The aim of the SAB is to advise the ERA Council to achieve its scientific goals and improve nephrology research.
The main SAB responsibilities are:
- To enhance the integration of existing kidney research in Europe (countries bordering Europe and the Mediterranean Sea) into the ERA, in particular, basic research (e.g.: physiology, biochemistry, immunology, molecular and cell biology), to advance all fields of nephrology;
- To explore the ways to promote translational research in nephrology by strengthening the collaboration between basic and clinical scientists;
- To explore avenues of collaboration with existing research bodies (e.g.: European Community, EKHA, and other international medical Societies);
- To identify potential research collaborations in fields related to nephrology (e.g.: hypertension, diabetes, kidney cancer, nephrolithiasis, and transplant immunology);
- To contribute to the development and continuity of the scientific programme in the annual Congress.
Furthermore, the SAB is involved in several evaluations and selection processes: ERA Awardees; projects and fellows in the ERA Fellowship programme; feasibility and possible outcomes of surveys run on behalf of the ERA; research projects run on behalf of or with the support of the ERA; activities of the ERA Working Groups.
Marcin Adamczak, Poland
Peter Boor, Germany
Annette Bruchfeld, Sweden
Giovambattista Capasso, Italy
Charles Ferro, United Kingdom
Sandrine Florquin, The Netherlands
Dimitrios Goumenos, Greece
Bente Jespersen, Denmark
Mehmet Kanbay, Turkey
Rafael Kramann, Germany
Andreas Kronbichler, Austria
Juan Francisco Navarro-González, Spain
Francesco Pesce, Italy
Kultigin Turkmen, Turkey
José Manuel Valdivielso, Spain
Marianne Verhaar, The Netherlands