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Education Committee

Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)

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Dr. Mehrotra is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and is section head of Nephrology at the Harborview hospital in Seattle. He chairs the Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology.

A member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), he was awarded the John Maher Award by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis in 2006. His research support includes, among others, grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include outcomes with different dialysis therapies, determinants of selection of dialysis modality, outcome studies in peritoneal dialysis, and mineral metabolism in chronic kidney disease. He has published/co-authored over 140 articles and/or book chapters. He is an Associate Editor of NephSAP, section editor for Clinical Nephrology, and serves as a member of the editorial board of Journal of American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology, Peritoneal Dialysis International, and Journal of Renal Nutrition. He chairs the Education Committee of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, and is a member of the Board of Directors for the International Society for Hemodialysis.

Mandate

  • To enhance the knowledge of peritoneal dialysis amongst Nephrology practitioners, trainees, and patients worldwide through the development, maintenance, and promotion of optimal educational material by:
    • Promoting the use of ISPD-endorsed curricula and training programs;
    • Promoting the development of ISPD-endorsed peritoneal dialysis teaching courses; and
  • Developing an internet-based approach to peritoneal dialysis education.

Membership

Generic Membership

  • A minimum of 4 physicians: one European, one North American, one Asian and one Latin-American (including the Chair)
  • A nurse and renal dietitian available for particular issues. (It might be reasonable to have a member of the Nursing Committee also being cross-appointed to the Education & Standards Committee)
  • Paediatric representative

Chair

  • A member of Council or the Executive

Sub-Committee Members

  • Sunil Badve (Australia)
  • Jie Dong (China)
  • Liliana Gadola (Uruguay)
  • Helen Hurst (UK)
  • Vivekananda Jha (India)
  • Johann Morelle (Belgium)
  • Saraladevi Naicker (South Africa)
  • Sharon Nessim (Canada)

Future Goals

  • Issue recommendations for fellowship training in peritoneal dialysis
  • Review curriculum for peritoneal dialysis nursing
 

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