRNM Executive Committee, we invite interested ISRNM members and Associate members to submit an Expression of Interest to our secretariat at email@example.com if you wish to be considered for nomination and election to the next ISRNM Council. If you are currently non-members, but have interest with renal nutrition and metabolism and exercises, you can join membership of ISRNM and become immediately eligible for the nomination.
In June, 2022, Councilor and Associate Councilor positions will be open for the 2022-2024 ISRNM Council. General Councilor positions are open to Physician/Scientist ISRNM members; Associate Councilor positions are open to Associate ISRNM members. On line voting start on June 1 2022, and will end on June 16 2022.
Elected member will serve a 2-year term starting at the end of ISRNM 2022 congress in Guangzhou, China. Council positions may be renewable for a second 2–year term.
Please include a brief CV (3 pages or less) and a brief description (no more than 1 page) of why you want to become an ISRNM Council/Associate Council member when you send your email to our secretariat to express interests [cc Russ Price (firstname.lastname@example.org)]: The call for interest expression will end on May 31, 2022.
Questions about any aspects of the elections process, or concerns about a candidate’s eligibility, can be raised with Prof Russ Price, Chair of the Nomination Committee and Electoral Officer for this election (email@example.com) Thank you for your interests.
ISRNM Executive committee
Dear ISRNM Friends and Colleagues,
2021 has remained a very challenging year in the face of COVID-19 and latest Omicron but we are hopeful and optimistic that the situation will improve in the near future.
As we begin 2022, I would like to thank you for your continuous support, engagement and collaborations with the International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism (ISRNM). I would like to acknowledge all the efforts and contributions from the ISRNM Executive Committee, Council, Associate Council, J Renal Nutrition Co-Editors-in-chief, Various Committees, and Vital Base Team in the last year!
As a global organization, we aim to advance global care in nutrition and metabolism in patients with kidney disease through education, advocacy, research, collaborations and dissemination of evidenced-based knowledge.
We, as an international Society, aspire to optimize the health status and life of patients with kidney disease worldwide through improved care in renal nutrition and metabolism.
Sharing of new recipes
To start afresh in 2022, I am very delighted to share with you interesting recipes prepared by our Patients’ Resources Committee and friends/colleagues from ISRNM network. Thanks to Ms Dupin Estelle from France and Ms Shiho Kosaka, Atsuko Sawamura, Haruka Kurosawa, Misaki Yanagita, Sakura Kawano, and Yuka Kawate from Japan Kyoto team for providing very nice recipes and videos of these recipes to celebrate the NEW YEAR!
Release of New Article Bites – 2022 Jan Issue
In this month, our Education Committee has selected the following articles for our monthly Article Bites:
Available in: English and Chinese
Commonly Prescribed Medications in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease Contain Phosphorus
Phosphorus-Containing Food Additives are common in the Finnish Food Supply-An Audit of Products on Supermarket Shelves
Dietary App-Supported Tele-Counseling Improves Sodium Intake, Diet Quality, and Blood Pressure in Patients with Diabetes and Kidney Disease
The Accumulation of Gut Microbiome–derived Indoxyl Sulfate and P-Cresyl Sulfate in Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
Intensive Individualized Nutrition Counseling May Improve Nutritional Status and Kidney Function in Patients with CKD
Protein-Energy Wasting (PEW) and Mortality Risk Prediction Among Patients on Peritoneal Dialysis
Glycine increases fat-free mass in malnourished hemodialysis patients
Circulating microbial signatures may be linked to cardiovascular death in hemodialysis patients
Click here to view the Article Bites
Changeover to a New Council in June 2022 Congress and Call for Nomination and Election for the New Council
The current Executive Committee and Council of ISRNM are honoured to have served the Society during this unprecedented time and we will finish our terms in June 2022 Congress. It will be changed over to a new Council (to be led by Russ S. Price, current President-Elect). We will soon give out a call from the ISRNM Nomination Committee for members and associate members to express your interests to join the coming nomination and next Council election. The election will be done online.
If you are interested to contribute to ISRNM in the coming years as a Council member/ Associate Council member, please email us at: secretariat@ISRNM.org
Partnerships with International Kidney Organizations
We are very honored to have partnered with several international kidney organizations to advance global kidney care in the areas of renal nutrition and metabolism:
We have partnered with International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Kidney Health Atlas Team to develop the Global Kidney Nutrition Care Atlas.
Assessing Global Kidney Nutrition Care. CJASN January 2022, 17 (1) 38-52; DOI: https://doi.org/10.2215/CJN.07800621
with an editorial accompanying this Society publication.
We hope this collaborative work will form an important advocacy tool to raise awareness of the importance of renal nutrition care, improve global renal nutrition care and to promote governmental prioritization and allocation of resources and manpower for this essential component in kidney care worldwide, especially in lower income countries.
We are partnering with ISN to develop a webinar program on renal nutrition education for emerging countries in 2022. More detailed announcement will be coming soon.
We have teamed up with the International Federation of Kidney Foundation / World Kidney Alliance (WKA) on the World Kidney Recipes project to promote healthy kidney diet and smart eating for our kidney patients.
Do read up the editorial by Kam Kalantar-Zadeh et al. The World Kidney Recipes: Teaming up to Empower Patients, Care-Partners, Dietitians, and Chefs With Culinary Creativity and Multicultural Diversity in Renal Nutrition and Dietetics in J Renal Nutrition 2021;volume 31, issue 6, P545-549, 2021 DOI:https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jrn.2021.08.007.
Joint KDIGO-ISRNM webinar sessions on diabetes and blood pressure management in kidney disease are currently under preparation for 2022.
We are also very pleased to update you some of the work prepared by the various Committees in the last year and some new initiatives in the new year. Thanks to all our Committee chair members for their wonderful efforts and contributions.
