As President of the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology (I.S.G.N.U.), I would like to introduce our Society.
In 1996, during a conference on geriatric nephrology and urology held in Toronto, the participants agreed to establish the International Society Geriatric Nephrology and Urology. The goals of the new born Society were to promote the research in the field of geriatric nephrology and urology, as well as to communicate the results to its members and to the general nephrology community.
This Society was originally founded on the principle that our geriatric patients are best served by the combined expertise of geriatricians, nephrologists and urologists.
Then, after the development of a forum for the exchange of ideas between these specialties, the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology has indeed become a unique organization.
Our purpose is now to become more and more active and, for this reason, we would like to improve and enlarge our Society by recruiting new members.
As you already know, with the aging of the population, geriatric medicine and especially geriatric aspects of nephrology are becoming hot topics for Medical Education Societies and Training Programs: our Society should grasp the opportunity to be more active in the field of education and to involve new vital forces in our activities in order to improve renal care in the elderly.
Therefore, we invite you to join our Association: for 2010 the annual membership fee is 80.00 Euros.
This payment allows you to receive the Official Journal of the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology (for further details, please see the “Official Journal” section in the website).
We take advantage of this occasion to kindly invite you to inform as many colleagues as possible about the opportunity to join the International Society for Geriatric Nephrology and Urology.
For your information I.S.G.N.U. Secretariat and bank account moved from United States to Italy in 2008 and at that time we built an affiliation with the European Renal Association (ERA-EDTA), and Euromeetings SRL helps us with the secretariat.
Please note that you can find all instructions to become a member by clicking on the “Membership” section of the website.
Thank you very much for your kind attention.
|My best regards,