AWARDEES

  

 
Winners of the travel grants for the 8 best abstracts submitted by young authors
 
 
 

BISWANATH BASU

Abstract title: EFFICACY AND SAFETY OF MYCOPHENOLATE-MOFETIL VS. LEVAMISOLE IN CHILDREN WITH IDIOPATHIC NEPHROTIC SYNDROME: RESULTS OF A RANDOMIZED CLINICAL TRIAL
Abstract number: SO018

After passing my MD-Paediatrics in 2009, I received a visiting Fellowship from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, London; then enjoyed one year training of International Paediatric Nephrology Association (IPNA) and Fellowship of WHO - Immunology Research and Training Centre, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.
I have proposed, planned and established by myself the First Paediatric Nephrology Division at Govt. Sector in Eastern India (population of about 250 million) at NRS Medical College, Kolkata, India and at present I am in-charge of this Division, taking care not only of this part of our country but also of the neighbouring countries of Bangladesh, Bhutan and Nepal to serve even the poorest under the best infrastructure at the affordable price of a Govt. institution. My unit is the sole Paediatric Nephrology centre at Government Sector in Eastern India.
I have received various national and international awards.
I have published a total of 16 original articles with 12 international articles (the latest one published in the NEJM, 27th March, 2014 issue) in last 4 years.

 
Da Silva

VIVIANE CALICE DA SILVA

Abstract title: PREDICTORS OF CONGESTIVE HEART FAILURE EVENTS IN INCIDENT PATIENTS ON HEMODIALYSIS - RESULTS FROM THE INTERNATIONAL MONDO INITIATIVE
Abstract number: MP452
Viviane Calice da Silva is a Brazilian nephrologist who received her M.D. from the Catholic University of Pelotas, Brazil in 2005. In 2011 she finished her nephrology training at the Pró-rim Foundation and received the nephrology degree by the Brazilian Society of Nephrology.
In 2013 she started her PhD at the Pontifical University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil. Since then she has been working on a diagnostic tool for acute kidney injury (Saliva Urea Nitrogen dipstick) due to a partnership between the university and the Renal Research Institute (RRI), New York where she had, in the same year, a two months fellowship sponsored by the International Society of Nephrology.
In March, 2014 she returned to RRI as a research fellow to continue working on projects related to saliva urea nitrogen dipstick and predictors for non-ischemic cardiac diseases on hemodialysis patient
s.

 
Cornec-Le Gall

EMILIE CORNEC-LE GALL

Abstract title: THE PRO-PKD SCORE, A NEW ALGORITHM TO PREDICT RENAL OUTCOME IN AUTOSOMAL DOMINANT POLYCYSTIC KIDNEY DISEASE (ADPKD)
Abstract number: SO011

Educational Degrees and Training
- Medical studies, University hospital Brest 2000-2006
- Clinical training in Nephrology and Transplantation, University Hospital Brest, (and 6 months in University Hospital Necker, Paris) 2006-2011
- Graduation as MD, Medical University of Brest, France, 2011
- Certification in Nephrology, Medical University of Brest, France, 2011
- Master in Genetic, Genomic and Biotechnologies, Brest, France, 2009
- Present position: PhD student in the Department of Molecular Genetic, INSERM 1078, Medical University of Brest, France
Professional Experiences
- Present position: Nephrologist in the Department of Nephrology, Renal Transplantation, Haemodialysis, University Hospital La Cavale Blanche, Brest, since 2011
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications
- Cornec-Le Gall E, Delmas Y, De Parscau L, Doucet L, Ogier H, Benoist JF, Fremeaux-Bacchi V, Le Meur Y. Adult-Onset Eculizumab-Resistant Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Associated With Cobalamin C Deficiency. Am J Kidney Dis. 2014 Jan;63(1):119-23
- Cornec-Le Gall E, Audrézet MP, Chen JM, Hourmant M, Morin MP, Perrichot R, Charasse C, Whebe B, Renaudineau E, Jousset P, Guillodo MP, Grall-Jezequel A, Saliou P, Férec C, Le Meur Y. Type of PKD1 mutation influences renal outcome in ADPKD. J Am Soc Nephrol. 2013 May;24(6):1006-13.
- Audrézet MP, Cornec-Le Gall E, Chen JM, Redon S, Quéré I, Creff J, Bénech C, Maestri S, Le Meur Y, Férec C. Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: comprehensive mutation analysis of PKD1 and PKD2 in 700 unrelated patients. Hum Mutat. 2012 Aug; 33(8):1239-50.
Research Support
- Principal Investigator of the GeneQuest Study: Clinical and molecular description of PKD1 and PKD2 mutation negative carriers in ADPKD (Plan Hospitalier de Recherche Clinique 2013)
Professional Associations
- Member of the scientific committee of the Young French Nephrologists Association (le club des jeunes néphrologues) since 2012
- ERA-EDTA Membership since 2014
Awards
- 2013 Young Investigator Award, Fondation du Rein: Clinical and molecular description of PKD1 and PKD2 mutation negative carriers in ADPKD

