Faculty of Medicine, University of the Ryukyus
lChair, Department of Urology, Towa Hospital
Yoshihide Ogawa MD, Ph.D. is an emeritus Professor, the University of Ryukyus, He took clerkship at Tubingen University in Germany and externship at Yokosuka, Tachikawa, Zama US Hospitals. He graduated from Keio University, finished his residency in urology at Keio University Hospital and fellowship in transplant surgery at Medical College of Virginia (USA) as well as licensed in Virginia (Va State Board of Medicine). He worked as a faculty at Tsukuba University, Juntendo University, University of the Ryukyus, and Keio University. He worked actively as a nephrologist at Tokyo-West Tokushukai Hospital and as a urologist at Musashino Tokushukai Hospital. Now, he is working as a urologist at the Department of Urology, Towa Hospital.
Kidney transplant and kidney cancer, Urolithiasis, Pediatric urology, surgical urology and Dialysis
Pedro A. Jose
The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences,
Dr. Pedro A. Jose is Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Physiology, The George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Visiting Professor, Third Military Medical University, Chongqing, China, Visiting Professor, Anhui Institute of Cardiovascular Disease, Anhui, China, Concurrent Professor, Nanjing University School of Medicine, Nanjing, China, and Distinguished Professor, Henan Provincial People’s Hospital, China. He is a guest lecturer in several universities and learned societies in the US and many countries around the world.
Dr. Jose received his MD degree, magna cum laude, meritissimus, from the University of Santo Tomas, Philippines, and placed first in the Philippine National Board Examinations in Medicine and Surgery. He received his Ph.D. degree in Physiology from Georgetown University, Washington, DC, USA and defended his dissertation with distinction. He is a past President of the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology.
A key finding of Dr. Jose’s research is the demonstration of the crucial role of gene variants of GRK4 in the pathogenesis and personalized treatment of hypertension. Dr. Jose and his associates have discovered genes that cause high blood pressure when sodium intake is excessive and more importantly, genes that cause high blood pressure when sodium intake is too low. These studies have resulted in two patents and one pending patent in the USA. Deciphering the role of GRK4 gene variants in the pathogenesis of human essential hypertension was the second advance and discovery cited by the Director of National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute for its 2004 budget justification to the US Congress.
Renal pharmacology and physiology, epithelial sodium transport, genetics and pharmacogenetics of hypertension, G protein-coupled receptors
Director, Organ and Tissue Transplantation Center,
Head Nephrology Unit,São José do Rio Preto, BRAZIL
Mario Abbud-Filho MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Medicine of Medical School - FAMERP
Director, Organ, and Tissue Transplantation Center, Head Nephrology Unit,
Director, Transplantation Immunology Laboratory, Instituto de Urologia e Nefrologia
São José do Rio Preto, BRAZIL
MD degree from the Medical School of São José do Rio Preto in 1975.
1976 - 1980 Residency in Nephrology and a Masters's degree in Medicine at the University of Rio de Janeiro State.
1981 to 1982 Fellowship at Necker Hospital, INSERM U 25, Paris, with Professor Jean Hamburger ;
1983 and 1984, Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School ;
2006 – Ph.D. in Health Sciences at Medical School of São José do Rio Preto;
At present: Head of the Discipline of Nephrology and Director of the Organ and Tissue Transplantation Center of Medical School (FAMERP-FUNFARME) in São José do Rio Preto. Visiting Professor at the University of Michigan and Member of the Istanbul Declaration Group of The Transplantation Society (TTS)
Published around 100 peer-reviewed papers, 50 chapters book, co-editored 2 books about Organ Transplantation and is the Editor Emeritus of the Brazilian Journal of Transplantation.
Kidney transplantation, ethics, cell therapy in CKD, immunosuppression, genomics in extended criteria donor kidneys.
