BestCities has launched a new Global Recognition Award programme, for associations which have helped deliver positive change.
The award will give a $500 USD grant to the associations, to be donated to a charity of their choice.
The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and the Young Presidents’ Organization (YPO) are the first recipients of the award.
Each organisation has held numerous conferences in BestCities’ partner cities, with ISN holding their congress in five partner cities, and the YPO holding seven conferences in five BestCities destinations.
Matthieu van der Straten, meetings & events director, ISN said: “Currently, there are no more than 10 physicians in Laos with formal training in clinical nephrology, who are taking care of patients with kidney diseases in the major cities of Laos.
“Professor Tungsanga’s spoke about ISN activities that could be of benefit to the Laos Society of Nephrology, and about how to utilise World Kidney Day to raise public awareness around acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease.
“This was also an opportunity for ISN to gain insight into what is going on in Laos with end-stage kidney disease and acute kidney injury treatment, to gain a better sense of what the ISN can do to help Laos.”