ERA-EDTA Working Groups are expected to encourage research, communication of knowledge, teaching and contribute to education.
Working groups should cover / refer to areas of large interest for nephrology.
They are created for the following reasons:
a) To improve the outcomes of renal patients and/or to promoting and facilitate research in specific fields.
b) To foster communication among specialists with similar interests, with various other ERA-EDTA WG’s and/or Committees;
c) To collaborate in the organization of educational activities of the ERA-EDTA;
d) To foster communication with other Scientific Societies, and with other bodies that may support research in the field.
CKD-MBD working group encourages research, education and communication in the field of Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder.
DESCARTES working group is dedicated to renal transplantation and aims to improve the care of renal patients and especially of patients living with a kidney transplant.
DIABESITY working group of European investigators aims to create and disseminate knowledge on the nephrological impact of Diabetes and Obesity.
The European Renal Nutrition (ERN) working group encourages research, teaching, communication and education in the field of renal nutrition.
EUDIAL working group is dedicated to the development and evaluation of innovative renal replacement therapies for chronic kidney disease patients.
EURECA-m promotes collaborations among European centres pursuing research in the overlapping area of cardiovascular and renal medicine.
Immunonephrology Working Group (IWG) encourages research, teaching, education and communication in the field of immune system dysregulation.