1 Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer, MD, FASN, and Michel Jadoul, MD are KDIGO Co-Chairs. Wolfgang C. Winkelmayer is Gordon A. Cain Professor of Medicine; Chief, Section of Nephrology; and Director, Selzman Institute for Kidney Health at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, USA. Michel Jadoul is Head of Nephrology, Cliniques Universitaires Saint-Luc, Université Catholique de Louvain, Brussels, Belgium.
Over the past decade, Kidney Disease: Improving Global Outcomes (KDIGO) has established as a leading global force in making observations about the practice of kidney health care and in synthesizing recommendations for best practices. This has occurred through staging Controversies Conferences with global experts and practitioners on relevant topics in kidney health, developing Clinical Practice Guidelines, and building a portfolio of Implementation Programs through which the products from the aforementioned two activities are interpreted and discussed in the local or regional context. All these activities are based on the premise articulated in KDIGO’s mission statement: to improve the health of