The ISPD Committees’ terms have a duration of 2 years starting at our ISPD biannual congress. The page currently displays the composition for the committees from the ISPD Congress 2022 in Singapore, until our 2024 Congress in Dubai. 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.
Editor in Chief: Jeff Perl (Canada)
|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:
|If you want to request the endorsement of an educational event by the ISPD, please follow the instructions listed here.
Chair 2022-24: Scott Liebman (USA)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Anjali Bhatt Saxena (USA)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Isaac Teitelbaum (USA)
|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:
|You can find all the information related to the Call for Research Proposals of the ISPD here.
Chair team 2022-24: Thyago de Moraes (Brazil) & Vice-chair: Mark Lambie (UK)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: KS Nayak (India)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Yasuhiko Ito (Japan)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Lily Mushahar (Malaysia)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Thierry Lobbedez (France)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Josephine Chow (Australia)
|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:
Co-Chairs 2022-24: Simon Davies (Canada) and David Johnson (Australia)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Martin Wilkie (UK)
|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:
|Find out more about the ISPD Fellowship program here.
Chair 2022-24: Rachael Walker (New Zealand)
|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:
Chair 2022-24: Rajnish Mehrotra (USA)