The ISPD Committees’ terms have a duration of 2 years starting at our ISPD biannual congress. The current term will end at the ISPD 2022 Singapore Congress in August 2022, and the selection for the new committee members will begin in the early 2022.

If you are interested in being part of one of the ISPD Committees, please write an email to our Society Coordinator and he will be able to explain to you how to be included in the selection process. Please note that only members of the ISPD with a valid membership can be part of the ISPD Committees. Click here to join/renew your membership.

 

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Editor in Chief: Jeff Perl (Canada)

Education Committee

The Education Committee of the ISPD will coordinate and develop the educational materials and activities of the society for dissemination to its members; to review the requests for educational support; and to recommend for the society’s endorsement of educational events from members and affiliated nephrology societies.

The Education Committee sets out to increase the awareness and practice of peritoneal dialysis to medical practitioners and nephrologists involved in the care of patients with end-stage kidney disease.

The Education Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Developing the blueprint for the educational activities and materials on a yearly basis, for submission to the Council of ISPD for approval.
  2. Engaging the necessary expertise and coordinating the execution of the educational activities and materials.
  3. Reviewing and recommending the involvement of ISPD in International Meetings.
  4. Reviewing the requests for educational support from the Society’s members and affiliated societies.
  5. Reviewing the requests for ISPD’s endorsements of educational activities from the Society’s members and affiliated societies.
If you want to request the endorsement of an educational event by the ISPD, please follow the instructions listed here.

Chair: Sharon Nessim (Canada)

Committee Members

  • Scott Liebman (USA) – Deputy Chair
  • Susie Hu (USA)
  • Eric Goffin (Belgium)
  • Hameed Oguntade (Nigeria)
  • Ana Figueiredo (Brazil)
  • Fadhlina Zahkaria (Malaysia)
  • Neil Boudville (Australia)

Finance Committee

The Finance Committee of the ISPD will supervise the finances of the ISPD and support the work of the ISPD treasurer.

The Finance Committee sets out to maintain a high standard in the financial management of the society, ensuring a sustainable financial future and increasing the opportunities to fund and support different initiatives to advance the objectives of the society.

The Finance Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Develop and Review the annual budget of the ISPD.
  2. Review the accuracy of the unaudited financial reports of the society.
  3. Assist the Treasurer in preparing the annual financial report to Council.
  4. Provide oversight and, where appropriate, make recommendations to the Council on the following matters with regards to banking and investments:
    • Banking investments, revenue and expenditure.
    • Interest rates, exchange rates and other investment strategies.
    • Compliance with the applicable legislation, government directives and bylaws, as applicable.
  5. Provide oversight, and where appropriate, review and make recommendations to Council on the financial implications of contracts and agreements, executed by the ISPD.
  6. Provide oversight of the financial risk management and make recommendations to Council on the financial sustainability of the ISPD.

Chair: Anjali Bhatt Saxena (USA)

Committee Members

  • Siribha Changsirikulchai (Thailand)
  • Edwina Brown (UK)
  • Helen Hurst (UK)
  • Kim Yap Hui (Singapore)
  • Miguel Gallardo (ISPD Society Coordinator)

International Liaison Committee

The International Liaison Committee of the ISPD will assist with the growth and development of peritoneal dialysis care internationally for both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease. The committee will work with developing programs to help maintain basic standards of care and provide expert advice for specific issues that may arise.

The committee will achieve this mandate by encouraging educational programs for peritoneal dialysis, providing training opportunities for doctors and nurses, coordinating with other international and national organizations, and establishing links with other philanthropic organizations.

In addition, the International Liaison Committee of the ISPD sets out to create sustainable partnerships that will help the society advance in its objectives.

The International Liaison Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Promoting the development of PD on a global scale in both developed and developing countries.
  2. Providing assistance to countries/individuals trying to develop peritoneal dialysis programs by supporting appropriate training and education.
  3. Providing links with other international nephrology organizations, such as the ISN, IPNA and EuroPD.
  4. Working closely with the Saving Young Lives initiative to support the development of PD programs to treat patients with AKI. The ISPD council will, on the recommendation of the International Liaison Committee, appoint one representative from the ISPD to serve on the SYL steering committee.
  5. Promoting collaboration with regional nephrology groups.
  6. Promoting discussions on international issues involving peritoneal dialysis.
  7. Partnering with other philanthropic organizations interested in dialysis care.
  8. Setting up dialogue with nephrologists and other health care providers from developing countries concerning issues in setting up PD programs.
  9. Working with the Scholarships and Awards Committee of the ISPD to encourage scholarship applicants from selected developing countries to promote the growth of PD.
  10. Working with other committees of the ISPD to identify problem domains with PD utilization and growth internationally.

