Editor in Chief (PDI)

Martin Wilkie (UK)

martin.wilkie@sth.nhs.uk

Martin Wilkie is a consultant nephrologist at Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, UK. He has been involved in peritoneal dialysis for 25 years and believes passionately that patients should be given the opportunity to take control of their own treatment where possible.  Over several years  he has taught at peritoneal dialysis academies and been involved in a range of PD related research projects including most recently the development of a decision aid for patients facing dialysis.  In the Yorkshire and the Humber region, UK, he has lead a programme to initiate Shared Haemodialysis Care, where in centre patients are supported to perform dialysis related tasks.He chairs the Yorkshire and Humber renal specialty research group and is the NIHR renal specialty group patient partnership involvement (PPI) lead.  He has chaired the standards and guidelines committee of the International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis  (ISPD),  led the development  of the 2010 guideline for peritoneal access and supported the translation of guidelines into Chinese and French.  Until recently he chaired the UK Renal Registry dialysis  study group and has initiated a UK multi-site audit of peritoneal dialysis access.  After being an associate editor for Peritoneal Dialysis International for 5 years he has recently taken over as Editor in Chief and is very excited about the opportunities this position offers to work with the PD community to extend the reach and impact of the modality across the world.Martin Wilkie qualified in medicine from Manchester (UK) 1984, and completed his MD thesis in 1994.

Contact Information

Martin Wilkie, BSc, MBChB, FRCP.
Consultant renal physician and honorary reader University of Sheffield,
Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS
Herries Road,
Sheffield S5 7AU
Tel: +44 11 42 71 53 27 +44 11 42 71 53 27
E-mail: martin.wilkie@sth.nhs.uk

Education Committee

Sharon Nessim (Canada)

Sharon Nessim is an Assistant Professor at McGill University and a Staff Nephrologist in the Department of Medicine at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. She received her Medical Degree from McGill University and completed her Clinical Nephrology Fellowship training at the University of Toronto. She subsequently obtained a Master’s degree in Clinical Epidemiology from the University of Toronto. Dr. Nessim has been actively involved in observational research focused on PD-related infections as well as outcomes among PD patients, and has published several peer-reviewed articles. She serves as a reviewer for multiple journals, and has given lectures on PD-related topics at several national and international meetings. She has served as a member of the ISPD Education Committee since 2010.

Mandate

  • To enhance the knowledge of peritoneal dialysis amongst Nephrology practitioners, trainees, and patients worldwide through the development, maintenance, and promotion of optimal educational material by:
    • Promoting the use of ISPD-endorsed curricula and training programs;
    • Promoting the development of ISPD-endorsed peritoneal dialysis teaching courses; and
  • Developing an internet-based approach to peritoneal dialysis education.

Membership

Generic Membership

  • A minimum of 4 physicians: one European, one North American, one Asian and one Latin-American (including the Chair)
  • A nurse and renal dietitian available for particular issues. (It might be reasonable to have a member of the Nursing Committee also being cross-appointed to the Education & Standards Committee)
  • Paediatric representative

Chair

  • A member of Council or the Executive

Sub-Committee Members

  • Sharon Nessim, Chair (Canada)
  • Sunil Badve  (Australia)
  • Jie Dong (China)
  • Helen Hurst (UK)
  • Johann Morelle  (Belgium)
  • Vivek Jha (India)
  • Liliana Gadola (Uruguay)
  • Peter Nourse (South Africa)
  • Scott Liebman (USA)

Future Goals

  • Issue recommendations for fellowship training in peritoneal dialysis
  • Review curriculum for peritoneal dialysis nursing

Finance Committee

Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)

mehrotra21Dr. Mehrotra is Professor of Medicine at the University of Washington and is section head of Nephrology at the Harborview hospital in Seattle. He chairs the Dialysis Advisory Group of the American Society of Nephrology since 2009.A member of Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA), he was awarded the John Maher Award by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis in 2006. His research support includes, among others, grants from the National Institutes of Health. His research interests include comparative effectiveness of dialysis modalities, biological determinants of peritoneal membrane function, and patient-reported outcomes in patients undergoing maintenance dialysis. He has published/co-authored over 160 articles and/or book chapters, with a H-index of 32. He is an Associate Editor of Peritoneal Dialysis International and has served as Associate Editor of NephSAP, and section editor for Clinical Nephrology. He is currently a member of the editorial board for the Journal of American Society of Nephrology, Kidney International, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Journal of American Society of Nephrology, and Journal of Renal Nutrition.
He chairs the Education Committee of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. He has served as chair of the Membership Committee and a member of the Council of the Society in the past.

