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Yo Han Ahn

South Korea

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Yo Han Ahn

South Korea

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  • Mar 2016-Feb 2018 Hallym University Kangnam Sacred Heart Hospital, Assistant Professor
  • Mar 2018-Feb 2020 Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Clinical Professor
  • Mar 2020-Feb 2021 Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Clinical Professor
  • Mar 2021- Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor

Donald Batisky

USA

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Donald Batisky

USA

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❋ Current Position
Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine

 

❋ Educational and Career Experiences (up to 3 bullet point)

  • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio
  • Residency, Pediatrics, The Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s Hospital
  • Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Memphis and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center

 

❋ Publications (up to 5 bullet point)

  • Lande MB, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Samuels J, Hooper SR, Falkner B, Waldstein SR, Szilagyi PG, Wang H, Staskiewicz J, Adams HR. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension. J Pediatr 2017 Jan; 180: 148-155 e1. DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.076. Epub 2016 Sept 29
  • Lande MB, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Samuels J, Hooper SR, Falkner B, Waldstein SR, Szilagyi PG, Wang H, Staskiewicz J, Adams HR. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension after Initiation of Antihypertensive Therapy. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;195:85-94.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.12.013. Epub 2018 Feb 3.
  • Kupferman J, Batisky DL, Samuels J, Adams HR, Hooper SR, Wang H, Lande MB. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and neurocognitive function in children with primary hypertension. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00467-018-3954-y. [Epub ahead of print]
  • Bidwell DR and Batisky DL. Identity and Wisdom as Elements of a Spirituality of Hope among Children with End-Stage Renal Disease. J of Childhood and Religion (2011) May; 2 (5): 1-25.
  • Lande M, Adams H, Kupferman J, Hooper S, Szilagyi P, Batisky DL: A Multicenter Study of Neurocognition in Children with Hypertension: Methods, Challenges, and Solutions. J Am Soc Hypertens (2013) Jun 20. pii: S1933-1711(13)00092-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2013.05.003. Epub 2013 Jun 20.

 

❋ Awards and Honors (up to 5 bullet point)

  • Excellence in Teaching Award for the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health 2004
  • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2005
  • Professor of the Year, 2009, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Dean’s Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, October 2018
  • The President’s Award for Service to Hiram College, June 2019

 

❋ Biographical Statement

Dr. Don Batisky is a board-certified pediatric nephrologist, and he practices at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition to seeing patients, he has participated in research in children with hypertension. He is actively involved on a number of educational fronts at Emory that include the clinical teaching of medical students, pediatric residents and pediatric nephrology fellows, as well as service on curricular committees.
He is an active member of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA) and was elected as the IPHA Education Chair in 2006. Since 2020, he has served on the International Pediatric Nephrology Association Council as well.

Michel Baum

USA

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Michel Baum

USA

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I am a pediatric nephrologist at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas Tx USA. I study prenatal programming of hypertension and epithelial sodium transport.

Francisco Cano

Chile

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Francisco Cano

Chile

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TITULAR PROFESSOR OF PEDIATRICS
PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGIST
CHIEF, PERITONEAL DIALYSIS PROGRAM
LUIS CALVO MACKENNA CHILDREN´S HOSPITAL
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
UNIVERSITY OF CHILE
SANTIAGO
CHILE

Jei-Wen Chang

Taiwan

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Jei-Wen Chang

Taiwan

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❋ Present Position:
1. Division Director of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
2. Associate Professor of National Yang-Ming University
3. Director of OSCE program of School of Medicine National Yang Ming University

❋ Education:
1. Ph.D. Institute of Clinical Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan
2. M.D. National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

❋ Publications:
1. Tsai HL, Chang JW*, Lu JH, Liu CS. Epidemiology and risk factors for avascular necrosis in childhood systemic lupus erythematosus in a Taiwanese population. Sci Rep. 2020 Sep 23;10(1):15563. (Corresponding author)
2. Tsai HL, Chang JW*, Lu JH, Liu CS. Epidemiology and risk factors associated with avascular necrosis in patients with autoimmune diseases: a nationwide study. Accepted by Korean Journal of Internal Medicine in 2020 June. (Corresponding author)
3. Tsai HL, Chang JW*, Chen MH, Jeng MJ, Yang LY, Wu KG. Associations between psychiatric disorders and enuresis in Taiwanese children: A national population-based study. Clin Epidemiol. 2020 Feb 18;12:163-71. (Corresponding author)
4. Chang JW*, Jeng MJ, Yang LY, Chen TJ, Chiang SC, Soong WJ, Wu KG, Lee YS, Wang HH, Yang CF, Tsai HL. Epidemiology and prognostic factors of mortality in critically ill children with acute kidney injury in Taiwan: a nationwide cohort study. Kidney Int. 2015 Mar;87(3):632-9.
5. Tsai HL, Chang JW*, Wu TH, King KL, Yang LY, Chan YJ, Yang AH, Chang FP, Pan CC, Yang WC, Loong CC. Outcomes of kidney transplant tourism and risk factors for de novo urothelial carcinoma. Transplantation. 2014 ;98(1):79-87. (Corresponding author)

Ming-Fang Cheng

Taiwan

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Ming-Fang Cheng

Taiwan

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Current Position:
• Chief, Department of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Critical Care Medicine, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan.
Education and Career Experiences:
• MD, School of Medicine, China Medical University, Taiwan.
• Research fellowship, Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases, Children Hospital Boston, & School of Medicine, Harvard University, MA, USA
• PhD, Institute of Biotechnology and Chemical Engineering, I-Shou University, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Publications:
• Wen-Chi Chen , Chih-Hsin Hung , Yao-Shen Chen , Jin-Shiung Cheng , Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Fan-Chen Tseng, * Jiun-Ling Wang, and *Ming-Fang Cheng. Bloodstream Infections Caused by extended-Spectrum Beta-Lactamase-Producing Escherichia coli in Patients with Liver Cirrhosis. Pathogens (2021), 10, 37.
• Tzu-Hao Liu, Hsiao-Ping Wang, Fu-Nang Cho, Jiun-Ling Wang, Chih-Hsin Hung, Yee-Hsuan Chiou, Yao-Shen Chen, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, *Ming-Fang Cheng. Rectovaginal colonization with pathogenic Escherichia coli during pregnancy and neonatal outcomes. Infection and Drug Resistance 2019 Oct;12: 3103–3112.
• Pin-Chieh Wu & Jiun-Ling Wang, Po-Ren Hsueh, Po-Hsiang Lin, I-Fei Huang, Yao-Shen Chen, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Guang-Yuan Mar, Hsien-Chung Yu,Chiao-Lin Hsu,Fu-Wei Wang, Chi-Shen Chen, Chih-Hsin Hung, Wen-Chien Ko, *Ming-Fang Cheng. Prevalence and Risk Factors for Colonization by Extended-spectrum β-lactamase-producing or ST 131 Escherichia coli among Asymptomatic Adults in Community Settings in Southern Taiwan. Infection and Drug Resistance. 2019 May; 12 : 1063–1071.
• Ming-Fang Cheng & Wan-Ting Hung, Fan-Chen Tseng, Yao-Shen Chen, Susan Shin-Jung Lee, Tsung-Hsien Chang, Hsi-Hsun Lin, Chih-Hsin Hung, *Jiun-LinWang. Bloodstream Infection with Extended-spectrum Beta-lactamase–producing Escherichia coli: the role of virulence genes. J Microbiol Immunol Infect. 2019 Dec;52(6):947-955.
• I-Fei Huang, Wei-Yang Lee, Jiun-Ling Wang, Chih-Hsin Hung, Hong-Hsiang Hu, Wan-Yu Hung, Yun-Ju Hung, Wen-Chi Chen, Ying-Tso Shen, and *Ming-Fang Cheng. Fecal carriage of multidrug-resistant Escherichia coli by community children in Southern Taiwan. BMC Gastroenterology (2018) 18:86.
Awards and Honors:
• Best Paper Award. The 2nd Scientific Meeting of the Taiwan Pediatric Infectious Diseases Association in Taipei, Taiwan. October 14, 2017.
• Best Paper Award. The 1st Scientific Meeting of the Taiwan Pediatric Infectious
Diseases Association in Taipei, Taiwan. October 5, 2016.
Biographical Statement:

I had conducted several studies including the identification of the first report of human Metapneumovirus infection in Taiwan, the first report of human Parechovirus infection in Taiwan, and some clinical studies in fungus and bacteria as well.

I received basic molecular microbiology training in School of Medicine, Harvard University and Children Hospital Boston, MA, US during 2006-2007, and started to publish molecular microbiology article afterwards.

Lately, I conducted several studies and published several SCI literatures in the field of ESBL E. coli infection in children, adults as well as environment and community carriage.

Chao-Min Cheng

Taiwan

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Chao-Min Cheng

Taiwan

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Chao-Min Cheng received his Ph. D. in 2009 from Carnegie Mellon University (Biomedical Engineering Department). He then did his post-doctoral training with Prof. George M. Whitesides at Harvard University where he helped develop paper diagnostic systems to address global public health concerns. He is currently a tenured professor at National Tsing Hua University, Taiwan, where he started in the summer of 2011, and recently has been selected as the Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry. He has been blessed to receive “Ta-You Wu Memorial Award” and “Outstanding Research Award” from Taiwan’s Ministry of Science and Technology. He was also an invited attendee for the NAS Sackler Colloquium at the National Academy of Sciences, and his research was highlighted in the National Academies–Keck Futures Initiative, Scientific American, Chemistry World, New York Times, and Lab on a Chip (along with a number of other media outlets). He has been currently an Associate Editor in Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, and an Editorial Board Member in Sensor Letters, Diagnostics and Scientific Reports. He also has served as a consultant for biotechnologically relevant companies around the world with several Taiwan, U.S. and China patents granted.

Hong-Lin Cheng

Taiwan

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Hong-Lin Cheng

Taiwan

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Chu Lin Chou

Taiwan

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Chu Lin Chou

Taiwan

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Holding Post- Ph.D., Ph.D., MD and currently operating a clinic specialized in kidney disease treatments and care, I have been looking for proper, more advanced treatment for chronicle kidney disease patients, diabetes mellitus, coronary artery disease. My research has also profoundly covered obesity and metabolic syndrome in intake of high-fructose corn syrup and the correlation between vitamin D deficiency and coronary artery disease in fructose-induced metabolic syndrome, vital to providing a practical solution for the obesity problem in the world.

Jien-Wen Chien

Taiwan

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Jien-Wen Chien

Taiwan

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Current Position: Chief of Pediatric Nephrology, Chanwha Christian Hospital, Taiwan
Education: National Taiwan University.

Yee-Hsuan Chiou

Taiwan

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Yee-Hsuan Chiou

Taiwan

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Education :
School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University 1979-1986
Present appointments:
Director of Departments of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Attending Physician in Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
Clinical Professor in Pediatrics, National Defense Medical College
Clinical Associate Professor in Pediatrics, National Yang-Ming University
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Technology, Fooyin University
Secretary General, Taiwan society of pediatric nephrology
Director, Taiwan Pediatric Association
Director, Taiwan academy of allergy asthma and clinical immunology
Supervisor, Taiwan academy of pediatric allergy asthma and immunology
Presedent, Taiwan society of developmental origin of health and disease
Editor of Pediatrics and Neonatology

Postgraduate Training and Academic experience :
1988-1990 Resident in Pediatrics, VGH – Taipei
1990-1992 Resident in Pediatrics, VGH – Kaohsiung
1992-1993 Chief Resident in Pediatrics, VGH – Kaohsiung
1994-now Attending Physician in Pediatrics, Kaohsiung VGH
Visiting Scholar in Pediatric Nephrology,
Marion Davies Children’s Center (MDCC), UCLA
2009-2014 Chief of General Pediatric and Pediatric Nephrology,
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital
2014-now Director of Department of Pediatric,
Kaohsiung Veterans General Hospital

Specialty:
Pediatric Nephrology
Pediatric Allergy Immunology and Rheumatology
Pediatric Critical Care Medicine

Honors:
Best paper: Taiwan Pediatric Association 1991
Travel award: Taiwan Pediatric Association 1991
Best paper: Taiwan Society of Nephrology 1997
Travel award: Taiwan Pediatric Association 2006

Yuan-Yow Chiou

Taiwan

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Yuan-Yow Chiou

Taiwan

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◎Current Position
Professor of Department of Pediatrics and Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Deputy Director of Pediatrics, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Director of Division of Pediatric Nephrology, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Deputy Minister of Research Ethics Committee, National Cheng Kung University Hospital
Researcher of National Laboratory Animal Center

◎Educational and Career Experiences
Kaohsiung Medical College, MD. 1987
PhD degree of Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Cheng Kung University Medical Center and College, 2004.

