The European Renal Nutrition (ERN) working group aims to conduct research on the impact of lifestyle, diet, nutrient homeostasis and protein-enery wasting (PEW) management on chronic kidney disease (CKD) outcomes. European research on this field is already of high quality, but hampered by reduced funding, small patient cohorts and scientific isolation. We aim to create strong and multinational European collaborations to deepen in our understanding of nutrition and CKD complications. Why we need a renal nutrition working group at the ERA-EDTA, Denis Fouque and Juan-Jesus Carrero, on behalf of the European Renal Nutrition Working Group, ERA-EDTA Follow us – Year 11 Issue 26 May 2015
AIMS of the working group:
To improve and to disseminate knowledge in the field of Renal Nutrition.
To collaborate with other sections of the ERA-EDTA (the European Renal Best Practice, the ERA-EDTA Registry and the EURODOPPS) to revisit clinical practice recommendations.
To collaborate on educational activities on renal nutrition within the ERA-EDTA Congresses, CME courses, position papers and review articles.
To collaborate with other working groups on nutritional initiatives. To work with the Young Nephrologists’ Platform promoting supervision, research exchanges, clinical training and educational activities for young researchers and practitioners in the field of Renal Nutrition. Finally and overall, to stimulate joint initiatives with other European and International Societies in the field of Renal Nutrition.
In 2020 the Board composition of ERN Working Group must be partially renewed and 3 new members will be elected.
Before applying, please read the Working Groups regulations carefully and consider that to be eligible for the Board a member must have been an ordinary member of the WG for at least 2 years (or from its creation) or have a proven track record of relevant scientific expertise that would justify his/her being part of the Board; ERA-EDTA Full members (exceptions to this last rule can only be made for non-nephrologists). Women and young members are encouraged to actively send an application.
Each candidate must send his/her application and CV (the use of this specific template is mandatory) together with two supporting letters from two Working Group members (Board or Ordinary members) to email@example.com, the Working Group secretariat will, indeed, collect the candidatures on behalf of the Working Group Vice Chairs.
The deadline to apply is July 31, 2020. No candidatures sent after this date will be accepted; furthermore, candidatures not fulfilling all the above mentioned requirements will not be taken into consideration.
HOW TO JOIN THE WORKING GROUP
Being a ordinary member of the ERN Working Group means being part of a network which facilitates exchanges of ideas on basic science research and new treatment protocols.
Becoming an ordinary member of the ERN Working Group is FREE OF CHARGE (ERA-EDTA Membership is not mandatory) and is also open to non-nephrologists.
By joining the ERN Working Group you will receive constant updates on the Working Group initiatives be included in the Directory of ERN Working Groups’ ordinary members and start networking with colleagues from all over the world.
International DELPHI Consensus on Nutritional Treatment in non-Dialysis CKD – The project involved ERN ordinary members, ERA-EDTA members as well as members of International Societies and Patients’ Associations and its final aim is to achieve an authoritative consensus on the main issues related to the nutritional treatment in non-dialysis CKD patients by mean of the robust DELPHI methodology. A Multilanguage survey named Survey to define the priority of the topics related to the nutritional treatment in non-dialysis CKD was circulated in 2018 and 1,800 individuals participated. 1,224 responders completed the questionnaire; the collected information will contribute to the development of best practice programmes to improve the quality of care and outcomes of CKD patients. The results of the IDON-Study survey were presented in the session ‘What should CKD patients eat?’ at the 56th ERA-EDTA Congress (click here to watch the presentation) and at the Kidney Week 2019 of the ASN (click here to read the abstract).