Carlos H. Diaz, MD, is a Nephrologist, Head of the Nephrology Section, Member of Kidney & Pancreas Transplantation Program at CEMIC, and Professor of Medicine. Dr. Diaz is the Director of the Career of Nephrology at CEMIC University Institute (IUC), Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Past-President of The Argentinian Society of Transplantation (SAT) and Councilor to The Transplantation Society (TTS) representing Latin-America. He is also member TTS Education Committee, and Co-Chair of the Scientific Program Committee (SAT) for 29th International TTS Congress, Buenos Aires 2022.
Manisha Sahay is the Professor and Head of Nephrology at Osmania Medical college, Hyderabad. She has 13 gold medals and 160 publications in peer reviewed journals to her credit. She served as Council member of international society of Nephrology from 2017-2021 and as Chair of South Asia Regional board from 2019-2021. She is the Vice- President of Indian society of Nephrology and the Editor-in-chief of Indian journal of Transplantation. She is a member of KDIGO Anemia working group and a member of Sister renal center Committee of the International society of Nephrology. She is a member of TTS education committee. She is passionate about teaching and serving the poor people in India and works in a tertiary care public sector hospital which provides free transplantation and dialysis services with free life-long immunosuppression to the poor. She is currently working on gender differences in the field of kidney disease and transplantation in India. She is also the Vice-President of Women in Nephrology in India. She was instrumental in starting the deceased donor program in the government sector in Telangana and her center has been recognized as Regional training center for International society of Nephrology.
Dr. Rupesh Raina is an Adult-Pediatric Kidney Disease/Hypertension Nephrologist at Akron Children’s Hospital, and Akron General Medical Center at Cleveland Clinic Foundation. He is a Professor at Neomed Medical University and Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio. He is Council member for Facility of Internal Medicine Council at Neomed. Dr. Raina is the Pediatric Education committee member for the International Society of Nephrology. He is Fellow of National Kidney Foundation and American Society of Nephrology. Additionally, Dr. Raina serves the National Kidney Foundation Advisory Board NKF, Ohio.. Dr. Raina practice includes care of patients with disorders of the kidney including chronic kidney disease, nephrotic syndrome, glomerulonephritis, tubular disorders, cystic kidney disease, kidney malformations, neonatal AKI, kidney stones and hypertension. He also and provides medical supervision of dialysis treatments, plasma exchange and kidney transplantation in adults and children. Dr. Raina’s clinical research interest includes transition of adolescent with chronic renal diseases to adulthood care, renal replacement therapies in acute renal failure, bone marrow transplant and inherited metabolic diseases. Basic science research includes but not limited to identify non-invasive biomarkers (urine endothelin (ET-1) and others) to predict ADPKD disease progression. He is member of United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN). He is also a education committee co-chair to International Pediatric Transplantation Association(IPTA).
Dr Shivani Sharma is the Head of Psychology Division in the School of Life and Medical Sciences at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a health inequalities researcher with an emphasis on psychosocial factors in patient experience of living with kidney disease. Her work cuts across themes such as the measurement of depression and its impact on dialysis patients, adherence after kidney transplantation, equity in access to donor organs, and increasing access to research for under-represented patient communities.
Jacqueline Hugtenburg, Pharm D, PhD, pharmacologist, clinical pharmacologist, epidemiologist is Associate Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology at the Department of Clinical Pharmacology and Pharmacy of the Amsterdam University Medical Center, location VUmc. Dr. Hugtenburg is member of the board of the Pharmaceutical Care Network Europe, member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Dutch Royal Pharmaceutical Society and member of the Dutch Pharmacy Practice Symposium Committee. She has also been a member of the Pharmaceutical Aid (medicines evaluation) Committee (CFH) of the National Health Insurance Board. Currently she is director of the Healthcare Center ‘Duizendblad’ and director of the Westwijk Pharmacies in Amstelveen as well as Director Research and Development of the Curacao Prevention Center. She conducts research into the use of medicines in daily practice, especially in patients with chronic diseases and cancer. She develops and investigates interventions aimed at improving medication adherence and solving other problems of patients with the use of medicines. She is the author of more than 150 national and international scientific publications.