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ERA-EDTA Flash

No 94, January 2017

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What’s available on the European Nephrology Portal (ENP) for ERA-EDTA Members

Are you an ERA-EDTA member but have not yet registered for ENP? Do it now and access all the educational content available for ERA-EDTA Members only: CME Course slides, selected materials of National and International Societies, 2016 Congress presentations and posters (access limited to 30 presentations for non-members)! Many other educational tools will be available soon.

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ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme Call is open!

The new ERA-EDTA Young Fellowship Programme Call is open until February 7, 2017!
The programme’s main scope is to facilitate scientific exchange and collaboration between European Research Institutions and clinical cooperation between European Renal Centres.
If you are 40 years old and younger, do not miss this opportunity! All the necessary information and the application form is available here.

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Just published online! Read the latest NDT and CKJ articles

Early intervention with high-quality pays off!
The National Health Insurance Administration in Taiwan initiated a nationwide pre-end-stage renal disease (ESRD) pay-for-performance (P4P) program at the end of 2006 to improve quality of care for chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients. Now, costs and effects of the program were evaluated. The study shows that treated patients had lower risks of both incidence of dialysis initiation and death. In addition, the findings suggest that the program was cost-effective.

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HIV and kidney diseases: 35 years of history and consequences
HIV-infected patients are still at higher risk for both acute kidney injury (AKI) and chronic kidney disease (CKD). However, due to the effective HIV therapies and the better survival of the patients, key changes have occurred in the past 35 years. The review of Campos et al. gives a comprehensive roundup of the topic and is a valuable source of information for all nephrologists.

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News from the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA)

The EKHA Board met on October 12-13, 2016 to further discuss ongoing and future activities of the Alliance. Discussion points included the theme of the 2017 European Kidney Forum, which will be “Patient’s choice of treatment” and will aim at reflecting  on how to move towards a shift from “patient compliance” to “treatment compliance” whereby the treatment is adapted to the needs and lifestyle of the patient. The Forum will take place on April 11, 2017 in Brussels (Belgium).

EKHA also welcomed prospective industry partners for the Roundtable of Industry Partners introductory meeting, an initiative aiming to create a forum for on-going networking and strategic dialogue, joint exploration of common challenges in kidney health in Europe and feedback to EKHA on potential collaboration across stakeholder groups.

More info on EKHA is available here.

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Editorial Secretariat: Valentina Cocchi
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