 
Shruti Dave

SHRUTI DAVE

Abstract title: MESENCHYMAL STEM CELLS INDUCED IN VITRO GENERATION OF REGULATORY T-CELLS: A CELL-BASED THERAPY TO PROMOTE TRANSPLANTATION TOLERANCE
Abstract number: MO028

Shruti Dave is a prolific researcher in the field of stem cells biology – mainly doing in vitro culture, generation, differentiation and trans-differentiation of stem cells.
Using in vitro culture conditions she has successfully generated various types of stem cells including hematopoitic stem cells differentiated from bone marrow, mesenchymal stem cells differentiated from adipose tissue, mesenchymal stem cells trans-differentiated in to insulin-secreting cells, neuronal stem cells and cardiomyocytes and latest being induction and generation of antigen(donor)- specific regulatory T-cells from mesenchymal stem cells. Her research has been clinically implemented successfully in many renal transplant recipients, autoimmune disorders, diabetes mellitus (insulin dependent, non-insulin dependent and type 1.5) and neuronal disorders. Her ongoing research on in vitro generated antigen-specific regulatory T-cells for induction of “immune tolerance in transplantation” is paving the way in the field of not only renal transplantation but all solid organ transplantations to wean off/minimize immunosuppressive medications and thus save these patients from associated morbidity and mortality apart from being a leap in saving financial burden with long term graft survival.
She has over 22 research papers published. She is been also the recipient of various awards like “President’s Choice Award” – 24th International Congress of The Transplantation Society, Berlin, Germany, July 2012, “Muthoot M. George Memorial Research Award 2012” by TANKER Foundation and Kerala Kidney Research Foundation, Chennai, India, January 2013, and “Young Investigator Award” – 12th Cell Transplantation Society, Milan, Italy, July 2013.

 
NÉSTOR FONTSERÉ BALDELLOU

NÉSTOR FONTSERÉ BALDELLOU

Abstract title: OBSERVATIONAL STUDY OF SURVEILLANCE BASED ON THE COMBINATION OF ON-LINE DIALYSANCE AND THERMODILUTION METHODS IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH ARTERIOVENOUS FISTULAS
Abstract number: SP522

Néstor Fontseré Baldellou, MD, was born in Barcelona on the 7th of May, 1975. He obtained a degree in medicine and surgery at Barcelona University in 1999. He specialized in Nephrology (2000-04) at the University Hospital, Germans Trias i Pujol in Badalona, Spain. Later, he worked in the nephrology department of the Terrassa Hospital, Barcelona (2004-07). He received his PhD in medicine at the Autonomous University of Barcelona in 2007 with a “Cum Laude” qualification for his studies based on prediction equations of glomerular filtration rates in patients with diabetes and chronic kidney disease, stages 4 and 5, published in the Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation and Nephron Clinical Practices journals. Currently, he works in the nephrology and renal transplant department (dialysis section) at Hospital Clinic in Barcelona, and this since 2008. One of his most important activities is as the medical coordinator of the vascular access unit. This unit includes multidisciplinary equipment, integrating nephrology, hemodialysis nursing, vascular surgery and interventional vascular radiology. He is a member of different Spanish and international nephrology societies, and is a member of the Spanish Group for Vascular Access and the Vascular Access Society. He is also a clinical partner at the Barcelona University of Medicine and a teacher of vascular access in a different Masters program. Recently, he studied different applications of indirect methods of vascular access flow based in ionic dialysance (Kt), saline dilution method, on-line clearance monitoring, thermodilution method and Doppler ultrasound for early detection of significant vascular access dysfunction and maturation control. He has published 38 original articles (Pub Med) and he has won 9 Spanish and international awards.

