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ERA-EDTA WORKING GROUP RESEARCHING ON THE NEPHROLOGICAL IMPACT IN RELATION TO DIABETES AND OBESITY

DIABESITY is an official working group of ERA-EDTA ERA-EDTA

In 2013, during its 50th annual Congress in Istanbul, the ERA-EDTA approved the creation of a new working group called DIABESITY.

 
Mission statement
The DIABESITY working group of European investigators aims to create and disseminate knowledge on the nephrological impact of Diabetes and Obesity. European research on this field is already of very high quality.  However, the magnitude of the problem requires strong and multinational collaborations between teams specialized in different aspects of diabetes and obesity (basic and clinical). This can help the interchange of knowledge and skills between established scientists in the field. By combining various local expertises, EU collaboration could additionally benefit translational and cross-functional research on renal consequences of Diabesity. Finally, this collaborative effort should transfer to a better communication between research, patients and society.

Board members
Carl-Erik Mogensen (Chairman), Arhus, Denmark  
Esteban Porrini (Secretary), Tenerife, Spain  
Manuel Praga, Madrid, Spain  
Aiko PJ de Vries, Leiden, Netherlands  
Piero Ruggenenti, Bergamo, Italy  
Josep M Cruzado, Barcelona, Spain
Radovan Hojs, Maribor, Slovenia
 
Drazenka Pongrac Barlovic (Endcrinologist), Ljubljana, Slovenia
Manuela Abbate (Nutritionist), Bergamo, Italy.