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Assistant Prof. Jung Nam An


Dr. An in professor of division of nephrology and department of critical care medicine at Seoul National University Boramae Medical Center. She completed resident physician of internal medicine (2013) and nephrology fellowship (2016) at the Seoul National University Hospital, and obtained her boards in internal medicine (2013) and Nephrology (2015). She received the Ph.D. (2018) from the Seoul National University College of Medicine. Her research interests are in the field of critical care nephrology and progression to chronic kidney disease after development of acute kidney injury.

Prof. Jorge Cerda


Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine, Albany Medical College, Albany NY Fulbright Scholar, 1980 Fellow, American College of Physicians Fellow, American Society of Nephrology Chair, Medical Advisory Board, World Foundation for Renal Care Member, Organizing Committee, International Conference on Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy Editorial Board, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, NephSAP, American Board of Internal Medicine Main research interests: Acute Renal Failure, CRRT, Acute Renal Failure post Cardiothoracic Surgery.

Dr. Rajasekhara Chakravarthi


Dr. Rajasekara Chakravarthi graduated from Mysore University (MBBS) in 1993 and completed MD (internal medicine) from the same university in 1996. Subsequently he trained as a fellow in Nephrology under the guidance of Dr.M.K.Mani between June 1997 to June 1999. He successfully completed the national board of examinations (Nephrology) DNB-NBE India.  He worked as a consultant Nephrologist at JSS medical college and hospitals Mysore between Aug 1999 to Oct 2000 and then as a consultant Nephrologist at Apollo hospitals Chennai between Oct 2000 to March 2002.  He shifted to the city of Hyderabad in March 2002 and started the department of Nephrology at CARE hospitals, the institute of medical sciences.  He was the Head of the department of Nephrology CARE hospitals Banjara hills from March 2002 to September 2011.  Since September 2011 till Sep 2015 he officiated as the Director Nephrology services CARE group of hospitals India which is a 16 hospitals group spread across the country. Since Sep 2015 till date he is the director of Nephrology services STAR hospitals, Hyderabad. India. He has keen interest in understanding Acute Kidney Injury and is a member of the AKIN and ADQI (2011, Dublin) (2016, Asiago).  He has more than 60 publications in various national and international journals and more than 125 presentations in various conferences.  He was a visiting and adjunct faculty to National Institute of Nutrition Hyderabad and JSS University Mysore.  He is an organizing committee member and invited faculty  for the international CRRT conference held at San Diego yearly since 2005 till date. He is a reviewer for the Indian Journal of nephrology, the official journal of the Indian society of Nephrology, Indian Heart Journal, Journal of Indian College of cardiology, Indian journal of Transplantation and Nephrology.  He is presently nominated as a member AKI-committee of the International society of Nephrology. In the year 2016 he has organized and co-chaired the 17th ADQI held at Hyderabad India on Management of AKI in the developing world. He has been organizing AKI and CRRT conference since 2004 . The last one in 2016 was conducted at Novotel Hyderabad. He has been part of the active transplantation programme since 1997 at Apollo Hospitals - Chennai, JSS Medical College Hospital - Mysore, Care Group of Hospitals - India and presently at STAR Hospitals - Hyderabad, being part of more than 650 transplantations so far both live related and cadaveric. He is the founding trustee of the NGO, Care For Your Kidney Foundation (cfykf) started in the year 2015 with the aim of creating awareness in the public regarding kidney disease and preventing kidney disease in the community. So far the foundation has completed more than five thousands screening in the urban slums of Hyderabad. The foundation also subsidizes dialysis and kidney transplants for the needy population of the country. He is the founding director of Renown clinical services which is a group offering Nephrology services presently to five hospitals in the city of Hyderabad. An Annual meeting on AKI (acute kidney injury) and CRRT is conducted by Renown associates since 2016 namely Selections from Sandiego. This meeting provides training in all modalities of RRT (dialysis) in ICU and brings the highlights of the AKI and CRRT meeting held annually in Sandiego by CRRT Inc. and UCSD. This meeting held at Sandiego annually is into its 22nd year.

Associate Prof. Chih-Hsiang Chang


Dr. Chih-Hsiang Chang completed his fellow training and serves in the division of nephrology at Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital since 2008. Currently, he is the director of Department of Critical Care Nephrology in Linkou Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. He is an associate professor and gives lectures in the School of Medicine of Chang Gung University. His major research interests are acute kidney injury, renal replacement therapy, proteomics, and translational medicine. He has more than fifty scientific publications in the field of Critical Care Nephrology.

Prof. Lakhmir S Chawla


Dr. Chawla is currently on sabbatical as the Chief Medical Officer of La Jolla Pharmaceutical. Previously, Dr. Chawla was a Professor of Medicine at the George Washington University, where he had dual appointments in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine and in the Department of Medicine, Division of Renal Diseases and Hypertension. Dr. Chawla was also the Chief of the Division of Intensive Care Medicine at the Washington D.C. Veterans Affairs Medical Center. During his tenure at George Washington, Dr. Chawla was the designer and lead investigator of a pilot study called the ATHOS (Angiotensin II for the Treatment of High Output Shock) trial. Data from the ATHOS trial was published in the medical journal Critical Care during 2014 and demonstrated the utility of angiotensin II in patients with severe shock. These data were also used in support of the initiation of the AHTOS-3 Trial. Dr. Chawla is an internationally renowned expert in the field of acute kidney injury (AKI) and was an active investigator in the fields of inflammation and AKI, AKI biomarkers, AKI risk prediction, chronic kidney disease caused by AKI and AKI therapeutics. In addition, Dr. Chawla was an active investigator in shock, inflammation and extracorporeal therapies, including: continuous renal replacement therapy, dialysis and albumin dialysis. Dr. Chawla is also the author of over 100 peer-reviewed publications and was previously an Associate Editor for the Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology.