Mandate

  • To review expenses and revenues of the ISPD and to make recommendations on how to improve the financial health of the society with the objective being to bring financial stability to ISPD and in so doing, help the ISPD to achieve its mission
  • To prepare a budget on an annual basis for the upcoming financial year
  • To review the Auditor’s report before it is presented to a council meetin

Membership

Committee Chair: Rajnish Mehrotra

Members:

Rajnish Mehrotra (Chair)
Simon Davies (UK)
David Johnson (Australia)
Roberto Pecoits-Filho (Brazil)
Anjali Saxena (USA)
Xueqing Yu (China)

International Liaison Committee

Fredric Finkelstein (USA)

Fred FinkelsteinDr. Fredric Finkelstein is Chief of Nephrology at the Hospital of St. Raphael and Clinical Professor Medicine at Yale University. He has been active in peritoneal dialysis for the last 30 years. His active areas of peritoneal dialysis related research include the problems of technique failure of PD patients, the assessment of the quality of life of dialysis patients, the impact of psychosocial factors on outcomes of PD patients, the impact of various cycling regimens on peritoneal dialysis clearances, the treatment of peritonitis, and the impact of CKD education programs of patient modality selection.Dr. Finkelstein is working to help establish and expand PD programs in developing countries, using educational programs, encouraging training of interested individuals, and working with other groups to provide financial and educational support.

Mandate

The mandate for the committee will be to assist with the growth and development of peritoneal dialysis care internationally for acute and chronic renal failure. The committee will work with developing programs to help maintain basic standards of care and problem solve specific issues that arise. This mandate will include 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.

Membership

Committee Chair:

  • Fredric Finkelstein , USA

Sub-Committee Members:

  • Philip Li, Hong Kong
  • Olof Heimburger , Sweden
  • Edwina Brown , UK

Goals

  • To promote the development of PD on a global scale in both developed and developing countries
  • To provide assistance to those countries/individuals trying to develop peritoneal dialysis programs
  • To provide links with other international nephrology organizations, such as the ISN
  • To promote links with regional nephrology groups
  • To promote discussions concerning international issues involving peritoneal dialysis
  • To partner with other philanthropic organizations interested in dialysis care
  • To set up a dialogue with nephrologists from developing countries concerning assistance in setting up PD programs
  • To work with the awards committee of the ISPD to encourage scholarship applicants from selected developing countries to promote the growth of PD
  • Work with other committees of the ISPD to identify problem domains internationally with PD utilization and growth

International Studies Committee

David Johnson (Australia)

David Johnson is currently Director of the Metro South and Ipswich Nephrology and Transplant Service (MINTS) and Medical Director of the Queensland Renal Transplant Service at Princess Alexandra Hospital, Brisbane, Australia, Professor of Medicine and Professor of Population Health at University of Queensland, Director of the Centre for Kidney Disease Research, Theme Leader of Diamantina Health Partners Chronic Disease and Ageing, Chair of the CARI Guidelines Working Parties on Peritoneal Dialysis Adequacy, Evaluation of Renal Function and Management of Early CKD, Chair of the Kidney Check Australia Taskforce, Co-Chair of the Australasian Creatinine and eGFR Consensus Working Party, Co-Chair of the Australasian Proteinuria Consensus Working Party, Founding Member and Deputy Chair of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (based at Princess Alexandra Hospital), Founding Member of the NHMRC-endorsed Cardiovascular and Renal Centre of Clinical Research Excellence (CCRE), Member of the ANZDATA Registry Peritoneal Dialysis Working Group, International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis President-Elect and International Society of Nephrology Councillor. He was Chair of the Queensland Statewide Renal Clinical Network from 2008 until 2013. He is the principal investigator on a number of large, multi-centre randomised controlled trials, including the balANZ, HERO, IDEAL, IMPENDIA, HONEYPOT and CKD-FIX trials, and is chair of the Data Safety and Monitoring Board for the FINESSE trial. He has published over 680 original manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals and presented over 400 abstracts at national and international scientific meetings. He has won numerous research awards for his clinical and basic science studies in the areas of peritoneal dialysis outcomes, cardiovascular risk factor modification in uraemia, renal transplantation, dialysis unit infection control, treatment of acute kidney injury and mechanisms of progressive chronic kidney disease. In 2005, he was awarded the TJ Neale Award by the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology for “outstanding contributions to nephrologic science.” He was a Queensland finalist in the Australian of the Year Awards for 2009. On Australia Day 2011, he was awarded a Public Service Medal by the Governor-General of Australia for outstanding public service, particularly research into the early detection and management of kidney disease. In 2014, he was awarded an International Distinguished Medal by the US National Kidney Foundation.

