ESPN WORKING GROUPS
Establishment of ESPN Scientific Working Groups (WG)
Potential benefits for the ESPN
Potential benefits for a WG
Additional common benefits
Each WG will consist of a Scientific Board made up of five Members (among them one Chairperson for 3 year service and one young member < 35 yrs). After 3 years, there will be a partial renewal of the board; maximum duration of each position is 6 years.
In addition, each WG will include: one member of the ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry (for contacts with ESPN/ERA-EDTA Registry, maximum term 3 years), one member of the ESPN Council (who will be in charge of contact with the ESPN Council until she/he is in service in the Council) and one expert in the area to liaise with ERA-EDTA (maximum term 3 years).
In total WG board will consists of 8 members.
In 2013 the ESPN Council is launching a call for the following 7 WGs:
4. CAKUT/UTI/bladder dysfunction
5. inherited renal disorders
6. idiopathic nephrotic syndrome
7. immune-mediated renal disorders.
The existing collaborative groups are welcome to enter ESPN WGs or to apply for ESPN endorsement.
Applications: Applications can only be made by an active ESPN member after completing of the form.
Application forbecoming a Member of WG Click here
Financial support: The ESPN will provide a room for WG meetings during ESPN congresses. The WGs receive a basic financial support for their activities which must be used for scientific and/or educational projects of the WGs only.
Job description: To organize meetings, link with ERA-EDTA working group, organize CME courses, develop new studies in specific areas, report to ESPN council.
The aim of the Society is to promote research knowledge of paediatric nephrology through teaching, scientific meetings and other methods, for the benefit of children with renal disease.
World Kidney Day activities in ESPN Centres
ESPN Research Grant 2014 ; the call is closed & the results were announced at ESPN General Assembly Meeting in Porto.
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