Prof. Yung-Chang Chen


Yung-Chang Chen, MD, is a professor and chairman of Department of Medicine at Keelung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. He graduated from Taipei Medical University School of Medicine (June 1992). He trained in internal medicine at the Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Linkou Medical Center. He completed post-doctor research fellow training at University of Colorado Health Science Center in US (July 2002 to June 2004), researching acute kidney injury (AKI), liver cirrhosis with renal dysfunction and renal aquaporin water channels studies under the supervision of professor Schrier. His recent research activities include prognostic scoring systems in critical care and AKI biosignature for cardiorenal syndrome. Those projects are supported by grants from the Ministry of Science and Technology (Taiwan) and Chang Gung Memorial Hospital Research Program.

Prof. Jinn-Yang Chen


Work address: Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
1981-1988 Taipei Medical College, Doctor of Medicine
1997-2003 National Yang-Ming University, Institute of Clinical Medicine, PhD
Career Record:
1996-1997 Attending Physician of Division of Nephrology, Cheng-Hsin Medical center, Taipei
1997- Attending Physician of Division of Nephrology, Taipei Veterans General Hospital
2003- Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, National Yang-Ming University
Membership of learned Society:
Taiwan Society of Internal Medicine (since 1990)
Taiwan Society of Nephrology (since 1993)
American Society of Nephrology (since 1999)
International Society of Nephrology (Since 1999)
International Society of Peritoneal Dialysis (Since 2000)
Research Interest:
Transport of Peritoneal dialysis
Fluid status and volume control of peritoneal dialysis
Chronic kidney disease and metabolic syndrome

Assistant Prof. Shu-Tzu Chen


Shu-Tzu Chen PhD, Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition and Chair of renal dietitians practice group, Taiwan Nutrition Society from 1992, is currently chief dietitian of Hemodialysis Center at Wenlin Clinic , nutrition advisor of Division of Nutrition at Taipei Tzu Chi Hospital and assistant professor of Department of Nutrition & Health Sciences, Taipei Medical University. She is a widely recognized authority on clinical nutrition practice of kidney disease in Taiwan . She led the nutrition practice guideline-writing group of CKD for Taiwan. Her research interests include evaluates the effects of soy protein on kidney function and lipid metabolism in CKD and dialysis, assessment of outcomes and adherence in patients treated with low protein diet.

Assistant Prof. Terry Ting-Yu Chiou


Dr. Chiou is an Assistant Professor at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taiwan. He received his BSc and MD, from University of Pennsylvania and Tufts University, respectively. He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 2003 at Lahey Clinic, Boston USA, then returned to Taiwan with additional Fellowship training in Nephrology at Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. In 2010, he returned to Boston where he joined the research teams under Dr. Kobzik (Department of Environmental Health, Harvard School of Public Health) and Dr. Stossel (Translational Medicine Division, Brigham and Women’s Hospital), investigating the potential roles of plasma gelsolin in various clinical conditions, including pneumonia, sepsis, and chronic kidney disease. After returning to Taiwan in 2012, Dr. Chiou continued his research focusing on the roles of plasma gelsolin in patients with hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, and acute kidney injury. He also served as the designated Nephrology Consultant for intensive care units in Kaohsiung Chang Gung Memorial Hospital.

Prof. Pauling Chu




1977 - 1984 National Defense Medical Center, Taiwan, M.D.

1991 - 1996 Graduate Center for Toxicology, University of Kentucky, Lexington, USA, Ph. D.


2010 – Director, Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Heat Stroke, Tri-Service General Hospital

1990 - Attending physician of Nephrology, Tri-Service General Hospital

2004 - Professor of Medicine, National Defense Medical Center


Aug 2011 - 2012 Aug Vice-superintendent, Tri-Service General Hospital

Aug 2010 - 2011 Aug Chairman, Department of Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital

Aug 2004 - Aug 2010 Director, Division of Nephrology, Tri-Service General Hospital

2002 – 2004 Director, Hemodialysis Center, Tri-Service General Hospital


1990 Board of Nephrology, R.O.C.

1988 Board of Internal Medicine, R.O.C.


National Defense Administration Scholarship 1991-1996

Teacher of the Year 2009, 2011, 2013

Best presentation award 2012

(Annual Meeting of Taiwan Society of Nephrology)


Chronic kidney disease – mineral and bone disorders, toxicology, heat stroke

Dr. Xiaoqiang Ding


Dr. Ding, MD, chief of department of Nephrology, Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, also director of Shanghai Institute of Kidney Disease and Dialysis (SIKD), Shanghai Key laboratory of Kidney Disease and Blood Purification and Shanghai Quality Control Center for Hemodialysis. Dr. Ding got his doctor degree in 1991 from department of internal medicine, Shanghai medical college, Fudan University. He was a visiting scholar of urological department, Osaka University, Japan in 1997-1998 and become professor of the Nephrology department in 1999. His main research interests include CKD prevention and management, HD therapy, and pathogenesis and management of AKI.

