2022 Speakers

 
 

STEPHEN MARKS
PEDIATRIC NEPHROLOGIST
LONDON, UK

KEYNOTE: 

Professor Stephen Marks, MD MSc MRCP DCH FRCPCH is Professor of Paediatric Nephrology and Transplantation at University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health. He is clinical
lead for renal transplantation and Director of the National Institute for Health Research Great Ormond Street Hospital Clinical Research Facility at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children NHS Foundation Trust. He is currently chair of the British Association for Paediatric Nephrology and UK Renal Registry Audit and Informatics committee having previously been the chair of the National Health Service Blood and Transplant Paediatric Kidney Advisory Group. He has extensive clinical and academic interest in vasculitis, juvenile onset systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis having been expert advisor for ERA-EDTA, EULAR and SHARE recommendations. In addition, his
research continues to date in the field of renal transplantation (including innovative drug trials). He is on the editorial board for “British Journal of Renal Medicine” and is associate editor for “Transplantation”, “Pediatric Nephrology” and “Pediatric Transplantation”, which are the journals of
The Transplantation Society, the International Pediatric Nephrology Association and the International Pediatric Transplant Association (IPTA) respectively. Having been chair of the Publications and Communications Committee, he is now a Councillor of IPTA.

Kelly Brown

SHARON DELL
PEDIATRIC RESPITORY MEDICINE
Vancouver, British Columbia

Lung Involvement

SCOTT Wenderfer
PEDIATRIC Nephrologist
Vancouver, British Columbia

Lupus Nephritis

Stephen Marks

KELLY BROWN
PEDIATRIC RESEARCHER
VANCOUVER, BC

Biomarkers

Dr. Kelly Brown studied biochemistry (B.Sc) at Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, Canada), immunology (Ph.D.) at the University of British Columbia, and performed postdoctoral studies (in systems biology, functional genomics, and phagocyte biology) at the Child & Family Research Institute in Vancouver, Canada, the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute in Cambridge, UK and The University of Gothenburg in Gothenburg, Sweden. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics, Division of Rheumatology at the University of British Columbia. Her laboratory is located on the the campus of the BC Children’s Hospital in the BC Children’s Hospital​ Research Institute. She and her team are interested in understanding immunological drivers and subclinical markers of vasculitis and other rheumatic diseases with the eventual goal of using this knowledge to improve current clinical assessment and scoring tools.