Scientific Committee

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The role of the Scientific Committee is to provide scientific leadership to the AKTN by providing peer review of proposals submitted to the AKTN with regard to scientific merit, feasibility and clinical relevance, prioritisation of clinical trials and other network activity, voting on the AKTN’s involvement in individual trials, and advising on audience and content of educational sessions. The following are the terms of reference for the committee.

  • Provide an evaluation of clinical trials proposed for coordination/facilitation to ensure they are of scientific value, statistical and logistical feasibility and conform to ethical guidelines
  • Be involved as a Chair or Member of a Working Group
  • Approve and implement trial selection criteria and/or scientific review mechanisms
  • Decide by vote on whether to co-ordinate or facilitate proposed trials
  • Provide advice on content and structure of educational and promotional activities
  • Receive reports on progress from principal investigators
  • Report annually to the Advisory Board

Members
Neil Boudville (Chair)
Meg Jardine (Deputy Chair)
Fabian Marsden (Consumer Representative)
Carmel Hawley (Executive Operations Secretariat Chair)
David Johnson (Executive Operations Secretariat Deputy Chair)
Elaine Pascoe (AKTN)
Vlado Perkovic
Chen Au Peh
Jonathan Craig (Cochrane Representative)
Josephine Chow (Renal Nurse Representative)
Katrina Campbell (Renal Dietitian Representative)
Martin Gallagher (KHA-CARI Representative)
Stephen McDonald (ANZDATA Representative)
Matthew Jose
Matthew Roberts
Nigel Toussaint
Rob Walker
Solomon Cohney
Suetonia Palmer
Wai Lim
Sunil Badve (AKTN)
Magid Fahim (AKTN)
Yeoungjee Cho (AKTN)
Donna Reidlinger (AKTN)
Rathika Krishnasamy (AKTN)

Vacant Positions
Paediatric Representative
Health Economist
NZ Nephrologist