Clinical Research Committee

Deputy Chair, ISN Clinical Research Program Committee

Call for Expressions of Interest and Nominations

The ISN welcomes expressions of interest and nominations for the position of Deputy Chair of the ISN Clinical Research Program Committee, succeeding Arpana Iyengar who will become Chair of the Committee in replacement of Giovanni Strippoli, at the ISN World Congress of Nephrology 2021 (WCN’21).

The Clinical Research Program is one of ISN’s capacity building programs. It intends to build research capacity in low resource countries, help implement research projects at a local level to detect and manage non-communicable chronic diseases such as CKD, AKI, hypertension, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases. The Clinical Research Committee also oversees the Scientific Writing Course (SWC) whose aim is to help physicians and researchers from a range of backgrounds and specialization in nephrology to improve their scientific writing skills to enable them to publish their research work.

This is a volunteer leadership position for a period of approximately 2 years, starting at WCN’21 and ending at WCN’23. At the end of their term, the Deputy Chair is then expected to succeed the Chair. There is no honorarium attached to this role. ISN staff provide operational support to the Program, and the Chair and Deputy Chair are supported by a committee with regional representation which contributes to review and approval of submitted proposals.

The main work of the ISN Clinical Research Committee is the online scoring of Clinical Research applications once a year (deadline is on May 1) – the majority of the work therefore takes place in May. The group will also need to identify innovative ways to deliver the SWC in the current circumstances and beyond. The ISN Clinical Research Committee ordinarily has a face-to-face meeting at the WCN and/or American Society of Nephrology Kidney Week.

This call for expressions of interest and nominations is open to all ISN members in good standing.

Timelines and next steps

Please submit expressions of interest and nominations by e-mail to Thomas Jacob by Friday, 30 October 2020.

Your expression of interest or nomination should consist of a short CV (max. 4 pages) and a statement (max. 500 words) explaining your relevant skills and experience, and why you wish to be considered for the position.

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