 

NEIL HOYE

Abstract title: ENDOVASCULAR RENAL DENERVATION IN DIALYSIS-DEPENDENT RENAL FAILURE TO REDUCE CARDIOVASCULAR RISK
Abstract number: SO020

Neil Hoye is a senior Specialty Registrar with a keen interest in academic medicine, dual certifying in both Nephrology and General Internal Medicine in the United Kingdom. He has just completed 15 months as a clinical research fellow at the University of Otago in New Zealand, during which he has studied the physiological effects of endovascular renal denervation in dialysis patients. He was the recipient of the University of Otago’s Tony Hocken scholarship to facilitate his studies overseas, is writing up his work for a Master of Medical Sciences degree and hopes to use his preliminary findings to further understand the role medical devices may have to reduce cardiovascular risk in chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplant patients. In addition to his research endeavours, he has also completed a postgraduate certificate of clinical education to further progress his academic aspirations.
Position Title: Specialty Registrar, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust
Education/Training:
Institution & Location                            Degree                     MM/YY          Field Of Study
University of Newcastle upon Tyne           MB BS                        07/05             Medicine
University of Newcastle upon Tyne           PGCert (ClinEd)         07/12             Clinical Education
University of Otago, New Zealand            MMedSc                     (ongoing)       Medicine
Positions And Honours:
Positions & Employment
2005 – 2007 Foundation Programme Doctor (Northumbria Healthcare Foundation NHS Trust)
2007 – 2009 Specialty Registrar – Core Medical Training (Calderdale & Huddersfield NHS Foundation Trust/Leeds Teaching Hopitals NHS Trust)
2009 – date   Specialty Registrar – Nephrology & General Internal Medicine (Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust/Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust)
2012 – 2013 Clinical Research Fellow (Dunedin School of Medicine, Otago University, New Zealand)
Other Experience & Professional Memberships
2009 – date   Member, Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom
2011 – date   Member, UK Renal Association
2012 – date   Fellow, UK Higher Education Academy
2012 – 2014 Member, Australia & New Zealand Society of Nephrology
Honours
2005               Royal College of Paediatrics & Child Health Student Prize
2012 – 2013 Tony Hocken Scholarship, University of Otago, New Zealand
2014               Amgen Scholarship, UK Renal Week, Glasgow
2014               Best Abstract by Young Author, ERA-EDTA Congress, Amsterdam
Peer-Reviewed Publications

  1. Hoye, N.A., Baldi, J.C., Putt, T.L., Schollum, J.B., Wilkins, G.T., Walker, R.J. (2014) Endovascular renal denervation: a novel sympatholytic with relevance to chronic kidney disease. Clinical Kidney Journal, 7(1), 3-10.
  2. Jones, G.L., Taylor, P.R.A., Windebank, K.P., Hoye, N.A., Lucraft, H., Wood, K., Angus, B., Proctor, S.J. (2007). Outcome of a risk-related therapeutic strategy used prospectively in a population-based study of Hodgkin's lymphoma in adolescents. British Journal of Cancer, 97 (1), 29-36.

Oral Presentations
Hoye, N.A., Baldi, J.C., Jardine, D.L., Wilkins, G.T., Wilson, L.C., Walker, R.J. Endovascular Renal Denervation in Dialysis-Dependent Renal Failure to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. ERA-EDTA Congress, Amsterdam, 31st May – 3rd June 2014.
Hoye, N.A., Baldi, J.C., Jardine, D.L., Wilkins, G.T., Wilson, L.C., Walker, R.J.  Endovascular Renal Denervation in Dialysis-Dependent Renal Failure To Reduce Cardiovascular Risk. UK Renal Week, Glasgow, 29th April – 2nd May 2014.
Poster Presentations
Hoye N.A., Lewington, A.J.P.L. Are we still adding insult to injury? Two years on from NCEPOD. Renal Association Conference, Gateshead, 12th – 14th June 2012.

