Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology


Get Involved 


The work of the Society depends upon the commitment of its Members, who contribute freely their time, skills and expertise to the Society. 

There are lots of ways you can make a difference to kidney health through your involvement with the ANZSN:

If your time is limited, there are other ways you can be involved:

If you would like any information or assistance, please contact the ANZSN Office on 



 Nominate an ANZSN Member for an Award
2021 ANZSN Leadership Award – Call for Nominations

The ANZSN Leadership Award recognizes an ANZSN member who has made a significant contribution to one or more of the following areas of education and teaching, clinical care, health policy and advocacy at a national and international level
Applications close 5pm AEST 23 April 2021. Apply here!

2021 ANZSN Career Advancement Award – Call for Nominations

The ANZSN Career Advancement Award supports researchers seeking to re-establish their research activities after a period of career interruption, with the prize money to be used to directly support the recipient’s research, with a focus on career benefit.
Applications close 5pm AEST 23 April 2021. Apply here!


COVID-19 Vaccination Related Research

With the COVID-19 vaccinations about to commence there are many opportunities for research in this area on patients with kidney disease. While the ANZSN does not have funding to support this research there may be an opportunity that the COVID-19 Working Group could help facilitate any groups that want to lead a research project. Please send an email to the ANZSN at if you have a project in mind that we can help facilitate.


Take Part in a Survey


Treatment practices of BK infection in kidney transplant recipients

Dear Members

The University of Sydney is conducting an online survey and workshop to understand what you think about the priorities and different treatment options in polyomavirus (BK) infection, an infection that can affect kidney transplant recipients. We are seeking the views of patients with kidney or kidney-pancreas transplants, caregivers/family members and healthcare professionals.

You will be asked to participate in a short survey indicating what you think is the best treatment whilst balancing the risk and benefit each treatment offers. It is a short survey of 4 questions that should take about 10 minutes. The online workshop involves participating in a group discussion via online zoom video conferencing. All audio recordings from the workshop will be transcribed to help us collate the perspectives of all participants. This research project has been approved by the University of Sydney Human Research Ethics Committee.

The study will form part of my research project for the Master of Philosophy (Medicine). The supervisors for this project are Professor Germaine Wong, Dr Martin Howell, Professor Allison Tong and Professor Armando Teixeira-Pinto.

To start the survey, click the link here

The survey is best viewed on a computer screen. If you are completing this on a mobile device with a smaller screen, it may be easier to rotate the phone sideways.    

If you would like to participate in the workshop, please register your interest by email:


Exploring the perspectives of renal clinicians and patients on the role of diet in chronic kidney disease (non-dialysis dependent) management

We would like to invite current nephrology trainees, consultant nephrologists, nephrology nurses and allied health to participate in our survey.

This survey aims to find out renal clinicians’ views on the role of nutrition in chronic kidney disease management and their experiences with dietetic services available to them. Your views and experiences will help guide the re-design of current clinical services for people living with CKD.

Participation is entirely voluntary and anonymous. The survey will take approximately 5-10 minutes to complete. Ethics approval has been obtained and has been reviewed and approved for distribution to ANZSN Members by the ANZSN Honorary Executive.

Please use the link to participate in this survey:

Thank you for your participation!

Ms Stephanie Notaras (, Department of Dietetics, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Professor Angela Makris,  Department of Renal Medicine, Liverpool Hospital, Liverpool, New South Wales, Australia

Professor Janette Perz, Translational Health and Research Institute, Western Sydney University, New South Wales, Australia

Dr Kelly Lambert, School of Medicine, Wollongong University, New South Wales, Australia


Apply for a Grant


Baxter Clinical Evidence Council (CEC) Research Grants - Open

There will be two grant rounds in 2021 - May and September. Should you wish to apply please complete the submission form and follow instructions outlined within the document. Proposals are evaluated on the following criteria: