The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) opened a call for Research Proposals at the end of 2020, aiming to support research projects to advance the knowledge of PD fostering international cooperation.
We received only two applications, probably because of the COVID-related extreme pressure for nephrologists all over the world. These two projects were evaluated by a board of experts of the International Studies Committee. The result of this evaluation process was submitted to the Council, together with a recommendation for funding.
We are excited to announce that the ISPD Council and the International Studies Committee have decided to endorse and support financially both projects!
1.- Rachael Walker et al – Patient perspectives and involvement in co-design of a trial evaluating interventions to improve gut health in peritoneal dialysis – GUT PD Study
2.- Paul Bennet et al – International Peritoneal Dialysis Exercise Practices and Perceptions (IPEP)
We would like to thank both teams for their well-thought project proposals. We hope that the respective teams succeed in implementing these two projects with ISPD support.
There will be a new Call for Research Projects at the end of 2021 or the first weeks of 2022.