OPEN CALL: Become an ISPD Committee member

ISPD is looking for new members to join its ISPD Committees and increase the representation of our members in the teams that shape the work of our society. The ISPD Committees represent an opportunity to get involved in the work of our society, participate in the running of some of our programs, and help the society achieve its objectives. They also present a great opportunity to connect with peers from other parts of the world.

Please find a list of the committees currently undergoing a renewal of membership, with a short description of the objectives of each committee. To ensure that all our committees reflect the diversity of our society, we have indicated in the open call the regions that are being prioritized for each committee.

If you are interested in joining one or more of ISPD Committees, please send an email to admin@ispd.org before Wednesday, October 10th 2018. Please include in your Expression of Interest:

  • your full name
  • date of birth
  • qualifications
  • country of residence
  • relevant experience
  • a brief motivation of what you want to join the committe
  • If you are interested in applying for more than one committee, please write a different motivation for each one of them.

If you have any questions regarding the tasks of the committees or the application process, please get in contact by email with Miguel Gallardo, ISPD Society Coordinator.

 

Communication and Media Committee (Chair: Dr KS Nayak)
This ISPD Committee will support the Society in increasing its outreach towards members and non-members, using available and novel communication channels. We are looking for members who have experience in using social media and other online communication tools.

  • Looking for candidates (preferably from Eastern Europe)

Education Committee (Chair: Dr Sharon Nessim)
This ISPD Committee coordinates the development of educational materials and activities of the society; it reviews the requests for educational support and the endorsement of educational events.

  • Looking for candidates from Australia/Oceania and Eastern Europe

Future Meetings Committee (Chair: Dr Philip Li)
The Future Meetings Committee of the ISPD supervises the whole process of selection of appropriate sites for hosting the biennial scientific meeting of the ISPD, reviewing and shortlisting the bids for presentation to the Council of ISPD for final decision.

  • Looking for candidates from Western Europe, Eastern Europe, and Latin America

International Liaison Committee (Chair: Dr Fred Finkelstein)
This ISPD committee is responsible of the growth and development of peritoneal dialysis care internationally for acute and chronic renal failure. The committee works with developing programs to help maintain basic standards of care and provide expertise advice to difficult issues. This committee has the objective of encouraging educational programs for peritoneal dialysis, coordinating training for doctors and nurses, working closely with other international and national organizations, and establishing links with other philanthropic organizations.

  • Looking for candidates from Eastern Europe, Africa, Middle East, Latin America and Oceania

International Studies Committee (Chairteam: Dr Thyago de Moraes and Dr. Mark Lambie)
This committee encourages high quality, international research collaborations, conducting peer reviews of research proposals, and recommending endorsement by the society where appropriate.

  • Looking for Candidates from Oceania, Africa and Middle East

Nominating Committee (Chair: Dr Joanne Bargman)
This ISPD committee prepares a slate of nominations to stand for election, replacing officers and councilors completing their term of service, in keeping with the bylaws of the society.

  • Looking for candidates from Africa, Eastern Europe, Western Europe

Membership Committee (Chair: Dr Xue Qing Yu)
This committee is responsible to foster affiliation with the ISPD by providing useful and relevant benefits to its members. It also has the objective to implement innovative ways to recruit and retain members.

  • Looking for candidates from Oceania

Nursing Liaison Committee (Chair: Ms Helen Hurst)
This ISPD committee coordinates the involvement of the nurses and other health professionals into the work of our organization, to ensure that their contribution is always taken into account. It is the contact body for cooperation and collaboration with other nurses’ associations and projects.

  • Looking for candidates from Africa

Publications Committee (Chair: Dr Simon Davies)
This ISPD committee is responsible for maintaining the relationship between the society and the publishing company of our Journal PDI. It has the objective to ensure that the contract with the publisher is enforced by both sides, and will be in charge of renegotiating any changes to the contract to adapt to new circumstances. The committee also has to manage the preparations for the renewal of the contract, or the selection of a new publishing company at the end of the contract.

  • Looking for candidates from Africa, Middle East, Asia and Oceania

Scholarships and Awards Committee (Chairteam: Dr Roberto Pecoits-Filho and Dr Joanna Rowinska)
The purpose of this ISPD committee is to identify the best candidates for different awards and programs under the ISPD. They are responsible to establish the regulations and run the selection processes of, among others, the Maher Awards and the ISPD Fellowship Program.