◎Publications
1.Huang YY, Chen MJ, Chiu NT, Chou HH, Lin KY, Chiou YY. (2011) Adjunctive Oral Methylprednisolone in Pediatric Acute Pyelonephritis Alleviates Renal Scarring. Pediatrics. 128(3):e496-504. (Correspondence) (SCI)
2.Chu-Hung Tsai; I-Ling Teng; Si-Tse Jiang; Yi-Che Lee; Yuan-Yow Chiou; Fong-Yu Cheng. (2019) Safe Nanocomposite-Mediated Efficient Delivery of MicroRNA Plasmids for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Therapy. Advanced Healthcare Materials 8(5):e1801358. doi: 10.1002/adhm.201801358. (Correspondence)
3.Yi-Che Lee, Chih-Ting Huang, Fong-Yu Cheng, Shih-Yuan Hung, Tsun-Mei Lin, Yen-Chang Tsai, Chih-I Chen, Hao-Kuang Wang, Chi-Wei Lin, Hung-Hsiang Liou, Min-Yu Chang, Hsi-Hao Wang, and Yuan-Yow Chiou. The Clinical Implication of Vitamin D Nanomedicine for Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritoneal Damage. International Journal of Nanomedicine. Nov/2019 e 2019:14 9665–9675
4.Yuan-Yow Chiou, Si-Tse Jiang, Yu-Sian Ding, Yu-Hsuan Cheng . Kidney-based in vivo model for drug-induced nephrotoxicity testing. Sci Rep. 2020 Aug 4;10(1):13640. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-70502-3. (first author and correspondent)
5.Cheng FY, Chiou YY, Hung SY, et al. Novel Application of Magnetite Nanoparticle-Mediated Vitamin D3 Delivery for Peritoneal Dialysis-Related Peritoneal Damage. Int J Nanomedicine 2021; 16: 2137-46.

◎Awards and Honors
1.Cheng-Hsing Medical Foundation Annual Outstanding Paper Award, 2020
2.National Cheng Kung University Special Outstanding Physician Award, 2019
3.Ministry of Science and Technology, “Future Science and Technology Breakthrough Award”, 2018
4.National Cheng Kung University Hospital published a high-impact paper, 2018 and 2019

◎Biographical Statement
The main research areas of specialization are pediatric urinary tract infections, pediatric chronic kidney disease, autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease, and CAKUT related researches.

Sujit Chowdhary

India

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Sujit Chowdhary

India

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Dr Sujit Chowdhary FRCS, is a Pediatric Urologist & Director of Apollo Institute of Pediatric Sciences in New Delhi.He is an alumnus of AFMC & PGI Chandigarh. .He is board certified in Pediatric Urology from ESPU (Europe) & SPU(USA). During fellowship, he was awarded the Guy Baines Registrars Medal of the British Association of Urologists in 1996.

He joined on the faculty of the Post Graduate Institute at Chandigarh in 1996, & was appointed as an Associate Professor & examiner for the FRCS in 2003.

In the last 15 years at Apollo, his team has created a neonatal surgery centre of excellence with over 95% successful outcomes in 800 consecutive cases. The team has pioneered a Pediatric Urology programme, which has developed Robotic & Laparoscopic urology in babies, Neonatal Endourology and Pediatric Urodynamics.

This team has been awarded the first prize in the various scientific sessions of the annual meeting of Indian Association of Pediatric Surgeons successively and the centre has been accredited for post graduate training by the National Board of Examination and started Post Doctoral fellowship programme in Pediatric Urology(Intuitive, USA).

He has been Guest faculty of American Urology Association, Asia Pacific Urology Association, South African Asssociation of Pediatrics and over 100 national meetings of IAP, USI,ASI, IAPS.

He has published over 95 peer reviewed papers in international and national journals with over 650 citations, written chapters for international reference text books in Pediatric urology and has been reviewer for the most prestigious American & British journals ie Pediatrics(USA), Journal of Urology(USA), British Journal of Urology & Journal of Pediatric Surgery (USA) in addition to several Indian journals.

Ming-Jung Chuang

Taiwan

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Ming-Jung Chuang

Taiwan

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Ching-Hu Chung

Taiwan

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Ching-Hu Chung

Taiwan

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  1. Current Position:
    Professor in Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College.
  2. Education:
    1996-2002 PhD in Pharmacology, College of Medicine, National Taiwan University.
    2003-2006 B.A. in Graduate Department of Law, Fu Jen Catholic University.
    Employment History:
    2014 Feb to 2019 Feb: Associate professor in Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College
    2013 Feb to 2014 Jan: Associate professor in School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University.
    2009 Feb to 2013 Jan: Assistant Professor in School of Medicine, Tzu Chi University.
  3. Publication:
    a. Lin TJ, Lai KC, Lee AS, Chang CH, Liu CL, Chung CH. Novel Antrodia cinnamomea Extract Reduced Cancer Stem-Like Phenotype Changes and Resensitized KRAS Mutant Colorectal Cancer via a microRNA-27a Pathway. Cancers. 11, 1657; 2019. (Corresponding author).
    b. Wu WK , Panyod S, Liu PY, Chen CC , Kao HL , Chuang HL , Chen YH, Zou HB, Kuo HC, Kuo CH, Liao BY, Chiu HT, Chung CH, Lin YC , Lee YC, Tang SL, Wang JT, Wu YW, Hsu CC, Sheen LY, Orekhov AN , Wu MS. Characterization of TMAO productivity from carnitine challenge facilitates personalized nutrition and microbiome signatures discovery. Microbiome. 19;8(1):162. 2020.
    c. Lu CY, Chung CH, Huang LM, Kruger E, Tan SC, Zhang XH, Chiu NC. Cost‑effectiveness evaluation of the 10‑valent pneumococcal non‑typeable Haemophilus influenzae protein D conjugate vaccine for children in Taiwan. Cost Eff Resour Alloc 28;18:30. 2020.
    d. Chung CH. EGFR tyrosine kinase inhibitor therapy for lung cancer treatments and their clinical outcomes: A cohort study in Taiwan. Oncology Letters 2019 Dec;18(6):6090-6100.(Corresponding author).
    e. Chi H, Chung CH, Lin YJ, Lin CH. Seasonal peaks and risk factors of respiratory syncytial virus infections related hospitalization of preterm infants in Taiwan. Plos One. Vol.0197410:1-13. May. 2018. (Co-first Author)

Jeffrey J. Fadrowksi

USA

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Jeffrey J. Fadrowksi

USA

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Dr. Jeffrey Fadrowski is a specialist in pediatric nephrology and epidemiology whose career has focused on the study pediatric kidney disease, with a focus on the impact of environmental toxicants on chronic kidney disease (CKD) and its progression in children. Dr. Fadrowski’s research has been supported to date by an NIEHS-funded K23 award (K23ES016514) and a Young Investigator Award from the National Kidney Foundation. Dr. Fadrowski’s research interests in acute kidney injury, estimation of glomerular filtration rate (GFR), and vaccines compliment his study of preventable kidney disease. He has spent the last five years implementing NINJA (Nephrotoxic Injury Negated by Just-in-time Action), a national AKI prevention program in the USA conceived at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center.

Naoya Fujita

Japan

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Naoya Fujita

Japan

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◎Current Position
Chief doctor of pediatric nephrology, Aichi Children’s Health and Medical Center

◎Educational and Career Experiences
Graduated from Nagoya City University School of Medicine in 1992
PhD in Medicine, 2005
Clinical professor, Nagoya City University School of Medicine since 2019

Susan Furth

USA

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Susan Furth

USA

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Susan L. Furth, MD, PhD is Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, the Chief of the Nephrology Division at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, and a Professor of Pediatrics and Epidemiology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Furth received her MD degree from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency and fellowship at Johns Hopkins University, where she also received her PhD in Clinical Investigation from the Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Furth is the Principal Investigator of the Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study, the largest multicenter prospective cohort study of children with chronic kidney disease ever conducted in North America, now in its 18th year. She has mentored many junior faculty who have progressed to successful research-oriented careers in nephrology, urology and rheumatology. In 2016 was she was awarded The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Faculty Mentor Award, and in 2019, the Maureen Andrew Mentoring Award from the Society for Pediatric Research.

Daniel Gale

UK

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Daniel Gale

UK

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Professor Daniel Gale trained at Cambridge University, moved to London for postgraduate training and is now St Peter’s Chair of Nephrology at University College London. He leads a research group studying the genetic and biological mechanisms underlying renal diseases. He discovered (and identified the causes of) the genetic diseases HIF2α erythrocytosis with pulmonary hypertension, which results from a defect of oxygen sensing; and CFHR5 nephropathy, which results from a defect of complement regulation and is endemic in Cyprus. Using large-scale genomics his group has also advanced understanding of the genetic architecture of disorders including IgA nephropathy, C3 glomerulopathy, and steroid sensitive nephrotic syndrome.

Publications include:

  1. “Whole-genome Sequencing of Patients with Rare Diseases in a National Health System”. Turro et al. Nature 2020.
  2. “Large scale whole-genome sequencing reveals the genetic architecture of primary membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis and C3 glomerulopathy”. Levine et al. J Amer Soc Nephrol 2020.
  3. “Genetic Identification of Two Novel Loci Associated with Steroid-Sensitive Nephrotic Syndrome”. Dufek et al. J Amer Soc Nephrol. 2019.
  4. “Galactosylation of IgA1 is associated with common variation in C1GALT1”. J Amer Soc Nephrol. Gale et al. 2017.
  5. “Identification of a mutation in complement factor H-related protein 5 in patients of Cypriot origin with glomerulonephritis”. Gale et al. Lancet. 2010
    Professor Gale was awarded the UK Academy of Medical Sciences/Medical Research Society Young Investigator Award, 2010; The UK Renal Association Raine Award, 2011; and the International Alport Society Investigator Award, 2015.

Dieter Haffner

Germany

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Dieter Haffner

Germany

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Dieter Haffner is a professor of pediatrics and head of the Department of Pediatric Kidney, Liver and Metabolic Diseases at Hannover Medical School. His main interests are the genetic and mechanistic exploration of rare kidney diseases and mineral and bone disorders in children with chronic kidney disease. He is Assistant President of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology, and is coordinating the IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee. He has led, or been heavily involved in, several randomized controlled clinical trials, patient registries, and clinical practice recommendations. He has also published 185 original scientific articles, reviews, editorials and book chapters.

Yutaka Harita

Japan

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Yutaka Harita

Japan

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EDUCATION

1993-1999 Faculty of medicine Kyoto University
2003-2007 Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

2007-9: Project Assistant Professor, Department of Cellular Proteomics, Institute of Medical Science, The University of Tokyo
2009-2011: Project Assistant Professor, Department of Cell Biology, Graduate School of Medicine, Yokohama City University, Yokohama
2011- Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo
2018- Associate Professor

PUBLICATION

Harita Y et al. Spectrum of LMX1B mutations: from nail-patella syndrome to isolated nephropathy. Pediatr Nephrol. 32:1845-1850, 2017
Udagawa T, Harita Y et al. Amnionless-mediated glycosylation is crucial for cell surface targeting of cubilin in renal and intestinal cells. Sci Rep. 8(1):2351, 2018
Harita Y. Application of next-generation sequencing technology to diagnosis and treatment of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. Clinical and experimental nephrology 22: 491-500, 2018
Harita Y et al. Clinical and genetic characterization of nephropathy in patients with nail-patella syndrome. Eur J Hum Genet. 28(10): 1414-1421, 2020
Urae S, Harita Y et al. The cellular model of albumin endocytosis uncovers link between membrane and nuclear proteins. J Cell Sci. 133(3): jcs242859, 2020
Kikkawa Y et al. Laminin β2 variants associated with isolated nephropathy that impact matrix regulation. JCI Insight in press.

Chien-Ning Hsu

Taiwan

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Chien-Ning Hsu

Taiwan

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◎Current Position

  1. Clinical Pharmacist, Department of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
  2. Associate professor, School of Pharmacy, Kaohsiung Medical University

Educational and Career Experiences

  1. PhD, Pharmaceutical Outcome and Policy, University of Florida, USA
  2. Project Manager, Center for Drug Evaluation, Taiwan
  3. Clinical Pharmacy Fellow, Medical College, National Taiwan University.

◎Publications

  1. Machine learning for risk prediction of community-acquired acute kidney injury hospitalization: Development and validation of a prediction risk score using electronic health records. J Med Internet Res 2020; 22(8):e16903
  2. Association of statin and its lipophilicity with cardiovascular events in patients receiving chronic dialysis. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020; 107 (6): 1312-1324
  3. Incidence and trends in antibiotic susceptibility of urinary tract infections caused by Escherichia coli in a Taiwanese child cohort between 2004 and 2018. Antibiotics (Basel) 2020; 9 (8):501
  4. EQ-5D-Y for the Assessment of Health-Related Quality of Life among Taiwanese Youth with Mild to Moderate Chronic Kidney Disease. Int J Qual Health Care.

◎Biographical Statement

Dr. Hsu’s research programs focus on epidemiology and risk factors of disease progression and patient outcomes in kidney disease.

