Plenary Session 5 presentation title: “Key unmet needs identified following the KDIGO guideline review”
Professor Sydney C.W. Tang
Chair of Renal Medicine and Yu Professor in Nephrology at The University of Hong Kong
He graduated from HKU with MBBS and subsequently MD and PhD degrees. He trained in Nephrology at Queen Mary Hospital and in basic sciences at King’s College London, UK and the University of Washington, USA. His research interests are in pathogenetic mechanisms of diabetic and proteinuric kidney disease, and the treatment of IgA nephropathy. He has over 250 SCI publications and has contributed over 30 book chapters including one on diabetic kidney disease in Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology. He is the Editor-in-Chief of Nephrology (Carlton), Theme Editor in DKD for NDT, and on the Editorial Boards of KI, CJASN, American Journal of Nephrology and Kidney Diseases. He is the President-elect of the Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, Executive Committee of KDIGO, Deputy Chair of the CME Advisory Committee of the ISN and an International Honorary Member of the Japanese Society of Nephrology. He is the immediate past chairman of the Hong Kong Society of Nephrology and serves the Hong Kong College of Physicians as Council Member (co-opt) and Secretary and Program Director (HK Island) of the Specialty Board in Nephrology.