Dieter Haffner

Board Members
Sevcan Bakkaloglu
Rukshana Shroff
Jaap Groothoff
Justine Bacchetta

ESPN Registry Liaison: Marjolein Bonthuis
ESPN Council Liaison: Sevcan Bakkaloglu
ERA-EDTA Liaison: Justine Bacchetta
ESCAPE network/4C-Study Liaison: Franz Schaefer 


Working group reports

Working Group publications

Educational resources

Current working group studies and projects

Proposed projects/activities :

  1. Educational material for the ESPN website.
  2. To develop European guidelines for the Assessment and treatment of CKD-MBD in children. In collaboration with EPDWG, that wrote the first European guidelines for children on dialysis some years ago.
    • Guidelines for all CKD stages (before and after transplantation).
    • Guidelines on dietetic management in children with CKD

Planned observational studies :

  1. Impact of substitution of vitamin D in case of low vitamin D levels on markers of CKD-MBD, the immune system and iron homeostasis
  2. New non-invasive diagnostic tools in CKD-MBD (biomarkers and imaging)
  3. New strategies in hyperphosphatemia management (dietary and phosphate binder aspects)

Registry activities :

Paediatric European registry of CKD-MBD in pediatric CKD patients covering the full range of CKD (stage 2-5d). This will be done in close collaboration with pre-existing registries and observational studies, e.g. ESPN-ERA-EDTA-registry and the 4C-study.

Working group guidelines

See Guidelines page

Other information

Venice 2019 CKD-MBD WG minutes

Glasgow 2017 CKD-MBD WG minutes

Brussels 2015 CKD-MBD WG minutes

CKD-MBD literature update May 2015