Chih-Cheng Hsu

Taiwan

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Chih-Cheng Hsu

Taiwan

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  • Education: Doctor of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan, 1992; Doctor of Public Health, Tulane University, USA, 2000
  • Position: Executive Director, NHRI Forum; Investigator and Deputy Director, Institute of Population Health Sciences, NHRI
  • Research interest: Geriatric Research, Epidemiology and care of diabetes mellitus, Epidemiology and prevention of chronic kidney diseases

Kuan-Ying Huang

Taiwan

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Kuan-Ying Huang

Taiwan

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◎Current Position:

Attending physician and Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan

◎Educational and Career Experiences:

  1. Ph.D., Nuffield Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, United Kingdom
  2. M.D., School of Medicine, and Minor degree in Law, College of Law, National Taiwan University, Taiwan

◎Publications:

  1. Huang KA et al., Structural and functional analysis of protective antibodies targeting the threefold plateau of enterovirus 71. Nat Commun. 2020.
  2. Zhou D et al., Structural basis for the neutralization of SARS-CoV-2 by an antibody from a convalescent patient. Nat Struct Mol Biol. 2020.
  3. Huang KA et al., Emergence of genotype C1 Enterovirus A71 and its link with antigenic variation of virus in Taiwan. PLoS Pathog. 2020.
  4. Huang KA et al., Structure-function analysis of neutralizing antibodies to H7N9 influenza from naturally infected humans. Nat Microbiol. 2019.
  5. Huang KA et al., Epitope-associated and specificity-focused features of EV71-neutralizing antibody repertoires from plasmablasts of infected children. Nat Commun. 2017.

◎Awards and Honors:

  • 2019 Distinguished Research Award, Infectious Diseases Society of Taiwan.
  • 2017 Distinguished Research Award, Chiung-Lin Chen Pediatric Research Foundation.
  • 2014 Best Research Award, Pediatric Academic Societies and Asian Society for Pediatric Research

Alfonso Huante
Anaya

Mexico

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Alfonso Huante Anaya

Mexico

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Daw-Yang Hwang

Taiwan

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Daw-Yang Hwang

Taiwan

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Kenji Ishihara

Japan

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Kenji Ishihara

Japan

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CURRICULUM VITAE

Current Position: Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Kitasato University School of Medicine

Academic background/Professional experience

March 1993 Graduated from Keio University School of Medicine
March 2015, Chief, Department of Nephrology and Rheumatology, National Center for Child Health and Development
March 2019, Professor and Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics, Kitasato University School of Medicine

Degree

March 2012 Ph.D. in Medicine (Keio University)

Awards

  1. Hiroto Prize The 1st Japan-Korea Pediatric Nephrology Seminar
  2. Hiroto Prize The 3rd Japan-Korea Pediatric Nephrology Seminar
  3. Excellent Subject Award The 34th meeting of the Japanese Society for Pediatric Renal Failure

Publications

  1. Ishikura K, Ikeda M, Hamasaki Y, Hataya H, Shishido S, Asanuma H, Nishimura G, Hiramoto R, Honda M: Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome in children: its high prevalence and more extensive imaging findings. Am J Kidney Dis 48: 231-238, 2006
  2. Ishikura K, Ikeda M, Hattori S, Yoshikawa N, Sasaki S, Iijima K, Nakanishi K, Yata N, Honda M: Effective and safe treatment with cyclosporine in nephrotic children: a prospective, randomized multicenter trial. Kidney Int 73: 1167-1173, 2008
  3. Ishikura K, Yoshikawa N, Nakazato H, Sasaki S, Iijima K, Nakanishi K, Matsuyama T, Ito S, Yata N, Ando T, Honda M: Two-year follow-up of a prospective clinical trial of cyclosporine for frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome in children. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 7: 1576-1583, 2012
  4. Ishikura K, Uemura O, Ito S, Wada N, Hattori M, Ohashi Y, Hamasaki Y, Tanaka R, Nakanishi K, Kaneko T, Honda M: Pediatric CKD Study Group; Japan Committee of Measures for Pediatric CKD of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology. Pre-dialysis chronic kidney disease in children: results of a nationwide survey in Japan. Nephrol Dial Transplant 28: 2345-2355, 2013
  5. Ishikura K, Uemura O, Hamasaki Y, Ito S, Wada N, Hattori M, Ohashi Y, Tanaka R, Nakanishi K, Kaneko T, Honda M: Progression to end-stage kidney disease in Japanese children with chronic kidney disease: Results of a nationwide prospective cohort study. Nephrol Dial Transplant 29: 878-884, 2014

Kenji Ishikura is now the treasurer of the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology and an executive committee member of the IPNA. Kenji Ishikura is also the leader of the national cohort study of pediatric CKD in Japan founded by the Ministry of Health Labour and Welfare.

Shuichi Ito

Japan

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Shuichi Ito

Japan

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Professor and Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of medicine,
Yokohama City University (2014-)

Educational and Career Experiences
1993 M.D. and 2020 Ph.D.Yokohama City University, School of Medicine, Japan.
1993-1995 Resident, Kanagawa Children’s Medical Center, Yokohama, Japan
2002-2004 Postdoctoral fellow, Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration, Bethesda, USA
2008-2014 Division Chief, Division of Nephrology and Rheumatology, National Center for Child Health and Development
2020  Executive Officer, National Center for Child Health and Development, Tokyo, Japan

Awards and Honors
2013 Japan Society of Pediatric Nephrology, Best Presentation Award
2014 Japan Society of Pediatric Nephropathy, Best Presentation Award
2012 – 2021 Best Doctors in Japan (every 2 years, 5 consecutive issues)

Publications

  1. Igarashi T, Ito S, Sako M, Saitoh A, et al. Guidelines for the management and investigation of hemolytic uremic syndrome. Clin Exp Nephrol. 18:525-57,2014
  2. Ito N, Hataya H, Saida K, Ito S, et al. Efficacy and safety of eculizumab in childhood atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome in Japan. Clin Exp Nephrol. 20:265-72,2016
  3. Ito S, Hidaka Y, Inoue N, Kaname S,et al. .Safety and effectiveness of eculizumab for pediatric patients with atypical hemolytic-uremic syndrome in Japan: interim analysis of post-marketing surveillance. Clin Exp Nephrol. 23:112-121.2019
  4. Iijima K, Sako M, Ito S, Ohhashi Y, et al.. Rituximab for the treatment of childhood-onset complicated frequently relapsing nephrotic syndrome/steroid-dependent nephrotic syndrome: A multicentre, double-blind, randomised, placebo-controlled trial. Lancet. 384:1273-81,2014

Si-Tse Jiang

Taiwan

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Si-Tse Jiang

Taiwan

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Biography
Si-Tse Jiang 蔣思澈, Ph.D.
Scientist May 2011-present
National Laboratory Animal Center
National Applied Research Laboratories

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, Basic Medical Sciences,
National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan, 2000

Publication

  1. Kidney-based in vivo model for drug-induced nephrotoxicity testing
    YY Chiou, ST Jiang, YS Ding, YH Cheng. Scientific reports, 2020
  2. Safe Nanocomposite‐Mediated Efficient Delivery of MicroRNA Plasmids for Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease (ADPKD) Therapy
    YC Tsai, IL Teng, ST Jiang, YC Lee, YY Chiou, FY Cheng. Advanced Healthcare Materials, 2019
  3. A Novel Murine Model Expressing a Chimeric mSCARB2/hSCARB2 Receptor Is Highly Susceptible to Oral Infection with Clinical Isolates of Enterovirus 71
    CH Yang, CT Liang, ST Jiang, KH Chen, CC Yang, ML Cheng, HY Ho. Journal of Virology, 2019
  4. Overexpression of exogenous kidney- specific Ngal attenuates progressive cyst development and prolongs lifespan in a murine model of polycystic kidney disease.
    E Wang, YY Chiou, WY Jeng, HK Lin, HH Lin, HJ Chin, CKL Wang, SS Yu, SC Tsai, CY Chiang, PH Chen, HJ Lin, ST Jiang, ST Chiu, HM Hsieh-Li. Kidney Int. 9:412-422, 2017.
  5. Cul3-KLHL20 ubiquitin ligase governs the turnover of ULK1 and VPS34 complexes to control autophagy termination. CC Liu, YC Lin, YH Chen, CM Chen, LY Pang , HA Chen, PR Wu, MY Lin, ST Jiang, TF Tsai, RH Chen .Molecular Cell 62:84-97, 2016.

Awards and Honors

  1. Young Investigator Award, The 4th Asian Federation of Laboratory Animal Science Associations (AFLAS) Congress Meeting, 2010.
  2. Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, National Health Research Institute, Taiwan, 2002 – 2003

Biographical statement
I am a Scientist in the Taiwan’s National Laboratory Animal Center. I received a PhD degree in Basic Medical Sciences from National Cheng-Kung University, Taiwan. In my postdoctoral fellowship, my research focused on generating mouse models for hereditary kidney disease by transgenic and gene-targeting technologies. Based on these training, I equipped and managed a transgenic mouse core facility from 2005-2009 in the Institute of Molecular Biology at Academia Sinica and a genome integrated engineering team at National Laboratory Animal Center from April 2009 to present. My current research coming out in the field of integrated the CRISPR/Cas9 system with modified bacterial artificial chromosome to generate CRISPR-mediated large DNA fragment knockin mouse models for complex genetic diseases.

Jaap A. Joles

Netherlands

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Jaap A. Joles

Netherlands

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Jaap A. Joles, D.V.M., PhD. Date of birth: June 23, 1952 (Cape Town, South Africa).
Associate Professor in Experimental Nephrology and Hypertension. Head of the experimental laboratory of the Department of Nephrology and Hypertension, University Medical Center Utrecht, since 1995.
Currently, my main research interests are the interaction of heart failure and chronic kidney disease (CKD) and renal hemodynamic effects of novel glucose-lowering drugs (SGLT2 inhibitors, etc.). Since my official retirement in 2018, I hold a part-time position and am primarily involved in supervision and coaching of junior post-docs and PhD students. Previously, I was actively involved in development of portable and bedside devices for continuous replacement of renal function in the setting of ESKD. I also studied developmental effects on the phenotype of hypertension and renal disease.
Extramural funding has been primarily from the Netherlands Kidney Foundation (20 projects between 1988 and now), the Netherlands Heart Foundation, Netherlands Science Organisation, the European Union 6th Framework Program (The Early Nutrition Programming Project: EARNEST), and the European Union 7th Framework Program (ICT-enabled Wearable Artificial Kidney and Personal Renal Care System). I have supervised 28 PhD students between 1998 and 2021, and I have personally obtained extramural funding of ~EU 4M.
I currently have more than 300 peer-reviewed publications including reviews and book chapters (83 as last author, 49 as first author). My Scopus H-index is 47. I am currently on the editorial board of Kidney International and I am academic editor of PLoS ONE.

Kazunari Kaneko

Japan

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Kazunari Kaneko

Japan

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◎Current Position:
Professor and Chairman at the Department of Pediatrics, Kansai Medical University, Osaka, Japan (since 2005)

◎Educational and Career Experiences:
1) 2003~: Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Urayasu hospital, Chiba, Japan.
2) 1998~: Lecturer, Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University School of medicine, Tokyo, Japan.
3) 1989~: Research Fellow, Renal Unit, Institute of Child Health, Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, UK.
◎Publications (Journal and Book)
1) Kaneko K, Akagawa S, Akagawa Y, Kimata T and Tsuji S (2020) Our Evolving Understanding of Kawasaki Disease Pathogenesis: Role of the Gut Microbiota. Front. Immunol. in press.
2) Tsuji S, Akagawa S, Akagawa Y, Yamaguchi T, Kino J, Yamanouchi S, Kimata T, Hashiyada M, Akane A, Kaneko K. Idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children: role of regulatory T cells and gut microbiota. Pediatr Res. 2020;10.1038/s41390-020-1022-3. doi:10.1038/s41390-020-1022-3.
3) Akagawa Y, Kimata T, Akagawa S, Yamaguchi T, Kato S, Yamanouchi S, Hashiyada M, Akane A, Kino M, Tsuji S, Kaneko K. Impact of Long-Term and Low-Dose Antibiotic Prophylaxis on Gut Microbiota in Children. J Urol. 2020;101097JU0000000000001227. doi:10.1097/JU.0000000000001227
4) Kaneko K, Tsuji S, Kimata T. Role of gut microbiota in idiopathic nephrotic syndrome in children. Med Hypotheses. 2017;108:35-37. doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2017.07.035
5) Molecular Mechanisms in the Pathogenesis of Idiopathic Nephrotic Syndrome Editors: Kaneko, K (Ed.), 2016, Springer Japan.
◎Awards and Honors (up to 5 bullet point)
1) Sasaki Chieko Award by Katano Foundation of Kansai Medical University (2015)
2) Best free communication Presentation Award at The13th Congress of the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (2004)
3) Lilly Fellowship for medical education in pediatrics, according to the auspices of the Japan Foundation of Pediatric Research (2004)
◎Biographical Statement
Kazunari Kaneko was born in Tokyo in 1959 and graduated from the school of medicine, Niigata University in 1984. He completed a training program of pediatrics at the Juntendo University Hospital, Tokyo in 1985 and obtained his Ph.D. degree in medical science from the Juntendo University in 1989.
He is a pediatric nephro-urologist and is the current president of Japanese Society of Pediatric Urology. His clinical specialty is nocturnal enuresis and idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. He also conducted basic research in the field of the pathogenesis of idiopathic nephrotic syndrome and dysbiosis of gut microbiota related to child health and diseases.

