(Brussels, Belgium) – – – – Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) announces the election of five individuals to serve on its Executive Committee beginning January 1, 2020. The Executive Committee is the organization’s governing body which sets its policies and priorities and is made up of 20 well known kidney disease experts from all parts of the world. The 2020 Executive Committee will maintain its composition of members from each continent and the equal balance between women and men.

New members for 2020 are:

  • Jenny Flythe, USA
  • Masafumi Fukagawa, Japan
  • Meg Jardine, Australia
  • Markus Ketteler, Germany
  • Sydney Tang, Hong Kong

“We received more than 120 suggestions for these five slots on the Executive Committee. That made our work challenging but we feel the result will benefit KDIGO and its mission for the coming years.”

– David Wheeler, Chair of the Nominating Committee and former KDIGO Co-Chair

“These outstanding scientists and clinicians are truly representative of the best of global nephrology. They will bring a wealth of expertise and insights to the management of KDIGO and will lead the organization very well into the future,” Wheeler added.

KDIGO conducted a global outreach for suggested Executive Committee members. The response was very gratifying to current KDIGO leaders and will provide much food for thought for future appointments. Terms are for three years.

Members who will rotate off of the KDIGO Executive Committee at the end of 2019 are as follows:

  • John Gill, Canada
  • Kunitoshi Iseki, Japan
  • Suzanne Watnick, USA
  • Angela Webster, Australia
  • David Wheeler, UK

KDIGO would like to thank everyone rotating off of the Executive Committee this year for their outstanding leadership, and extend a warm welcome to those starting their 3-year terms.

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 [email protected].

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