Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology

Green Nephrology Action Team (GNAT) Working Group


Katherine Barraclough- Chair
Anthea White

Craig Sumpner-Johnston

John Knight

Marie Ludlow - KHA

Matthew Sypek

John Agar

Leila Arnold

Position Statement_19.6.2017


ANZSN Environmental Research Award

Nephrology practice (particularly dialysis) is very resource intensive and has high environmental impact. Recognising this, and the need for change, the ANZSN, in partnership with the Renal Society of Australasia and Kidney Health Australia, has convened a working group, the Green Nephrology Action Team (GNAT) to promote and support a transformation to environmentally sustainable care in Australia and New Zealand.

A major role of GNAT is to encourage research into green practice in nephrology and dialysis services. To this end, an Environmental Research Award has been developed.

The eligibility criteria for the Award include

- Current member of ANZSN
- Environmentally themed research
- Poster or oral needs to be presented at the ANZSN annual scientific meeting

A monetary prize of $1000 will be awarded to the highest ranked environmental abstract following peer review for the annual scientific meeting.


Submitted abstracts will be judged on

- Originality
- Scientific methods and analysis
- Potential for positive environmental impact.

A list of suggested research topics has been developed. Click here for 2017 GNAT Green Projects. However, any environmentally themed research will be welcomed and considered.


If the above criteria are fulfilled, you are invited to tick the environmental box during the abstract submission process for the ANZSN annual scientific meeting.