Hee Gyung Kang

South Korea

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Hee Gyung Kang

South Korea

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◎Current Position

Professor

◎Educational and Career Experiences

  • Seoul National University College of Medicine
  • Seoul National University Hospital (2008~)

◎Biographical Statement (No more than 100 words)

Dr. Hee Gyung Kang is a pediatric nephrologist of Korea, South, who has been dedicated to caring for children with kidney diseases for the past 20 years. Her institution, Seoul National University Hospital, is a referral hospital of tertiary hospitals in Korea, taking care of patients with many rare diseases, including genetic kidney diseases. Her research interests are rare genetic kidney diseases, nephrotic syndrome, and kidney transplantation.

Frederick J. Kaskel

USA

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Frederick J. Kaskel

USA

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Chief Emeritus, Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

MD, PhD, Univ. of Cincinnati, OH
Pediatric and Nephrology Residencies Albert Einstein

Past President ASPN
President, IPNA Congress 2010

FK is a translational investigator with expertise in basic renal physiology and research in glomerular disease and CKD in children. He was a PI on the Clinical Trial of FSGS in Children and Young Adults and the NIH Training Grant in Pediatric Nephrology. He served on the FDA Cardiovascular Renal Advisory Panel, President of the 15th Scientific Congress of IPNA, President of the ASPN, and was Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology for 18 years. He is involved in gathering the histories of IPNA and ASPN in order to preserve the rich contributions from generations of dedicated pediatric physicians

Chin-Chi Kuo

Taiwan

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Chin-Chi Kuo

Taiwan

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I am a data scientist, nephrologist, and environmental epidemiologist at China Medical University Hospital in central Taiwan. I have strong faith in data intelligence and believe data intelligence will reshape current clinical practice at scale.

Lee-Jene Lai

Taiwan

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Lee-Jene Lai

Taiwan

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Current position:
Associate Scientist

Education:
Ph.D. in Department of Nuclear Science, National Tsing-Hua University, Taiwan (1999)

Career Experience:
Construction Project Leader of soft X-ray Tomography (2012-2020)
Leader of Biosensor project (2005-2011)
Beamline Manager, TLS 24A Wide-Range Beamline, NSRRC, (1998~2004)

Publications:
1. L. J. Lai* et al., “Development of a Correlation of Soft X-Ray Tomography with Fluorescence Microscopy at Taiwan Photon Source”, Microsc. Microanal. 24 (Suppl 2), 394 (2018).
2. L. J. Lai* et al., “Correlation of Soft X-ray Tomography with Fluorescence Microscopy in Biological Study”, Microsc. Microanal. 23 (Suppl 1), 974 (2017).
3. H. Y. Chen,….. L. J. Lai*,…, “Nanoimaging granule dynamics and subcellular structures in activated mast cells using soft X-ray tomography ”, Scientific Reports 6, 34879 (2016).
4. Y. Y. Hsieh, L. J. Lai*,……“Rapid and sensitive detection of cancer cells by coupling with quantum dots and immunomagnetic separation at low concentrations”, Biosensors & Bioelectronics, 26, 4249 (2011)
5. Y. H. Hsieh,….. L. J. Lai*, “Highly sensitive rare cell detection based on quantum dot probe fluorescence analysis”, Analytical & Bioanalytical Chemistry, 396, 1135-1141 (2010).

Awards and Honors:
MOST FutureTech Breakthrough Award (2017)

Biographical statement:
I played a role of construction project leader of TPS 24A soft X-ray tomography(SXT) beamline since 2012. I led a team to design and built a complicate SXT beamline and endstation. This team got the MOST FutureTech Breakthrough Award in 2017. SXT beamline was complete the commissioning and open to the users in 2020. This beamline can image a hydrated 3D intact cell in near native state, which is dedicated to a biomedical study. Currently, I am a spokesperson of TPS 24A Soft X-ray Tomography Beamline and Endstation in NSRRC.

Beom Hee Lee

South Korea

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Beom Hee Lee

South Korea

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Dr Beom Hee Lee is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pediatrics of Medical Genetics Center at Asan Medical Center Children’s Hospital, Seoul Korea.

He was a graduate of the Seoul National University and proceeded to do a Ph.D. in molecular genetics. In 2013-15, Dr Lee did a post-doctoral fellowship at the Department of Genetics and Genomic Sciences, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York with Dr. Robert J. Desnick’s Lab.

Dr Lee is an active member of the Korean Society of Medicines, Pediatrics, Medical Genetics, Society of Inherited Metabolic Disease and the Korean Society of Pediatric Nephrology.

He is widely published with more than 150 publications, mostly in medical genetics.

Titia Lely

Netherlands

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Titia Lely

Netherlands

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Chung-Yi Li

Taiwan

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Chung-Yi Li

Taiwan

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◎Current Position: Professor, Department of Public Health, College of Medicine, National Cheng Kung University, Tainan, Taiwan (since 2010/08)

◎Educational and Career Experiences(up to 3 bullet point)
Ph.D. (Epidemiology & Biostatistics) McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, 1996.
Associate Professor/Professor, Dept. of Public Health, College of Medicine, Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan, 1996/08-2006/07.
Professor, Dept. of Health Care Management, National Taipei University of Nursing and Health Sciences, Taipei, Taiwan, 2007/08-2010/07

◎Publications(up to 5 bullet point)
Prog. Li has published more than 350 peer-reviewed papers since 1996.
Several articles are related to the fetal programing theory and inter-generational change in death by suicide and were published in International Journal of Epidemiology.
More than 15 papers of clinical epidemiological studies on prognosis of non-communicable disease (NCDs) have been published in a number of high-ranking journals (Impact Factor >10) including Diabetes Care, Hepatology, American Journal of Gastroenterology, Annals of the Rheumatic Diseases, and JAMA Psychiatry.

◎Awards and Honors(up to 5 bullet point)
Fu-Jen Academic Award (1999)
Taiwan Public Health Association Award for Excellence in Research: Professor KP Chen Award (2002)
CHENG-HSING Medical Foundation Award (2013, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2020)
Outstanding Research Award of Cheng Kung University College of Medicine (Medical Humanity Category) (2015)

◎Biographical Statement
Prof. Li started his research career in environmental epidemiology, and was invited to serve as an international consultant for The WHO International Electromagnetic Fields (EMF) Project in 2001 in honor of his scientific contributions to the field of EMF and human health research. He is now Councilor for the International Society for Environmental Epidemiology, Asia Chapter. He also serves as a pioneer in initiating research activities based on Taiwan’s National Health Insurance claims data. His recent research interest focused on life course epidemiology and health service research of diabetes care.

Chien-Liang Liu

Taiwan

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Chien-Liang Liu

Taiwan

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◎Current Position: Professor

◎Educational and Career Experiences (up to 3 bullet point)

• PHD in Department of Computer and Information Science, National Chiao Tung University

• Professor in Department of Industrial Engineering and Management, National Chiao Tung University

• Engineer in Industrial Technology Research Institute

◎Publications(up to 5 bullet point)

• Chien-Ning Hsu, Chien-Liang Liu*, You-Lin Tain, Chin-Yu Kuo, and Yun-Chun Lin. “Machine Learning Model for Risk Prediction of Community-Acquired Acute Kidney Injury Hospitalization From Electronic Health Records: Development and Validation Study.” Journal of medical Internet research, no. 8 (2020): e16903

• Chien-Liang Liu*, Po-Yen Hsieh (2020), “Model-Based Synthetic Sampling for Imbalanced Data”, IEEE Transactions on Knowledge and Data Engineering, 32(8), pp. 1543 – 1556

• Chien-Liang Liu*, Wen-Hoar Hsaio, Yao-Chung Tu (2019), “Time Series Classification With Multivariate Convolutional Neural Network”, IEEE Transactions on Industrial Electronics, Vol 66, No. 6, pp. 4788-4797

• Wen-Hoar Hsaio, Chien-Liang Liu*, Wei-Liang Wu (2017), “Locality-constrained max-margin sparse coding”, Pattern Recognition, Vol. 65, pp. 285-295

• Chien-Liang Liu*, Wen-Hoar Hsaio, Chia-Hoang Lee, Tao-Hsing Chang, Tsung-Hsun Kuo (2016), “Semi-supervised Text Classification with Universum Learning”, IEEE Transactions on Cybernetics, Vol. 46(2), p.462-473
◎Awards and Honors (up to 5 bullet point)

• Best paper award of Computational Intelligence Technology Center at Industrial Technology Research Institute (2014)

• Best paper award of Computational Intelligence Technology Center at Industrial Technology Research Institute (2015)

◎Biographical Statement

Chien-Liang Liu received the Ph.D. degree in the Department of Computer Science from National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. He is a professor in the Department of Industrial Engineering and Management at National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. His research interests include machine learning and deep learning. He has co-worked with the team of Taipei Veterans General Hospital to develop AI models for the prediction of cardiovascular diseases by using 12-lead ECG. Besides, he has also developed predictive models for risk prediction of community-acquired acute kidney injury hospitalization by using electronic health records with the team of Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Fiona Mackie

Australia

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Fiona Mackie

Australia

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Current position: Associate Professor in Paediatric Nephrology at Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Australia and Oceania representative on IPNA. Also current chair of the IPNA sister centres programe and Chair of the International Pediatric Transplant Association Outreach committee

Edcuational/career:
1.PhD from University of Sydney 2.Pediatric nephrology fellowship at Stanford University.
3.Former Chair of the Australian and New Zealand Paediatric Nephrology Association
4. Previous paediatric representative on the national allocation policy body for kidneys in Australia
5. Current council member of Transplantation Society of Australia and New Zealand

Publications:
1.MacIntyre R, Shaw PJ, Mackie FE, Boros C, Marshall H, Seale H, Kennedy SE, Moa A, Chughtai AA, Trent M, O’Loughlin E, Stormon M Long term follow up of persistence of immunity following quadrivalent human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine in immunocompromised children Vaccine 2019.
Cameron B, Kennedy S, Rawlinson W, Mackie FE The efficacy of valganciclovir for prevention of infections with Cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus after kidney transplant in children Pediatric Transplantation, 2017
Rose E, Kennedy S, Mackie FE Surveillance Biopsies after Pediatric Kidney Transplantation Pediatric Transplantation 20:748-55, 2016
Mackie FE, Kainer G, Adib N, Elliott EJ, Fahy R, Munro J, Murray K, Rosenberg A, Wainstein B, Ziegler JB, Singh-Grewal D The national incidence and clinical picture of SLE in children in Australia Lupus 24:66-73, 2015
Le Page AK, Mackie FE, McTaggart SJ, Kennedy S CMV and EBV virus serostatus as a predictor of the long term outcome of kidney transplantation Nephrology 2013 18:813-9

John Mahan

USA

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John Mahan

USA

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Professor of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children’s Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

1. Pediatric Residency and Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at University of Minnesota
2. Director, Center for Faculty Development, Nationwide Children’s Hospital
3. IPNA Council; Professional Eduction Committee Co-Chair

Publications:
1. Mahan JD, Betz CL, Okumura MJ, Ferris ME. Self-management and Transition to Adult Health Care in Adolescents and Young Adults: A Team Process. Pediatr Rev. 2017 Jul;38(7):305-319.
2. D’Alessandri-Silva C, Carpenter M, Mahan JD. Treatment regimens by pediatric nephrologists in children with congenital nephrogenic diabetes insipidus: A MWPNC study. Clin Nephrol. 2017 Nov 22. E pub ahead of print. PMID: 29162216
3. Kallash M, Smoyer WE, Mahan JD. Rituximab Use in the Management of Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome.
Front Pediatr. 2019 May 10;7:178. doi: 10.3389/fped.2019.00178. PMID: 31134169.
4. Warburton KM, Mahan JD. Coaching Nephrology Trainees Who Struggle with Clinical Performance. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol. 2018 Jan 6;13(1):172-174. PMID: 29092892
5. Kallash M, Mahan JD. Mechanisms and management of edema in pediatric nephrotic syndrome. Pediatr Nephrol. 2020 Nov 20. doi: 10.1007/s00467-020-04779-x. Online ahead of print.PMID: 33216218

Awards/Honors
1. Drexel University College of Medicine Distinguished Alumni Award – 2012
2. ACGME Parker J. Palmer Courage to Teach Award – 2013
3. Arthur Gold Humanism Society – 2013
4. OSU Courage to Teach Master Teacher Award – 2019
5. OSU COM Lifetime Achievement Award – 2020

John D Mahan, MD 2021
Professor of Pediatrics at OSU; has served on the ASPN Council and co-chairs the ASPN Training Program Directors Committee. He now serves on IPNA Council where he co-chairs the Professional Education Committee and serves on the Fellowship Committee.
Dr. Mahan received his MD degree from Hahnemann University and completed his Residency in Pediatrics and Fellowship in Pediatric Nephrology at the University of Minnesota. He is a founding member and serves as President of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, serves on the NIH CKiD Growth Studies Sub-Committee and the NIH CureGN Recruitment and Retention Committee.

