The ESPN Council comprises the President, the Assistant President, the Treasurer and 8 ordinary councillors, who between them are responsible for the various Council portfolios as listed below.

Ordinary councillors serve a 3-year, non-renewable term. Vacancies are announced via ESPN member communications. Candidates must have the written support of two ESPN members. ESPN members vote to select their preferred candidates according to the number of vacancies. In the interests of broad representation on Council, where there is more than one candidate from the same country, only the top-ranked candidate can be appointed to Council.

Current ESPN Council

PRESIDENT

Rezan Topaloglu

Hacettepe University Faculty Of Medicine
Hacettepe Mh., 06230 Ankara. Turkey 
E-mail address:  rezantopaloglu@hacettepe.edu.tr

Year of appointment: 2019

Additional responsibilities: IPNA-ESPN Junior Masterclass; Immune mediated disorders WG liaison

ASSISTANT PRESIDENT

Dieter Haffner

Hannover Medical School, Hannover. Germany
E-mail address:  Haffner.Dieter@mh-hannover.de

Year of appointment: 2019

TREASURER

Jun Oh
Department of Ped. Nephrology 
Center for Obstetrics and Paediatrics Medical Center 
Hamburg/Eppendorf.  Germany
E-mail address : j.oh@uke.de

Year of appointment: 2018

OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS

Augustina Jankauskiene

Vilnius University Hospital Santariskiu Klinikos Childrens Hospital
Vilnius. Lithuania
E-mail address : augustinajankauskiene@yahoo.com

Year of appointment 2018

Responsibilities: Dialysis WG liaison

Aysun Karabay Bayazıt


Çukurova University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pediatric Nephrology
Adana, Turkey
E-mail address : akbayazit@gmail.com

Year of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities: Advisory board of the European renal best practice (ERB) by ESPN, CKD-MBD WG liaison

Dorota Drozdz


Department of Pediatric Nephrology and Hypertension, Jagiellonian University Medical College
Krakow, Poland
E-mail address : dadrozdz@cm-uj.krakow.pl

Year of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities: EDTA-dialysis and nurses, pharmacists, diet task force

Evgenia Preka

Southampton University Children’s Hospital, Tremona Road, Southampton
Hampshire, UK
E-mail address : evgenia.preka@gmail.com

Year of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities: Young nephrology Network, Newsletter

George Reusz


Semmelweis University, First Department of Pediatrics
Budapest, Hungary
E-mail address : reuszgs@gmail.com

Year of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities: Relation with national societies for pediatric nephrology

Martin Christian

Nottingham Children’s Hospital,
Nottingham. NG7 2UH. United Kingdom.
E-mail address : martin.christian@nuh.nhs.uk

Year of appointment: 2018

Responsibilities: ESPN website, Transplant WG liaison.

Max Liebau

University Hospital of Cologne
Koeln. Germany
E-mail address : max.liebau@uk-koeln.de

Year of appointment: 2018

Responsibilities: CAKUT WG liaison, Inherited renal disorders WG liaison

Michiel Schreuder

Radboud University Medical Center
Nijmegen, the Netherlands
E-mail address: michiel.schreuder@radboudumc.nl

Year of appointment: 2020

Responsibilities: World kidney day activities, Newsletter