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European Training and Research in Peritoneal Dialysis

Objective

Peritoneal dialysis (PD) and haemodialysis (HD) are life-saving renal replacement therapies for more than 200,000 patients with chronic kidney disease in Europe, and this number increases annually. Although PD and HD have similar mortality rates, PD offers major advantages in terms of quality of life, costs, home-based treatment opportunities and early patient survival. Moreover, PD, rather than HD, offers opportunities for improvements. Nevertheless, only 10% of patients in Europe are treated with PD. Presently, PD research faces a significant shortage in workforce, probably through competition with other specialisations, the absence of a coherent training program and limited trans-European collaboration.
The EuTRiPD consortium consists of eight research institutes, an SME and a large private company throughout eight of the EU Member States. Additionally, one multi-national company and three (inter)national organizations that promote education, scholarly excellence and public awareness will be associate partners. Each partner has internationally recognized expertise in PD, ranging from basic to bedside research and from raising awareness on kidney diseases to commercialisation of project results.
By providing an inter-disciplinary and intersectoral long lasting training programme in PD research, EuTRiPD will address this need for researchers and clinicians in renal diseases.
The scientific goal of EuTRiPD is to advance the current state of the art in PD by carrying out bench to bedside research, focused on the identification of biomarkers and interventions that promote survival and function of the peritoneal membrane. This will finally result in the clinical implementation of new therapeutic approaches.
EuTRiPD will deliver twelve skilled ESRs with excellent career opportunities in nephrology and PD research. The unique set up of this training program will equip them with the skills to pursue a career in other disciplines and sectors should they choose to do so.

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/nephrology/renal dialysis
  • /medical and health sciences/clinical medicine/nephrology/kidney diseases

Call for proposal

FP7-PEOPLE-2011-ITN
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Funding Scheme

MC-ITN - Networks for Initial Training (ITN)

Coordinator

STICHTING VU
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Netherlands
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 817 794
Administrative Contact
Tanja Van Wier (Ms.)

Participants (11)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 529 000,99
Address
Newport Road 30-36
CF24 ODE Cardiff
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Eevi Laukkanen (Ms.)
MEDIZINISCHE UNIVERSITAET WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 246 645
Address
Spitalgasse 23
1090 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Arnold Pollak (Prof.)
UNIWERSYTET MEDYCZNY IM KAROLA MARCINKOWSKIEGO W POZNANIU
Poland
EU contribution
€ 186 362,99
Address
Ul. Fredry 10
61-701 Poznan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Ewa Kaniewska (Ms.)
CHARITE - UNIVERSITAETSMEDIZIN BERLIN
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 726
Address
Chariteplatz 1
10117 Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Janine Heyder (Ms.)
UNIVERSITE DE STRASBOURG
France
EU contribution
€ 255 196,01
Address
Rue Blaise Pascal 4
67081 Strasbourg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Sandrine Schott-Carriere (Ms.)
BAXTER WORLD TRADE SPRL
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 230 252
Address
Boulevard Rene Branquart 80
7860 Lessines
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Peter Rutherford
AGENCIA ESTATAL CONSEJO SUPERIOR DEINVESTIGACIONES CIENTIFICAS
Spain
EU contribution
€ 229 305
Address
Calle Serrano 117
28006 Madrid
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Eusebio Jiménez Arroyo (Mr.)
ZYTOPROTEC GMBH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 241 145
Address
Mariannengasse 28/2
1090 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Altenhuber
UNIVERSITATSKLINIKUM HEIDELBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 227 726
Address
Im Neuenheimer Feld 672
69120 Heidelberg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Thorsten Brietz (Mr.)
ZYTOPROTEC GMBH

Participation ended

Austria
Address
Stadiongasse 2
1010 Wien
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Karl Altenhuber
VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG
Netherlands
Address
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Tanja Van Wier (Ms.)