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(Brussels, Belgium) - - - On October 16th Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) elected five new members of its Executive Committee. Their three-year term will begin January 1st, 2018. The Executive Committee is KDIGO’s governing body. It sets policy and prioritizes the program agenda for guidelines, conferences and implementation. There are 20 members in all with rotation each year to assure new ideas while maintaining continuity. KDIGO strives for geographic and gender balance, and meets face-to-face twice each year.

The new members are:

  • Geoffrey Block
    • Director of Clinical Research at Denver Nephrology in Denver, Colorado, USA

 

  • Magdalena Madero
    • Chief, Nephrology Division, Instituto Nacional de Cardiología Ignacio Chávez in Mexico City, Mexico

 

  • Ikechi Okpechi
    • Associate Professor, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Cape Town, South Africa

 

  • Rukshana Shroff
    • Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist, Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children, in London, UK

 

  • Christina Wyatt
    • Associate Professor of Medicine and Associate Chair of Research at Mt. Sinai Medical Center, New York, USA

KDIGO also recognized with gratitude the four members whose term will expire on December 31st. They are Olivier Devuyst, Switzerland; Andrew Levey, USA; Roberto Pecoits-Filho, Brazil and Angela Wang, Hong Kong.

 

A Nominating Committee elects members of the Executive Committee following a formal process of seeking suggestions from the global kidney community.

 

 

KDIGO is a Belgian foundation committed to developing and implementing nephrology guidelines that improve patient outcomes on a global basis.

 

For further information please contact KDIGO at KDIGOcommunications@kdigo.org.

 

 

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