 

 

EMANUELE PARODI

Abstract title: TLR4 LINKS PODOCYTES WITH THE INNATE IMMUNE SYSTEM TO MEDIATE GLOMERULAR INJURY IN PATIENTS WITH TYPE 2 DIABETES AND MICROALBUMINURIA (MA)
Abstract number: TO026

 

MARCO VAN LONDEN

Abstract title: DONOR TUBULAR PHOSPHATE HANDLING INDEPENDENTLY PREDICTS RECIPIENT OUTCOMES AFTER LIVING KIDNEY DONATION
Abstract number: MP622

Hospital: University Medical Center Groningen, the Netherlands
Department: Internal Medicine – Department of Nephrology
Marco van Londen is a young, but enthusiastic medicine student from Groningen, who has taken interest in scientific research since almost the beginning of his medical training. He started out interviewing kidney donors about their health, and nowadays combines medical internships with coordinating the living kidney donor follow-up of the University Medical Center Groningen. In his PhD at the Department of Nephrology he focuses on the outcomes of kidney donors and their recipients, hoping to map and improve the outcomes of living kidney transplantation for both the donor and the recipient.

 
 
 
 
Winners of the ASQ travel grants
 
 
 
 

PAVLINA DZEKOVA VIDIMLISKI

Abstract title: IL28B SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE POLYMORPHISMS GENOTYPE INDEPENDENT PREDICTOR OF SUSTAINED VIRAL RESPONSE IN HEMODIALYSIS PATIENTS WITH CHRONIC HEPATITIS C
Abstract number: MP560

Dr. Pavlina Dzekova Vidimliski is nephrologist at University Clinic of Nephrology in Skopje, Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia. She finished the Medical Faculty at the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius” in Skopje, R. Macedonia in 2001, as the best graduated student of her year. Dzekova Vidimiliski has been a teaching assistant for internal medicine at the Medical Faculty of the University “Ss Cyril and Methodius” since 2003. She is recognized in her country for having started the antiviral treatment of chronic hepatitis C virus infection in hemodialysis patients with the pegylated interferon-alpha. Dzekova Vidimliski completed her postgraduate education in the field of nephrology in 2009, and became master in medical sciences. She was involved in many international multicenter projects as a sub investigator. Dzekova Vidimliski is the general secretary of the Macedonian Medical Society of Nephrology. Actually she is a PhD candidate, and her PhD multicenter project is supported by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF).

 

Liping Liu

LIPING LIU

Abstract title: POLPMORPHISMS IN MYH9 ARE ASSOCIATED WITH THE CHRONIC KIDNEY DISEASE IN CHINESE
Abstract number: MP133

 
Yuan Liu

YUAN LIU

Abstract title: AKI PREDICTS MORTALITY IN LUNG CANCER PATIENTS WITH CHEMOTHERAPY
Abstract number: SP103

As a M.D. candidate, I’m a medical student in the 7th year of an 8-year program. I was particularly fascinated by the development and effect of acute kidney injury (AKI), especially in lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy. What is the incidence rate of AKI for them? Is AKI correlated with the clinical outcomes? What are the possible risk factors for AKI in lung cancer patients with chemotherapy? Is the use of chemotherapeutic agents the main cause of AKI? Recent studies about AKI in lung cancer patients are scant. I propose to reveal the basic condition about AKI in lung cancer patients receiving chemotherapy in a comprehensive hospital in China and study the underlying interaction between chemotherapeutic agents and AKI.
Honors
2012 National Scholarship for Graduate students, Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China.

 
Palash Mitra

PALASH MITRA

Abstract title: AN OVERVIEW OF RENAL VICTIMS OF MULTI-STORIED BUILDING COLLAPSE AT SAVAR, BANGLADESH: FIRST MONTH'S EXPERIENCE
Abstract number: SP109

Dr. Palash Mitra completed his Medical Graduation in 2004 under the University of Dhaka and has currently been working in the Department of Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation of the BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh. His main focus is related to Interventional Nephrology and Critical Care Nephrology.
Besides his post-graduation study in Internal Medicine and Nephrology, he is doing his research on acute kidney injury (AKI), kidney injury related to connective tissue diseases and renal transplantation. He has three publications related to renal transplantation. He has a few presentations (both oral and poster) in local and international conferences regarding AKI due to energy drink toxicity, star fruit toxicity etc. He is currently working on infections in renal transplant patients of his country.