World renown George Clinical Scientific Leaders, researchers and project operations teams will be attending the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) World Congress of Nephrology (WCN) in Abu Dhabi March 26 – 29, 2020.
Four of our Scientific Leaders will be attending the ISN Conference:
This annual educational event of the ISN WCN will be hosted together with the Emirates Medical Association of Nephrology Society (EMAN). The WCN features regionally relevant symposia, presentations, training programs and courses. A range of topics will be covered related to nephrology. In addition, the conference provides an opportunity for experts and peers to network and share best practices.
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Dr. Wong is Renal Physician at the Royal North Shore hospital, Sydney, Australia. He is also a senior research fellow at the George Institute of Global Health and holds a Senior Lecturer position, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney. His PhD entitled “Novel therapeutic options in models of nephropathy” was awarded in 2011.
His main area of research is in understanding the pathomechanisms of kidney tubulointerstitial fibrosis and biomarkers in predicting progression of chronic kidney disease particularly in diabetic kidney disease.
Dr. Wong has worked on kidney injury molecule-1, transforming growth factor-β1, bone morphogenetic protein-7, Farnesoid X receptor and novel anti-fibrotic and anti-inflammatory agents in extracellular matrix deposition in human proximal tubular cells and in vivo model of fibrosis.
His is also passionate in translation medicine and is involved in the post hoc analyses of the IDEAL study and currently involved in multicentre international trials at the George Institute including TESTING and SONAR study.
Professor Vivekanand Jha is the Executive Director, The George Institute for Global Health, India, and James Martin Fellow at The George Institute for Global Health at the University of Oxford.
Prior to joining The George Institute, he was Professor of Nephrology and Head, Department of Translational Regenerative Medicine and Officer-In-Charge, Medical Education and Research Cell at the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research in Chandigarh, India. Vivek serves on the international advisory boards of several organizations, including membership of the WHO Expert Advisory Panel on Human Cell, Tissue and Organ Transplantation, and the executive committee of the International Society of Nephrology.
He is on the EMJ Editorial Board, counselor of the International Society of Nephrology, a member of the education committees for the International Transplantation Society and International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis. He is a physician with a specialization in the area of kidney diseases and he focuses on emerging public health threats globally and in India. He is particularly interested in using multi-disciplinary approaches and innovation to address the major challenge posed to humanity by non-communicable diseases.
A/Prof Meg Jardine is a clinician researcher developing a program of research exploring the cardiovascular and other complications of chronic kidney disease and diabetes.
Dr. Jardine has worked as a Nephrologist in both the public and private sectors, where she directly manages chronic kidney disease and diabetes and their consequences for patients.
She is currently Deputy Director of the Renal & Metabolic Division at the George Institute for Global Health; Associate Professor at the Faculty of Medicine, UNSW Sydney; and holds an NHMRC Career Development Fellowship. She has presented her work in late breaking and prize sessions of the World Congress of Nephrology and the Australasian Nephrology conference and has published in high impact journals. Dr. Jardine is collaborating on the development and delivery of other national and international trials investigating methods to mitigate the excess burden of cardiovascular disease and is Chair of the Australasian Kidney Trials Network Haemodialysis Working Group.
David is Professor of Kidney Medicine at University College London, UK and Honorary Consultant Nephrologist at the Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. He is a clinician scientist interested in the complications of chronic kidney disease, specifically those that increase the burden of cardiovascular disease and/or accelerate progression of kidney failure. He has participated in the development and running of several large-scale clinical trials testing lipid lowering regimens, calcimimetics and sodium glucose cotransporter 2 inhibitors in patients chronic kidney disease. He has developed clinical practice guidelines for several organisations, most recently for Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO), of which he is currently Co-Chair. He is Past President of the UK Renal Association, past chair of the UK Renal Registry and currently National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) National Specialty Lead for Nephrology.
Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC)
Khaleej Al Arabi Street
Abu Dhabi, UAE
United Arab Emirates
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