ISN-ISPD joint course during WCN 2017 (21 April 2017)

ISN and ISPD will run a joint course during the World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Mexico City on 21 April 2017.

What? Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Course
Where? Centro Banamex, Diemo 3-4
When? Friday, 21 April 2017

11:00 – 13:00: Course 1

  • Chairs: Stanley Fan (United Kingdom) & Rafael Mauricio Sanabria Arenas (Colombia)
  • 11:00 – 11:30: Encapsulating Peritoneal Sclerosis – New Insights, Speaker: Stanley Fan
  • 11:30 – 12:00: PD for Diabetic and the Obese, Speaker: Miguel Perez Fontan (Spain)
  • 12:00 – 12:30: PD Catheter Insertion, Speaker: John Crabtree (USA)
  • 12:30 – 13:00: Peritonitis – Update Management, Speaker: Rafael Mauricio Sanabria Arenas

14:00 – 16:30: Course 2

  • Chairs: Alfonso Cueto Manzano (Mexico) & Philip Li (Hong Kong)
  • 14:00 – 14:25: Cost Analysis in PD, Speaker – Ramon Paniagua (Mexico)
  • 14:25 – 14:50: PD for AKI – When and How, Speaker: Daniela Ponce, (Brazil)
  • 14:50 – 15:15: Fluid and Cardiovascular Problem in PD, Speaker: David Johnson (Australia)
  • 15:15 – 15:40: PD Epidemiology and Challenges, Speaker: Philip Li
  • 15:40 – 16:05: How to Reduce Inflammation in PD, Speaker: Alfonso Cueto Manzano
  • 16:05 – 16:30: Use of Telemedicine in PD, Speaker: K.S. Nayak, India

Click here to view the latest version of the WCN program

ISPD mourns the loss of Henry Tenckhoff

Henry Tenckhoff was one of the pioneers of peritoneal dialysis. He came to Seattle in 1964 to join Fred Boen in Scribner’s group at the University of Washington and took over the peritoneal dialysis program when Boen returned to the Netherlands a few years later. Henry is remembered for several important developments in peritoneal dialysis – the first successful indwelling peritoneal dialysis catheter in 1968 that came to be called the Tenckhoff catheter, and development of the prototype automated home peritoneal dialysis delivery system using a large stainless steel tank in 1969. This was followed in 1972 by the first automatic peritoneal dialysis system using reverse osmosis to sterilize the dialysate, providing a simple relatively continuous low cost supply of sterile pyrogen-free dialysate from tap water and sterile concentrate for the dialysis center and for the homes of patients. Henry was a very knowledgeable nephrologist and a good doctor who was sorely missed by both his patients and his colleagues when he retired.

Kindly note, a more complete obituary will appear in Peritoneal Dialysis International.

2 weeks left to apply for the ISPD Scholarship (fellowship program) round 1 of 2017!

The deadline to submit your application for round 1 of 2017 of ISPD Scholarship (fellowship program) is fast approaching.

Applications close on 31 March 2017.

Click here for full details about the program, application process and to download an application form.

Visit ISPD 2018 Congress booth during ADC – Long Beach, California (12-14 March ’17)

ISPD 2018 Congress will have a booth at ADC!

If you are attending ADC, please drop by booth # 326 in the exhibition hall from 12-14 March 2017.

Meet kidney patient turned PD Nurse Gurjit Cheema and pick up a free orca whale key chain at the booth!

You can also get general information about ISPD, membership and a free online trial for delegates of ADC to ISPD’s official journal Peritoneal Dialysis International (PDI)!

Less than 6 weeks left to submit application for round 1/2017 of the ISPD Fellowship Program

The countdown continues! Don’t miss the opportunity to extend your knowledge and expertise of peritoneal dialysis by visiting a centre of excellence for up to 3 months.

Apply for the ISPD Fellowship Program (round 1/2017) today.

CLICK HERE for full details about the fellowship and application instructions.

ISPD President’s Winter 2017 message released

Click here to read Prof Teitelbaum’s Winter 2017 message and learn more about what’s happening at the society in 2017.

Congratulations to successful ISPD fellowship applicants of Round 2/2016!

ISPD is pleased to announce the names of the successful applicants of round 2 of 2016 of the ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program):

Ademola Adebowale (Nigeria)
Kumar Jais (Pakistan)
Tila Orlanda Alice Jorge (Mozambique)

Congratulations to you all, and thank you to all applicants who applied for this round.

For more information about the ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program) and to download an Application Form please click here

Call for Research Proposals now open!

The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) welcomes research proposals that are of importance to the international peritoneal dialysis community. The study should require international collaboration.

Submission Deadline
19 January 2017

Eligibility Criteria
Members and non-members of the ISPD may submit proposals.

How to Prepare your Application
Please read carefully the application guidelines available are:

Applicants are encouraged to discuss the proposal informally with Prof David Johnson, Chair of the ISPD International Studies Committee, by emailing before making their submission.

Finalised applications should be submitted to

Small grants ($5,000 to 10,000) may be awarded at the discretion of the ISPD Council to help enable these projects.

ISPD mourns the loss of Dr. Bengt Rippe

Bengt Rippe 1950-2016 In Memoriam


bengt-rippe-1950-2016Bengt Rippe was born in Gothenburg, Sweden, and became an M.D. in 1975, a Ph.D. in 1978 and an Associate Professor of Physiology at Gothenburg University in 1980. He became a Specialist in Nephrology in 1986 and since 1990 has been a full Professor and Chairman of the Department of Nephrology in Lund, Sweden.

Bengt published > 200 original articles on the transcapillary and transglomerular exchange of solutes, especially of macromolecules, and on the exchange across the peritoneal membrane during peritoneal dialysis.

“The three-pore model” of peritoneal transport originates from Rippe’s research. Rippe and his group have done the hitherto most detailed assessments of endothelial permeability for macromolecules as a function of temperature and capillary hydrostatic and oncotic pressures. In mice lacking endothelial vesicles the group has provided ample evidence for passive transport of macromolecules from blood to tissue across “large pores”.

The group predicted more than 25 years ago the presence of endothelial “water-only” pores, later cloned and named “aquaporin-1”. Currently, the group is evaluating glomerular permeability to proteins and polysaccharides as a function of molecular size, charge, shape and flexibility, and the glomerular alterations occurring in a number of different pathophysiological conditions.

Bengt Rippe is on the Editorial Board of Peritoneal Dialysis International.

Kindly note, an obituary will be published in PDI in due course.

Asia-Pacific Chapter Newsletter – Summer 2016

Click here to read the latest news about PD from the Asia-Pacific Region!