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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
PhD Opportunities Kidney Trials
The Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN) is seeking clinician researchers interested in undertaking a PhD in 2020 or 2021.
Current research opportunities are in the special interest areas of:
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Incremental Haemodialysis
In the setting of recent research funding successes, funded research higher degree scholarships are available upon enquiry.
Successful candidates will join an established network of post-graduate and early career researchers, who are provided access to support in multidisciplinary research methods, and opportunities for knowledge exchange, networking and collaboration. This infrastructure is enabled by AKTN’s collaboration with the BEAT-CKD Program
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.