IDF-ISN Webinar: Renewing the Fight: A Call to Action for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease

Over 537 million people live with diabetes and over 850 million with chronic kidney disease (CKD). In recent decades, both conditions have seen a dramatic increase in cases. To address these growing health issues, IDF and the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) have published a policy brief, “Renewing the fight: a call to action for diabetes and chronic kidney disease”. Healthcare professionals and diabetes advocates discussed recommendations targeted at policymakers for effectively preventing, managing and treating diabetes and chronic kidney disease (CKD).  

To mark the launch of the policy brief, IDF and ISN hosted an online event to explore the necessary actions for implementing these recommendations, ultimately resulting in improved health outcomes for people with diabetes and CKDs. We heard shared experiences to better understand what living with these conditions means and how better policy can improve lives.

Masaomi Nangaku


Akhtar Hussain


Antonio Ceriello


Roberto Pecoits-Filho


Dr. Pecoits-Filho is a Senior Research Scientist at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health in Michigan, USA and a Professor of Medicine, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná in Curitiba, Brazil. He is the current (2021-23) Chair of the Education Committee of the International Society of Nephrology. As a clinician, he has broad activities in Internal Medicine and Nephrology based at the University affiliated hospitals, where he was the Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine between 2010 and 2016, the Director of the Residency program in Nephrology from 2013 to 2016. Dr. Pecoits-Filho is the Principal Investigator for the study CKDOPPS, a multinational study on practice patterns and outcomes in chronic kidney disease and act as a Scientific Leader for clinical trials in the Americas with George Clinical. Dr. Pecoits-Filho received his MD and trained in Internal Medicine and Nephrology in Curitiba, Brazil before completing a nephrology research fellowship at the University of Missouri, Columbia and a PhD from the University of Sao Paulo. He was a visiting scholar for extended periods at the Karolinska Institute (Sweden) and the George Institute (Australia), and has participated as a principal investigator, regional leader and in steering committees in multinational clinical trials. Dr. Pecoits-Filho served as a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) (2017-2019), the SONG Initiative (2017-present) and KDIGO (2016-2018).

Shaifali Sandal


Anita Sabidi



IDF-ISN Webinar: Renewing the Fight: A Call to Action for Diabetes and Chronic Kidney Disease
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