Assistant Prof. Kent Doi


Kent Doi, M.D., Ph.D. is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the division of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine at The University of Tokyo, Japan. He received his M.D. and Ph.D., and residency training at the University of Tokyo Hospital followed by research nephrology training at NIH/NIDDK (2005-2007). At the University of Tokyo, Dr. Doi is a clinical and basic research investigator. His research interests include acute kidney injury, sepsis, and multiple organ failure. Current research involves AKI biomarker development, clarification of pathophysiology of sepsis-induced AKI, and organ system network analysis in multiple organ failure. He is also working for the renal support therapy in the ICU. Dr. Doi is Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology (FASN) and the Japanese Society of Internal Medicine (FJSIM), Councilor and Board Certified Nephrologist of the Japanese Society of Nephrology, Board Certified Senior Member of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy.

Prof. Zoltan Endre


Professor Zoltan Endre graduated with first class honours in Medicine and Science and with a PhD from Sydney University. He trained as a Nephrologist at the Prince Henry Hospital in Sydney and completed post-doctoral studies as a Nuffield Medical Fellow in Oxford. He has held Nephrology and Professorial appointments in Brisbane-Australia, Christchurch-New Zealand and in Sydney-Australia. His clinical and research interests are in acute and chronic kidney disease. He is an international leader in kidney biomarker research and led the first intervention trial that used urinary biomarkers to triage to treatment in critical care patients. Dr Endre's laboratory currently analyses biomarkers of kidney disease for studies in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Sri Lanka. He is on the editorial boards of many Nephrology Journals including Kidney International and is Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the Internal Medicine Journal.
Professor Endre has been Head of Nephrology and Transplantation at the Prince of Wales Hospital and Clinical School of the University of New South Wales in Sydney since 2010.

Prof. Bak Leong Goh


Prof. Goh is a Senior Consultant Nephrologist. He is the Head of Nephrology and Clinical Research Centre, Serdang Hospital. He has particular interest in interventional nephrology and PD. He has published and presented a great number of scientific papers in peer review journals, international meetings and congresses. He is currently the President of Malaysian Society of Nephrology and the Editor of Malaysian Dialysis & Transplant Registry. He is currently appointed as Professor and he is also the Chair for 1st AKI CRRT 2017 Congress which is co-organised with CRRT San Diego USA.

Prof. Patrick Honore


Patrick Honoré, graduated from Louvain Medical School as MD (1988), Specialist in Internal Medicine (1993), Intensive Care Specialist (1994) and Nephrologist (1995). During his internship, he completed more than 2 1/2 years specialisation in Nephrology and Dialysis. For almost 5 years, he received ICU training abroad (United Kingdom, Australia and USA). Pr Honoré is Board member of the Belgian Intensive Care Society and closely involved in the Nephrology section of the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. He is also a distinguished member or consultant of many scientific committees and decision-making organizations dedicated to diagnosis, treatment, and research in the field of acute kidney injury in the critically ill. Pr Honoré authored or co-authored more than 228 peer-reviewed papers, more than 600 abstracts and more than 75 book chapters. He was also editor of three books dedicated to Critical Care Nephrology. He has been invited as a speaker at more than 650 national and international conferences in almost 100 different countries. He acts as reviewer for more than 45 international journals, including top-ranking journals in the field of critical care medicine and nephrology. He is a member of the editorial board of several 25 high-standard journals. He is also Editor-In-Chief of the Journal of Translational Internal Medicine (open access) since 2013, editor-in-chief of Journal of Translational Critical Care Medicine & Journal of Translational Kidney Research since 2015 (open access too).He is also appointed as section editor for Renal in Annals of Intensive Care starting from February 2016.Since 2009, he fulltime fulfils the position of Head of Clinics in the Intensive Care department of the University Hospital, Vrije Universiteit Brussels (VUB) and became Clinical Tutor and Senior Lecturer at the VUB Faculty of Medicine. Since 2012, he fulfils the position of Full Professor at the VUB Faculty of Medicine. In the ICU department, he leads the Critical Care Nephrology Platform which incorporates intensivists, nephrologists and nurses dedicated to daily education, research and treatment of acute kidney injury. In particular, he directs and organizes continuous renal replacement therapy on a 24/24; 7/7 on-call basis. He has also start a CRRT program using citrate dedicated to small children (less than 10 kg) in the UZB -PICU since 2013.Since January 2018, he is holding the position of Vice-Chairman of ICU Department , ICU Research Director, Prof of Medicine and Pharmacology at CHU-Brugmann University Hospital

Miss Ching-Chun Hsu


Prof. Chi-Yuan Hsu


Dr. Chi-yuan Hsu is Professor and Chief of the Division of Nephrology at University of California, San Francisco. He is a graduate of Yale College, Harvard Medical School and Harvard School of Public Health. He completed his residency training at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and his renal fellowship at Massachusetts General Hospital. He has particular interest in the epidemiology of acute kidney injury (AKI) and the bidirectional relation between AKI and chronic kidney disease (CKD). He has been an editorial board member for Journal of the American Society of Nephrology (JASN), Kidney International, American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology and Kidney International Reports. He served as an Associate Editor for Nephrology Self-Assessment Program (NephSAP) in 2004-6 for CKD and is currently an Associate Editor for JASN. His work has been cited more 23,000 time per Google Scholar.

Prof. Fu-Chang Hu


Dr. Tao-Min Huang


Dr. Tao-Min Huang is a Nephrologist and also an Intensivist. He received his medical doctor degree in National Taiwan University Hospital and received traning of internal medicine, nephrology and critical care medicine in this hospital. His research and clnical activities focus on the care of patients undergoing acute dialysis, with acute kidney injury and those who need blood purification. He is a team member of NSARF group. He received several honors, including best resident award (three times), Research awards of taiwan society of nephrology, and several grants. The research results were mainly supervised by his mentors, Dr. Kwan-Dun Wu, Dr. Tzong-Shin Chu, Dr. Shui-Liong Lin, and Dr. Vincent Wu.

