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                                                             Jorge B Cannata-Andía
                      President, European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)


                 Jorge B Cannata-Andía is President of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant
                 Association (ERA-EDTA). He is also Head of the Bone and Mineral Research Unit at the Reina Sofia Research
                 Institute of the Hospital Universitario Central de Asturias and Professor of Medicine at the University of
                 Oviedo in Spain. Professor Cannata-Andía’s research activities in bone metabolic disorders and vascular
                 calcifications have attracted more than 20 Ministry of Health and Science sponsorships and more than 30
                 research awards. His research findings have contributed to medical literature with more than 300 original
                 articles and editorials in peer-reviewed journals. ■




                                                                William G Couser
                                      Immediate Past President, International Society of Nephrology (ISN)


                 William G Couser is Immediate Past President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and Chairman
                 of their Commission on the Global Advancement of Nephrology (COMGAN). He is Affiliate Professor of
                 Medicine in the Department of Medicine, Division of Nephrology at the University of Washington School of
                 Medicine in Seattle. Dr Couser is nationally and internationally recognised for both his clinical skills and his
                 research into disease processes of the kidney, particularly immunological mechanisms of kidney disease. He
                 is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in internal medicine and nephrology. Dr Couser is a
                 member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the American Association of Physicians
                 (AAP), among other groups. ■




                                                                 Olof Heimbürger
                                            Secretary, International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD)


                 Olof Heimbürger is Secretary of the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD) and the Swedish Society
                 of Renal Medicine. He is a member of the Division of Renal Medicine at the Department of Clinical Science,
                 Intervention and Technology at the Karolinska Institutet as well as Senior Physician and Director of Peritoneal
                 Dialysis at Karolinska University Hospital. Dr Heimbürger has more than 20 years of clinical nephrology
                 experience and wrote his PhD thesis on peritoneal transport. He has published more than 180 papers and
                 textbook chapters on peritoneal dialysis, nutrition, inflammation and cardiovascular disease in patients with
                 chronic renal failure. ■




                                                               Francesco Locatelli
                    Past President, European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA)


                 Francesco Locatelli is Past President of the European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant
                 Association (ERA-EDTA), the International Society of Blood Purification (ISBP) and the Italian Society of
                 Nephrology (SIN). He is also Head of the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Urology at A Manzoni
                 Hospital, Italy, and postgraduate Professor of Nephrology at the Universities of Brescia and Milan. Professor
                 Locatelli is Chairman of the Lombardy Regional Dialysis and Transplantation Registry and of the board that
                 devised the European Best Practice Guidelines. He is on the Board of the Kidney Disease Outcomes Quality
                 Initiative (KDQI) and the Board of Directors of Kidney Disease Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) initiative.
                 He has published more than 600 papers in scientific journals. ■




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                                                Althea Mahon
                     Past President, European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/
                                European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA)


Althea Mahon is Past President of the European Dialysis & Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal
Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA), an association set up to provide educational initiatives to assist in the
development of all renal healthcare professionals. She is a Consultant Nurse at Barts and the London NHS
Trust in London, where she is responsible for the chronic kidney disease screening programme. Ms Mahon
is also a Visiting Honorary Senior Lecturer at City University. She has been working in renal care for the past
15 years in all areas of nephrology nursing and represents renal nursing nationally in many policy groups. She
is a specialist advisor on nephrology for the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE). ■




                                               Jitka Pancirová
                       President, European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/
                                European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA)


Jitka Pancirová is the President of the European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care
Association (EDTNA/ERCA) and, for the last 13 years, Head Nurse at a private haemodialysis centre in Prague. She
has been the Czech Key Member of the EDTNA/ERCA since 1997, the Co-Key Member Mentor since 2001 and
Research Board European Practice Database Co-ordinator since 2003, when she also joined EDTNA/ERCA’s
Executive Committee. Her area of speciality is quality and adequacy of treatment, implementation of clinical
standards, anaemia management and vascular access. Since June 2006 she has worked as a Quality Co-ordinator
for a private chain of dialysis units. Ms Pancirová has presented lectures at many national and international
meetings and has a keen interest in raising the profile of nephrology nurses in Europe. ■




                                                Claudio Ronco
                            President, International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD)


Claudio Ronco is President of the International Society for Hemodialysis (ISHD) and Director of the
Department of Nephrology at St Bortolo Hospital in Vicenza. He is a councillor of the International Society of
Nephrology (ISN) and is Editor-in-Chief of International Journal of Artificial Organs. He has earned numerous
awards and honours, including the International Medal of Excellence from the National Kidney Foundation
(NKF) and honorary membership of the Spanish Society of Nephrology (SSN) in 2004. He has organised
several congresses and meetings in the area of nephrology and intensive care and is a member of several
advisory groups for clinical trials and dialysis research. ■




                                                Jan J Weening
                           Past President, International Society of Nephrology (ISN)


Jan J Weening is Chair of the Global Outreach Program and Past President of the International Society of
Nephrology (ISN). He is Chairman of COMGAN, the ISN Commission on Global Advancement of Nephrology.
He is Professor of Pathology at the University of Amsterdam and Chairman of the Department of Pathology
at the Academic Medical Centre. From 1988 to 1991, he was Professor of Immunopathology at the
University of Groningen, having previously been Associate Professor of Pathology at the University of Leiden.
From 1993 to 1999, Professor Weening was Secretary General of the ISN. His prime scientific interests are
renal pathology and pathophysiology, fields in which he has written more than 170 articles and contributed
to a number of books. ■




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