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ISHD Membership

Join ISHD today!

Sign up now for a one-year membership in the International Society for Hemodialysis, and receive a one-year subscription to Hemodialysis International and a $10 discount on registration for the Annual Dialysis Conference. Go here.

Membership in the International Society for Hemodialysis is open to any individual who is interested in the field of hemodialysis. Patients, patients' relatives, technologists, technicians, social workers, dietitians, administrators, sales experts, nurses, scientists, journalists, physicians, industrialists, and philanthropists are all welcome.

Your membership will:

  1. Improve your knowledge and skills in hemodialysis by means of our publications, conferences, and internet communications.
  2. Subscribe you to the official journal of ISHD, Hemodialysis International, and other publications of our Society.
  3. Keep you abreast of the latest developments in hemodialysis.
  4. Provide you with the privilege to compete for awards and scholarships sponsored by our Society.

2014 Hemodialysis University (HDU) in Chicago

  • August 15(Fri)-16(Sat), 2014
  • Chicago Marriott O'Hare Hotel
John T. Daugirdas, MD
Madhukar Misra, MD

The 2014 Hemodialysis University in Chicago will focus on clinically important problems in dialysis, specifically, home hemodialysis (prescription and delivery), complexities of anemia management, complications of hemodialysis and patient reported outcomes.

  • HOME HEMODIALYSIS: How to select and train patients for home hemodialysis, manage vascular access, home modification for home hemodialysis, equipment maintenance, remote monitoring, adequacy, and patient safety.
  • ANEMIA: Best practices regarding management of anemia in hemodialysis patients including indications for transfusions, Hemoglobin targets, iron use, and anemia management algorithms.
  • How to recognize the DARK SIDE OF HEMODIALYSIS, i.e. hemodialysis complications like myocardial and brain stunning in hemodialysis, individualized dialysate temperature and cool dialysate.
  • ANALYTICAL TECHNIQUES for reporting patient reported outcomes.


8th International Congress of ISHD™ 2014

The International Society for Hemodialysis is pleased to announce that it will host the 8th Congress of the International Society for Hemodialysis along with the Zhongshan Hospital of Fudan University on September 12-14, 2014 in Shanghai, China. Details of the Congress can be obtained from the link to the right, and also on
Dates & Location
September 12-14, 2014
Shanghai International Convention Center
Congress Co-Presidents
Madhukar Misra, MD
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri Columbia
President, International Society for Hemodialysis
Ding Xiaoqiang, MD & PhD
Professor of Medicine, Shanghai Medical College, Fudan University
Director, Department of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University
President, Shanghai Society of Nephrology
Congress Secretariat
  • Department of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University
  • Address: No.180 Fenglin Road, Xuhui, Shanghai 200032, China
  • Phone: 86-21-64041990-2439
  • Email:
  • Website:

9th International Congress of ISHD™ 2015

The International Society for Hemodialysis is pleased to announce that the 9th International Congress of ISHD™ will be held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

The ISHD™ is working in close collaboration with the Malaysian Society of Nephrology, the host society for this event, to make this meeting a huge success. This meeting is meant for practicing nephrologists, fellows in training, nurses, as well as all allied personnel working in the field of hemodialysis. The meeting will provide a unique platform to get abreast with the not only the basics of hemodialysis but also with the latest advances in the field of hemodialysis, CRRT and other extracorporeal technologies.

Dates & Location
September 13-16, 2015
Kuala Lumpur Convention Centre
Congress Co-Presidents
Madhukar Misra, MD FRCP (UK) FACP FASN
Professor of Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Missouri Columbia
Director Fellowship Training Program, University of Missouri Columbia
President, International Society for Hemodialysis
Ghazali Ahmad, MBBCh Hons, MMed, FRCPI
Director, Department of Nephrology, Hospital Kuala Lumpur
Congress Secretariat
  • Console Communications Sdn Bhd
  • Address: Suite 12.9, Level 12, Wisma UOA II
    21, Jalan Pinang 50450, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Phone: 603-2162-0566
  • Email:
  • Website:

Dialysis Fellowship, Division of Nephrology, University of Washington

The Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington offers a Dialysis Fellowship recognized by the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) as a formal Advanced Nephrology (academic/research track) Dialysis Fellowship endorsed by the ABIM. This 12-month fellowship is offered to those who have completed a formal ACGME Nephrology Fellowship Training Program and are Nephrology-board eligible. The program is expected to raise the level of technical expertise in the field of dialysis along with generating innovative research advances in the field. It is our hope that fellows will disseminate novel approaches to the care of dialysis patients and become leaders in academic, clinical, and administrative fields.

Download this document to learn more about the program, including eligibility requirements, curriculum objectives, training, research topics, and more.

The ISHD is pleased to announce the names of the following physicians who have successfully completed the Dialysis Fellowship offered by the Division of Nephrology, University of Washington, Seattle. This fellowship is recognized and endorsed by the ISHD as advanced training in technical expertise and innovative research in the field of dialysis.

  • Bob M. Winrow
  • Jimmy S. Wu
  • Scott D. Bieber
  • Raj Munshi (Pediatrics)
  • Kathryn Treit

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Early View for Hemodialysis International

Hemodialysis International is now part of the Wiley InterScience Early View service. Click here to view all the articles currently available. Articles are published online, in advance of their appearance in a print issue. These articles are fully peer reviewed, edited, and complete—they only lack page numbers and volume/issue details—and are considered fully published from the date they first appear online. This date is shown within the published article online. Because Early View articles are considered fully complete, please bear in mind that changes cannot be made to an article after the online publication date even if it is still yet to appear in print. The articles are available as full text HTML or PDF and can be cited as references by using their Digital Object Identifier (DOI) numbers. (For more information on DOIs, please see On print publication, the article will be removed from the Early View area and will appear instead in the relevant online issue, complete with page numbers and volume/issue details. No other changes will be made. The implementation of Early View for the Hemodialysis International represents our commitment to get manuscripts available to view to the academic community as quickly as possible, reducing time to publication considerably without sacrificing quality or completeness.

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