Dr. Chun-Te Huang


Dr. Huang has board certification in both nephrology and critical care medicine. He received his medical doctor degree from Taipei Medical University in 2006. He completed internal medicine residency training, nephrology fellowship training, and critical care medicine fellowship training at Taichung Veterans General Hospital. He works as a full time intensivist and focuses on the field of critical nephrology, including acute kidney injury, critical dialysis, and fluid management. He is also a member of Taiwan Consortium for Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Disease.

Prof. Yoshitaka Isaka


Dr. Yoshitaka Isaka M.D. is a graduate of Osaka University Graduate School of Medicine, Osaka, Japan (1988) and trained at Osaka University Hospital and Osaka National Hospital (1988-1989). He took a degree of Ph.D. at Osaka University, and studied at University of Utah, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension (Prof. W.A. Border) as postdoctoral fellow. He became a professor at Osaka University (Department of Nephrology) in 2015. He was a Board Member of the Japanese Society for Dialysis Therapy, and committee secretary of the Japanese Society of Nephrology. He has been acting as an editorial board member of the Nephrology, Dialysis and Transplantation, PLOS ONE, Sci Rep, and Renal Replacement Therapy.

Prof. Kianoush Kashani


Kianoush Kashani, MD is a consultant in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension, Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care at Mayo Clinic, Rochester. His academic rank is Professor of Internal Medicine and Assistant Professor in Medical Education. His served as critical care fellowship program director for 9 years. He has developed and implemented a full simulation Medicine curriculum for critical care training. He has developed more than 100 presentations across the globe. His research interest is acute kidney injury, electrolyte disorders, simulation medicine, and critical care point-of-care ultrasonography.

Prof. John Kellum


John A. Kellum, MD, FACP, MCCM John A. Kellum, MD, MCCM is Professor of Critical Care Medicine, Medicine, Bioengineering and Clinical and Translational Science, and Vice Chair for Research within the Department of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at the University of Pittsburgh. Dr. Kellum received his medical degree from the Medical College of Ohio in 1984. His postgraduate training includes an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Rochester, NY, and a Fellowship in Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Dr. Kellum is actively involved in education, research and administration. Dr. Kellum’s research interests span various aspects of Critical Care Medicine, but center in critical care nephrology, sepsis and multi-organ failure, and clinical epidemiology, including consensus development and research methodology. He has authored more than 250 publications and has won several awards for teaching. He lectures widely and has given more than 300 seminars and invited lectures worldwide related to his research.

Prof. Yu-Shien Ko


Assistant Prof. Shih-Chi Ku


Dr. Shih-Chi Ku, M.D., M.P.H. is the director of the Respiratory Care Center at National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), Taipei, Taiwan. He has been an attending physician working on the Medical Intensive Care Unit for 15 years. His expertise is in the field of Respiratory medicine and Critical Care. As being the clinical assistant professor of Department of Internal Medicine, National Taiwan University College of Medicine, his research interest includes the epidemiology of sepsis, obstructive airway disease and medical education. He works as the Deputy Director of residency training program at Department of Internal Medicine at NTUH for years. He instructs the curriculum for high-fidelity simulation in critical care residency training.

Miss Li-Min Lin


Ms. Li-Min Lin is RN, Nurse Practitioner (NP) in the Medical Intensive Care Units (MICU) at the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH), Taipei, Taiwan. She graduated from Department of Nursing, Kaohsiung Medical College, Kaohsiung, Taiwan in 1993, and had been working as a critical care nurse in the MICU of NTUH after her graduation. Since 2002, she has been working as the NP of the MICU. She also received an M. Sc. degree from the Institute of Health Policy and Management, College of Public health, National Taiwan University in 2010. Ms. Lin's clinical endeavor and performance in the MICU has been well recognized in NTUH as well as many institutions. She expresses high professionalism, updated medical knowledge, and continuing practice-based learning. She also participates in a variety of special healthcare programs in the critical care field and nursing. She has actively participated in the research and practice in the improvement of quality and patient safety.

Dr. Jui-Hsiang Lin


Dr. Lin is the lecturer at the National Yang Ming University; the nephrologist and the intensivist in Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare in Taiwan, ROC. He is the director of Emergency Department, Sinwu Branch, Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare.
He is an academic editor in Medicine (Baltimore) and reviewer in some journals. His name appears more than 30 times in Pubmed. He did Nephrology fellowship in Linko Chang Gang Memorial Hospital and Critical Care Medicine fellowship in Taoyuan General Hospital. He received several awards and travel grands from Taipei Medical University and some congresses and Japanese Society of Nephrology.
In recognition for these achievements, he is Deputy Chief Executive Officer in Emergency Medical Operations Center, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taiwan, ROC.

Miss Eileen Lischer


Eileen Lischer received her BSN from the University of Iowa and her MA from Redlands University. She is currently the Administrative Nurse Manager for the Acute Dialysis and Apheresis programs at the University of California, San Diego. Eileen has been a Nephrology Nurse for over 47 years specializing in Acute Dialysis. During her career, she has been a staff nurse, a patient educator and a dialysis unit manager. Her Nephrology experience includes all therapy modalities as well as the care of the acutely ill pediatric patient. Ms. Lischer consults nationally and internationally with medical professionals who are interested in initiating or enhancing a CRRT program. She is an active member of the American National Nephrology Association Nephros South chapter. Ms. Lischer has presented at numerous National and International meetings on the care of the renal patient, developing quality programs, and maintaining nurses competencies.

