To improve the care and outcomes of patients with kidney disease worldwide through the development and implementation of global clinical practice guidelines.
KDIGO is the global organization developing and implementing evidence based clinical practice guidelines in kidney disease. It is an independent, volunteer-led, self-managed charity incorporated in Belgium accountable to the public and the patients it serves. KDIGO has a small but energetic core staff who facilitate all of its work across the globe.
Chief Scientific Officer
Chief Operating Officer
Guideline Development Director
Director of Communications
KDIGO guidelines translate scientific advances into useful and practical clinical practice recommendations and observations.
KDIGO regularly convenes Controversies Conferences which bring together expert thought leaders to discuss and debate nephrology-related issues not yet fully resolved.
KDIGO implementation activities include sessions at society congresses, stand-alone KDIGO meetings, summits, expert roundtables, implementation kits, speaker tours and more.
Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) was originally established in 2003 by the National Kidney Foundation, a U.S. foundation experienced in developing and implementing guidelines. In 2013 KDIGO became an independently incorporated non-profit foundation, and is governed by an international volunteer Executive Committee.
Read more about KDIGO in our 2018 Annual Report.
The KDIGO Global Network promotes awareness, dissemination, adoption and clinical integration of KDIGO Clinical Practice Guidelines globally. The Global Network is composed of volunteers from around the world who work to implement KDIGO guidelines in their respective countries or regions. Many are associated with local nephrology societies or guideline groups, and help KDIGO to promote local adoption of guideline recommendations through Clinical Practice Conferences.
KDIGO is governed by a volunteer Executive Committee made up of leading nephrology experts from around the globe that are also part of the Global Network. They make critical decisions about KDIGO priorities, projects, and resource allocations. The 2020 Executive Committee Members are:
KDIGO depends on volunteer and corporate support to educate the global kidney community and improve outcomes for patients all over the world. They build knowledge and awareness through KDIGO and are recognized here for their donations. KDIGO Partners provide general, strategic support to the KDIGO Foundation, as well as direct support to specific programs, such as Controversies Conferences and development of Educational Resources. KDIGO does not elicit corporate support for Clinical Practice Guidelines.