New member sought for ABCD-UKKA Committee

A committee at the forefront of revolutionising care for people affected by diabetic kidney disease in the UK are looking to recruit a new member to join the team. 

The Association of British Clinical Diabetologists (ABCD) and UK Kidney Association (UKKA) Committee has a vacancy for a healthcare professional to join its board.

In the role, the successful applicant will have the opportunity to actively shape and influence the landscape of diabetes kidney disease in the UK.

In addition, the postholder will typically serve a three-year term, with the possibility of extending for a second term.

Members of the ABCD-UKKA Committee play pivotal roles in various initiatives aimed at enhancing care.

This includes:

  • Guideline Development: Crafting and regularly updating treatment guidelines with a specific focus on healthcare services and licensed medicines in the UK.
  • Conference Organisation: Spearheading a joint ABCD-UKKA conference held biennially in the UK.
  • Supporting Symposia: Contributing to DKD-focused symposia at specialist society meetings, such as Diabetes UK.
  • Expert Input: Providing expertise for consultations and comments on DKD-related matters, including bodies like NICE.
  • Media Engagement: Offering expert commentary for media items concerning DKD.
  • Support for Trainees: Ensuring comprehensive grounding in both specialties (Renal Medicine and Diabetes/Endocrinology) and promoting knowledge of collaborative practices among trainees.

Interested candidates can contact Professor Indranil Dasgupta for an informal discussion about the role.

Applications should be sent to ukka@ukkidney.org, accompanied by a letter outlining why joining the committee is sought after.

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