Prof. Kathleen Liu


Kathleen D. Liu, MD, PhD, MAS is a Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Anesthesia, Divisions of Nephrology and Critical Care Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Liu graduated from the University of California, San Francisco and trained as a resident at the Brigham and Womens Hospital in Boston. She trained in nephrology and critical care at the University of California, San Francisco. She joined the faculty at UCSF in 2006 and is board-certified in both nephrology and critical care. Dr. Liu is interested in the predictive role of biomarkers in both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease, as well as in clinical trials for acute kidney injury and acute lung injury.

Assistant Prof. Etienne Macedo


Etienne Macedo graduated from the University of Sao Paulo (USP) in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1996. She completed her residency and fellowship through the USP Hospital das Clinicas in 2001, her doctorate in 2006 and her post-doctorate at the University of California, San Diego in June of 2010. Returning to Brazil in 2010, she dedicated the following years to working with Acute Kidney Injury at Hospital das Clinicas - University of Sao Paulo. Back in San Diego, she continues to work as a clinician and researcher in AKI .

Prof. Mark Marshall


Prof. Ravindra Mehta


Dr Mehta is a Professor Emeritus of Medicine in the Division of Nephrology in the Department of Medicine at University of California San Diego where he directs the UCSD Masters in Clinical Research Program. He is an internationally recognized expert in the field of acute kidney injury (AKI). He chairs the annual International CRRT Conference that is in its 23rd year in 2018. He is a founding member of the Acute Dialysis Quality Initiative (ADQI) and the Acute Kidney Injury network (AKIN). His research has informed the development of the RIFLE and AKIN diagnostic and staging criteria for AKI and development of KDIGO guidelines for AKI. He has spearheaded several innovative multicenter studies including the CRRT vs IHD study, PICARD network studies on AKI and several international projects supported through the NIH funded UAB/UCSD O’Brien Center for AKI research that have provided new knowledge in the field.

Prof. Olivier Moranne


Assistant Prof. Mitra Nadim


Mitra Nadim is an Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine in the Division of Nephrology and Hypertension at the University of Southern California. She completed her medical school at UCLA, Internal Medicine Residencey at the Beth Israel Hospital in Boston and Nephrology Fellowship at Brigham and Women’s / Massachusetts General Hospital joint program. She is the the renal system chair for the Year 2 Medical School curriculum at Keck School of Medicine and the Director of USC’s Hypertension Center.

Prof. Masaomi  Nangaku


Masaomi Nangaku is a professor and head of the division of nephrology and endocrinology, the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, and a vice president of the University of Tokyo Hospital. He is the president-elect of the APSN, and an executive councilor of the ISN and the JSN. He has published 240 original articles and 90 reviews articles in international journals, and has given 90 invited talks at international academic meetings. He served as a member of Program Committees of WCN, ASN, and APCN. He served as a chair of the Program Committee of APCN 2016. He is co-organizing the first kidney Keystone Symposia and is serving as a chair of the program committee of the WCN 2019. He is a member of the editorial board of many prestigious journals, and has been serving as an associate editor of Kidney International.

Mr. Eisei Noiri


1987: Junior Resident in Internal Medicine, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine, Shizuoka.

1989: Senior Resident in Cardiology, Tokyo Teishin Hospital, Tokyo

1990: Chief Resident in Nephrology, Showa General Hospital, Tokyo

1992: Assistant Professor in Nephrology, First Department of Internal Medicine, The University of Tokyo

1993 Research Fellowship in Nephrology (under M.S. Goligorsky), SUNY at Stony Brook, NY.

Guest Researcher in Medicine of Brookhaven National Laboratory, NY.

1998: Assistant Professor in Department of Nephrology and Endocrinology, University of Tokyo, The University of Tokyo

2004: Lecturer & Head in Department of Hemodialysis & Apheresis, Chief of Nephrology 107 Lab., University Hospital, The University of Tokyo

2007: Associate Professor & Head in Department of Hemodialysis & Apheresis, Associate Professor of Nephrology & Endocrinology, Chief of Nephrology 107 Lab., University Hospital, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo

2016: Fellow in Department of Nephrology and Endocrinology, Chief of Nephrology 107 Lab., University Hospital, The University of Tokyo

Mr. Noel Oabel


Noel Oabel was born in Tayabas City, Philippines on April 2, 1971 and graduated from Sacred Heart College, Lucena City on March 1992 with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. He worked as a private nurse of a Dailysis patient for 3 years and then went to United Arab Emirates as a Medical Surgical nurse. In October, 2002 he migrated to the United States and worked at Davita dialysis company. In 2004, he moved to California and worked with the same company. He received his NNCC, Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission in 2008. In 2006, he became part of the UCSD Neprology department and became the Assistant Manager of the department in 2014.

Prof. Mark Okusa


Mark D. Okusa, M.D. is the John C. Buchanan Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Chief, Division of Nephrology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. He received his M.D., and internship and residency training at the Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA followed by clinical and research nephrology training at Yale University, New Haven, CT. Dr. Okusa joined the faculty at the University of Virginia in 1991. His clinical and research interest focus on acute kidney injury. He is the principal investigator of several NIH grants including a T32 training grant. He has published over 160 original manuscripts and book chapters. He has served on advisory committees and study sections for the NIH, ASN, AHA, and NKF and as Chair of the Program Committee of the ASN (2011). Dr. Okusa is on numerous editorial boards. Dr. Okusa is a member of the American Clinical and Climatological Association, Association of American Physicians and is President of the American Society of Nephrology.

