Newsletter 2, 2014

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It is our great pleasure to submit to your attention the Newsletter by our CKD MBD Working Group! Also, it is our pleasure to wish you all the best for the upcoming Summer Season!!

Through our newsletter and blasts, we will continue to keep you updated on all our future initiatives.

Enjoy the reading!

Prof Mario Cozzolino, MD, PhD, FERA (Chairman)
Prof Marc Vervloet, MD, PhD, FERA (Secretary)

Current and upcoming activities
Publications: Our WG has recently successfully published the following papers:
Vervloet MG, Massy ZA, Brandenburg VM, Mazzaferro S, Cozzolino M, Ureña-Torres P, Bover J, Goldsmith D; CKD-MBD Working Group of ERA-EDTA.Bone: a new endocrine organ at the heart of chronic kidney disease and mineral and bone disorders. Lancet Diabetes Endocrinol. 2014 May;2(5):427-36.)
Cozzolino M, Ureña-Torres P, Vervloet MG, Brandenburg V, Bover J, Goldsmith D, Larsson TE, Massy ZA, Mazzaferro S; on Behalf of the CKD-MBD Working Group of ERA-EDTA.Is chronic kidney disease-mineral bone disorder (CKD-MBD) really a syndrome? Nephrol Dial Transplant. 2014 Feb 24. [Epub ahead of print]).
The Working Group, in close collaboration with the ERBP group, created a position paper on the use of Cinacalcet in CKD. The resulting manuscript is currently under review and expected to be published soon. In addition, contacts are underway with the European Society of Pediatric Nephrology in order to develop common specific lines of clinical research in the field of CKD-MBD, spanning both paediatirc and adult nephrology.
we are going to post a survey soon about availability of novel clinical tools (every member is encouraged to participate)
CKD-MBD related publications in NDT and CKJ
Starting from this newsletter, as a contribution of ERA-EDTA communication team, we are going to report on the most recent papers published on the journals of our society and dealing with CKD-MBD.
We summarize here the content of a first group of papers.
Recent/past activities
The First CKD-MBD WG Meeting was held in Milan (December 4-5th 2013). Representative slides are shown here .
The First CKD-MBD CME course was held in Amsterdam during the 51st ERA-EDTA Congress.
Entitled “CKD-MBD: Update 2014”, this CME reported on the most recent developments in circulating biomarkes, bone histology, clinical use of vitamin D and therapy of secondary hyperparathyroidism. Representative slides are shown here .
Meeting on Calciphylaxis: Investigators involved met just before the opening of the ERA-EDTA to finalize the creation of a European Registry (Coordinator Dr. V. Brandenburg. See:
Other activities: the Members of our WG board contributed further to the success of the 51st ERA-EDTA Congress with presentations.
Next appointments
The Second CKD-MBD WG Meeting will held in Milan, December 5th, 2014. Mark your calendar!
Call for Abstracts