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The World Congress of Nephrology 2019 (WCN 2019) is an International Society of Nephrology (ISN) event hosted by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) and the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN). 


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International Society of Nephrology (ISN)

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) is a philanthropic organization dedicated to advancing worldwide kidney health. We bridge the gaps of available care through advocacy and collaborations with our global partners. We build capacity with healthcare professionals via granting programs, education and research. By connecting communities, we develop a stronger understanding of how to manage kidney diseases and engage in a collaborative effort to improve prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

With over 10,000 professional members from over 150 countries, the ISN represents a wide international network and an efficient platform for timely scientific exchange, debate and communication between healthcare professionals involved in preventing and treating kidney disease. By collaborating with more than 100 national and regional societies, we reach out to an additional 30,000 health professionals globally.

Our overarching purpose is to tackle the global burden of acute kidney injury (AKI), chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage kidney disease (ESKD), improving patient care through an interconnected advocacy, education and research strategy.


Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN)APSN

The Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology aims to promote and encourage the advancement of scientific knowledge and research in all aspects of nephrology, and to promote the exchange and dissemination of this knowledge in the Asian-Pacific area. All major regional national societies of nephrology are either sponsoring societies or affiliated societies of APSN. It has close links with the International Society of Nephrology (ISN).

The APSN aims to cater specifically for the needs of the nephrology community throughout the region, especially fostering the development of high quality nephrology in the less well developed countries of the region.

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Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN)Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology ANZSN

ANZSN Vision: Optimal health and wellbeing for people with, or at risk of, kidney disease.

ANZSN Mission: To understand the causes of kidney disease and associated disorders and to better prevent, diagnose, and treat kidney and related diseases in Australia, New Zealand and across our region by:

  • Supporting kidney research across the full spectrum of basic science, clinical, health services and population health research
  • Providing education for physicians, trainees, scientists and allied health practitioners to ensure the highest professional standards in the practice of nephrology
  • Promoting high-quality care for all people with, or at risk of, kidney disease and their families and carers through education, advocacy and evidence-based practice.

ANZSN Values:

  • Commitment to excellence
  • Pursuit of knowledge
  • Adherence to transparency and integrity
  • Allegiance to collaboration and inclusiveness
  • Dedication to patient-focused care
  • Commitment to evidence-based medicine
  • Advocacy for equity and diversity

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