Dr. Marlies Ostermann


Dr. Ostermann is a Consultant in Critical Care & Nephrology at Guy's & St Thomas Foundation Trust, London and Honorary Senior Lecturer at Kings College London. After medical school in Goettingen (Germany), she did her postgraduate training in London and Canada. She holds a PhD degree from the University of Goettingen, an MD degree from the University of London and a postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education. She is an active member of the European Society of Intensive Care Society, Renal Association and Intensive Care Society UK, and a Fellow of the Faculty of Intensive Care Medicine. She is also a co-founder of the London AKI Network. Her research interests include acute kidney injury in critically ill and all aspects of renal replacement therapy.

Prof. Heng-Chih Pan


Heng-Chih Pan is an assistant professor of Nephrology at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. His work focuses specifically on acute kidney injury of cirrhotic patients and associated prognostic scoring systems. His recent publication can be found in Sci Rep., Aliment Pharmacol Ther. and Ann Intensive Care journal.

Prof. Michael Pinsky


Dr. Michael Pinsky is a Professor of Critical Care Medicine (primary), Bioengineering, Cardiovascular Diseases, Clinical & Translational Science, and Anesthesiology at the University of Pittsburgh. He is also Docteur Honoris Casusa at the Universite Rene Descartes Paris V, School of Medicine in Paris, France. Dr. Pinsky is currently an Emeritus (Honorary) Attending at UPMC as well as a faculty member of the Center for Critical Care Nephrology at Pitt.

Dr. Pinsky received his MD from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Dr. Pinsky completed his post-graduate internal medicine residency training and pulmonary fellowship training at Stanford University, Stanford, California; Orlando Regional Medical Center, Orlando, Florida; and advanced physiological training at Johns Hopkins Medical Institutes, Baltimore, Maryland.

Currently, Dr. Pinsky serves as the Principal Investigator of an R01 on “Using biological time series analysis to identify cardiorespiratory insufficiency,” and Co-Principal Investigator of an R01 on “Predicting patient instability noninvasively for nursing care (PPINNC).” He is also a Co-I on two other R-01s on subarachnoid hemorrhage and endothelial dysfunction during traumatic hemorrhage. He has been the Director of the Cardiopulmonary Research Laboratory for the past 34 years. Dr. Pinsky is the program director for an NIH National Research Service Award entitled "Experimental Therapeutics in Critical Illness" which he has directed for the last 19 years. He is also a part of the training faculty of the NIH grant, “Cardiovascular Bioengineering,” the Fogarty Foundation International Training Grant, “Enhancing research and informatics capacity for health information in Colombia (ENRICH),” and the NIH grant, “Anesthesia research training grant.”

Dr. Pinsky is the Editor-in-Chief of eMedicine’s Critical Care Medicine section. Dr. Pinsky is on the editorial boards of the Critical Care, Journal of Critical Care, Current Opinion in Critical Care, the International Journal of Critical Care, the Annals of Critical Care, and Intensive Care Medicine, Board of Reviewers. He also provides journal referring for numerous publications.

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Dr. Michael Pinsky
Phone: (412) 647-7766

Prof. Qi Qian


Dr. Qi Qian is a faculty nephrologist and Professor of Medicine and Professor of Physiology at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Mayo Graduate School, USA. She is the Director of the Mayo Clinic Rochester Nephrology Hospital Practice. She is also an adjunct Professor of Medicine at four top universities in China (Nanjing University School of Medicine in Nanjing, Fourth Military Medical University in Xi’an, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, and Fudan University, Shanghai, China) A graduate of the Shanghai 2nd Medical University, Dr. Qian received her post-graduate training in medicine and nephrology at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York and was recruited to join the staff at Mayo Clinic upon her graduation from fellowship training in 1999. Dr. Qian's professional focus is on patient care, clinical/translational research and education in the area of renal tubular disorders. In the years of 2000-2008, she conducted basic science research on the renal/vascular pathophysiology through funding from Mayo Clinic Foundation and the National Institutes of Health (NIH-NIDDK). Her expertise in renal and vascular physiology and pathophysiology adds an important dimension to her management of patients with renal tubular diseases. Dr. Qian also heads the Mayo Clinic Acid-Base Electrolyte Interest Group. She is the principal investigator on a number of studies investigating the effects of electrolyte alterations and renal tubular function. Dr. Qian is an award-winning educator at Mayo Clinic. She has mentored a large number of trainees and is an author and content expert for “AskMayoExpert”, a popular Mayo Clinic web-based medical practice reference for clinicians all over the United States. She currently serves as the president of the Chinese American Society of Nephrology and an ISN Educational Ambassador.

Prof. Ranistha Ratanarat


Prof. Thomas Rimmele


Dr. Nick Selby


Dr. Selby studied medicine at the University of Nottingham, graduating in 1998, and after completing post-graduate training in the East Midlands was appointed a full-time NHS consultant nephrologist at the Royal Derby Hospital in 2009. In 2015 he was appointed Associate Professor of Nephrology at the University of Nottingham, based in the Centre for Kidney Research and Innovation (, Royal Derby Hospital Postgraduate Medical School. Dr. Selby is a clinical academic with primary interests in Acute Kidney Injury (AKI), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) of the kidney and the haemodynamic consequences of dialysis. He led the development of one of the first e-alert systems for AKI in the UK and is CI on several investigator-instigated studies in these areas. Since 2011 Dr Selby has been awarded peer reviewed grant funding from MRC, the Health Foundation, Kidney Research UK and British Renal Society. He has published over 60 peer-reviewed articles. Dr Selby has several national AKI roles, including leadership of the AKI Clinical Study Group that sits within the UK Kidney Research Consortium, the co-chair of the UK Renal Imaging Network and programme board of the NHS England ‘Think Kidneys’ programme.

