Thursday, 28 May 2020 10:50

ISN Welcomes New Chairs for the:

 Kidney Health Professionals Working Group

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Sister Renal Centers Committee

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ISN Advancing Clinical Trials (ACT) Committee

KIDNEY HEALTH PROFESSIONALS WORKING GROUP

Outgoing Chair

Paul Bennett
(Australia)
2018-2020

“Nephrology nurses and allied health professionals are the largest professional nephrology group, and the development of the ISN Kidney Health Professionals Working Group has been an important ISN initiative recognizing this group’s vital role. It has been an honor to serve as the working group’s Chair from 2018 to 2020. The commitment of the working group’s members in these foundation years has produced a momentum that will no doubt be enhanced under the leadership of Michele Trask.”

Incoming Chair

Michele-Anne Trask
(Canada)
2020-2022

“I am excited for the future of the Kidney Health Professionals Working Group. We have an amazing team and I know we are going to make incredible things happen. It is truly an honor to have been elected Chair of this group.”

SISTER RENAL CENTERS COMMITTEE

David Harris, Chair of ISN Programs, offers thanks to Peter Kerr and welcomes Marcelo Orias: 

 

 

“On behalf of the ISN and the ISN Programs Committee, I would like to thank Peter Kerr for his outstanding leadership of, and commitment to, the Sister Renal Center Program over the last three years. With Peter at the helm, the SRC program has gone from strength to strength. We are very grateful for the generous personal time commitment he has made to ensure the success of the SRC program.”
Outgoing Chair
Peter Kerr
(Australia)
2017-2020
“Marcelo Orias will be replacing Peter as Committee Chair, with Chih-Wei Yang, as Deputy Chair. Together with the SRC Committee Members, they will guide implementation and provide advice related to the SRC Program, which is a key component of the overall capacity building effort of the ISN and strives to bring essential teaching and training to doctors and healthcare practitioners in low resource countries. We congratulate them on their appointment and look forward to working with them.”
Incoming Chair
Marcelo Orias
(Argentina)
2020-2022

ISN RESEARCH WORKING GROUP

Adeera Levin, Chair of the ISN Research Working Group, offers thanks to Vlado Perkovic, outgoing Chair of the ISN-ACT Committee and Louise Moist, Outgoing Chair of the ISN-H4KH Initiative, and welcomes Thomas Hiemstra as Incoming Chair of the ISN-ACT Committee:

 

“ISN and the Research Working Group extend heartfelt thanks to Vlado Perkovic. His renowned expertise in clinical trials and leadership role have been critical over the last five years in the setting-up and development of the Committee aimed at facilitating high-quality clinical trials and studies in nephrology. During his leadership, great initiatives such as the Global Focus List and the ISN-ACT Toolkit have emerged. He has made an outstanding contribution in his support of the ISN.”
Outgoing Chair
Vlado Perkovic
(Australia)
2015-2020
“I welcome Thomas Hiemstra as the new Chair of the ISN-ACT Committee, taking over from Vlado Perkovic. Thomas Hiemstra was the Deputy Chair of the ISN-ACT Committee. Based at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom, Thomas has co-led the development of the ISN-ACT Toolkit. A clinical trialist, with expertise in trial design, conduct, analysis, and reporting, he co-leads the UK Renal Trials Network (UKRTN). Alongside the ISN-ACT Committee members, he will continue to improve global nephrology community participation in clinical trial research through a series of activities and initiatives.”
Incoming Chair
Thomas Hiemstra
(United Kingdom)
2020-2022

“The ISN thanks Louise Moist as the outgoing chair of the ISN-H4KH (Hydration for Kidney Health) Initiative. Her leadership has been essential in implementing this initiative aimed at stimulating the interest of established and new researchers to explore the role of hydration in kidney health. With the support of the ISN-H4KH Committee members and her precious guidance, all selected ISN-H4KH grant awardees successfully carried out their projects. Her commitment and energy have been greatly appreciated.”
Outgoing Chair
Louise Moist
(Canada)
ISN-H4KH initiative Chair
2015-2020

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