  • Looking for candidates from Western Europe, Africa and Middle East

ISPD Fellowship Program – Round 2 of 2018 is now open!

The ISPD is pleased to announce the first round of the ISPD Fellowship Program for 2018 is now open. The deadline to submit applications is 31st September, 2018.

Please note that the funding for each one of the applicants has been increased this year up to 5.000USD.

Click here to view full details about the program, the eligibility, and the application process.

ISPD President’s Summer 2018 message released

Click here to read Prof Johnson’s first message to the members of the society, and learn more about what’s happening at the society after the successful Vancouver 2018 Congress.

Apply for the ISPD European PD University for Surgeons!

The ISPD European Peritoneal Dialysis University for Surgeons has opened its registration! It will take place in Vienna, Austria, on October 8th 2018. The PDU for Surgeons will put the focus on topics such as:

 

  • PD as renal replacement therapy
  • Issues and economics of dialysis therapies
  • Preoperative assessment, planning, and preparation
  • Catheter implantation techniques
  • Surgical salvage of PD catheters from infectious and mechanical complications
  • Hands-on laboratory orientation including laparoscopic technology

 

For more information about the PDU for Surgeons, including the list of trainers, please visit www.pdusurgeons.com.

ISPD Fellowship Program – deadline extended to apply for round 1 of 2018!

Did you miss your deadline for applying to the first round of the ISPD Fellowship program in 2018? Don’t worry!

In order to accommodate the requests of people who had problems to apply due to the Easter Holidays, we have extended the deadline to apply for the first round of grants in the ISPD Fellowship Program for 2018. The new deadline to submit applications is now Thursday April 19th, 2018.

Click here to view full details about the program and application process.

Please note that the funding for each one of the applicants has been increased up to 5.000USD.

Don’t hesitate to contact admin@ispd.org for more informaton

ISPD Fellowship Program – last week to apply for round 1 of 2018!

You still have a few days left to apply for the first round of grants in the ISPD Fellowship Program for 2018. The deadline to submit applications expires on 31st March, 2018.

Click here to view full details about the program and application process.

Please note that the funding for each one of the applicants has been increased up to 5.000USD.

Don’t hesitate to contact admin@ispd.org for more informaton

Call for Research Projects 2017: TEACH-PD Trial is the selected project

The International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) opened a call for Research Proposals at the end of 2017, aiming to support research projects to advance the knowledge of PD that require international cooperation.

We received 11 outstanding projects that were evaluated by a board of experts of the International Studies Committee. The results of this evaluation process was submitted to the Council for approval.

We are happy to announce that the ISPD Council and the International Studies Committee decided to support the project Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes (TEACH-PD Trial), presented by an international team of researchers led by Dr Josephine Chow. Congratulations!

We would like to thank all the teams that submitted a project proposal for their effort. There were plenty of great projects and we hope that the respective teams succeed in finding other sources of support.

There will be a new Call for Research Projects at the end of 2018.

ISPD Fellowship Program – application period for round 1 of 2018 is still open!

The ISPD is pleased to announce the first round of the ISPD Fellowship Program for 2018 is currently open. The deadline to submit applications is 31st March, 2018.

Click here to view full details about the program and application process.

Please note that the funding for each one of the applicants has been increased up to 5.000USD.

 Don’t hesitate to contact admin@ispd.org for more informaton

Elections for the ISPD Officers and Council are open!

On February 1, 2018 the period to elect the next ISPD Officers and ISPD Council was opened.

All ISPD members with a valid membership on Feb 1st were sent an automated email with a unique link, allowing them to vote online through a system that guarantees transparency and anonymity.

The voting period closes on March 31, 2018. Results will be ratified during the next ISPD18 conference in Vancouver, Canada.

If you did not receive the email with the link to vote, please contact admin@ispd.org.

ISPD Fellowship Program – Round 1 of 2018 is now open!

The ISPD is pleased to announce the first round of the ISPD Fellowship Program for 2018 is now open. The deadline to submit applications is 31st March, 2018.

Please note that the funding for each one of the applicants has been increased up to 5.000USD.

Click here to view full details about the program and application process.