Chair: Isaac Teitelbaum (USA)

Committee Members

  • Fredric Finkelstein (USA)
  • Jack Kit Chung NG (Hong Kong)
  • Clemence Bechade Daireaux (France)
  • Abdou Niang (Senegal)
  • Rafael Alberto Gomez (Colombia)
  • Adrian Liew (Singapore)
  • Hui Kim Yap (Singapore) – Pediatric Liaison

International Studies Committee

The International Studies Committee exists to encourage high quality, international research collaborations in peritoneal dialysis. Many problems in PD can only be answered effectively by such collaborative ventures, especially when large numbers of patients are required. The committee undertakes to conduct peer review of research proposals, and subsequently endorsement by the society where appropriate.

Small grants (USD$5000 to USD$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.

The International Studies Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Launching the call for research proposals during the last months of each calendar year.
  2. Responding to all the questions from researchers interested in submitting a proposal.
  3. Evaluating the research proposals and submitting an evaluation report to the ISPD Council including a recommendation for endorsement and, eventually, financial support for research proposals of meritocratic value.
You can find all the information related to the Call for Research Proposals of the ISPD here.

Chair: Thyago de Moraes (Brazil) / Vice-chair: Mark Lambie (UK)

Committee Members

  • Diana Perez Moran (Mexico)
  • Yee Moon Angela Wang (Hong Kong)
  • Scott Brimble (USA)
  • Marwh Gassim M Aldriwesh (KSA)
  • Yeoungjee Cho (Australia)

Communication and Media Committee

The Communication and Media Committee of the ISPD is responsible for communicating the activities of the Society and educational issues regarding peritoneal dialysis to the members of ISPD, PD community, medical professionals related to PD, patients on dialysis and their families, and the general public.

The Committee will maximize and optimize the appropriate usage of online platforms such as the website and our newsletters, including and not limited to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube to disseminate information to support the objectives, goals and initiatives of the Society.

The Communication and Media Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Maintaining and regularly updating the capability of the website of the ISPD to optimally serve its objectives by using the latest relevant digital information technology.
  2. Maintaining and updating the social media channels of the Society with relevant content, and assisting in the engagement of online discussions where necessary.
  3. Assisting the ISPD Executive and the ISPD Society Coordinator to prepare a periodical newsletter.
  4. Defining and supervising the implementation of a comprehensive national, regional and international digital communication plan. It will also oversee the marketing and public relation activities of the Society.
  5. Highlighting ISPD activities and projects, and coordinating these activities through the website and social media channels.
  6. Engaging ISPD registrants/members through regular surveys, discussions and forums.
  7. Helping the ISPD main conference(s) to increase their impact and visibility through various communication channels, liaising with the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) and the ISPD office bearers/Committee chairs.

Chair: KS Nayak (India)

Committee Members

  • Mark Lambie (UK)
  • Youngjee Cho (Australia)
  • Nikhil Shah (Canada)
  • Mayoor Prabhu (India)
  • Ali Abu-Alfa (Lebanon)
  • Martin Wilkie (UK)
  • Thyago de Moraes (Brazil)
  • Miguel Gallardo (ISPD Society Coordinator)

Future Meetings Committee

The Future Meetings Committee of the ISPD will solicit appropriate sites for expression of interest in hosting the biennial scientific meeting of the ISPD; engage the sites for participating in the bidding exercise; reviewing and shortlisting the bids for presentation to the Council of ISPD for final decision.

The Future Meetings Committee sets out to review the educational and advocacy needs for peritoneal dialysis across the various regions in the world, and ensure that all ISPD regions have equitable opportunities for hosting its scientific meeting.

The Future Meetings Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Solicit appropriate sites and the local societies for expression of interest in hosting the biennial scientific meeting of ISPD.
  2. Engaging the sites and local societies in preparing the necessary bid materials and documents for the bidding exercise.
  3. Reviewing the bid documents and shortlisting not more than 3 sites for presentation to the Council of ISPD for evaluation and decision.
  4. Coordinating, where necessary, visits to potential sites by one representative from the Executives of ISPD and Future Meetings Committee respectively.
  5. Coordinating the final bid presentation from the shortlisted sites to the Council of ISPD.
  6. Subsequent communication between the selected site and the Council of ISPD.

