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Committee on Kidney Disease - (C-KD)


NamePositionCountryTermTime in Office
J. El KhouryChairUS1st2021 10 - 2023 12
P. DattaMemberUS2nd2020 01 - 2022 12
J. DelangheMemberBE1st2020 03 - 2022 12
M. MussapMemberIT2nd2020 01 - 2022 12
G. JonesMemberAU1st2022 02 - 2024 12
J. H. EckfeldtWASPaLM NomineeUS
F. AlcantaraConsultantBR


To promote, support and co-ordinate international activities related to laboratory testing in Kidney Diseases (KD).


  1. Obtain information on the current state of coordinated national and international activity in the area of pathology testing in KD.
  2. Assess current best practice in KD-related testing.
  3. Assess best practice for implementation of best practice for KD-related testing.
  4. Provide assistance where required for member organizations and others in planning and implementing KD testing policies and guidelines.
  5. Identify other relevant areas of laboratory related issues in KD.
  6. Harmonize the definition of Acute Kidney Disease in Collaboration with KDIGO, ASN, ERA and AKIN network.
  7. Assess the current status of conventional biomarkers in the diagnosis and or monitoring of AKD
  8. Explore the current research in order to determine the possibility of new biomarkers to be implemented in the diagnosis of AKD and in the revision of its definition
  9. Identify other areas (or special clinical scenarios) that kidney is involved and the need to define AKD in these cases.


  1. A report on the current status of guidelines on CKD pathology testing.
  2. A review of the items covered in CKD pathology testing guidelines.
  3. A review of best practice processes for implementing change in KD-related pathology testing.
  4. An assessment of areas of likely relevant future activity in KD testing.


The Committee is accountable to the EMD EC through the Chair.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

NameFull and Affiliate Member Societies
Etienne CavalierRoyal Belgian Society of Laboratory Medicine (RBSLM)
Jorge Ricardo AlegreConfederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Sukhbir KaurCanadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Jaroslav RacekCzech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Jean-Paul CristolSociété Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Carsten GnewuchDeutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Pradeep NaikAssociation of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Aparna R. BitlaAssociation of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Maria FitzgibbonAssociation of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Maria Stella GrazianiItalian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Rajesh Kumar GuptaNepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
Tewogbade AdedejiAssociation of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Kristin Moberg AakreNorwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry(NSMB)
Isabel CachapuzSociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica (SPML)
Tatjana CvetkovicSociety of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)
Jaya GeorgeSouth African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Deepani SiriwardhanaAssociation for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Lamis BeshirSudanese Society of Clinical Biology
Çiğdem SönmezTurkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Stella RaymondoAsociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

NameCorporate Members
Stefano FaveroABBOTT Laboratories
Paul SibleySIEMENS Healthcare

List of Addresses



Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
Yale-New Haven Health
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Yale School of Medicine



Dr Pradip DATTA
Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics
700 GBC Drive, Newark, DE 19702
United States

Dr Michele MUSSAP
Laboratory Medicine
IRCCS AOU S. Martino-IST University-Hospital
Genoa - Italy

Dr. Graham JONES
Department of Chemical Pathology
St Vincent’s Hospital
Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010, NSW 
Sydney, Australia

WASPaLM Nominee

Dept. Lab. Med. and Pathology, MMC 609
Univ. of MN, Room 763-1 Mayo Bldg.
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Section Chief at Central Laboratory Division
Clinical Pathology Department
Clinical Hospital
University of Sao Paulo Medical School (HCFMUSP).
Av Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar, 255 Bloco 4, 2o Andar
Sao Paulo 05403-000

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