Tubulopathy Workgroup

The kidney is responsible for maintaining the so-called “homeostasis” (stable condition of an organism). The renal tubules are the part of the kidney that ensures  that the fluid in our body has just the right volume and the correct composition of salts. Tubulopathies are diseases where this important task of the kidneys is impaired.

The Tubulopathy Workgroup aims to improve the diagnosis and treatment of these rare disorders across the entire age spectrum. This includes the promotion of research, both basic and clinical, to better understand the disease causes and mechanisms and to identify and develop better treatments. Moreover, the group aims to develop treatment standards to guide the management of these disorders.


WorkGroup Members

Detlef Bockenhauer  Speaker London, United Kingdom,
Great Ormond Street Hospital 
» Ped. center
Rosa Vargas-Poussou  Speaker Paris, France,
Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital 
» Ped. center
Gema Ariceta  Co-Chair Barcelona, Spain,
Hospital Universitari Vall d'Hebron 
» Ped. center
  Detlef Bockenhauer  Co-Chair London, United Kingdom,
Royal Free Hospital 
» Adult center
  Camillo Carrara  Bergamo, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera Papa Giovanni XXIII 
» Adult center
  Larissa Kerecuk  Birmingham, United Kingdom,
Birmingham Women´s and Children´s Hospital 
» Ped. center
Olivier Devuyst  Brussels, Belgium,
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc - UCL 
» Adult center
Nathalie Godefroid  Brussels, Belgium,
Cliniques universitaires Saint-Luc - UCL 
» Adult center
  Thomas Benzing  Cologne, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Adult center
  Volker Burst  Cologne, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Adult center
  Christine Kurschat  Cologne, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Adult center
  Roman-Ulrich Mueller  Cologne, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Adult center
  Sabrina Giglio  Florence, Italy,
Meyer Children’s Hospital 
» Ped. center
Augusto Vaglio  Florence, Italy,
Meyer Children’s Hospital 
» Ped. center
Gianluca Caridi  Genova, Italy,
Istituto Giannina Gaslini 
» Ped. center
Gian Marco Ghiggeri  Genova, Italy,
Istituto Giannina Gaslini 
» Ped. center
Dieter Haffner  Hannover, Germany,
Hannover Medical School 
» Ped. center
Franz Schaefer  Heidelberg, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Ped. center
Elke Wühl  Heidelberg, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Ped. center
  Tuula Hölttä  Helsinki, Finland,
Children´s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital 
» Ped. center
  Juuso Tainio  Helsinki, Finland,
Children´s Hospital, Helsinki University Hospital 
» Ped. center
Kathleen Claes  Leuven, Belgium,
University Hospitals Leuven 
» Adult center
Elena Levtchenko  Leuven, Belgium,
University Hospitals Leuven 
» Ped. center
Wesley Hayes  London, United Kingdom,
Great Ormond Street Hospital 
» Ped. center
  Robert Kleta  London, United Kingdom,
Royal Free Hospital 
» Adult center
Shabbir Mocchhala  London, United Kingdom,
Royal Free Hospital 
» Adult center
Alan Salama  London, United Kingdom,
Royal Free Hospital 
» Adult center
Stephen Walsh  London, United Kingdom,
Royal Free Hospital 
» Adult center
Justine Bacchetta  Lyon, France,
Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant & Université de Lyon 
» Ped. center
Aurelia Bertholet-Thomas  Lyon, France,
Hôpital Femme Mère Enfant & Université de Lyon 
» Ped. center
Martin Konrad  Münster, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Ped. center
  Karl Peter Schlingmann  Münster, Germany,
University Hospital 
» Ped. center
Giovambattista Capasso  Naples, Italy,
UOC Nephrology and Dialysis - Università della Campania 
» Adult center
Francesco Trepiccione  Naples, Italy,
UOC Nephrology and Dialysis - Università della Campania 
» Adult center
Miriam Zacchia  Naples, Italy,
UOC Nephrology and Dialysis - Università della Campania 
» Adult center
  Ernie Bongers  Nijmegen, Netherlands,
Radboud UMC 
» Adult center
Marlies Cornelissen  Nijmegen, Netherlands,
Radboud UMC 
» Ped. center
Tom Nijenhuis  Nijmegen, Netherlands,
Radboud UMC 
» Adult center
Michiel Schreuder  Nijmegen, Netherlands,
Radboud UMC 
» Ped. center
  Franca Anglani  Padova, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova 
» Adult center
Lorenzo Calo  Padova, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova 
» Adult center
Gianni Carraro  Padova, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova 
» Adult center
  Dorella Del Prete  Padova, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova 
» Adult center
Mattia Parolin  Padova, Italy,
Azienda Ospedaliera di Padova 
» Ped. center
Bertrand Knebelmann  Paris, France,
Necker-Enfants Malades University Hospital 
» Adult center
Pietro Manuel Ferraro  Rome, Italy,
Gemelli Hospital 
» Adult center
Giuseppe Grandaliano  Rome, Italy,
Gemelli Hospital 
» Adult center
Francesco Emma  Rome, Italy,
Rome, Bambino Gesù Children's Hospital 
» Ped. center
Dario Roccatello  Torino, Italy,
San Giovanni Bosco Hospital and University of Torino 
» Adult center
  Dominique Chauveau  Toulouse, France,
Toulouse, University Hospital 
» Adult center
  Maarten Rookmaaker  Utrecht, Netherlands,
University Medical Centre 
» Adult center
  Sigita Anisko  Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos 
» Adult center
  Ernesta Macioniene  Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos 
» Adult center
  Marius Miglinas  Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos 
» Adult center
  Ilona Rudminiene  Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos 
» Adult center
  Loreta Vareikiene  Vilnius, Lithuania,
Vilnius University Hospital Santaros Klinikos 
» Adult center
  Mariia Ivanova  External National Medical University named after O. Bogomolets (Kiev, Ukraine) / Università di Milano-Bicocca (Milan, Italy) 
  Cynthia C Nast  External Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles, Dept. of Pathology 
  Michael Stokes  External Columbia University Medical Center, Pathology and Cell Biology 
  Suchin Worawichawong  External Ranathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University , Department of Pathology 

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