Chair: Philip Kam-Tao Li (Hong Kong)

Committee Members

  • Yasuhiko Ito (Japan) – Deputy Chair
  • Fiona Brown (Australia)
  • Isaac Teitelbaum (USA)
  • Peter Nourse (South Africa)
  • Monika Lichodziejewski-Niemierko (Poland)
  • Daniela Ponce (Brazil)

Membership Committee

The Membership Committee of the ISPD will reach out to members of the ISPD to understand their needs and providing the Council with recommendations on initiatives for promoting new memberships and retaining existing ones.

The committee will work with the Communications and Media Committee of the ISPD to enhance communications with its members, and to develop ways of increasing the sense of belonging of members to the ISPD.

The Membership Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Fostering affiliation with the ISPD by recommending suitable and practical benefits to its membership.
  2. Developing, implementing and evaluating innovative initiatives in recruiting and retaining members, with emphasis on young physicians, academic practitioners and past members.
  3. Monitoring and reviewing membership statistics for any adverse trends.
  4. Promoting equitable distribution of memberships across different continents, healthcare economies and infrastructure.
  5. Providing opportunities for networking amongst members via the online membership directory.
  6. Working together with the Communications and Media Committee of the ISPD to ensure accurate and timely dissemination of important information to all members.

Chair: Lily Mushahar (Malaysia)

Committee Members

  • Yasuhiko Ito (Japan)
  • Jenny Shen (USA)
  • Richard Corbett (UK)
  • Jose Carolino Divino Filho (Brazil)
  • Ahmed Twahir (Kenya)
  • Neil Boudville (Australia)
  • Gillian Brunier (Canada)

Nominating Committee

The remit of the committee is to arrive at a slate of nominations to replace those officers and councillors completing their term of service, 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.

The Nominating Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Submitting a written list of candidates to the membership at least one hundred eighty (180) days before the General Assembly.
  2. Incorporating any alternative nominees submitted in the following 60 days 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 Society.
  3. At least sixty (60) days before the General Assembly, a final list of the nominees shall be sent to Voting Members.
  4. Conducting online elections in close collaboration with the Society Coordinator.
  5. Announcing the election results at the ISPD Council meeting and General Assembly.

Chair: Joanne Bargman (Canada)

Committee Members

  • Fredric Finkelstein USA)
  • Xiao Yang (China)
  • Fadel Al-Rowaie (KSA)
  • Fiona Brown (Australia)
  • Magdalena Madero (Mexico)
  • Ana Figueiredo (Brazil)
  • Hui Kim Yap (Singapore)
  • Thierry Lobbedez (France)

Nursing Liason Committee

The Nursing Liaison Committee of the ISPD will coordinate the efforts of the ISPD to involve the nurses and other allied health professionals into the activities of the ISPD, and to ensure the inclusivity of nurses and allied health professionals in the mission and objectives of the ISPD.

The Nursing Liaison Committee will also be the contact body for cooperation and collaboration with other nursing or allied health associations and projects.

The Nursing Liaison Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Encouraging nursing research and publications in the official journal of ISPD.
  2. Promoting nursing membership in the ISPD within each country.
  3. Providing an annual report of the committee’s activities to ISPD Council.
  4. Attending committee meetings and ensuring representation at ISPD Council meetings.
  5. Ensuring nursing representation across all groups/committees of the ISPD.
  6. Providing the necessary advice or resources to ISPD membership with respect to nursing issues in peritoneal dialysis or nephrology.
  7. Being the liaison to other ISPD committees in order to help them achieve their mandate.
  8. Advising the ISPD congress organizers on the development of the nursing program and supporting the Nursing Chair of the ISPD Congress by recommending Nursing speakers, reviewing the scientific program, abstracts and providing guidance.
  9. Disseminating information regarding different ISPD grants for nursing members in different countries, including ISPD fellowships and travel bursaries.
  10. Involving allied health professionals including dieticians, renal pharmacists and social workers into the scientific program at the ISPD Congress.
  11. Maintaining and updating nursing related contents on the ISPD website, to be in line with other ISPD educational activities.

Chair: Helen Hurst (UK)

Committee Members

  • Josephine Chow (Australia)
  • Ana Figueiredo (Brazil)
  • Miki Hiramatsu (Japan)
  • Rachael Walker (New Zealand)
  • Joanna Neumann (USA)
  • Elaine Bowes (UK)
  • Grace Ngaruiya (Kenya)

PDOPPS Committee

The role of the ISPD PDOPPS Committee is to provide input into the design, conduct, analysis, data interpretation and strategic direction of the Peritoneal Dialysis Outcomes and Practice Patterns Study (PDOPPS), in collaboration with Arbor Research (the study’s Data Coordinating Center).

