Andrea Viecelli wins ERA-EDTA Young Investigator Award

Andrea Viecelli, a PhD student at the University of Queensland and Nephrologist, has won a Young Investigator Award for her presentation of an International multi-stakeholder survey.

The award was presented to her at the 54th European Renal Association – European Dialysis and Transplant Association (ERA-EDTA) Congress in Spain in June this year. It is based on the best abstract submissions by young authors under the age of 40.

Andrea coordinates the Haemodialysis Vascular Access component of the Standardised Outcomes In Nephrology (SONG) Project. The SONG Initiative aims to establish core outcomes across the spectrum of chronic kidney disease. The survey forms part of her PhD project looking into strategies to improve vascular access outcomes in patients requiring Haemodialysis.

Andrea is also engaged in the Australasian Kidney Trials Network (AKTN), particularly the FAVOURED trial – a completed trial investigating the effects of fish oil and aspirin on the prevention of AVF failure. She presented the main outcomes of this trial at the Australian and New Zealand Society of Nephrology (ANZSN) Annual Scientific Committee meeting on 21st September 2016. In doing so, she won the Kidney Health Australia (KHA) Clinical Research Award at that session.

The AKTN is proud to offer support to the SONG-Initiative and will assist in assessing SONG core outcome measures where relevant in future Haemodialysis trials.

For more information, please contact:

Andrea Viecelli
E: Andrea.Viecelli@health.qld.gov.au
P: +61 (7) 3176 3578

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