John Albert St.Cyr
Jacqmar, Inc., 10965 53rd Ave. No.,
John A. St. Cyr, MD, PhD, a retired cardiovascular surgeon, received his B.A., BS, M.S., M.D., and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN. He completed his general surgical training at the University of Minnesota and completed his cardiovascular surgical fellowship training at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver, CO. Dr. St.Cyr has extensive research credentials, is widely published, has received numerous local and national research grants, has numerous patents in various fields of interest, and has presented at both national and international meetings. Currently, Dr. St. Cyr has 17 issued patents, 12 patents pending, and numerous provisional patent submissions. Dr. St. Cyr has consulted for many medical companies, such as a surgical/medical consultant for Medtronic, Inc. (Physiological Research Laboratories, a facility of Medtronic, Inc., Minneapolis, MN), a medical/surgical consultant for NAMSA/Integra, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), Chief Medical Officer for RCRI, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN), and ImmuMed, Inc. (Minneapolis, MN). Dr. St. Cyr is a member of numerous scientific research, medical, and surgical societies.
Amanda Ying Wang
University of Sydney & University of New South Wales，
Dr. Amanda Wang is a Consultant Nephrologist and General Physician with particular expertise and research experience in acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, and dialysis therapy.
Dr. Wang is a Staff Specialist in Royal North Shore Hospital and Visiting Medical Officer at Ryde Hospital, Northern Beaches Hospital, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, Sydney Adventist Hospital, and Macquarie University Hospital. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the University of Sydney and has completed her postdoctoral fellowship at the George Institute for Global Health. She is currently holding a National Heart Foundation fellowship, leading research in cardiovascular outcomes in patients with acute kidney injury. She has been involving in a number of clinical trials in the field of nephrology.
Dr. Wang is a senior clinical lecturer at the University of Sydney and University of New South Wales, Australia.
Her research interests include acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, hypertension, diabetic kidney disease, glomerular disease, and dialysis.
1st Department of Internal Medicine
General Hospital of Piraeus “Tzaneio”
Maria J Stangou
Lecturer in Nephrology
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki,
As a consultant in George Papanikolaou General Hospital, apart from running 2 oupatient clinics every week, I was in charge of renal replacement treatment in the Intensive Care Unit, management of renal complications after bone marrow transplantation, and of patients with pulmonary-renal syndrome due to vasculitis and anti-disease, referred from the three Pulmonary Departments. I collaborated with Renal Pathologists in the improvement of kidney biopsy processing techniques. In the Department of Nephrology AUT, Hippokration Hospital, I am in charge for the management of inpatients in the Department of Nephrology, I run one outpatient clinic, I supervise patients with renal impairment admitted in the Departments of Internal Medicine and Gynecology, I am in charge for organizing pathology meetings every two weeks, and grand rounds every month. I participate in the undergraduate teaching courses for medical students and postgraduate programmes for residents and research fellows.
Aditya Singh Pawar
Research Collaborator, Instructor in Medicine at Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine, Minnesota, USA.
Research Interests: International health (Epidemiology, policy related research in kidney disease and transplant in low and middle income countries) and Shared decision making in CKD/ESRD patients.
Biography: Dr. Aditya Singh Pawar was born in Jammu, India. Currently he is working as a Research Collaborator and also as an Instructor in Medicine in Mayo Clinic, College of Medicine in Minnesota, USA. He completed his M.B.B.S at University of Jammu, Acharya Shri Chander College of Medical Sciences, India from July, 2003 to October, 2009, Internal Medicine Residency at Drexel University, Mercy Catholic Medical Center, PA from July 2013 to June 2016, Nephrology Fellowship at Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, USA from July 2016 to June 2019 and Transplant Nephrology at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA from July 2019 to June 2020. He is been awarded with Mayo International Health Program Scholarship - October 2017 and Mayo International Health Program Scholarship - March 2017. He is a member of American Society of Nephrology since 2016, International Society of Nephrology since 2016, National Kidney Foundation since 2016 and American Society of Transplantation since 2019.
