EKPF participate in the 80th Anniversary of the first dialysis

Last Thursday 26th of April took place in Brussels the event organised by the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA), where our president, Daniel Gallego participated. The first successful haemodialysis (HD) session took place in the Netherlands in 1945, with a kidney designed by Dr. Wilhem Kolff, which is now 80 years old. This event, organised by the EKHA and MEP Ondřej Knotek, commemorated the event with the screening of a short documentary on the invention of the first dialysis machine (1943) and with the intervention of prominent personalities in the field of nephrology at European level:

– MEP Ondřej Knotek, Co-Chair, Renal Health Group
– Martin Buchmann MEP, member of the Renal Health Group and dialysis patient.
– Prof. Raymond Vanholder, President of the European Kidney Health Alliance (EKHA)
– Prof. Liselotte Højgaard, member of the Scientific Council of the European Research Council (ERC)
– Mr. Daniel Gallego, President of the European Kidney Patient Federation and haemodialysis patient (EKPF)
– Mr. Tom Oostrom, Managing Director of the Dutch Kidney Foundation (Nierstichting)


You can find the full Agenda here