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 2020
- 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 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 surveys
- 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.
AKTN Haemodialysis (HD) Working Group - Expressions of interest are now open for membership
To register your interest, please email a one page application to Matthew Roberts (Chair, HD Working Group) via firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday 17th July, 2020. Nominations will be considered by the Chair of the Working Group, and successful members notified by email.
Your expression of interest should include:
- Reason for your interest in membership of the HD Working Group
- An outline of your relevant skills, track record and CV
- A suggested research topic for consideration by the HD Working Group
Get involved! Expressions of Interest now open to join new ANZVASC Committees
ANZVASC is a multidisciplinary society whose mission is to promote collaboration and excellence in vasculitis care and research in Australia and New Zealand. As part of the next phase of work, ANZVASC is establishing committees to develop specific priority areas, using a multidisciplinary approach.
The first three committees will work in:
- Establishing an ANZVASC Clinical Quality Registry
- Facilitating Clinical Trial activity in Australia and New Zealand
- Education and Training, including professional and patient education
Please forward your expression of interest for each of these committees to: email@example.com. Please include a brief summary of your background and why you would like to be part of the committee. You may nominate for more than one committee if you wish. Please do not send full CVs at this stage!
Positions are open only to ANZVASC members, so now is a good time to join ANZVASC. The application form is here: https://www.anzvasculitis.org/membership
The EOIs are open until August 7th.
The Board has created and approved terms of reference for these committees regarding governance, including numbers, conduct and the workings of committees. Membership will include at least one representative of each of disciplines of Clinical Immunology, Nephrology and Rheumatology, at least on early career member and at least one patient representative. The Board will then consider all EOIs and invite people to join each of the committees.
Each committee will initially be chaired by a board member: Registry – Richard Kitching (firstname.lastname@example.org); Clinical Trials – Daman Langguth (email@example.com) ; Education and Training – Jess Ryan (firstname.lastname@example.org) . For further details, please contact them directly, or via email@example.com
PKD Australia and US PKD Foundation co-funded two-year Research Grant for a total of USD$160,000 (USD$80,000/year)
This will be awarded for research conducted in Australia, provided a suitable application is submitted by an Australian researcher. Our foundations are committed to supporting basic, translational and clinical research that will benefit patients with ARPKD and ADPKD, accepting research grant applications in the following areas:
- Basic research – to enhance understanding of molecular basis of PKD and its pathobiology
- Translational research – to accelerate the development of therapeutic strategies for PKD
- Clinical research – small pilot studies
- Epidemiology/data analysis research – to conduct secondary data analyses utilizing existing database resources, or to develop new statistical methodologies or test hypotheses using existing data
New this year, the PKD Foundation US will be implementing a pre-application to their grant application process. Applicants must submit a pre-application in order to be considered for funding, and will be notified by October as to whether or not they are invited to submit full grant proposals. Full applications will not be accepted unless notification of invitation has been received from PKD Foundation.