Miss Hooi Lai Seong


Dr Hooi Lai Seong is a Consultant Nephrologist at Sultanah Aminah Hospital in Johor Baru, Malaysia. After finishing medical school at the University of Cambridge, UK in 1982 she has worked in Malaysia with the Ministry of Health. She was Head of Department of Medicine at Sultanah Aminah Hospital 2005 – 2018, President of Malaysian Society of Nephrology 2004 – 2006, Editor of National Transplant Registry 2003 – 2016, Head of Nephrology Services, Ministry of Health, Malaysia 2016 – 2018, had published over 35 papers on various topics in Nephrology and has an interest in ICU care of patients with acute kidney injury.

Prof. Takashi Shigematsu


Prof Shigematsu is currently Professor and Director of the Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine at the Wakayama Medical University School of Medicine, Japan. He is also Director of Blood purification Medicine, and Clinical Engineering at Wakayama Medical University Hospital, as well as a member of the International Society of Nephrology and the American Society of Nephrology.

His research interests focus on bone and mineral metabolism within chronic kidney disease (CKD). He has published in this CKD-MBD fields over one handred publication. In addition, he has been investigating and working in fields of hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, blood purification medicine in acute kidney injury, kidney transplantation.

He is working hard as the editor in Chief of "Renal Replacement Therapy : RRT" journal as an official journal of five Japanese Societies around renal replacement therapy. He is also actively working as an associate editor in three international journals : Clin. Exp Nephrol (CEN), CEN Case Reports, Therapeutic Apheresis and Dialysis (TAD)

Assistant Prof. Nattachai Srisawat


Dr. Srisawsat, is currently Assistant Professor at Division of Nephrology, Department of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. After finishing Nephrology training from Thailand in 2007, he became the part of CRISMA Research fellowship program for 2 years and Clinical fellowship of Critical Care Medicine for 1 year, under mentorship by Professor John A Kellum at Department of Critical Care Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA. His main research focused in the AKI epidemiology in the resource limited settings, the translational research by using novel biomarkers of AKI , and tropical infectious disease causing AKI.

Miss Brenda Stofan


Brenda is a Registered Nurse and has been employed at The University of Alabama at Birmingham (USA) for 35 years. In 2002, she began working with Dr Ashita Tolwani as her Research Nurse. Her duties as a Research Nurse included coordinating and managing Industry and Investigator- initiated research trials focused on CRRT in the ICU.

Prof. Zhun Sui


Prof. Ashita Tolwani


Ashita Tolwani, MD, MSc, is Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Dr. Tolwani was the Nephrology Fellowship Training Program Director from 2002 to 2010 and is now the Associate Program Director. She completed her nephrology fellowship at UAB and joined the Division as a faculty member. Her interests are in clinical outcomes research in acute kidney injury and continuous renal replacement therapy. She received a Masters of Science in Clinical Epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health in June 2004. As Associate Director of ICU Nephrology, she heads the CRRT Program at UAB and organizes an annual UAB CRRT Academy for trainees, practicing physicians and nursing from across the United States.

Assistant Prof. I-Jung Tsai


I-Jung is a clinical assistant professor of Pediatrics at College of Medicine, National Taiwan University and attending physician of Department of Pediatrics at National Taiwan University Hospital. She received her M.D. degree at School of Medicine in 1999 and her Ph.D. degree at Graduate Institute of Clinical Medicine in 2015 at National Taiwan University. She received 3-year residency training in Pediatrics and 2-year fellowship training in the subspecialty of Pediatric Nephrology at National Taiwan University Hospital. She is now an active pediatric nephrologist in clinical practice and research. Also she is an experienced specialist in the care of critical pediatric patients in acute kidney injury and renal replacement therapy.

Her research interests focus on the mechanisms of proteinuria in pediatric nephrotic syndrome and try to search the molecular pathway of possible novel therapeutic choice. And now she also focus on the research the prevalence and analysis risk factors of pediatric acute kidney injury.

Miss Li-Jung Tseng


Prof. Jean-Louis Vincent


Vin-Cent actively involved in the analysis of a database of acute kidney injury in the National Taiwan University Study Group on Acute Renal Failure (NSARF) and Consortium for Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Diseases (CAKs) strive to advance high-quality care in acute kidney injury (AKI) and aspires to plunge the worldwide increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from the perspective of AKI-CKD transition.

Miss Yuan Wang


Prof. Kai Wang


Wang Kai graduated from the Medical College of China Lanzhou University in1985. He is Director of the Department of Nephrology and dialysis center, General Hospital of Civil Aviation, China. Since 2004, he worked as the inspection expert of the Beijing Health Bureau of blood purification and improvement of medical quality control center group, the Ministry of health hemodialysis inspection group. He is the the editor of Chinese Medical Association International Journal of Dialysis and Transplant. He published a lot of papers in the journals such as Kidney International, Chinese Journal of Nephrology and Chinese Journal of Blood Purification.

Associate Prof. Vincent Wu


Vin-Cent actively involved in the analysis of a database of acute kidney injury in the National Taiwan University Study Group on Acute Renal Failure (NSARF) and Consortium for Acute Kidney Injury and Renal Diseases (CAKs) strive to advance high-quality care in acute kidney injury (AKI) and aspires to plunge the worldwide increasing prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) from the perspective of AKI-CKD transition.