Stephen Marks

UK

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Stephen Marks

UK

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Dr Stephen Marks, MD MSc MRCP DCH FRCPCH is Associate Professor in Paediatric Nephrology at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He is clinical lead for renal transplantation and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Clinical Research Facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He is chair of the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and UK Renal Registry Audit and Informatics committee. His research continues in the fields of renal transplantation (including innovative drug trials concerning new anti-rejection therapies and assessment of children post-renal transplantation), systemic lupus erythematosus and vasculitis.

Giovanni Montini

Italy

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Giovanni Montini

Italy

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Director of the Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinic of Milan, Italy
Full Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Milan, Italy

• Author of over 220 publications that principally relate to kidney diseases in children; more than 190 are in international peer-reviewed journals.
• H-Index 50 (Google Scholar) with 8810 citations updated on 28.01.2021.

Pediatric Nephrologist with special interest in the following areas of medicine and research: Urinary tract infections, pediatric renal transplantation, chronic and acute kidney failure, CAKUT, nephrotic syndrome, renal involvement in mitochondrial diseases. Director of an international cooperation network project for pediatric nephrology set up in Nicaragua to help underprivileged children with kidney disease gain access to medical care, dialysis and transplantation.

Dau-Ming Niu

Taiwan

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Dau-Ming Niu

Taiwan

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◎Current Position
1.Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
2.Director, Rare Disease Medical Research Center, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
3.Professor, Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

◎Educational and Career Experiences(up to 3 bullet point)
1.M.D. of Kaohsiung Medical University, 1980-1987
2.Clinical and molecular researcher “Medical genetics” Duke University, USA, 1995-1996
3.PhD, National Yang-Ming University, 2001-2004
4.Pediatrics certification, Medical genetics/ metabolism certified by Taiwan pediatric association, Endocrinology certified by Taiwan pediatric association.

◎Publications(up to 5 bullet point)
1.Hsu TR, Hung SC, Chang FP, Yu WC, Sung SH, Hsu CL, Dzhagalov I, Yang CF, Chu TH, Lee HJ, Chang SK, Liao HC, Lin HY, Liao TC, Lee PC, Li HY, Yang AH, Ho HC, Chiang CC, Lin CY, Desnick RJ, Niu DM*. Later Onset Fabry Disease, Cardiac Damage Progress in Silence: Experience With a Highly Prevalent Mutation. J Am Coll Cardiol. 2017. 68:2554-2563.
2.Hsu MJ, Chang FP, Lu YH, Hung SC, Wang YC , Yang AH, Lee HJ, Sung SH, Wang YF, Yu WC, Hsu TR, Huang PH, Chang SK, Ivan Dzhagalov , Hsu CL, Niu DM*. Identification of lysosomal and extralysosomal globotriaosylceramide (Gb3) accumulations before the occurrence of typical pathological changes in the endomyocardial biopsies of Fabry disease patients. Genetics in Medicine. 2018; 21(1):224-232.
3.Lin HY, Chong KW, Hsu JH, Yu HC, Shih CC, Huang CH, Lin SJ, Chen CH, Chiang CC, Ho HJ, Lee PC, Kao CH, Cheng KH, Hsueh C, Niu DM*. High incidence of the cardiac variant of Fabry disease revealed by newborn screening in the Taiwan Chinese population. Circ Cardiovasc Genet. 2009. 2(5):450-6.
4.Yang CF, Yang CC, Liao HC, Huang LY, Chiang CC, Ho HC, Lai CJ, Chu TH, Yang TF, Hsu TR, Soong WJ, Niu DM*. Very Early Treatment for Infantile-Onset Pompe Disease Contributes to Better Outcomes. J Pediatr. 2016. 169:174-80.
5.Liu KM, Liu TT, Lee NC, Cheng LY, Hsiao KJ, Niu DM*. Long-term follow-up of Taiwanese Chinese patients treated early for 6-pyruvoyl-tetrahydropterin synthase deficiency. Arch Neurol. 2008. 65(3):387-92.

◎Awards and Honors(up to 5 bullet point)
1.Represented Taipei Veterans General Hospital in the competition of 2020 National Biotechnology and Medical Care Quality Award in the Featured Specialty Section, Hospital Category by Institute for Biotechnology and Medicine Industry is awarded the Golden Award. Entitled: Top of the World-Fabry Disease Research and Treatment Center
2.Outstanding Research Award, Ministry of Science and Technology, 2017
3.Steering committee of Fabry Outcome Survey (FOS), 2015-present.
4.Asian Congress for inherited metabolic disease (Committee).
5.2010 Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. Best Doctor.
6.Bureau of Health Promotion, Department of Health, R.O.C.「No.1 in 2010 Outstanding Medicinal Personnel Award of Research and Caring rare diseases」.
7.2010 National Yung-Ming University Institute of Clinical Medicine Best Teacher
8.2007 Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. Best Doctor.
9.2006 2nd National Presidential Award for Education.
10.2006 Veterans Affairs Commission, Executive Yuan, R.O.C. Best Doctor.

◎Biographical Statement
Dau-Ming Niu is Professor of the Institute of Clinical Medicine at the National Yang-Ming University, and he also serves as Chairman of the Pediatrics Department and Rare Disease Medical Research Center at Taipei Veterans General Hospital. Professor Niu completed his medical training at Kaohsiung Medical University, achieved PhD degree at NYMU, Taiwan and completed advanced studies in medical genetics at Duke University, USA. He has received numerous honours for teaching and medical research and has contributed to over 100 publications on pediatric illnesses. His research interests include inherited neurotransmitter diseases, lysosomal storage disorders and so on.

Kandai Nozu

Japan

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Kandai Nozu

Japan

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Dr. Nozu graduated from the faculty of medicine, Kobe University in 1996. After completing the training of general Pediatrics for 4 years, he received Pediatric Nephrology training at Kobe University Hospital. He got Ph.D. degree from Kobe University in 2005. He studied molecular biology at the division of Pediatric Nephrology in the Medical College of Wisconsin between 2010 and 2013. He is now the Professor of Pediatrics, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, the chief of the Pediatric Nephrology department in Kobe University Hospital, and the director of the Lab in the Department of Pediatrics, Kobe University.

Yoshiyuki Ohtomo

Japan

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Yoshiyuki Ohtomo

Japan

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Chief of Department of Pediatrics, Juntendo University Nerima Hospital

Juntendo University School Of Medicine (1981-1987), MD
Juntendo University Graduated School Of Medicine (1988-1992), PhD
Karolinska Instutute (Department of Woman & Child Health) (1992-1996), PhD

Clonidine may have a beneficial effect on refractory nocturnal enuresis.
Ohtomo Y.
Pediatr Int. 2017 59:711-713.
Atomoxetine ameliorates nocturnal enuresis with subclinical attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.
Ohtomo Y.
Pediatr Int. 2017 59:181-184.
Evaluation of Urinary Aquaporin 2 and Plasma Copeptin as Biomarkers of Effectiveness of Desmopressin Acetate for the Treatment of Monosymptomatic Nocturnal Enuresis.
Hara T, Ohtomo Y, Endo A, Niijima S, Yasui M, Shimizu T.
J Urol. 2017 198:921-927.
Pathophysiology and treatment of enuresis: Focus on sleep.
Ohtomo Y.
Pediatr Int. 2018 60:997.
Gradual tapering of desmopressin leads to better outcome in nocturnal enuresis.
Ohtomo Y, Umino D, Takada M, Fujinaga S, Niijima S, Shimizu T.
Pediatr Int. 2015 57:656-8.

IPNA meeting in Toronto (1989) was my first presentation at the international congress. In addition to management of glomerular diseases and CAKUT, my clinical interest has been focusing on enuresis since 2002.
President of Japanese Society on Enuresis: 2016-2019
Board Member of International Children’s Continence Society: 2020-present

Rupesh Raina

USA

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Rupesh Raina

USA

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Dr. Rupesh Raina is an Adult-Pediatric Kidney Disease/Hypertension Nephrologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, and Akron General Medical Center at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a Associate Professor at Neomed Medical University and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is Council member for Facility of Internal Medicine Council at Neomed. Dr. Raina is the Pediatric Education committee member for the International Society of Nephrology. He is Fellow of National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology. Additionally, Dr. Raina serves the National Kidney Foundation Advisory Board NKF, Ohio.. Dr. Raina practice includes care of patients with disorders of the kidney including chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, tubular disorders, cystic kidney disease, kidney malformations, neonatal AKI, kidney stones and hypertension. He also and provides medical supervision of dialysis treatments, plasma exchange and kidney transplantation in adults and children. Dr. Raina’s clinical research interest includes transition of adolescent with chronic renal diseases to adulthood care, renal replacement therapies in acute renal failure, bone marrow transplant and inherited metabolic diseases. Basic science research includes but not limited to identify non-invasive biomarkers (urine endothelin (ET-1) and others) to predict ADPKD disease progression.

Norio Sakai

Japan

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Norio Sakai

Japan

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Professor at Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Division of Health Science, Child Healthcare and Genetic Science Laboratory, Osaka, JAPAN
Dr. Sakai graduated from Dept. of Astronomy, Tokyo University, Tokyo, JAPAN in 1982 and the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1987. He has completed his clinical training as a residency in 1990. He received PhD at the Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine in 1994.
His clinical work focused on clinical treatment of lysosomal diseases with advanced method including enzyme replacement therapy and hematopoietic cell transplantation. His recent research focused on disclosing the basic molecular pathology of lysosomal diseases and developing the new treatment.

Seiichiro Shishido

Japan

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Seiichiro Shishido

Japan

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rof. Department pf Pediatric Nephrology, Toho University

Ibrahim F. Shatat

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Ibrahim F. Shatat

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Medical Director – Nephrology and Hypertension

Before joining Sidra, Dr. Shatat was the Division Chief of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) where he led the division to rank among the top pediatric nephrology programs in the US. He was also the director of the pediatric hypertension program and the medical director of the acute dialysis and pediatric hemapheresis units at MUSC.

American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Foundation Board of Directors.

Elected member of the executive committee of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association.

Chair, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology Communications and Website Committee.

Social Media Editor, ASPN

Associate Editor, Frontiers in Pediatric Nephrology Journal.

Research Associate Professor and Clinical Associate Professor at the Medical University of South Carolina (Charleston, SC) and Weill Cornell Medical College.

Dr. Shatat has more than 40 peer reviewed manuscripts, book chapters and review articles in the field of pediatric nephrology and hypertension.

Dr. Shatat serves as an abstract reviewer, session Chair, and Speaker at the Pediatric Academy Societies and the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology annual Meetings.

Research interest: Pediatric Hypertension, Nephrotic Syndrome, Dialysis, the relationship between Kidney disease and the human microbiome

William E. Smoyer

USA

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William E. Smoyer

USA

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William E. Smoyer, MD serves as Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at the Research Institute at Nationwide Children’s Hospital (NCH) in Columbus, Ohio, and as Director of the NCH Center for Clinical and Translational Research. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University and serves as the Co-PI for the OSU Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences (CCTS), representing the Child Health component of the CCTS. Prior to joining NCH, Dr. Smoyer also served as both the Pediatric Nephrology Division Director and Fellowship Program Director at the University of Michigan, which also included extensive mentoring of both fellows and junior faculty members regarding career and research program development.

For the past 29 years, Dr. Smoyer has focused his career on basic, clinical, and translational research to improve our understanding of the molecular regulation of podocyte injury during nephrotic syndrome, and to develop more effective and safer novel treatments for childhood nephrotic syndrome. His work has led to publications in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, FASEB, the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, as well as several subspecialty journals.

Dr. Smoyer holds numerous grants from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), funding both basic research and clinical trials related to glomerular disease, nephrotic syndrome, and podocyte biology. He also has had extensive clinical research leadership experience, having co-led for the last several years a large 2,400 patient multi-center prospective clinical trial in adult and pediatric glomerular disease (CureGN), led the previous national CTSA Child Health Oversight Committee (CC-CHOC), and participated in the development of the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials in Children (I-ACT), a multi-stakeholder non-profit organization dedicated to the facilitation of successful completion and FDA regulatory approval of pediatric clinical trials in both the U.S. and internationally. In addition, he is a co-founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium (PNRC; formerly the MWPNC), a clinical research consortium that for the last 18 years has engaged >50% of all pediatric nephrology programs in North America (currently 80 sites) in multi-center retrospective and prospective clinical/translational studies to drive improvements in the care of children with kidney disease.