Mandate

The International Studies Committee exists to encourage high quality, international research collaborations. Many problems in PD can only be answered effectively by such collaborative ventures, especially when large numbers of patients are required. The committee, which comprises a clinical research representative from each continent, undertakes to conduct peer review of research proposals, and subsequently endorsement by the society where appropriate. Studies currently endorsed are IDEAL, the GLOBAL Fluid Study and the International Paediatric Peritonitis Registry. Small grants ($5-10,000) have been awarded at the discretion of Council to help enable these projects, in the context of additional funding obtained by the researchers.

Application Process

Funding rounds open in December each year with applications closing in mid-January.

Those wishing to approach the committee with a research proposal are encouraged to discuss this informally first with the chair, David Johnson, by emailing: admin@ispd.org. Full applications should also be submitted to the same email address: admin@ispd.org. The committee would hope to endorse at least one project per year.

Downloadable file for how to submit study for ISPD support.

Membership

General Membership:

  • 5-6 members including the Chair representing a minimum of 4 continents, and at least one Council member.

Chair:

  • As appointed by Council

Committee Chair:

  • David Johnson, AUSTRALIA

Sub-Committee Members

  • John Burkart, USA
  • Wim Van Biesen, Belgium
  • Thyago de Moraes, Brazil
  • Chiu-ching Huang, Taiwan
  • Nick Topley, UK

Internet Committee

Jordan Weinstein (Canada)

Jordan WeinsteinDr. Weinstein is a nephrologist at St. Michael’s Hospital in Toronto and Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He serves on the educational committee of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). Dr. Weinstein’s clinical interests are in diabetic hypertension and chronic kidney disease, kidney stones and management of end-stage renal failure.
Dr. Weinstein’s academic portfolio is that of a clinician teacher and he has led many CMEs at a regional and national level in the areas of hypertension and chronic kidney disease. As well, he continues to serve as co investigator for clinical trials in nephrology and hypertension.
Dr. Weinstein has a strong interest in adult e-Learning and quality improvement using technology. He is the creator and administrator of UKidney.com, an internationally recognized website in nephrology and hypertension education that has earned three major society endorsements from CSN, ASN and ISN.

Future Meetings Committee

Philip Kam-Tao Li (Hong Kong)

Prof. Philip Kam-Tao Li is the Chief of Nephrology & Consultant Physician of the Department of Medicine and Therapeutics at the Prince of Wales Hospital (PWH), Hong Kong. He is also the Honorary Professor of Medicine and the Director of the Carol & Richard Yu Peritoneal Dialysis Research Centre at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Prof Li was the President of the Organizing Committees for the 11th Congress of ISPD 2006 in Hong Kong and of the World Congress of Nephrology 2013 respectively. He is the Chairman of the Central Renal Committee of Hospital Authority of Hong Kong. He serves as the Vice President (Education) for the Hong Kong College of Physicians. He is the Co-Chair of International Steering Committee for World Kidney Day.
He has published over 470 original and review articles in peer-reviewed journals, 3 books and 20 book chapters. He has given lectures to over 150 international congresses and meetings. His research interests in PD include Residual Renal Function, Cardiovascular Disease, Connectology, Peritonitis, Biocompatible solutions and Adequacy.
He has won several awards including: Sir David Todd Award of the Hong Kong College of Physicians, Richard Yu Endowment Award of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology, the Chief Executive’s Commendation for Community Service, HKSAR and the International Distinguished Medal 2012 of the National Kidney Foundation, USA.

