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:
https://ispd.org/wp-content/uploads/Invitation-to-submit-studies.pdf

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

Finalised applications should be submitted to admin@ispd.org

Funding
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!

1st International Dialysis Conference – Khartoum, Sudan

In December, 2015 the Sudanese Nephrology Society sponsored its first International Dialysis Conference. Held in Khartoum, Sudan, this conference was presented in conjunction with the International Society of Nephrology and the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. One hundred thirty one Sudanese delegates attended this conference over the two day course.

Dr. Isaac Teitelbaum, then President-elect of the ISPD, represented ISPD at this conference. He gave 3 talks on PD-related topics and 2 on AKI.

The Sudanese-American Medical Association has prepared a brief video relating to this meeting; those interested in viewing it may click here

Congratulations to successful applicants of ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program) – Round 1/2016

Congratulations to the following successful applicants of round 1 of 2016 of the ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program):

  • Yan Lun Allen Liu (Singapore)

  • Erwin Campos (Dominican Republic)

  • Tian Xu (China)

  • Michael Balzer (Germany)

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

ISPD welcomes Dr Isaac Teitelbaum as its new President

The ISPD is pleased to announce the election of Dr Isaac Teitelbaum as its new president. Dr Teitelbaum will serve as ISPD President until May, 2018.

Dr Teitelbaum is Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology and Director of the Home Dialysis Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Aurora, Colorado. He served as Treasurer of the ISPD from January, 2007 through December, 2014, and as President- Elect from September, 2014 to 1 March 2016.

Click here to view Dr Teitelbaum’s May 2016 message.

Welcome to new ISPD Executives, Council and Committee Chairs

The ISPD would like to welcome the following new Executives, Council and Committee Chairs:

Executives: Isaac Teitelbaum (President), David Johnson (President-Elect) and Philip Li (Immediate Past President).

Council Members: Neil Boudville (Australia), Jose Carolino Divino Filho (Brazil), Angellina Graham (USA), Yasuhiko Ito (Japan), Monika Lichodziejewska-Niemierko (Poland), Theirry Lobbedez (France), Anjali Bhatt Saxena (USA) and Angela Wang (China).

Committee Chairs: Philip Li (Future Meetings Committee), Jordan Weinstein (Internet Committee), Joanne Bargman (Nominating Committee) and Natasha Darby (Nursing Liaison Committee).

CLICK HERE to view Executive, Council and Committee Chairs’ individual profiles.