The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum
The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum is a yearly high-level meeting organized by the ISN at each World Congress of Nephrology (WCN). It brings together key decision-makers and stakeholders to address the burden of kidney diseases in a specific country or region and to share strategies for prevention and improved management of the disease at both the regional and global levels.
The last Global Kidney Policy Forum: Focus on North America and the Caribbean took place at the Virtual WCN 2021 in Montreal in April 2021 and focused on challenges and opportunities affecting kidney care in the North American and Caribbean region, proposing concrete policy actions to improve the delivery of and access to kidney care. The Forum was renamed The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum (PDODGKPF), after the late Professor Donal O’Donoghue, former Chair of the Advocacy Working Group, who tragically died in January 2021.
During the first Global Kidney Policy Forum: Focus on Latin America took place in Mexico, in April 2017, stakeholders invested in addressing the growing burden of kidney diseases gathered to describe, discuss, and develop a set of 12 Recommendations to Global Kidney Health to guide future efforts to reduce the burden of kidney diseases worldwide. The second Global Kidney Policy Forum: Focus on Oceania and South-East Asia took place in Melbourne in 2019.
Successive Global Kidney Policy Forums have all been committed to the continued adherence to and advancement of the 12 Recommendations.
The next PDOGKPF, will take place at WCN 2022 in Malaysia, Oceania and South East Asia on 23 February 2022.