Department of Urology,
Center for Evidence-Based and Translational Medicine
Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University
Urology, bladder cancer, prostate cancer, benign prostate hyperplasia, meta-analysis, trial sequential analysis, meta-analysis of genetic association studies, dose-response meta-analysis, GRADE system, clinical research, evidence-based medicine.
Laboratory of Nephrology Clinic,
Faculty of Medicine, University of Thessaly,
Inflammation in hemodialysis patients
Cellular Metabolism in renal epithelium and endothelium and in T-and B- immune cells
Oxidative stress and patterns of cell death in renal epithelium
Indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase and the immune response
Antigen presentation and immune tolerance
Renal endothelium and diabetic nephropathy
Endoplasmic Reticulum Stress in renal epithelium
Marcelo Roberto Choi
University of Buenos Aires (UBA),
Currently I´m holding a position as Professor in the school of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, at the University of Buenos Aires (UBA), Argentina. I also hold a position as Researcher in the Institute of Cardiological Research “Prof. Dr. Alberto C. Taquini” (ININCA) at National Council for Scientific Research (CONICET). I´ve received my degrees of M.D. and Pharmacist in the University of Buenos Aires as well as my Ph.D in pathophysiology from the same institution. My area of interest includes hypertension, metabolic syndrome and the gastro-intestinal renal axis. We are currently developing different lines of work: - Interaction between vasoactive peptides and renal dopamine in renal function - Participation of the renal dopaminergic system and atrial natriuretic peptide in the pathophysiology of hypertension and renal damage in the metabolic syndrome - Study of cardiovascular and renal alterations in different models of arterial hypertension (sodium overload, renovascular and DOCA-salt models) - Evaluation of oxidative stress and inflammation in the pathophysiology of renal damage by the renin angiotensin system in experimental models with fructose overload and high fat diet. - Circadian evaluation of renal dopaminergic system and its correlation with blood pressure levels. - Clinical evaluation and potential use of new urinary markers as predictors of cardiovascular disease risk.
- Role of chloride anion in the pathophysiology of renal damage by sodium chloride overload.
- The gastrointestinal renal axis in the regulation of blood pressure (including gut microbiota)
Dopamine, angiotensin II, natriuretic peptides, microalbuminuria, hypertension, metabolic syndrome, diabetes
Istifanus Bala Bosan
Department of Medicine,
Ahmadu Bello University,
Brig Gen (Rtd) Mamun Mostafi
Prof & Head of Nephrology,
GSV Medical College, India
Gonoshasthaya Nogor Hospital, Bangladesh
Prof & Head of Nephrology, GSV Medical College & Gonoshasthaya Nogor Hospital.
Former Chief Physician & Head of Nephrology, Bangladesh Army.
Vice President Bangladesh Renal Association.
Member, national executive committee, Bangladesh Society of Medicine
Member faculty of Medicine, Bangladesh College of Physicians & Surgeons (BCPS)
Executive Editor, Bangladesh Renal Journal.
Member board of editors, Journal of BCPS.
Member editorial board, American Journal of Internal Medicine.
Director and Senior Consultant-Nephro, Bangladesh Specialised Hospital.
Chairman, Mostafi Kidney Center (nonprofit charity organization), Patuakhali, Bangladesh
Clinical Nephrology, Dialysis, Infection
Nadia Mohamed Ahmed
Assistant professor of Medical Biochemistry,
National Research centre,
Member of many international societies.
Member of Medical Biochemistry Unit in NRC
Reviewer in international journals.
Experience in Elisa, spectrophotometer, real-time PCR and Induction of experimental diseases
Supervisor of many masters and Ph.D. degrees
PI of the project with the title “Amelioration of drug nephrotoxicity using nanoparticles polymers” in the National Research center. Member in many projects in National Research center
EDUCATION & CREDENTIALS
B.Sc: Faculty of Science, Biochemistry Department, Ain Shams University, (1989).
M. Sc: Master's Degree in Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams, University (1998).
Ph. D: Degree Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, Ain Shams University (2003). Till the present date, assistant professor in Medical Biochemistry Department, NRC.