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THE GLOBAL KIDNEY POLICY FORUM: FOCUS ON THE MIDDLE EAST

Friday 27 March 2020

The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) Global Kidney Policy Forum aims to bring together high-level decision-makers and stakeholders to address the burden of kidney disease in a particular country or region and share strategies for prevention and improved management of the disease at both the regional and global level.

During the first Global Kidney Policy Forum, which took place in April 2017, stakeholders interested in addressing the growing burden of kidney disease gathered to describe, discuss, and develop a set of 12 Recommendations to Global Kidney Health to guide future efforts to reduce the burden of kidney disease worldwide. Successive Global Kidney Policy are committed to the continued adherence to and advancement of the 12 Recommendations.

The Global Kidney Policy Forum: Focus on the Middle East will be the third in a series of ISN Policy Forum meetings that will take place at regular intervals. For the first time, it will be open to all World Congress of Nephrology delegates and the unique format will provide an opportunity to bring an international viewpoint on key kidney health challenges and opportunities affecting the Middle East. We call on all participants and interested stakeholders to attend the Global Kidney Policy Forum, bring their perspective on how to improve kidney heath in their region and renew their commitment to the 12 Recommendations to Global Kidney Health!

Opening session

Chair: Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance

Time: 08.00-08.05
Title: Welcome and Introductions
Speaker: Vivekanand Jha, ISN President and Global Kidney Policy Forum Chair Representative(s) from Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE TBC

Time: 08.05-08.10
Title: Setting the Scene: Challenges and Opportunities for Kidney Health in the Region: Lessons from 12 Recommendations to Global Kidney Health
Speaker: Professor Mona Al Rukhaimi, President of the Emirates Medical Association Nephrology Society, UAE

* Please note that speakers/chair are still subject to change

PANEL 1 - Research & data collection in the region: bridging knowledge gaps

Time: 08:10-08:40
Chair: Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance TBC
Speakers:

  • Aminu Bello, ISN Global Kidney Atlas Co-Lead, Department of Medicine, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
  • Shahrzad Ossareh, MD, University of Medical Science (IUMS), Hasheminejad Kidney Center (HKC), Iran
  • Issa Al Salmi, The Royal College of Physicians, Oman
  • Fergus Caskey, Consultant Senior Lecturer, University of Bristol, UK

Q&A
Time: 08:40-09:10

Q&A Co-Moderators:

  • Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
  • Dr. Fathya Alawadi, President of UAE Endocrinologist Society

* Please note that speakers/chair are still subject to change

PANEL 2- Managing kidney care in areas of conflict: the role of the health workforce

Time: 09:10-09:40
Chair: Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
Speakers:

  • Ali K. Abu-Alfa, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
  • Dr Ahmed Al-Mandhari, WHO Regional Director
  • Fatima Al Rifai, Director, Department of Nursing at Ministry of Health UAE
  • Dr Rania Derani, Surgical Kidney Hospital, Ibn Alnafis Medical Complex, Syria

Q&A
Time: : 9:40-10:00

Q&A Co-Moderators:

  • Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
  • Dr. Fathya Alawadi, President of UAE Endocrinologist Society

10:00-10:30 BREAK

* Please note that speakers/chair are still subject to change

PANEL 3 - Quality, Sustainability and Equity of Access to Kidney Prevention and Care: key challenges and proposed solutions

Time: 10.30-11.10
Chair: Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
Speakers:

  • Representative(s) from Ministry of Health & Prevention, UAE
  • Representative from the patient community
  • Dr Ali Al Obaidli, Group Chief Academic Affairs Officer and Chairman of AI Committee at SEHA, UAE and Nephrology and Organ Transplant Consultant at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City and Imperial College London Diabetes Center

Q&A
Time: 11:10-11:30

Q&A Co-Moderators:

  • Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
  • Dr. Fathya Alawadi, President of UAE Endocrinologist Society

* Please note that speakers/chair are still subject to change

Closing remarks

Chair: Katie Dain, CEO, Non-Communicable Disease Alliance
Time: 11:30-11:35
Description: Closing remarks & next steps: Turning Recommendations into Reality
Speaker: Vivekanand Jha, ISN President and Global Kidney Policy Forum Chair

* Please note that speakers/chair are still subject to change