The Patients Resources Committee (PRC) led by Keiichi Sumida has showcased many useful contents including Kidney-Friendly Recipes, Sponsored Recipes, Visual Aids for Healthy Living for patients’ education and Patients’ Blog from all over the world (eg. Japan, Malaysia, Italy, Chile, South Africa, Brazil) in the past year and will continue to do so in the new year. Thanks to all the recipes’ contributors including:
Ms. Denise Mafra and her team (Brazilian recipes)
Ms. Yuka Kawate, Dr. Shiho Kosaka, and members of Japan Kyoto team (Japanese recipes)
Miss Foong Pui Hing (Malaysian recipes)
Ms. Anna Laura Fantuzzi, Ms. Elisa Berri, and Ms. Rossella Giannini (Italian recipes)
Ms. Francisca Peña D. and Ms. Paulina Fernández A. (Chilean recipes)
Ms. Estelle Dupin (French recipes)
Mrs. Cecile Verseput contributed to Visual Aids Series for Healthy Kidney Diet.
Patients Mr. Takeshi Shukunobe and Miss Tso Mun Yi shared their experience and thoughts in Patients’ Voice. (Dr. Yukie Kitajima created a video of Mr. Shukunobe’s video.)
...and to Keiichi and all members of the PRC for all the content development in our Patients Corner.
Our Patients’ Corner is a vibrant global platform for kidney health professionals and patients’ network round the world to disseminate recipes of kidney healthy diets, promote education activities for smart food and eating tips for kidney health and engage patients in their renal nutrition and metabolism management.
We would like to take this opportunity to invite all of you and your patients from around the world to join us at ISRNM and share interesting ‘Kidney-Friendly Recipes’, ‘Food tips’ and Patients blog from your countries with the rest of the world.
The Education Committee chaired by Mr Brandon Kistler has organised 14 education webinars in the last year and will continue to do so in the coming year. All live webinar sessions have been very well attended by health professionals from around the world. The recordings are available to members for viewing post-webinar event in our Members Zone.
Do join ISRNM membership to access these webinars at your own leisure.
In the coming year, there will be joint KDIGO-ISRNM webinars on i) diabetes and kidney disease management, ii) blood pressure management in kidney disease. We are also honoured to hold joint webinar with ISN on renal nutrition management for lower income/lower middle income countries and joint webinars with the International Federation of Kidney Foundation (IFKF/WKA) on World Kidney Recipes (WKR) project.
Thanks to Ms Annabel Biruete, co-chair of our Education Committee for leading and developing “Article Bites” in the last year, which provides a monthly update of ‘hot’ or ‘new release’ papers in the areas of renal nutrition and metabolism. A special thanks to Ms Annabel Biruete and Dr. Cai Guang-Yan for helping to translate the monthly Article Bites into Spanish and Chinese to enable a broader reach of our Article Bites worldwide.
The next ICRNM after the China Congress will be hosted in Hyderabad, India in 2024 (Congress President: Dr. K.S. Nayak). While the exact date will be announced later, please take note that the timeline to bid for the ICRNM 2026 will start on 1st December 1st 2023.
If you are interested to host and bid for ICRNM 2026, please write to our Secretariat: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Social Media Committee of ISRNM chaired by Dr. Kam Kalantar-Zadeh and Mr Brandon Kistler was formed in May 2021. This new committee aims to increase the visibility and expand the reach of ISRNM, and Journal of Renal Nutrition worldwide. The Committee oversees our various social media platforms including Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram. We are pleased to share that the ISRNM Twitter handle has surpassed 1,300 followers and had approximately 360,000 unique impressions during 2021. Additionally, ISRNM Social Media Committee has created and updated the Twitter handle for Journal of Renal Nutrition that has surpassed 1000 followers with exceptionally effective outreach. Congratulations to Brandon and Kam and the entire Social Media Committee for all their big efforts in promoting ISRNM!
Please continue to follow us on these social media platforms to stay in touch with all ISRNM activities and education events!
We are very pleased to see an increase in ISRNM memberships in the last year. We appreciate how health professionals from around the world are interested in having web-based connections with ISRNM, joining our education programs and engaging in our activities during this challenging time when travel is very much restricted.
We are also very pleased to see a large number of individuals (including health professionals, patients and other stakeholders) signing up for our society newsletter and Patients’ Corner. Please continue to engage with our activities and support ISRNM in 2022!
Feel free to contact our Secretariat for your suggestions on ISRNM activities! If you are interested to join the working Committees of ISRNM, please email secretariat@ISRNM.org
Do join ISRNM membership to have free access of ISRNM education webinars, J Renal Nutrition, discounted registration fees for our biennial congresses and work with us to advance global care in renal nutrition and metabolism!
International Relations Committee
We would like to thank Ms Alison Steiber for her leadership of the International Relations Committee in the last year and we welcome Dr Jimmy Teo (Singapore) as the new Chair of the International Relations Committee. We would like to thank all the Committee Chairs and Members for all their work.
Our activities would not be feasible without your support. I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge fund support from the following companies to ISRNM in the last year: Fresenius Kabi, Dr Schaer Flavis, BBraun Avitum Italy and BBRAUN Milan. We look forward to more collaborations with you and other companies in the coming year. If you are interested to sponsor our education events in the coming year, please email us at: Secretariat@ISRNM.org
Last, may I give my very best wishes to you and your family for the New Year! We look forward to a promising 2022 that is full of exciting opportunities to advance global care in renal nutrition and metabolism!
With warmest regards,
Angela Yee-Moon Wang
President, International Society of Renal Nutrition and Metabolism
Bidding for ICRNM 2026 (deadline December 1st 2023) with the link for guidelines for bidding