Dr. Smoyer also has a longstanding interest in the development of learning health systems. In his role as Vice President for Clinical and Translational Research at NCH, he developed and oversaw the creation, implementation, and evaluation of a pilot program (Learn From Every Patient®) containing key elements of a learning health system. Implementation of the LFEP Program resulted in notable reductions in health care utilization and health care costs, as well as the systematic generation of research-quality data during routine clinical care to enable peer-reviewed publications that drive systematic improvements in clinical care.

Dr. Smoyer received both his undergraduate degree (Biomedical Engineering) and medical degree from the University of Florida, completed a pediatric residency at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston, and then completed clinical fellowships at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia as well as Children’s Hospital of Boston. He also completed a research fellowship in the adult nephrology division at the University of Pennsylvania. He has authored or co-authored more than 150 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters. He is a member of the Society for Pediatric Research, American Pediatric Society, American Society of Pediatric Nephrology, International Pediatric Nephrology Association, as well as a fellow of the American Society of Nephrology, among other numerous professional associations. He also currently serves as Co-Chair of the Coordinating Committee of the Institute for Advanced Clinical Trials in Children (I-ACT), as well as on the Boards of NephCure Kidney International, the Pediatric Nephrology Research Consortium, and the CTSA External Advisory Boards of the University of Southern California (USC/CHLA) and the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Smoyer has been listed among the Best Doctors in America continuously since 2005.

Sajid Sultan

Pakistan

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Sajid Sultan

Pakistan

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Dr. Sajid Sultan, FCPS, FEBU, is the Professor and Head of the Department, Pediatric Urology at S.I.U.T. He is the graduate of Sindh Medical College, Karachi, Pakistan. He trained in Urology and Renal Transplation at S.I.U.T and then went on to receive further training in Pediatric Urology at the Hospital for Sick Children, Great Ormand Street, London, UK and Sophia Children Hospital, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
Dr. Sultan has been extensively trained by world-renowned Pediatric Urologists especially Mr Philip Ransley. He got trained in laproscopy at Halle, Germany, Paris, France and Milan, Italy. He also holds a Diploma in Bioethics from Karachi University, Pakistan.

Dr. Sultan has been instrumental in the development of Pediatric Urology department at S.I.U.T. A state-of-the-art and first ever pediatric urology department in Pakistan. He has also contributed in carrying out Pediatric Renal Transplantation at S.I.U.T. He has enormous experience in the management of various aspects of paediatric urolithiasis. His surgical expertise include both complex open and minimally invasive surgery for urolithiasis. He has performed more than one thousand percutaneous nephrolithotomies (PCNL) individually.

Dr. Sultan is a faculty and an examiner of Urology for The College of Physicians and Surgeons, Pakistan. Author of over 20 peer-reviewed publications as well as author of book chapters on Urolithiasis. He is an Associate Editor of the journal, Frontiers in Pediatric Urology. He is a reviewer and member of several national and international journals and societies respectively, of Urology, Pediatric Urology and Transplantation.

Dr. Sultan is currently focusing his clinical practice in Laproscopy, Extrophy-Epispadias-Complex and Urethroplasty.

You-lin Tain

Taiwan

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You-lin Tain

Taiwan

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❋Current Position
. Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital (CGMH), Kaohsiung, Taiwan
. Director, Department of Medical Research and Development, Kahosiung CGMH, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
. Professor, College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan

❋Educational and Career Experiences
. PhD, Department of Physiology and Functional genomics, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, USA
. Master of science degree, Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taiwan
. MD, China Medical University, Taiwan

❋Publications
. Please check ORCID ID: 0000-0002-7059-6407

Rezan Topaloglu

Turkey

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Rezan Topaloglu

Turkey

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Current Position
Professor of Pediatrics & Pediatric Nephrology
Head, Division of Pediatric Nephrology
Department of Pediatrics Hacettepe University
School of Medicine Ankara, TURKEY
ESPN President
IPNA Executive Council Member

• Degrees in Medicine, Pediatrics, Pediatric Nephrology and Pediatric Rheumatology at Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine Ankara, Turkey
• Further Training in Pediatric Nephrology : Guy’s and Hammersmith Hospitals London, UK and NIDDK, NIH USA
• Academic Degrees: Associated Professor of Pediatrics and Professor of Pediatrics in 1991 and 1999 respectively. Head of the department of since 2015.
• Author and co-author of 266 publication recorded in Web of Science
• H factor 34 with 5000 citations (Web of Science)
• Main Interests and Research Area: Renal transplantation, Cystinosis, Glomerulonephritis, Nephrotic syndrome and Familial Mediterranean Fever.
• Scientific Journal Editorial Board: Journal of Pediatric Nephrology section editor of Transplantation since 2018-

I-Jung Tsai

Taiwan

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I-Jung Tsai

Taiwan

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Dr. Tsai is a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at College of Medicine, National Taiwan University and attending physician of Department of Pediatrics at National Taiwan University Hospital. She received her M.D. degree at School of Medicine in 1999 and her Ph.D. degree at Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine in 2015 at National Taiwan University. She also had her post-doctoral training in Genetic Department at Boston Children’s Hospital from 2016-2017. She received 3-year residency training in Pediatrics and 2-year fellowship training in the subspecialty of Pediatric Nephrology at National Taiwan University Hospital. She is now an active pediatric nephrologist in clinical practice and research. Also she is an experienced specialist in the care of critical pediatric patients in acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy.

Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of proteinuria in pediatric nephrotic syndrome and the molecular pathway of possible novel therapeutic choice. In clinical research, she focuses on the research of pediatric acute kidney injury and also collaborates with geneticist in NTUCH for the genetic diagnosis of pediatric kidney disease via next generation sequencing.

Awards
2014 Best Presentation Award (Basic Science), Taiwan Society of Nephrology
2015 Best Research Award, Asian Society of Pediatric Research
2016 陳烱霖小兒科研究獎助金優秀論文獎 (主治醫師組)
2016 台灣大學醫學院研究生優秀著作獎優等獎
2018 Best Mini Oral Award, 2nd Asia-Pacific AKI CRRT Congress

Publications
1. Tsai IJ, Lai TS, Shiao CC, Huang TM, Wang CH, Tsao CH, Chen LW, Lin YH, Chen L, Wu VC, Chu TS; National Taiwan University Hospital Study Group on Acute Renal Failure (NSARF). Proton Pump Inhibitors Augment the Risk of Major Adverse Cardiovascular Events and End-Stage Renal Disease in Patients With Acute Kidney Injury After Temporary Dialysis. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2020 Jun;107(6):1434-1445.
2. Wu JF, Tsai IJ, Tong TW, Lin YC, Yang CH, Tseng PH
Pressure-impedance analysis: Assist the diagnosis and classification of ineffective esophageal motility disorder. J Gastroenterol Hepatol 2020 Aug;35(8):1317-1324.
3. Chan CK, Huang TS, Liao HW, Tsai IJ, Sun CY, Pan HC, Chueh JS, Wang JT, Wu VC, Chu TS, and NSARF
Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System Inhibitors and Risks of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2 Infection: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Hypertension
2020 Nov;76(5):1563-1571.
4. Tsai CH, Lin LY, Lin YH, Tsai IJ, Huang JW. Abdominal aorta calcification predicts cardiovascular but not non-cardiovascular outcome in patients receiving peritoneal dialysis. A prospective cohort study. Medicine (Baltimore). 2020 Sep 11; 99(37): e21730.
5. Tsai IJ, Lin WC, Yang YH, Tseng YL, Lin YH, Chou CH, Tsau YK. High Concentration of C5a-induced Mitochondria-Dependent Apoptosis in Murine Kidney Endothelial cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2019 Sep 10;20(18).

Yi-Giien Tsai

Taiwan

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Yi-Giien Tsai

Taiwan

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Dr. Yi-Giien Tsai earned his Ph.D. degree from the National Yang-Ming University, Institute of Clinical Medicine, Taipei and he worked as an associate professor in the School of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University. Currently he is Chief of the Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Changhua Christian Children Hospital, Taiwan. He serves as a director in Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology, Taiwan and general secretary of Taiwan Association of Asthma Education. His research interest includes in pediatric rheumatology, clinical immunology and asthma. He has participated in several international research projects and also was the principal investigator in the Joint Commission International (JCI) accreditation clinical care program certification for pediatric asthma. He has published several scientific papers in international journals including J Pediatric, J Immunology, Clin Exp Allergy, Pediatric Allergy Immunol, J Allergy Clin Immunol, Journal of Investigative Dermatology, Scientific Reports, and PLOS ONE. He also won several best paper awards in 2010 Asia Pacific Congress of Allergy, Asthma and Clinical Immunology, and 2015 Japan Allergy Society, and 2019 Taiwan Immunology Society, 2013-5 & 2019-2020 Taiwan Pediatric Allergy, Immunology and Rheumatology Society.

Johan Vande Walle

Belgium

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Johan Vande Walle

Belgium

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– Pediatric nephrology and rheumatology

– expertise dialysis/CK/ nephrotic oedema/ CAKUT/ Bladderdysfunction/enuresis

– Pediatric drug development and clinical trials (safepedrug / C4C)

Hsin-Hui Wang

Taiwan

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Hsin-Hui Wang

Taiwan

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Education
M.D., Faculty of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
Ph.D., Institute of Clinical Medicine, National Yang Ming University, Taipei, Taiwan

Academic Appointments
Chief, Division of Pediatric Immunology and Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chiao Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan
Associate Professor, Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, School of Medicine, National Yang Ming Chial Tung University, Taipei, Taiwan

Ta-Min Wang

Taiwan

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Ta-Min Wang

Taiwan

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◎Current Position:

Attending staff, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery,
Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

◎Educational and Career Experiences

1.1979 –1986: Bachelor of Medicine, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan
2.2005 –2021: Clinical Assistant Professor in Urology, Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taiwan
3. 2003 –2008: Chief of Division of Pediatric Urology, Chang Gung Children Hospital, Taoyuan, Taiwan

◎Publications

1. Wang TM, Chen HW, Chiang YJ, Chu SH, Liu KL, Wang HH. A simplified preputial covering technique to correct buried penis. Urol Int. 2010;84(1):10-3.
2. Chen HW, Weng LC, Wang TM, Ng KF. Potential use of pulse oximetry for the diagnosis of testicular torsion. JAMA Pediatr. 2014 Jun;168(6):578-9.
3. Wang HH, Ding WF, Chu SH, Chiang YJ, Liu KL, Lin KJ, Lin CT, Wang TM. Endoscopic Treatment for Post-Transplant Vesicoureteral Reflux. Transplant Proc. 2019 Jun;51(5):1420-1423.
4. Wang TM, Yang SS, Tsai JD, Yu MC, Chiou YH, Chen KL, Cheng HL, Lin J, Chen HW, Kuo HC, Chen SC. Management of nocturnal enuresis in Taiwan: Consensus statements of the Taiwan enuresis expert committee. J Formos Med Assoc. 2019 Jun;118(6):965-972.

◎Biographical Statement

Professional Affiliations:
1. 1992 Taiwan Surgical Association
2. 1993 Taiwan Urological Association
3. 1995 The Association of Andrology of R.O.C.
4. 1995 The Society of Ultrasound in Medicine of R.O.C
5. 1999 American Urological Association
6. 2003 Taiwan Continence Society

Professional Activities:
2002-2021 Taiwan Urological Association, Committee of Pediatric Urology
2016-2018 Chief of Committee of Pediatric Urology, Taiwan Urological Association

Kuen-Yuh Wu

Taiwan

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CKuen-Yuh Wu

Taiwan

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Stephen
Shei-Dei Yang

Taiwan

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Stephen Shei-Dei Yan

Taiwan

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Stephen Shei-Dei Yang is currently Professor of Urology, Buddhist Tzu Chi University and Vice Superintendent of Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital. He graduated from School of Medicine, National Taiwan University and got PhD from Gent University, Belgium. His main research fields are pediatric urology, lower urinary tract dysfunction, minimally invasive surgery and urinary tract infection. He has published more than 150 peer reviewed articles.
He serves as President of Asia Pacific Association of Pediatric Urology (APAPU), Vice President of Asian Association of UTI and STI (AAUS), Board member and Chairman of Standardization Committee of International Children Continence Society (ICCS), and Board members of Taiwan Continence Society (TCS)

Tzung-Hai Yen

Taiwan

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Tzung-Hai Yen

Taiwan

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Current Position
Professor

Educational and Career Experiences
• 1986 to 1993: MD; National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan
• 2003 to 2006: PhD; Queen Mary, University of London, London, United Kingdom
• Since 2016: Professor of Department of Nephrology; Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou, Taiwan

Publications
• Yang CM, Chen CH, Akuli N, Yen TH*, Lai CS*. Illumination modification from an LED to a laser to improve the spatial resolution of IGZO thin film light-addressable potentiometric sensors. Sens Actuators B Chem 2021;329:128953
• Wang TY, Lee YT, Chen HY, Ko CH, Hong CT, Wen JW, Yen TH*, Cheng CM*. A paper-based analytical device for analysis of paraquat in urine and its validation with optical-based approaches. Diagnostics 2020:11;6
• Chang TH, Tung KH, Gu PW, Yen TH*, Cheng CM*. Rapid simultaneous determination of paraquat and creatinine in human serum using a piece of paper. Micromachines 2018;9:586
• Wu MY, Hsu MY, Chen SJ, Hwang DK, Yen TH*, Cheng CM*. Point-of-Care Detection Devices for Food Safety Monitoring – Proactive Disease Prevention. Trends Biotechnol 2017;35:288-300
• Yen TH*, Alison MR, Goodlad RA, Otto WR, Jeffery R, Cook HT, Wright NA, Poulsom R. Epidermal growth factor attenuates tubular necrosis following mercuric chloride damage by regeneration of indigenous, not bone marrow-derived cells. J Cell Mol Med 2015;19:463-73

Awards and Honors

• 2014年台灣醫學會雜誌年度最有價值論文獎
• 2016年台灣腎臟醫學會創新應用論文獎
• 2018年長庚醫院優秀論文獎
• 2019年長庚醫院優良教學主治醫師
• 2020年長庚醫院臨床應用獎勵獎

Biographical Statement

Dr. Tzung-Hai Yen is currently a Professor of Department of Nephrology, Director of Clinical Poison Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, and Professor of College of Medicine, Chang Gung University, Taoyuan, Taiwan. Dr Yen graduated in Medicine from the National Taiwan University. Following Residency and Nephrology Fellowship training at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, he was appointed as a Consultant Nephrologist in 2000. In 2003, he was promoted as a Lecturer. Dr Yen also completed a PhD at the London Research Institute, Cancer Research UK in 2006 (Queen Mary, University of London) prior to taking up posts as Assistant Professor (from 2007 to 2010), Associate Professor (from 2011 to 2016) and Professor (since 2016) at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. The research interests include nephrology, toxicology and point-of-care testing. Dr Yen also serves as a reviewer for many international and domestic journals/grants.

