The Korean Society of Nephrology

The Korean Society of Nephrology (KSN) has made progress in education, research, and medical care in the field of nephrology thanks to the dedication of members since its foundation in 1980.

To accomplish this vision and mission, KSN will,

  1. Promote international exchanges for the society members.
  2. Provide various opportunities and create innovative programs to expand the fields of specialization and to promote diversity and inclusiveness within KSN.
  3. Listen to the members engaged in various fields including private physicians, hospitalists and so on.
  4. Prepare for the medical care in terms of Korean reunification.


  • Annual Meeting of the Korean Society of Nephrology
  • Regional educational symposia “KSN Update”
  • Nephrology Board Review Course
  • Official journal “Kidney Research and Clinical Practice”
  • Annual report of ESRD Registry
  • KSN News quarterly
  • A textbook “Clinical Nephrology”
Grants and Funds
  • Grants for clinical and basic researches
  • Travel grants to support KSN members to attend international scientific meetings
Ongoing Collaborations

KSN actively collaborates with many international societies.

  1. Joint symposiums during annual meetings of KSN
    • International Society of Nephrology (ISN)-KSN joint symposium
    • European Renal Association-European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)-KSN joint symposium
    • Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy (JSDT)-Taiwan Society of Nephrology (TSN)-KSN joint symposium
    • Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN)-KSN joint symposium
    • International Society of Renal Nutrition & Metabolism (ISRNM)-KSN joint symposium
  2. Collaborating Organizations
    • In KSN 2023, International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and European Society for Pediatric Nephrology (ESPN) will MOU with KSN.