Advancing excellence in laboratory medicine for better healthcare worldwide

Committee on Kidney Disease - (C-KD)


Name Position Country Term Time in Office
J. El Khoury Chair US 1st 2021 10 - 2023 12
To be nominated Member      
J. Delanghe Member BE 2nd 2023 01 - 2025 12
To be nominated Member      
G. Jones Member AU 1st  2022 02 - 2024 12
J. H. Eckfeldt WASPaLM Nominee US    
F. Alcantara Consultant BR    


To promote, support and co-ordinate international activities related to laboratory testing in Kidney Diseases (KD).


  1. Obtain information on the current state of coordinated national and international activity in the area of pathology testing in KD.
  2. Assess current best practice in KD-related testing.
  3. Assess best practice for implementation of best practice for KD-related testing.
  4. Provide assistance where required for member organizations and others in planning and implementing KD testing policies and guidelines.
  5. Identify other relevant areas of laboratory related issues in KD.
  6. Harmonize the definition of Acute Kidney Disease in Collaboration with KDIGO, ASN, ERA and AKIN network.
  7. Assess the current status of conventional biomarkers in the diagnosis and or monitoring of AKD
  8. Explore the current research in order to determine the possibility of new biomarkers to be implemented in the diagnosis of AKD and in the revision of its definition
  9. Identify other areas (or special clinical scenarios) that kidney is involved and the need to define AKD in these cases.


  1. A report on the current status of guidelines on CKD pathology testing.
  2. A review of the items covered in CKD pathology testing guidelines.
  3. A review of best practice processes for implementing change in KD-related pathology testing.
  4. An assessment of areas of likely relevant future activity in KD testing.


The Committee is accountable to the EMD EC through the Chair.

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by National Societies

Name Full and Affiliate Member Societies
Etienne Cavalier Royal Belgian Society of Laboratory Medicine (RBSLM)
Jorge Ricardo Alegre Confederación Unificada Bioquímica de la Republica Argentina (CUBRA)
Sukhbir Kaur Canadian Society of Clinical Chemists (CSCC)
Jaroslav Racek Czech Society of Clinical Biochemistry (CSKB)
Jean-Paul Cristol Société Française de Biologie Clinique (SFBC)
Carsten Gnewuch Deutsche Gesellschaft für Klinische Chemie und Laboratoriumsmedizin e.V. (DGKL)
Pradeep Naik Association of Clinical Biochemists of India (ACBI)
Aparna R. Bitla Association of Medical Biochemists of India (AMBI)
Maria Fitzgibbon Association of Clinical Biochemists in Ireland (ACBI)
Maria Stella Graziani Italian Society of Clinical Chemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC)
Rajesh Kumar Gupta Nepal Association for Medical Laboratory Science (NAMLS)
Tewogbade Adedeji Association of Clinical Chemists Nigeria (ACCN)
Kristin Moberg Aakre Norwegian Society of Medical Biochemistry(NSMB)
Isabel Cachapuz Sociedade Portuguesa de Química Clínica (SPML)
Tatjana Cvetkovic Society of Medical Biochemists of Serbia (DMBS)
Jaya George South African Association of Clinical Biochemistry (SAACB)
Deepani Siriwardhana Association for Clinical Biochemistry, Sri Lanka
Lamis Beshir Sudanese Society of Clinical Biology
Çiğdem Sönmez  Turkish Biochemical Society (TBS)
Stella Raymondo Asociación Bioquímica Uruguaya (ABU)
Takashi Wada Japan Society of Clinical Chemistry (JSCC)

List of Corresponding Members, nominated by Corporate Members

Name Corporate Members
Stefano Favero ABBOTT Laboratories
Paul Sibley  SIEMENS Healthcare

List of Addresses



Joe M. El-Khoury, PhD, DABCC, FAACC
Director, Clinical Chemistry Laboratory
Yale-New Haven Health
Associate Professor of Laboratory Medicine
Yale School of Medicine




Dr. Graham JONES
Department of Chemical Pathology
St Vincent’s Hospital
Victoria St, Darlinghurst, 2010, NSW 
Sydney, Australia

WASPaLM Nominee

Dept. Lab. Med. and Pathology, MMC 609
Univ. of MN, Room 763-1 Mayo Bldg.
420 Delaware Street, S.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55455


Section Chief at Central Laboratory Division
Clinical Pathology Department
Clinical Hospital
University of Sao Paulo Medical School (HCFMUSP).
Av Eneas de Carvalho Aguiar, 255 Bloco 4, 2o Andar
Sao Paulo 05403-000

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