The PDOPPS Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Engaging with Arbor Research to ensure a proper development of the cooperation activities in the framework of the PDOPPS programme.
  2. Monitoring and reviewing study progress and priorities.
  3. Monitoring and reviewing the adequacy of resources to meet study goals.
  4. Ensuring that the views of stakeholder groups and the broader PD community are represented.
  5. Ensuring that the project’s goals and accomplishments are communicated effectively to stakeholder groups and the broader PD community.
  6. Reviewing and approving:
    • Country-level participation in the study
    • Scientific recommendations from the ISPD Working Groups
    • Procedural documents (such as policies for ancillary studies, data release, and publications)
    • Requests for ancillary studies and data release
    • Changes to the Steering Committee charter and membership
  7. Courtesy review of manuscripts and abstracts.

Co-Chairs: Simon Davies (Canada) and David Johnson (Australia)

Committee Members

  • Jeff Perl (Canada)
  • Yee Moon Angela Wang (Hong Kong)
  • Roberto Pecoits-Filho (Brazil)
  • Ana Figueiredo (Brazil)
  • Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)

Publications Committee

The Publications Committee of the ISPD will be responsible for oversight of the relationship between the society and the publishing company of our Journal Peritoneal Dialysis International (PDI). It will be its responsibility to ensure that the contract with the publisher is enforced by both sides. The committee is charged with re-negotiating any changes to- and preparing the renewal of the contract with the publishing company. The committee will also be responsible for the selection of a new publishing company at the end of the contract.

The Publications Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Maintaining a fluid communication with the publisher of PDI.
  2. Ensure that the contract with the publisher of the PDI journal is fulfilled.
  3. At the end of the publishing contract, lead the process to renew the aforementioned contract or lead the process to select a new publisher.

Chair: Martin Wilkie (UK)

Committee Members

  • Simon Davies (UK)
  • Jeff Perl (Canada)
  • Sydney Tang (Hong Kong)
  • Anjali Saxena (USA)
  • Miguel Gallardo (ISPD Society Coordinator)

Scholarships and Awards Committee

The purpose of the Scholarship and Awards Committee is to identify the best candidates for different awards and programmes under the ISPD. They are responsible to establish the regulations and run the selection processes of, among others, the John Maher Award and the ISPD Fellowship Programme.

The ISPD Fellowship aims to promote the advancement of peritoneal dialysis by encouraging qualified individuals to extend their knowledge and expertise of peritoneal dialysis by visiting a PD training center for up to a maximum of 3 months.

The Scholarship and 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.

The Scholarships and Awards Committee of the ISPD is responsible for:

  1. Prepare the open call for candidature for the ISPD Fellowship program every semester, and follow up the process until the selection of the candidates.
  2. Prepare and keep updated a list of PD centers of excellence. This will help the candidates of the ISPD Fellowship to find the best match for their training needs.
  3. Prepare the open call for nominations for the ISPD awards and follow up the whole process until the selection of the awardee.
  4. Develop transparent and meritocratic selection criteria for the awarding of fellowships and awards.
  5. Present the proposed awardees to ISPD council for ratification.
Find out more about the ISPD Fellowship program here.

Check all the information about the ISPD John Maher award and the ISPD Jonas Bergstrom award.

Chair: Joanna Matuszkiewicz-Rowińska (Poland)

Committee Members

  • Seth Furgeson (USA)
  • Ingrid Arce Faundez (Chile)
  • Lily Mushahar (Malaysia)
  • Brett Cullis (South Africa)
  • Stephen Holt (Australia)
  • Rachael Walker (New Zealand)

Standards and Guidelines Committee

The Standards and Guidelines Committee of the ISPD will coordinate and develop the preparation of Clinical Standards and Guidelines on the practice of peritoneal dialysis, and ensure its dissemination to its members.

The Standards and Guidelines Committee sets out to increase the awareness and practice of peritoneal dialysis to medical practitioners and nephrologists involved in the care of patients with end-stage kidney disease through the creation of high-quality Standards and Guidelines on peritoneal dialysis.

The Standards and Guidelines Committee of the ISPD is accountable for:

  1. Identify key areas in peritoneal dialysis for guidelines development.
  2. Develop the work plan for various guidelines development and update.
  3. Appoint the necessary members of guidelines workgroups, and oversee the evidence review, guidelines development, and manuscript review process.
  4. Develop the implementation plan of ISPD guidelines across the various regions of the ISPD.

Chairs: Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)

Committee Members

  • Jernej Pajek (Slovenia)
  • Josephine Chow (Australia)
  • Jie Dong (China)
  • Adrian Liew (Singapore)

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