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; Training grants; Liason to JAPN; ESPN 2030; Transition

ASSISTANT PRESIDENT

Dieter Haffner

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

Year of appointment: 2019

Additional Responsibilities: Inherited Renal Disorders WG Liaison; Liason to all working group Activities and reports; Liason to ASPN; ESPN 2030 

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

Additional Responsibilities: Liason to ASPN; Liason to JAPN; ESPN 2030; Transition

OTHER COUNCIL MEMBERS

 

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; Mentoring Program; Academic issues  – Research Grants evaluation; Relation with National Societies for Pediatric Nephrology; Transition

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; Nutrion Task Force; Academic issues  – Research Grants evaluation; Liason to patient organizations; Transition

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; Newsletters/Social Media; Mentoring Program; Website; Training grants; History Task Force; Transition

Fabio Paglialonga 

Fondazione IRCCS Ca’ Granda- Ospedale Maggiore Policlinico
Milan, Italy
E-mail address: fabio.paglialonga@policlinico.mi.it 

Year of appintment: 2021

Responsibilities: Dialysis WG Liaison; Young Nephrology Network, 

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

Jerome Harambat

Hôpital Pellegrin-Enfants, University of Bordeaux
Bordeaux, France
E-mail address : jerome.harambat@chu-bordeaux.fr 

Year of appointment: 2021

Responsibilities: Transplantation WG Liaison; ERKNet EGs 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; Newsletters/Social Media; CAKUT WG Liaison; ESPN 2030 

Stella Stabouli

Aristotle University
Thessaloniki, Greece
E-mail address : sstaboul@auth.gr 

Year of appointment: 2021

Responsibilities: Academic issues  – Research Grants evaluation; Training grants; Liason to patient organizations