Welcome Message

Message from Rob Quinn MD PhD FRCPC
President North American Chapter

It is an honour to serve as the President of the North American Chapter of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis for the next two years. The North American Chapter is one of many around the world under the umbrella of the ISPD and our President, Dr. Edwina Brown.

I would first like to thank Dr. Tom Golper for his contributions to ISPD-NAC and for his leadership. Dr. Golper has been a long-time advocate for home dialysis and has many important contributions over his career. He organized the Nashville meeting in 2013 that gave birth to the North American Research Consortium and led to the North American PD Catheter Registry. As president, Dr. Golper championed ISPD-NAC journal clubs, Home Dialysis University, online education, and our social media presence. We are privileged to have him continue his involvement as Chair of the Nomination Committee.

The ISPD-NAC Executive consists of four councillors (Canada: Dr. Arsh Jain and Dr. Annie-Claire Nadeau-Fredette; USA: Dr. Matthew Rivara and Dr. Shweta Bansal), our treasurer (Dr. Jeffrey Perl), president-elect (Dr. Jenny Shen), nursing representative (Joanna Neumann), and past-president (Dr. Tom Golper). Executive members are responsible for the stewardship of our Research, Education, Program, Membership, and Nomination Committees. In the coming months, we will be meeting to clarify our vision for the next few years and to create a work plan to ensure that we meet our goals.

With the interest in expanding the use of home therapies worldwide, it is an exciting time to take the helm of the ISPD-NAC. I am very much looking forward to the next two years.

Dr. Rob Quinn MD PhD
Nephrologist and Professor of Medicine
University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada



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