Mandate

  • To solicit bids to organize the ISPD congresses, which are held biannually
  • To develop and publish parameters which will be considered in choosing a site for ISPD congresses and to review these parameters after each congress
  • To recommend to Council two sites for each ISPD congress. Council will then enlist the aid of a professional congress organizer to further assess the bids and a final recommendation will be made to Council at least 3 years in advance of it being held. The final decision in choosing a site for the ISPD congress will be made by council

Membership

General Membership:

  • At least one member from ISPD or Executive. If a bid arises from a country of a congress committee member, that member shall resign from the committee and be replaced by Council.
  • A minimum of 4 (including the Chair) representing at least 4 geographic areas including one nurse representative.

Chair:

  • As appointed by Council

Committee Chair

  • Philip Kam-Tao Li, Hong Kong

Sub-Committee Members:

  • Fiona Brown, Australia
  • Somchai Eiam-Ong , Thailand
  • Karen Yeates , Canada
  • Peter Nourse, South Africa
  • Bowes Elaine, UK

Future Goals:

  • To enhance the quality of and attendance at the ISPD Congresses

Membership Committee

Xueqing Yu (China)

 

Xueqing Yu (China)Professor of Medicine
Director, Institute of Nephrology
The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
Director, Key Laboratory of Nephrology, Ministry of Health
Director, Key Laboratory of Nephrology, Guangdong Province
ADDRESS:
Department of Nephroloy
The First Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University
58th, Zhongshan Road II, Guangzhou, China 510080
Telephone: (8620) 87766335
Fax: (8620) 87769673

Committee Members

  • Xueqing Yu – Chairman, China
  • Ali K. Abu-Alfa,  Lebanon
  • Javier Arteaga, Argentina
  • Peter Blake, Canada
  • Raj Mehrotra, USA
  • KS Nayak, India
  • Joanna Rowinska, Poland
  • Naga Salah, Egypt

Members

  • Seven members representing at each six different continents.

Mandate

Responsible for

  • Promoting new members in the ISPD and retaining current members
  • Enhancing communications with members
  • Finding out what members need
  • Increasing the sense of belongs of members

Goals

  • Foster affiliation with the ISPD by providing useful and relevant benefits
  • Develop, implement, and evaluate innovative ways to recruit and retain members, with a particular emphasis on young physicians, academic physicians, and past members
  • Review membership statistics and monitor any adverse trends.
  • Seek ways to expand the services and benefits available to members of the PD community as an enticement to membership in the ISPD
  • Attracting new members and retaining current members by fulfilling tailored demand from each continents
  • Provide opportunities for member networking via the Online Membership Directory
  • Relaying timely communications to the membership in regards to section-related issues via the ISPD Web site and other available resources

Nominating Committee

Joanne Bargman (USA)

Joanne BargmanJoanne Bargman is a staff nephrologist at the University Health Network and Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She received her MD cum laude from the University of Toronto. She was an exchange fellow in Melbourne for her senior medical residency year, and then pursued nephrology training at Stanford University. Her research focused on renal physiology and micropuncture. Upon returning to Toronto, she was recruited to the Toronto Western Hospital where she trained in peritoneal dialysis under Dimitrios Oreopoulos.She has more than 200 invited lectures internationally, on subjects as diverse as peritoneal dialysis, calciphylaxis, and management of glomerulonephritis. Currently she is Director of the Peritoneal Dialysis Unit and co-director of the Combined Renal-Rheumatology Lupus Clinic at the University Health Network. She has won faculty-wide teaching awards, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.

Mandate

The remit of the committee is to arrive at a slate of nominations to replace those officers and councillors retiring, in keeping with the bylaws of the society.

