ISN-WIN India Webinar: Trials and Tribulations of Women Researchers

There are multiple challenges women physicians face throughout their professional careers. Clinical commitments often interfere with a women physician’s personal commitments. And matters become much more challenging for women clinicians who commit time to clinical research.

This webinar brings forth the experience of  two women clinician- researchers and their challenges. Dr Debbie Cohen a,clinician and a mother will talk about her personal experiences and the challenges she faced in her journey as a researcher and a world renowned authority on Hypertension.

The second talk is by Dr Manisha Sahay,a well known figure in International Society of Nephrology will dwell on a clinical topic of pregnancy associated acute kidney Injury. Changing tracks from a purely personal narrative,Dr Sahay presents her research data over the years.

This webinar will be moderated by Dr Sabine Karam,a courageous young nephrologist from Lebanon,now working in USA.

Learning Objectives:

1. Learn about various issues faced by a women clinician-researcher and ways to handle such challenges.

2. Learn about these challenges through the example of a research project on pregnancy-associated acute kidney injury
                    - Learn about the incidence, etiologies and management strategies in this specific subgroup of AKI

Sabine Karam


Head of the division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Saint George Hospital University Medical Center in Beirut, Lebanon and assistant professor of clinical medicine at the faculty of medicine and medical sciences of the University of Balamand in Lebanon. Deputy chair of the Young Nephrologists Committee of the Internal Society of Nephrology  (ISN) and a member of the 2021 cohort of the Emerging Leaders Program of the ISN.Clinical and research interests include Global Kidney Health, Onco-Nephrology, Hypertension and Peritoneal dialysis.

Debbie Cohen


Manisha Sahay



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