Prof. Chih-Jen Wu



Mr. Chien-Chih Wu


Mr. Chien Chih Wu is the Section Chief of clinical pharmacy in the National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH) and clinical lecturer in the National Taiwan University (NTU) Pharmacy School. He received his Bachelor Science degree from NTU pharmacy school in 2004 and earned his Master Science degree in clinical pharmacy in 2007. He is a certificated pharmacist in Taiwan and working in the medical intensive care unit since 2011. His research interest is in the field of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of antibiotics, especially in critical care patients. Besides, he also has interest in adverse drug reaction, especially drug-related kidney injury.

Associate Prof. Kuang-Yao Yang


Dr. Kuang-Yao Yang is the Director, Division of Respiratory Therapy, Department of Chest Medicine, Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Taiwan. He is also an Associate Professor of Medicine, Institute of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, National Yang-Ming University, Taiwan. Dr. Yang obtained his medical degree from Taipei Medical University, and then he completed a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship training in Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. From 2001 to 2002 he was a Research Scholar in Pulmonary Sciences and Critical Care Medicine, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (University of Colorado Denver), USA. In 2008 he was a Visiting Physician affiliated to the Lung Transplantation Program of the Berlin Heart Institute, Germany. In 2010, Dr. Yang was awarded his PhD. Dr. Yang is on the editorial board of Taiwan Critical Care Medicine, Thoracic Medicine (Taiwan), and ISRN Pulmonology. His current research and clinical interests are focused on sepsis and ARDS.

Prof. Li Yang


Prof. Chih-Wei Yang


Dr. Chih-Wei Yang is the Professor of Medicine, Department of Nephrology, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital at Linkou, Taiwan and the Dean of College of Medicine, Chang Gung University. Dr. Yang was the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, Director of the Medical Research Department and Vice Chair of Research and Development of Chang Gung Memorial Hospital. Dr. Yang established the Chang Gung Kidney Research Center since 2004 aimed to elucidate the pathophysiological mechanisms of common kidney diseases in Taiwan, to develop novel therapeutics, and to enhance international collaboration. He received Distinguished Research Award from National Science Council for his work in infection-related kidney disease particularly leptospirosis kidney disease and received Outstanding Contribution Award from Taiwan Society of Nephrology in 2014. Dr. Yang was the editorial member of Kidney International and currently the subject editor for Nephrology, and Section Editor for Nephron Second Opinion. He is the Executive Councilor, Chair for International Affair Committee at Taiwan Society of Nephrology. He was the Councilor and Executive Committee member of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN) and is now the Executive Council Member of Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology and Deputy Chair of ISN North and East Asia Regional Board. He continues to contribute as a member of ISN Nominating Committee, Education Committee. Besides medical education, his major research interest are dialysis related research, infection and kidney disease, immunology mediated injury.

Associate Prof. Yu-Chang Yeh


Dr. Yu-Chang Yeh is an intensivist and anesthesiologist from Taiwan. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of National Taiwan University Hospital (NTUH). He is the Secretary General of the Society of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine (SECCM, Taiwan) and the deputy secretary-general of the Taiwan Society of Anesthesiologists (TSA). He received his medical degree from the College of Medicine, Yang-Ming University (Taiwan). After completing his residency in Anesthesiology and subspecialty training of Critical Care Medicine in NTUH in 2006, he has received his PhD from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University in 2012. His clinical and research interests include microcirculation, sepsis, blood purification, extracorporeal life support, therapeutic sedation and analgesia, and kidney transplant.

Prof. Ling Zhang


In clinical practice, both calcium-free and calcium-containing replacement solution have been used for RCA in CRRT. Nevertheless, using calcium-free replacement solution needs complex therapeutic modality and continuous intravenous calcium infusion. A simplified protocol for RCA using a commercial calcium-containing replacement solution, without a continuous calcium infusion, might be more efficient to be used in CRRT. We aim to design a randomized controlled trial (RCT) to compared the safety and efficacy between calcium-free and calcium-containing replacement solution in CRRT with RCA anticoagulation. Forty eight patients with AKI requiring CRRT and have no contraindications to RCA anticoagulation were included. The patients were treated with RCA-based post-dilution continuous venovenous hemodiafiltration (CVVHDF) and randomized to either calcium-containing (ionized calcium 1.50 mmol/L) or calcium-free (ionized calcium 0.00 mmol/L) replacement solution group. We measured the serum and effluent citrate concentration during CVVHDF at 0, 6, 12, 24, 48, and 72 h. Primary endpoints were filter lifespan.

Prof. Hequn Zou


Professor Hequn Zou, MD.

Born on Dec. 1962, ISN-Fellow (1993), ISN Research Committee Member (2004-2008).

Graduated from Tongji Medical University (1984, Wuhan, China) and University Essen (2000, Essen, Germany).

Professor of Internal Medicine and Nephrology, Chief Doctor, Tutor of Doctor Candidates, Institute of Nephrology and Urology, The 3rd Affiliated Hospital of Southern Medical University.

Editor of more than 10 works, with more than 400 publications.

President, Asia-Pacific Medical Biological Immune Society of Nephrology (since 2017);

Vice-president, Chinese Medical Doctor Association of Plasmapheresis (since 2012);

Secretary General, Chinese Blood Purification Administration Committee (2003-2007);

Committee Member, Chinese Medical Association of Internal Medicine (since 2014);

President, Guangdong Provincial Society of Plasmapheresis (since 2017);

Vice Chairman, Guangdong Provincial Medical Association of Internal Medicine (since 2011);

Vice Chairman, Guangdong Provincial Medical Association of Nephrology (2003-2008);

Commissioner, Guangdong Provincial Medical Association (2004-2009);

Commissioner, Guangdong Medical Doctors Association (2002-2009);

Vice Editor, Journal of Transplant Medicine (since 2006).