Bylaws: Section 4-A-2 Election of Council Members (as of 21 June 2008):

On behalf of the Council, a nominating committee shall submit a written list of candidates to the membership at least one hundred eighty (180) days before the General Assembly. Any Voting Member may then within sixty (60) days submit to the Secretary/Treasurer alternative nominees with a written brief resume of qualifications and verification of willingness to serve. This nomination must be supported by at least ten (10) Members of the Corporation. At least sixty (60) days before the General Assembly, a final written list of the nominees shall be sent to Voting Members.

Membership

At least three other representatives with a wide geographical distribution (Americas, Europe/Middle East, Africa/Asia) and nursing representation making it a committee of four members.

Chair

Joanne Bargman (Canada)

Sub-Committee Members

Fredric Finkelstein (USA)
Simon Davies (UK)
Wai Kei Lo (Hong Kong)
Xiao Yang (China)
Fadel Al-Rowaie (KSA)
Santosh Varughese (India)
Roberto Pecoits-Filho (Brazil)
Fiona Brown (Australia)

Nursing Liason Committee

Natasha Darby (New Zealand)

Natasha DarbyNatasha has worked in nephrology for the last twelve years, and last year completed her Masters of Nursing Degree. Natasha has clinical experience in all areas on nephrology nursing and currently works as a Peritoneal Dialysis nurse in Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand. She is a member of the New Zealand Peritoneal Dialysis Nurses Group. Natasha is passionate about improving patient education to improve patient outcomes in the PD population.

Mandate

  • Liaise with nursing council members
  • Encourage nursing research/ nursing publication in ISPD journal
  • Promote nursing membership in the ISPD
  • Participate in global educational activities of the ISPD ie PDU for Nurses
  • Provide a written Report to Council RE: activities of liaison committee
  • Update How to teach Patient Guidelines at least every two years

Membership

  • Consists of members representing at least 4 continents with one chair. Membership to include guests as appointed by committee (for example, nursing chair for ISPD Symposium).
  • Term of Office: 2 co-chairs – 4 years; members – minimum term – 2 years.
    50% of membership to change alternate terms to allow for stability of membership.

Sub-Committee Members

  • Rachael Walker, New Zealand
  • Josephine Chow, Australia
  • Gillian Brunier, Canada
  • Ana Figueiredo, Brazil
  • Miki Hiramatsu, Japan
  • Helen Hurst, United Kingdom
  • Joanna Neumann United States
  • Carla Poggi, South America

Future Goals

  • To provide resource to ISPD membership with respect to nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis/nephrology.
  • To liaise with other ISPD committees in order to help them achieve their mandate, particularly the ISPD membership and Education Committees to ensure their plans meet the needs of the
  • To advise the ISPD congress organizers on the development of the program.
  • Act as support for Nursing Chair of ISPD Congress with respect recommending Nursing speakers, reviewing program, abstracts and providing guidance.
  • To maximize nurses membership of ISPD.
  • To increase the membership of ISPD by developing liaisons with physicians in the area and regional societies.
  • To increase the dissemination of information regarding grants for nurse members in the different countries.
  • To incorporate dietitians, renal pharmacists and social workers into the scientific program at ISPD.

Pediatric Liaison Committee

Bradley Warady (USA)

Dr. Bradley A. Warady is Senior Associate Chairman, Department of Pediatrics, Chief of Nephrology and Director of Dialysis and Transplantation at The Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, and Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine. Dr. Warady’s clinical and research focus is end-stage renal disease with particular emphasis on peritoneal dialysis. He established the Pediatric PD Study Consortium and he is a member of the Board of Directors of the North American Pediatric Renal Trial and Collaborative Studies (NAPRTCS). He currently serves as Co-Principal Investigator of the International Pediatric Peritoneal Dialysis Network (IPPN) and the multicenter, National Institutes of Health-funded Chronic Kidney Disease in Children (CKiD) Study. He also currently conducts research projects on topics including: Intravenous Iron Therapy in Pediatric Patients Receiving Hemodialysis and Anemia Management of Children on Dialysis. He co-edited the books CAPD/CCPD in Children and Pediatric Dialysis and he has published more than 250 articles and book chapters. Dr. Warady has been a member of several clinical practice guideline writing committees for the National Kidney Foundation (NKF), and he recently co-chaired the NKF workgroup which published guidelines for the Nutritional Management of Children with CKD. Dr. Warady also serves as an Associate Editor for Peritoneal Dialysis International and he sits on the editorial board for Pediatric Nephrology.

