The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum

The Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum

Join us for the Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum at the 2024 World Congress of Nephrology on Monday, April 15, 2024.

The 2024 Professor Donal O’Donoghue, Global Kidney Policy Forum (PDOGKPF) reviews the burden of kidney disease in the ISN Latin American region. The Forum shares strategies for prevention and improved disease management at both regional and global levels.

It connects high-level decision-makers and stakeholders – including health ministry officials and WHO representatives – as well as nurses, patients, and representatives from other international health NGOs in the international health community.

Dr. Anselm Hennis

Director of the Department of Noncommunicable Diseases and Mental Health, Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO)

Agenda: Monday, April 15

The times below reflect AST time zone in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

  • 03:01 – 03:02 pm
    Welcome to The Donal O’Donoghue Policy Forum by ISN President

  • 03:03 – 03:08 pm Welcome to Argentina and the Local Context
  • 03:08 – 03:12 pm The Donal O’Donoghue Policy Forum and the 10 Recommendations to Kidney Health
    • Ifeoma Ulasi University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital, Ituku-Ozalla, Enugu, Nigeria
  • 03:12 – 03:20 pm PAHO Perspective
  • 03:27 – 03:32 pm Patient Representative’s Insights on the Importance of Accessibility in Kidney Health
    • Marianella Sierra Canales: ISN; Consejo Latinoamericano y del caribe de Pacientes trasplantados y en situación de trasplante (CLAYCOP) – Honduras
  • 03:33 – 03:45 pm Q&A
  • 03:50 – 04:00 pm Accessibility to CKD Diagnosis: Focus on CKDu (Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin) and Advancements in Diagnostic Approaches
  • 04:12 – 04:22 pm Special Situations in Argentina: Addressing the Challenges Faced by Individuals on Dialysis Without a Diagnosis in the Argentinian Registry
  • 04:23 – 04:33 pm Cardiovascular and Renal Risk Factors in Argentinian First Nations: A Study of Qom and Wichi Indigenous Groups
  • 04:34 – 04:44 pm Accessibility to Substitution Treatment in Latin America
  • 04:45 – 04:55 pm Accessibility to Programs of Prevention, and Early Detection and Treatment of Kidney Disease in Latin America
  • 04:55 – 05:00 pm Break
  • 05:00 – 05:40 pm Panel Discussion

WCN’24 hosts the sixth edition of the PDOGKPF. The first five were held at the World Congresses of Nephrology in Mexico City (2017), Melbourne (2019), virtually in 2021 and 2022, and in Bangkok (2023), with the participation of stakeholders from the Latin American, South-East Asian, Oceanian and North American ISN regions.

During the first PDOGKPF, stakeholders developed a set of 12 Recommendations for Global Kidney Health to guide future efforts to reduce the burden of kidney disease worldwide. Successive PDOGKPF committed to the continued adherence to, and advancement of, the Recommendations, updated in 2023.

The exclusive format of the event provides an opportunity to consider the international viewpoint on key kidney health challenges and opportunities affecting the Latin American region.