Workplace Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Medical University of Vienna, Austria
Current responsibilities Associate Professor of Paediatrics at the Vienna Medical University
Vice-head of the Division of Paediatric Nephrology and Gastroenterology
Head of the Paediatric Nephrology Research Laboratory
Involvement in child health care
Paediatrician and paediatric nephrologist.
Senior Consultant, National Research Centre for Maternal and Child Health, Astana, KZ.
Director of the "ÖGK Ernst Huber Ethical Symposium".
Director "PhD Programme for Organ Failure, Replacement and Transplantation" at the Medical University Vienna.
Particular interesting details of current and past work and /or studies
As paediatric nephrologist at the Medical University of Vienna I am often confronted with cross-border health issues, and thereby also recognised common limitations and problems. I am further involved in cross-border activities in the field of paediatric nephrology in Astana.
What makes me keen on participating in this conference?
I see this conference as a first step towards a better care for children from all over Europe. This conference might help to create networks and start task forces to further pursue the goal of reducing inequalities within Europe.
Two health inequalities that should be dealt with urgently
1. Inequalities in education and training (need for twinning programmes).
2. After-treatment of children in their home country after transplantation in Austria or any other country.
Aspects where i or my organization could make a useful contribution to one or more aspects of child health inequalities?
As one of the initiators of this conference, it is not my intention to only raise awareness for current inequalities. In addition to that we would like to help to link already existing projects and groups to support both local high-end care for children with major organ disease and their access to cross-border health-care. Besides, we will try to foster task forces for future European interdisciplinary network projects and specific twinning projects in paediatric renal replacement therapy (including transplantation).