Mandate

  • To advise the ISPD on matters relevant to peritoneal dialysis in the pediatric population.
  • To liaise with other ISPD committees in order to help them achieve their mandate, particularly the ISPD membership and Education Committees to ensure their plans meet the needs of the pediatric community.
  • To advise the ISPD congress organizers on the development of the program.

Membership

Generic Membership

  • A minimum of 4 members (including the Chair) with broad geographic representation and at least one nurse.

Chair

  • As appointed by Council (if there is a pediatric member of council, this person should serve as the Chair).

Scholarships & Awards Committee

Co-Chairs: Sarala Naicker (South Africa)
Roberto Pecoits – Filho (Brazil)

ISPD SCHOLARSHIPS (Fellowship Program)

Applications Deadlines: 31 March and 30 September each year

Aims

The purpose of the scholarship is to promote the awareness of peritoneal dialysis by encouraging qualified individuals to extend their knowledge and expertise of peritoneal dialysis by visiting a center of excellence for up to 3 months. The Awards Committee reviews the applications with respect to merit, appropriateness, facility to be visited, the supervising physician at the facility, and geographic distribution of applicants. Preference is given to promotion of peritoneal dialysis in developing countries.

Types and Amounts of Awards

Awards are given for up to $3000 for 2 to 3 months of study. The funds are to be used to support travel and living expenses and for educational expenses during the visit to the host institution.

Awards for shorter stays will be considered if applicants have specific and defined goals and objectives that they would like to pursue as a host institution.

Application Process

Awards are given annually in 2 rounds (May and November).
The deadline for applications are 31 March and 30 September. A completed application letter must be accompanied by a curriculum vitae, a letter of acceptance from the institution to be visited, and a letter from the home institution director / supervisor supporting the application.

Applicants should clearly specify the duration and intent of their visit, future plansafter the visit, and the amount of funding requested. Awards are for a maximum of $3000 to support 6 weeks to 3 months of study; shorter stays will be pro-rated accordingly.

Applications should be sent to:

Global Operations Center
Giorgia Manuzi
Rue des Fabriques 1B – B1000
Brussels – Belgium
E-mail: admin@ispd.org
Fax: +32 2 808 44 454
Phone: + 1 567 251 4018

Eligibility

Applications are encouraged from developing countries. ISPD members as well as non-members may apply. From developed countries, only individuals younger than 40 years of age are eligible.

Completion of Study

Each award recipient is expected to submit a brief summary of their experience within 3 months after completion of the visit and how they feel their experience will assist them on their return to their home institution and country. The report should be sent to the Chairman of the ISPD Scholarship Committee.

Standards and Guidelines Committee

Co-Chairs: Edwina Brown, UK
Javier de Arteaga, Argentina

Standards and Guidelines Committee

Mandate

  • To foster the development of ISPD-endorsed, evidence-based clinical guidelines for peritoneal dialysis with the intention of improving the practice of the modality
  • Where sufficiently rigorous data are not available for guidelines, to provide guidance on best demonstrated practice based on expert opinion and the best available information to provide standards of care.

Membership

Generic Membership

  • A minimum of 4 physicians: one European, one North American, one Asian and one Latin-American (including the Chair)
  • A nurse and renal dietitian available for particular issues.
  • Paediatric representative

Chair

  • As appointed by the President of ISPD

Sub-Committee Members

  • Wai Kei Lo, Hong Kong
    Jeff Perl, Canada
    Helen Hurst, UK – Nurse

In Progress Guidelines and Standards

  • AKI guidelines translated into Portuguese
  • Cardiovascular guidelines being published in PDI
  • PDI supplement on PD in the elderly
  • Infection guidelines
  • Quality of dialysis

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