Dear members of 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. It is now the time to make one step forward to stand as a representative society in Asia, but also to globalize KSN internationally, and to extend the society's role to the fields that we had not paid attention enough in the past.
To accomplish this vision and mission, KSN will,
1. Promote international exchanges for the society members. Since the first international meeting in 2016, participating countries and participants have annually increased and the third international meeting held in 2018 has made a stronger international aspect than ever. Now is the time to add depth to the KSN meeting to serve as an international forum for academic exchange. Above all, our community needs to play a more active role in international societies of nephrology including the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology (APSN) and International Society of Nephrology (ISN). KSN will advocate international communications for the society members and do the best to host large international meetings as a long-term plan.
2. Provide various opportunities and create innovative programs to expand the fields of specialization and to promote diversity and inclusiveness within KSN. Diversifying members of KSN is necessary for the advance of the society. Participation of members with various educational backgrounds in relation to a keyword 'nephrology' is a requisite to enrich the nephrology profession and the community. In such a period when a boundary between disciplines becomes ambiguous and the importance of convergence and collaboration is emphasized, accepting members in various fields is a prerequisite for the development of both KSN itself and its members. KSN promises to support this diversity regardless of the fields.
3. Listen to the members engaged in various fields including private physicians, hospitalists and so on. One of the important missions of KSN is to come together and solve the difficulties encountered by the members. KSN will make the best effort to convey the voices of members to policymakers under the current medical circumstance.
4. Prepare for the medical care in terms of Korean reunification. Although it is unclear yet, the social atmosphere for unification is changing. KSN aims to make a substantial preparation for it based on abundant human resources.
KSN will do its best to listen to and communicate with members. KSN also asks for active participation of members. I wish you, all the members of KSN, health and happiness at home.
Yon Su Kim, President of the Korea Society of Nephrology
|Congress President||Nam Ho Kim, M.D||Chair, the ESRD Registry||Young-Soo Kim, M.D.|
|Congress Vice-President||Mee Kyung Namgoong, M.D.||Dong-Ryeol Ryu, M.D.|
|Auditor||Sun Ae Yoon, M.D.||Chair, the Insurance and Legal Affairs||Byoung Geun Han, M.D.|
|President||Yon Su Kim, M.D.||Seong Nam Kim, M.D.|
|Secretary General||Dong Ki Kim, M.D.||Treasurer||Seok Joon Shin, M.D.|
|Vice-Secretary General||Jung Pyo Lee, M.D.||Chair, the Ethical Issues||SangWook Kim, M.D.|
|Hye Eun Yoon, M.D.||Sung Joon Shin, M.D.|
|Jang-Hee Cho, M.D.||Chair, the Public Relation||Jung Eun Lee, M.D.|
|Hyung Jong Kim, M.D.||Chair, the Dialysis Quality Assurance||Young-Ki Lee, M.D.|
|Editor·in·Chief, Kidney Research and Clinical Practice||Gheun-Ho Kim, M.D.||Myeong Seong Kim, M.D.|
|Chair, the Scientific Programs||Bum Soon Choi, M.D.||Chair, the Planning||Seung Hyeok Han, M.D.|
|Chair, the External Affairs and Cooperation||Hyeong Cheon Park, M.D.||Chair, at Large||Dong Won Lee, M.D.|
|Sang Kyung Jo, M.D.||Soon Kil Kwon, M.D.|
|Chair, the Publication||Eun Young Lee, M.D.||Sejoong Kim, M.D.|
|Chair, the Training and Education||Chan-Duck Kim, M.D.||Beom Jin Lim, M.D.|