Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Red smoke in Milano - Congratulations John

Milan 21 May 2009 : Red smoke rises above the Duomo, John Feehally elected President of the International Society of Nephrology (ISN). Congratulations John.

The ISN is the global Kidney organization . Those of us who know John, in whatever capacity that may be – Patient , Colleague, Researcher, Manager, Friend – to name a few, know the ISN is lucky to have such an energetic, charismatic and effective leader at the helm. I first met John when he was a registrar in Leicester and have enjoyed working with him for many years , I particular enjoyed being part of his team when John was Renal Association (RA) President and I was RA Treasurer. Happy memories. John is also the Vice Chair of our Renal Advisory Group for the implemention of the NSF, so I know John up close and personal. One of the great highlights and pleasures of my career has been to work with John. Whats more his energy is big enough to share – that's code for we need you as well John. At a time of major challenges this is great news for people with Kidney disease and the wider kidney community across the whole globe.

No pressure then John!!