We are very honored to develop partnerships and collaborations with other international professional organizations to advance global care in renal nutrition and metabolism. We have partnered with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Kidney Health Atlas (GKHA) Team in developing a global kidney nutrition care map. A global survey was administered among key kidney care stakeholders (nephrology societies' leaders, healthcare policy makers and patient organization representatives) from 182 countries affiliated with ISN in 2018, aiming to understand current global kidney nutrition care and define current gaps and unmet needs in kidney nutrition care worldwide. It will form an important advocacy tool to improve global care in kidney nutrition and metabolism. The results of the survey will be released later this year.
We continue our partnership with the Global Renal Exercise (GREX) group, chaired by Dr. Ken Wilund, USA (https://grexercise.kch.illinois.edu/). The collaboration between ISRNM and GREX aims to raise awareness and interest in exercise research, practices and strategies in patients with kidney disease.
We have partnered with the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) for a joint session at the ERA-EDTA Virtual Congress 2020 on Nutrition in Kidney Disease. We will also be partnering with ISN, Chinese Society of Nephrology (CSN) and Asia-Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) for the first ISN-APSN-CSN-ISRNM Session in the next ISRNM congress event in 2022 in GuangZhou, China!
We will also partner with Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) for joint Guidelines and Controversies Conference Report Sessions in the 2022 Congress event.
The ISRNM has also formally been invited to join the Board of Directors of the National Board of Physician Nutrition Specialists (nbpns.org). The NBPNS was designed to strengthen nutrition literacy among physicians by expanding the pool of Physician Nutrition Specialist®, establishing education standards for fellowship training of PNSs, and establishing a unified mechanism for certifying PNSs. The ISRNM will be the tenth nutrition-focused medical society to join the board. It is expected that this move will provide new opportunities to promote the ISRNM to a much broader audience, develop new interdisciplinary collaborations, and promote education on renal nutrition. Allon Friedman, MD (US) will be ISRNM’s first representative on the Board of Directors.
As an international organization that focuses on renal nutrition and metabolism, we look forward to developing more partnerships and collaboration activities with other national, regional or international kidney organizations, to raise more global awareness and to advance global care in renal nutrition and metabolism.
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