Mei-Ching Yu

Taiwan

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Mei-Ching Yu

Taiwan

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Dr. Mei-Ching, Karen, Yu graduated from China Medical University in Taicgung, Taiwan and completed her residency and fellowship training in Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Lin-Kou medical Centre, Taoyuan, Taiwan. And then, she moved forward to get her PhD in Renal Medicine and Transplant Centre from Imperial College London, UK, researching the pathogenic mechanism of renal inflammation and fibrosis, developing the innovative infrared diagnostic platform of early detection of kidney disease, and cytokine /growth factor-based therapy. Besides, she also went to Toho University Omori Meidcal Center, Tokyo, Japan for clnical observation and research, focusing on pediatric kidney transplantation.

At the present, she has worked as a consultant pediatric nephrologist and physician scientist in Lin-Kou CGMH, carrying on clinical and basic research for translation to clinical applications.

Khalid Alhasan

KSA

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Khalid Alhasan

KSA

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Dr. Khalid Alhasan:Has finished Pediatric Nephrology Fellowship at BC Children’s Hospital, University of British Columbia Vancouver, Canada on 2009.Currently working as a Chairman of Pediatric Department and Nephrologist Consultant at King Saud University Medical City. He is Associate Professor of Pediatric at College of Medicine,King Saud University.Currently he is the President of Saudi Society of Nephrology and Transplantation .

Justine Bacchetta

France

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Justine Bacchetta

France

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Justine Bacchetta (MD 2009, PhD 2011) is Professor of Pediatrics, Head of the Pediatric Nephrology-Rheumatology Unit, and Vice Chair of the Department of Pediatrics (Femme Mère Enfant Hospital, Lyon Bron, France). She is specialized in pediatric nephrology and pediatric diseases of calcium and phosphate metabolism. After a research fellowship at UCLA (Los Angeles, USA), she has four main research topics of interest: bone and mineral disorders associated to chronic kidney disease (CKD-MBD), bone disease in pediatric chronic diseases, bone disease in rare inherited renal diseases (mainly cystinosis, oxalosis and XLH), and bone physiology during growth. She has been a council member of the European Society for Paediatric Nephrology (ESPN), and she is currently the Secretary of the French Society of Pediatric Nephrology, the Coordinator of the French Inserm/pediatrics committee, a board-member of the CKD-MBD working group of the ESPN, and the chair of the CKD/dialysis working group of ERK-Net. She is editor for Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation (pediatric section) and Pediatric Nephrology. She has published more than 180 publications in peer-reviewed journals. She has given 60 invited lectures in international and national conferences, and she received in 2016 the Renee Habib award from the International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA).

Arvind Bagga

India

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Arvind Bagga

India

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Professor of Pediatrics
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
New Delhi, India

Donald Batisky

USA

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Donald Batisky

USA

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  • ◎Current Position
    Professor of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine
  • ◎Educational and Career Experiences (up to 3 bullet point)
    • Doctor of Medicine, Medical College of Ohio
    • Residency, Pediatrics, The Ohio State University and Columbus Children’s Hospital
    • Fellowship, University of Tennessee, Memphis and LeBonheur Children’s Medical Center
  • ◎Publications (up to 5 bullet point)
    • Lande MB, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Samuels J, Hooper SR, Falkner B, Waldstein SR, Szilagyi PG, Wang H, Staskiewicz J, Adams HR. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension. J Pediatr 2017 Jan; 180: 148-155 e1. DOI 10.1016/j.jpeds.2016.08.076. Epub 2016 Sept 29
    • Lande MB, Batisky DL, Kupferman JC, Samuels J, Hooper SR, Falkner B, Waldstein SR, Szilagyi PG, Wang H, Staskiewicz J, Adams HR. Neurocognitive Function in Children with Primary Hypertension after Initiation of Antihypertensive Therapy. J Pediatr. 2018 Apr;195:85-94.e1. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2017.12.013. Epub 2018 Feb 3.
    • Kupferman J, Batisky DL, Samuels J, Adams HR, Hooper SR, Wang H, Lande MB. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring and neurocognitive function in children with primary hypertension. Pediatr Nephrol. 2018 Jun 12. doi: 10.1007/s00467-018-3954-y. [Epub ahead of print]
    • Bidwell DR and Batisky DL. Identity and Wisdom as Elements of a Spirituality of Hope among Children with End-Stage Renal Disease. J of Childhood and Religion (2011) May; 2 (5): 1-25.
    • Lande M, Adams H, Kupferman J, Hooper S, Szilagyi P, Batisky DL: A Multicenter Study of Neurocognition in Children with Hypertension: Methods, Challenges, and Solutions. J Am Soc Hypertens (2013) Jun 20. pii: S1933-1711(13)00092-2. doi: 10.1016/j.jash.2013.05.003. Epub 2013 Jun 20.
  • ◎Awards and Honors (up to 5 bullet point)
    • Excellence in Teaching Award for the Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health 2004
    • Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health, 2005
    • Professor of the Year, 2009, The Ohio State University College of Medicine
    • Dean’s Teaching Award, Emory University School of Medicine, October 2018
    • The President’s Award for Service to Hiram College, June 2019
  • ◎Biographical Statement
    Dr. Don Batisky is a board-certified pediatric nephrologist, and he practices at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. In addition to seeing patients, he has participated in research in children with hypertension. He is actively involved on a number of educational fronts at Emory that include the clinical teaching of medical students, pediatric residents and pediatric nephrology fellows, as well as service on curricular committees.
    He is an active member of the International Pediatric Hypertension Association (IPHA) and was elected as the IPHA Education Chair in 2006. Since 2020, he has served on the International Pediatric Nephrology Association Council as well.

Brian Becknell

USA

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Brian Becknell

USA

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Brian Becknell, MD, PhD, is an attending physician in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at Nationwide Children’s Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. He is the co-director of the Urology-Nephrology Clinic. This multidisciplinary clinic provides comprehensive medical and surgical care for children with complex CAKUT. His research team has generated evidence that congenital urinary tract obstruction leads to protective urothelial remodeling and implicated antimicrobial peptides as key, endogenous antibiotics that thwart UTI. His long-term research goal is to develop strategies to limit CKD progression in children with CAKUT.

Detlef Böckenhauer

UK

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Detlef Böckenhauer

UK

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Detlef Bockenhauer is a Professor of Paediatric Nephrology at the UCL Department of Renal Medicine and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children. He has studied Medicine in Germany and trained in Paediatrics and Nephrology in Hamburg, Germany, at New York University and Yale University, USA. He has a special interest in genetic renal diseases and has led or contributed to the identification of several different Mendelian disorders and disease genes. He has studied typical clinical features, as well as long-term outcome data for rare inherited renal diseases, helped establish molecular genetic testing for renal disorders in the UK and runs a renal genetic clinic with a clinical geneticist to facilitate diagnosis and counselling.

Olivia Boyer

France

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Olivia Boyer

France

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Prof. Olivia Boyer is a Pediatric Nephrologist at Necker-Enfants Malades Hospital and full Professor of Pediatrics at the Université de Paris in France. After her training in Paris, she completed a clinical research fellowship at Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School. She also obtained a Master of Science in Physiology and a PhD in Genetics.

Her research projects, conducted at the Imagine Institute in Paris, focus on the genetic basis, pathophysiology and treatment of nephrotic syndrome and the pharmacokinetics of orphan drugs in rare diseases.

Prof. Olivia Boyer is the chair of the ERKNet Guidelines and Best Practice taskforce, the chair of the IPNA Guidelines and Best Practice Committee, and board member of the ESPN Glomerulopathy Working Group and the ESPN Education Committee.

◎Current Position: Professor of Pediatrics, Néphrologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades,
Université de Paris, Paris, France.

◎Educational and Career Experiences :
* 2011 PhD in Genetics, Université de Paris, Inserm U983, Paris, France
* 2007-2010 Clinical Fellowship, Néphrologie Pédiatrique, Hôpital Necker-Enfants Malades
* 2003-2004 Clinical Research Fellowship, Pediatric Nephrology Department, Dr William Harmon,
Children’s Hospital Boston, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA

◎Publications (up to 5)
* Boyer O, Schaefer F, Haffner D, Bockenhauer D, Hölttä T, Bérody S, Webb H, Heselden M, Lipska-Zie Tkiewicz BS, Ozaltin F, Levtchenko E, Vivarelli M.
Management of congenital nephrotic syndrome: consensus recommendations of the ERKNet-ESPN Working Group.
Nat Rev Nephrol. 2021 Jan 29. PMID: 33514942

* Lipska-Ziętkiewicz BS, Ozaltin F, Hölttä T, Bockenhauer D, Bérody S, Levtchenko E, Vivarelli M, Webb H, Haffner D, Schaefer F, Boyer O.
Genetic aspects of congenital nephrotic syndrome: a consensus statement from the ERKNet-ESPN inherited glomerulopathy working group.
Eur J Hum Genet. 2020 Oct;28(10):1368-1378. doi: 10.1038/s41431-020-0642-8. PMID: 32467597

◎Awards and Honors
* 2019- Renée Habib IPNA Young investigator Award
* 2020- ESPN research grant
* 2007 and 2013- IPNA Best Poster Award

Jonathan Craig

Australia

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Jonathan Craig

Australia

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Professor Jonathan C. Craig MBChB, DCH, MMed(Clin Epi), FRACP, PhD, FAHMS

Professor Craig is Vice-President and Executive Dean of the College of Medicine and Public Health at Flinders University. He is a paediatric nephrologist/clinical epidemiologist, with research focussed on improving the health of people with chronic kidney disease, children, and the health and well-being of Indigenous people. He has published > 850 papers, has an h-index of 90, with > 40,000 cites (Scopus), and is the second most highly cited author in nephrology globally.

His awards include International Distinguished Medal of the National (US) Kidney Foundation, TJ Neale Award for Outstanding Contribution to Nephrological Science, and is an elected member of the Australian Academy of Health and Medical Science. He is the Coordinating Editor of the Cochrane Kidney and Transplant Group and immediate past-President of the Australia-New Zealand Society of Nephrology.

He is a member of the NHMRC Advisory Group on the Synthesis and Translation of Research Evidence, NHMRC Health Translation Advisory Committee, a member of the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, the Medicare Services Advisory Committee, and the Life Savings Drug Program Expert Panel. He is a past Chair of the Steering Group of Cochrane, is a past member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Structural Review of NHMRC’s Grant Program, past non-executive board member of Kidney Health Australia, past Co-Chair of Cochrane, and past member of the WHO expert review panel for global strategy and plan of action on public health, innovation and intellectual property.

Jens Drube

Germany

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Jens Drube

Germany

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Current position:
– Senior physician in paediatric nephrology department of Hannover Medical Schoolk
Education and Career Experiences:
– University: 12-Sep-1994 to 5-Dec-2001
– Conferral of Doctorate 19-May-2011
– Postgraduate training: since 2002 assistant physician, Clinic for Paediatric Nephrology, Hepatology and Metabolic Disorders of Medical School Hannover
– Since September 2020 senior physician for paediatric nephrology
Publication:
– Drube J, et al. Nat Rev Nephrol. 2019;15:577-589.
– Ricci P, et al. Sci Rep. 2019;18;9:2225.
– Drube J, et al. 2012;129:e356-363.
– Drube J, et al. Psychiatr Genet. 2001, 1:53-55.

