WCN'23: Global Kidney Policy Forum
Global Kidney Policy Forum (GKPF) reviews the burden of kidney disease in the ISN Oceania and South East Asia (OSEA) region. The Forum shares strategies for prevention and improved disease management at both regional and global levels.
It connects high-level decision-makers and stakeholders – including health ministry officials and WHO representatives – as well as nurses, patients, and representatives from other international health NGOs in the international health community.
Dr Aminu Bello, MD, PhD, FRCP, FACP, FASN. Professor/Consultant Nephrologist, Division of Nephrology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Alberta. Dr. Bello qualified as MD in Nigeria and underwent specialist clinical training in internal medicine and nephrology in Nigeria, UK and Canada. He obtained the Membership of the Royal College of Physicians (MRCP), completed his Masters with Distinction and PhD degrees in Nephrology/Epidemiology at the University of Sheffield in the UK (supervised by Prof Meguid El-Nahas). After completing his PhD, he went on to complete a post-doctoral clinical and research fellowship in nephrology at the University of Alberta, Canada (supervised by Dr Marcello Tonelli). Dr Bello is a physician-scientist with major research interests in improving outcomes in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD), preventing disease progression and reducing risk of complications, development of innovative care delivery models, and quality improvement. He is a member of the Alberta Kidney Disease Network (AKDN), a successful established team of scientists, health care policy-makers, clinical leaders, educators, and knowledge translation experts that studies health services solutions to reduce the burden of CKD and other chronic diseases. He has over 180 peer-reviewed scientific publications, and has keen interests in global health initiatives to improve nephrology practice and education in the emerging nations.
Maria Carlota Gonzalez Bedat
Muhammad Iqbal Abdul Hafidz
Sanjib Kumar Sharma
Khin Phyu Pyar
Dr. Benita Padilla is a nephrologist at the National Kidney and Transplant Institute, the leading transplant center in the Philippines. She has served as president of the Philippine Society of Nephrology. She is a long-time advocate for ethical practices in transplantation and is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Declaration of Istanbul Custodian Group and is also a member of the WHO Task Force on WHO Task Force on Donation and Transplantation of Human Organs and Tissues. Her research interests are focused on organ donation and access to care for kidney diseases.