Acute kidney failure (AKI) is often preventable and treatable. The International society of Nephrology (ISN) has established global initiatives, namely; the 0by25 Initiative and Saving Young Lives Project to raise awareness about AKI and provide access to renal replacement therapy for patients with potentially reversible diseases. The ISN cannot sponsor educational activities in the Sudan due to the OFAC sanctions. The Sudanese American Medical Association (SAMA) has previously successfully organized three ISN-endorsed educational activities in the Sudan and commits to collaborating further with the ISN to benefit kidney disease patients in the Sudan. SAMA sponsored esteemed professors to deliver this International Dialysis Conference in Sudan in the context of the ISN global initiatives stated above. This activity was contributed to by the ISN, International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD), and co-organized by the Sudanese Nephrology Society (SNS), and Sadagaat Charity Organization.

  1. To raise awareness about AKI, its recognition and management.
  2. To discuss chronic kidney disease, its manifestations and measures to halt its progression.
  3. To review different lifesaving dialysis modalities and their optimal delivery in local and resource-poor settings.
  4. To examine the growth of Sudan PD Program, and discuss strategies to strengthen it.
Conference Dates and Location

December 12 and 13, 2015. Corinthia Hotel, Khartoum, Sudan


Fredrick Finkelstein

Clinical Professor of Medicine,
Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA.
Chair of the CME Committee
Co-Chair of the Dialysis Committee
International Society of Nephrology

Professor Finkelstein is an invited speaker and lecturer world-wide. He has over 240 publications, and is currently on the Editorial Boards of: Peritoneal Dialysis International, Kidney International and Blood Purification

Isaac Teitelbaum

Professor of Internal Medicine/Nephrology
Director of the Home Dialysis Program
University of Colorado, School of Medicine
Aurora, CO, USA
President- Elect
International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

Professor Teitelbaum has been an active clinical nephrologist for over 30 years. He oversees the care of 55 home dialysis patients in addition to maintaining a busy clinical and consultative practice. Dr. Teitelbaum serves as a consultant to industry and has actively participated in numerous clinical trials and educational workshops. He has published or co-authored 100 articles and/or book chapters and serves as a reviewer for numerous journals. He has been named as one of Denver’s Top Doctors by 5280 Magazine each year since 2008

Edwina Brown

Professor of Renal Medicine,
Imperial College, London, UK
Head of Peritoneal Dialysis Programme
Imperial College Renal and Transplant Centre
Hammersmith Hospital, London, UK
Vice President (Education)
British Renal Society
Co-chair of the Guidelines Committee
International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis

Professor Brown has published extensively on peritoneal dialysis and outcomes of older patients on dialysis. Her books include the Oxford Handbook of Dialysis (4th edition to be published in 2016).

Elwaleed Elhassan

Assistant Professor of Medicine & Nephrology
Wayne State University, School of Medicine,
Detroit, MI
Secretary General
Sudanese American Medical Association

Dr. Elwaleed has contributed to establishing continuous Peritoneal Dialysis in the Sudan and served as the director of its lead Center prior to relocationg to the United States. He is currently the Secretary General of the Sudanese American Medical Association, and had co-organized and delivered two SAMA, ISN-endorsed renal courses and workshops in the Sudan. He has co-authored 36 peer reviewed publications in aspects of PD, AKI, hyponatremia and polycystic kidney disease. He is an ad hoc reviewer for Peritoneal Dialysis International.

Mohamed Babiker Abdelraheem

Associate Professor of Pediatrics & Nephrology
University of Khartoum
Consultant Pediatric Nephrologist
Aljalila Children’s Hospital, Dubai, UAE

Mohamed Babikir Abdelraheem has significantly contributed to the growth of pediatric nephrology in Sudan’s leading center at Soba University Hospital. He has co-authored 26 peer-reviewed publications in aspects of PD in developing countries, AKI and toxic nephropathies. He also co-authored the recent International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis Guidelines on the use of PD in treatment of AKI. Currently he is a nephrologist in Dubai – Aljalila Children’s Hospital and remains active in teaching and research with his unit in Khartoum


Registered audience were 131. They included a majority of adult and pediatric consultant nephrologists, renal fellows, registrars and medical officers, as well as nurses working with Sudan Peritoneal Dialysis Program. Many practitioners from the Sudan States attended.









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Figure Legends, with order from left to right:

  1. Registration Team with Waleed Elhassan. Dr Amin Banaga, Secretary general of the Sudanese Nephrology Society is seen left of Waleed
  2. Visiting Faculty Reception at Khartoum International Airport
  3. Side view of the conference hall
  4. Visiting and Local Faculty. Prof Omer Abboud is seen first on the right
  5. Right to left: Prof Hasan Abu Aisha, Dr Mohamed Abdelraheem and Prof Abdelrahman Ali
  6. Prof Edwina Brown Enjoying a Camel Ride at Albijrawiya Pyramids Tourist Site
  7. Faculty with some Attendees