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:
- Join the Council – A call for nominations for the next election to Council will be sought in June 2021
- Volunteer for a Committee or Working Group – opportunities regularly arise for Members to contribute and calls for Expressions of Interest are promoted through our Weekly Updates by email and on our website
- Become an Abstract Reviewer and support our Annual Scientific Meeting and Home Dialysis Conference – we may also call upon your skills and expertise to assess materials prior to uploading to our website
- Nominate a Member for an award, such as the ANZSN Leadership Award, TJ Neale Award or ANZSN Life Membership
If your time is limited, there are other ways you can be involved:
- Take part in an ANZSN led or auspiced survey
- Review and provide feedback on ANZSN reports or proposals
- Attend the Annual General Meeting of Members and have your say
If you would like any information or assistance, please contact the ANZSN Office on email@example.com.
Join the Council
Nominations are now sought to fill two (2) positions which will become vacant on the Council of the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology at the next Annual General Meeting to be held on 30 August 2021.
Members are invited to nominate themselves or another financial member, who must be an Ordinary Member or a Life Member of the Society. All nominations must be proposed and seconded by a financial Ordinary or Life Member of the Society. Should the number of nominations for Council exceed the number of vacancies, an election will be held.
Because of the current composition of the Council, eligible members who are ordinarily residents of NSW will not be able to get elected, as the maximum number of Councillors who ordinarily reside in NSW has been reached. At least one newly elected Councillor will have to be someone who ordinarily resides in New Zealand.
If you wish to make a nomination, please complete and lodge the nomination form here by midnight (AEST) 30 June 2021.
Take Part in a Survey
Treatment practices of BK infection in kidney transplant recipients
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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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: https://surveyswesternsydney.au1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_cU2Kagr0zqm82hL
Thank you for your participation!
Ms Stephanie Notaras (email@example.com), 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:
- Strategic fit to research objectives
- Clarity of the research plan
- Novelty of the research idea
- Clinical relevance of the study
- Feasibility of the hypothesis
- Importance/significance of the research
- Suitability of proposed methods
- Detail of the publication plan
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have a project in mind that we can help facilitate.