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.

Congratulations to successful round 2/2017 applicants of the ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program)

ISPD is pleased to announce the names of the successful applicants of round 2 of 2017 of the ISPD Scholarship (Fellowship Program):

  1. Daniel Otokpa (Nigeria)
  2. Abdullah Al Mamun (Bangladesh)
  3. Anselma Victoria Paro Villafranca (Perú)
  4. Henry Mzinganjira (Malawi)
  5. Zuze Kawale (Malawi)

Applicants Henry Mzinganjira and Zuze Kawale are part of the Saving Young Lives program (SYL).

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
Extended to 31 January 2018

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

How to Prepare your Application
Please read the application guidelines carefully, available here:
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 USD) may be awarded at the discretion of the ISPD Council to help enable these projects.

Announcement: Joint ISPD/EuroPD meeting 2020

At the 2016 ISPD Congress in Melbourne, ISPD agreed to hold every 4th ISPD Congress in Europe jointly together with EuroPD, commencing in 2020.

Much of the second half of 2017 was dedicated to the bidding and site selection process for the joint meeting, concluding with a EuroPD Executive and ISPD Council decision on the destination in early November.

On behalf of ISPD and EuroPD, I am pleased to announce that the 18th Congress of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis, which will be held jointly with the 15th EuroPD meeting, will take place in:

Glasgow, Scotland

I would like to thank all the cities that submitted bids. It was a very competitive process and we received a number of outstanding applications.

Please make sure you save the anticipated meeting dates in your calendars:

2 to 5 May 2020 (some pre-conference sessions may take place starting on the 30th April).

Watch a short video about Glasgow here!

ISPD-NAC interactive PD catheter registry

The ISPD – North American Chapter has developed a new interactive PD catheter registry.

The PD Catheter Registry is a web-based system that collects patient information to identify key variables that affect PD catheter performance.

Although the registry was originally developed for North America, any PD program can participate.

For further information please go to:

– the registry web-site at: https://pdcatheterregistry.sunnybrook.ca, or

contact Dr. Matthew Oliver (Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada) at matthew.oliver@sunnybrook.ca

ISPD mourns the passing of Dr Lee Henderson

Please click here to read an obituary about Dr Henderson