Francesco Emma

Francesco Emma

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Francesco Emma

Francesco Emma

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Francesco Emma received his medical degree and completed his pediatric residency at the Catholic University of Louvain (Belgium). He trained in Pediatric Nephrology at Boston Children’s Hospital and moved to the Bambino Gesù Children’s Hospital in Rome, where he currently holds the position of Head of the Department of Pediatric Subspecialties and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology. Dr. Emma’s primary research interests are in rare renal diseases, in particular in cystinosis and nephrotic syndrome. He has authored >200 research articles and several textbook chapters, and is a senior editor of the IPNA textbook “Pediatric Nephrology”. He has served in several editorial boards and scientific society committees in the fields of Nephrology and Pediatric Nephrology.

Keisha Gibson

USA

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Keisha Gibson

USA

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Dr. Keisha Gibson, is Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics and Chief of Pediatric Nephrology in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is also the inaugural Vice Chair of Diversity and Inclusion for the Department of Medicine. Her research and clinical interests focus on lupus nephritis and other glomerular diseases. In the area of epidemiology, she is interested in ethnic and socioeconomic disparities and their effect on patient outcomes. She has been involved as a co-investigator with large consortium studies such as the Neptune Study and the Cure GN Study.

Il-Soo Ha

South Korea

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Il-Soo Ha

South Korea

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  • ◎Current Position: Professor in Pediatrics
  • ◎Educational and Career Experiences (up to 3 bullet point)
    – Residency and fellowship at the Seoul National University Children’s Hospital, Seoul, Korea
    – Research associate at the University of Utah Health Sciences Center, SLC, UT, USA
  • ◎Publications
    – Ha IS, Um EY, et al. Glucocorticoid diminishes VEGF and exacerbates proteinuria in rats with mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis. Am J Kidney Dis. 2002;39(5):1001-10.
    – Kim JH, Ha IS, et al. Gene expression profiling of anti-GBM glomerulonephritis model: the role of NF-kappaB in immune complex kidney disease. Kidney Int. 2004;66(5):1826-37.
    – Ha IS, Yap HK, et al. Risk factors for loss of residual renal function in children treated with chronic peritoneal dialysis. Kidney Int. 2015;88(3):605-13.
    – Han KH, Kim B, et al. Mechanism of CKD Progression and Novel Biomarkers: A Metabolomic Analysis of Experimental Glomerulonephritis. Metabolites. 2020;10(4):169
  • ◎Awards and Honors
    Best Paper Award of the Korean Federation of Science and Technology Societies (2005)
  • ◎ Short biography
    Doctor Ha conducted basic and clinical researches on the epidemiology and progression of CKD in children and adolescents. He served as the president of KSPN, treasurer of AsPNA, and is an IPNA councilor.

Pankaj Hari

India

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Pankaj Hari

India

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Pankaj Hari, Professor, Pediatric Nephrology, Department of Pediatrics
All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi, India
Medical school and training in pediatric nephrology at All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Delhi
Notable research in primary vesicoureteric reflux, including blinded RCT on antibiotic
prophylaxis in VUR and genetics of VUR, besides nephrotic syndrome, hemolytic uremic syndrome and C3 glomerulopathy. More than 100 research papers in indexed journals Awards/honours:

  • Was nominated Key Opinion Leader for pediatric renal transplantation by The Transplantation Society in 2009
  • Was past Secretary of Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology and its President from 2014-15
  • Was awarded FIAP (Fellow of Indian Academy of Pediatrics) in 2015
  • Presently, Counselor for IPNA (2020-25); Vice-Chair IPNA Best Practices and Standards Committee Chair of the Core group for revision of Indian Society of Pediatric Nephrology Guidelines on UTI and VUR.

Christoph Licht

Canada

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Christoph Licht

Canada

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Christoph Licht is Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Toronto (Canada) and Staff Physician in the Division of Nephrology at The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto (Canada). As Clinician Scientist, his research focuses on complement-mediated kidney diseases. With his translational research program he has advanced the understanding of the pathogenesis and management of aHUS and C3G. His lab has made major contributions to the understanding of the consequences of complement activation on platelets, neutrophils and endothelial cells. With his current research he is investigating the role of complement as master regulator of tissue homeostasis in various tissues and diseases including chronic proteinuric kidney disease, and injury of skeletal muscle and neuronal tissue.

Giovanni Montini

Italy

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Giovanni Montini

Italy

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Director of the Pediatric Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplant Unit, Fondazione IRCCS Cà Granda Ospedale Maggiore Policlinic of Milan, Italy
Full Professor of Pediatrics, The University of Milan, Italy

  • Author of over 220 publications that principally relate to kidney diseases in children; more than 190 are in international peer-reviewed journals.
  • H-Index 50 (Google Scholar) with 8810 citations updated on 28.01.2021.

Pediatric Nephrologist with special interest in the following areas of medicine and research: Urinary tract infections, pediatric renal transplantation, chronic and acute kidney failure, CAKUT, nephrotic syndrome, renal involvement in mitochondrial diseases. Director of an international cooperation network project for pediatric nephrology set up in Nicaragua to help underprivileged children with kidney disease gain access to medical care, dialysis and transplantation.

Alicia Neu

USA

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Alicia Neu

USA

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Alicia Neu, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Pediatric Nephrology at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
Director of Pediatric Dialysis and Kidney Transplantation at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center since 2001.

  • Research and publications have focused on evaluating outcomes and the quality of care provided to children with kidney failure.
  • Participated in development and publication of national and international guidelines focused on the care of children with kidney failure
  • Leadership roles in national and international collaborative groups focused on improving the care provided to children with kidney failure
  • President of the North American Pediatric Renal Trials and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS).
  • Founding member and core faculty of the Children’s Hospital Association’s Standardizing Care to Improve Outcomes in ESRD (SCOPE) Collaborative
    Dr. Neu’s clinical work and research have focused on the care of children with chronic kidney disease. She has significant experience with the development of national and international guidelines. She serves with Dr. Brad Warady as core faculty of the SCOPE Collaborative which aims to reduce dialysis access-related infections in children on maintenance dialysis by increasing implementation of standardized care practices. She also serves on the project committee for the Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety, a collaborative effort between the ASN and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention aimed at engaging nephrologists to reduce infections in dialysis units.

Koichi Nakanishi

Japan

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Koichi Nakanishi

Japan

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◎Current Position
Professor & Chairman
Department of Child Health and Welfare (Pediatrics), Graduate School of Medicine, University of The Ryukyus
◎Educational and Career Experiences
Kobe University
Wakayama Medical University
University of The Ryukyus
◎Publications
1) Nakanishi K, et al: Immunohistochemical study of a1-5 chains of type IV collagen in hereditary nephritis. Kidney Int 46: 1413-1421, 1994
2) Nakanishi K, et al: Role of CFTR in autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. J Am Soc Nephrol 12: 719-725, 2001
3) Sako M, Nakanishi K, et al: Analysis of NPHS1, NPHS2, ACTN4 and WT1 in Japanese patients with congenital nephrotic syndrome. Kidney Int 67: 1248-1255, 2005
4) Nakanishi K, et al: Two-year outcome of the ISKDC regimen and frequent-relapsing risk in children with idiopathic nephrotic syndrome. Clin J Am Soc Nephrol 8: 756-62, 2013
5) Hama T, Nakanishi K, et al: Aberrant Smad3 phosphoisoforms in cyst-lining epithelial cells in the cpk mouse, a model of autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. Am J Physiol Renal Physiol. 313: F1223-F1231, 2017
◎Awards and Honors
1995 The 30th the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology Young Investigator Award
1996 The 31st the Japanese Society of Pediatric Nephrology Young Investigator Award
2013 Japan Pediatric Society JPS Scientific Research Award 2013
◎Biographical Statement
1989-1990 Resident in Pediatrics, Kobe University
1990-1990 Resident in Neonatology, Kobe Children’s Hospital
1990-1992 Medical Staff in Pediatrics, Takatsuki Hospital
1992-1993 Medical Staff in Pediatrics, Kumon Hospital
1993-1995 Senior Resident in Pediatric Nephrology, Kobe University
1995-1998 Medical Staff in Pediatrics, Kure-Kyosai Hospital
1998-2000 Research Associate in Pediatrics, Case Western Reserve University
2000-2004 Instructor in Pediatrics, Head of division of Pediatric Nephrology, Wakayama Medical University
2004-2016 Senior Lecturer in Pediatrics, Head of division of Pediatric Nephrology, Wakayama Medical University
2016-2017 Associate Professor in Pediatrics, Head of division of Pediatric Nephrology, Wakayama Medical University
2017-present Current Position
2020-present President JSPN

Lars Pape

Germany

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Lars Pape

Germany

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Karl Peter
Schlingmann

Germany

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Germany

Germany

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  • attending in pediatric nephrology at University Children`s Hospital Münster since 2010
  • studies of medicine in Magdeburg and Kiel, Germany
  • post-doctoral research and residency in pediatrics in Marburg, Germany
  • discovery of genetic defects Underlying human disease in TRPM6, CLCNKA/B, CYP24A1, SLC34A1, ATP1A1

Rukshana Shroff

UK

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Rukshana Shroff

UK

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Rukshana Shroff is a Consultant in Paediatric Nephrology at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, London, and Associate Professor at University College London, UK. Her research focuses on bone and cardiovascular disease in childhood CKD and improving outcomes for children on dialysis. She holds a prestigious senior fellowship from the National Institute for Health Research (NIHR).

Dr Shroff is co-editor for the 8th edition of Pediatric Nephrology, the definitive textbook in our field. She was elected to serve as a member of the KDIGO Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) Executive Committee and works on international guideline committees for KDIGO, NICE and ESPN. She serves on the editorial board of several journals and has published over 200 original articles, reviews and editorials. She has contributed to the scientific committee of several international meetings.

Franz Schaefer

Germany

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Franz Schaefer

Germany

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Professor of Pediatrics and Head of Pediatric Nephrology, Heidelberg University Hospital.

Medical and post-graduate training at Universities of Würzburg and Heidelberg,Germany.

Research fellowships at Institute of Child Health, London, University of Virginia, Stanford University.

650 scientific articles and book chapters, 35,000 citations, H-Index 80.
Editor of textbooks ‘Pediatric Kidney Disease’ and ‘Pediatric Dialysis’.

President-elect of International Pediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA).
SteerCom member of European Joint Programme on Rare Diseases (EJP-RD).
Member of conect4children (c4c) Paneuropean pediatric clinical research network

Founder and Coordinator of European Study Consortium for Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (ESCAPE), International Pediatric Dialysis Network (IPDN), European Rare Kidney Disease Reference Network (ERKNet), PodoNet Registry. SAB Chair of Global atypical HUS Registry.

Research interests: Epidemiological research in children with CKD, genetic kidney diseases, disease progression, cardiovascular consequences of kidney disease.

Agnes Trautmann

Germany

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Agnes Trautmann

Germany

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Dr. Agnes Trautmann, MD, is a pediatric nephrologist at the Center of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine of the University of Heidelberg in Germany. She graduated at Heidelberg University Medical School in 2008.
After completing her medical training in Pediatrics at the Center of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine in Heidelberg (2013), she further specialized in Pediatric Nephrology (2016), working as a clinical fellow in Heidelberg and at Great Ormond Street Hospital in London, UK (2014/15). Currently, she is completing an additional specialization in Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology.
Her research interests include congenital anomalies of the urogenital tract, renovascular hypertension, and focuses mainly on nephrotic syndrome.
Following the initiative of Prof. Franz Schaefer in establishing the international PodoNet Consortium for Research in Steroid Resistant Nephrotic Syndrome (SRNS), Agnes Trautmann coordinates the clinical PodoNet registry for primary SRNS in childhood since 2009/10.
This project aims to characterize SRNS clinically and genetically, to evaluate clinical and immunosuppressive treatment strategies. It also provides insights on long-term outcome of SRNS and will help to identify risk factors of progressive disease.

David Tunnicliffe

Australia

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David Tunnicliffe

Australia

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David Tunnicliffe is a Research Fellow at the School of Public Health, The University of Sydney, and recipient of an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Emerging Leadership Investigator Grant. He has expertise in guideline development and the application and implementation of living evidence. David develops Australian and New Zealand guidelines developer CARI Guidelines, and leads the Evidence Review Team within Cochrane Kidney and Transplant, which undertakes evidence review for KDIGO Guidelines.

Allison Tong

Australia

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Allison Tong

Australia

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Allison Tong is Professor of Public Health at The University of Sydney and holds an Australian National Health and Medical Research Council Investigator Fellowship. Allison has an interest in patient involvement in research, including in the context of research priority setting, the development of core outcomes for research, and the co-production of clinical trials. She co-founded the global Standardised Outcomes in Nephrology (SONG) initiative, which aims to established consensus-based core outcomes across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease.