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!

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.


PDI tips: Access to PDI iOS App & PDI online

Did you know that in addition to print and online access to PDI, ISPD members also have access to the PDI iOS App for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch?

Instructions on how to download the App are available on your ISPD member account dashboard by clicking on the picture of PDI. Click here to login to your ISPD member account.

Don’t forget, ISPD members can only access PDI online through their ISPD member account and not through the PDI Connect website.

ISPD endorsed the ExpLoRe home dialysis program

The ExpLoRe home dialysis program aims to provide practical and hands on learning for Nephrologists and/or nurses who are planning to implement and grow their home dialysis programs at their local institution. Click here for more details.

Click here to read the ISPD Cardiovascular and Metabolic Guidelines in Adult Peritoneal Dialysis Patients